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The Boardwalk Hotel

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Superior Luxury Room | Living area | 40-inch LED TV with satellite channels, TV, pay movies

Overview of The Boardwalk Hotel

VIP Access

The Boardwalk Hotel

4.0 star property
8.8 out of 10 Excellent
8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Beach Road, Summerstrand, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape, 6001

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHumewood Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationHobie Beach14 min walk
  • Popular LocationPiet Retief Monument3 min drive
  • AirportPort Elizabeth (PLZ)7 min drive

Perks for members at select top-rated stays

Our Silver and Gold members get perks at select VIP Access properties, on top of exceptional service.
Silver tier member
A perk like food and drink extras, free breakfast, or parking credits
Gold tier member
Room upgrades when available, plus Silver perks

Room options

About this area

Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

Located in Gqeberha, The Boardwalk Hotel is near the beach. Shoppers can check out Greenacres Shopping Centre, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Hobie Beach and King's Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at St. George's Cricket Ground or Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

What's nearby

  • The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World - 2 min walk
  • Humewood Beach - 10 min walk
  • Lighthouses Tenpin Bowling - 12 min walk
  • Hobie Beach - 14 min walk
  • Piet Retief Monument - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 7 min drive


  • Nando's - 13 min walk
  • Blue Waters Café - 8 min walk
  • The Coachman Resturant - 10 min walk
  • Barney's Tavern - 9 min walk
  • Angelos | Café | Shark Rock - 9 min walk

About this property

The Boardwalk Hotel

4-star family-friendly hotel
Located close to Hobie Beach and King's Beach, The Boardwalk Hotel provides a casino, a bowling alley, and a roundtrip airport shuttle. For those looking to try their luck, this hotel boasts a casino VIP room, 100 slot machines, and 10 casino gaming tables. Indulge in a body scrub, a massage, and a body wrap at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 13 onsite restaurants. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a poolside bar and a terrace.
Other perks include:
  • An indoor pool and an outdoor pool
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • A 24-hour front desk, a banquet hall, and ATM/banking services
  • Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews speak well of the family-friendly amenities, dining options, and helpful staff
Room features
All 140 rooms feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch LED TVs with premium channels
  • Childcare services, heating, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle on request for a surcharge
  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 13 restaurants
  • A bar/lounge
  • A poolside bar
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • 10 gaming tables
  • 100 slot machines
  • Arcade/game room
  • Bowling alley
  • Casino
  • Full-service spa
  • Gym
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Bowling alley
  • In-room babysitting (surcharge)
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised activities for children (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center (32,280 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Banquet hall
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels


  • 40-inch LED TV with premium cable/satellite channels
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Minibar


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 16


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 100 per person (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Boardwalk Hotel Port Elizabeth
Boardwalk Port Elizabeth
Boardwalk Hotel
The Boardwalk Hotel Port Elizabeth/Summerstrand
The Boardwalk Hotel Hotel
The Boardwalk Hotel Gqeberha
The Boardwalk Hotel Hotel Gqeberha

Frequently asked questions

Does The Boardwalk Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Boardwalk Hotel?

As of May 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Boardwalk Hotel on Jun 1, 2023 start from $109.07, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Boardwalk Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Boardwalk Hotel?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Boardwalk Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Boardwalk Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Does The Boardwalk Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of ZAR 100 per person applies.

Where is The Boardwalk Hotel located?

This family-friendly Gqeberha hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of King's Beach and Hobie Beach. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Market Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).




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Rating 6 - Okay. 7 out of 202 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 11 out of 202 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 3 out of 202 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It is an nice hotel. The rooms are clean and spacious. They are under staffed in the breakfast area or the staff are.very well managed. The assistant manger was excellent. She resounded personally to some feedback I gave about the state of the gym equipment. And gladly extended by check out time. I would happily recommend it as a place to stay in PE
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect location for why we were there. The information desk could be more helpful but the other staff were very friendly and accommodating. Very comfortable hotel.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
First class
First class everything, loved the breakfast !
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor


Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021