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The Kelway Hotel

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Front of property
32-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, TV
Daily full breakfast (ZAR 130 per person)
View from room

Overview of The Kelway Hotel

The Kelway Hotel

3.0 star property
8.2 out of 10 Very Good
8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
1 Brookes Hill Drive, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape, 6013

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKing's Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World15 min walk
  • Popular LocationHobie Beach17 min walk
  • AirportPort Elizabeth (PLZ)8 min drive

Room options

About this area

Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

Located in Gqeberha, The Kelway Hotel is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Bayworld and Museum of Bay World are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include No 7 Castle Hill Museum and Campanile. Lighthouses Tenpin Bowling and Port Elizabeth Golf Club are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Bayworld - 2 min walk
  • Humewood Beach - 4 min walk
  • King's Beach - 5 min walk
  • The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World - 15 min walk
  • Hobie Beach - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 8 min drive


  • Nando's - 6 min walk
  • Blue Waters Café - 13 min walk
  • McDonald's - 7 min walk
  • The Coachman Resturant - 4 min walk
  • Barney's Tavern - 13 min walk

About this property

The Kelway Hotel

3-star hotel by the sea
At The Kelway Hotel, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a free manager's reception, and a terrace. The onsite restaurant, Farriagers, features brunch. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), extended parking, and an area shuttle
  • A porter/bellhop, free newspapers, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All 63 individually furnished rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and desks


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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 (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free self parking on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Extended parking on site

Food and drink

  • Daily full breakfast available 6:30 AM–10:00 AM for a fee: ZAR 130 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Free manager's reception

Restaurants on site

  • Farriagers

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • 32-inch LCD TV with premium satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Limited room service


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofed rooms

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: approximately ZAR 130 per person
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 150 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)

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 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Kelway Hotel
Kelway Hotel Port Elizabeth
Kelway Port Elizabeth
The Kelway Hotel Hotel
The Kelway Hotel Port Elizabeth
The Kelway Hotel Hotel Port Elizabeth

Frequently asked questions

Does The Kelway Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.

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

As of Jun 6, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Kelway Hotel on Jun 20, 2023 start from $64.32, 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 Kelway Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Kelway Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Kelway Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Kelway Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does The Kelway Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 150 per vehicle applies.

Where is The Kelway Hotel located?

Situated by the sea, this hotel is steps from Bayworld and Museum of Bay World. Humewood Beach and King's Beach are also within 10 minutes.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 61 out of 160 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 38%
Rating 8 - Good. 67 out of 160 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 42%
Rating 6 - Okay. 22 out of 160 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 14%
Rating 4 - Poor. 7 out of 160 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 3 out of 160 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The Hotel should try servinge Indian Style Vegetarian Dish options for their guests. I requested if they could make a Vegetable Potato Curry. The Chef was able to cook up a delicious Curry and I had a very satisfying meal on the second day evening.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The Kelsey we stayed here 2020 it was good the hotel is still a good place to stay breakfast weee good the restaurant at night was poor with not a lot of choice to chose from also beds are very low the hotel needs to get it act together and improve these things also we had to go down almost every day as the keycard kept not working
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent


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

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent stopover for an early morning flight
Comfortable stay. Very close to airport. Extremely friendly staff who helped with all our questions
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Comfortable Beds & Onsite Restaurant/Bar
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Port Elizabeth (PLZ)
1 Brookes Hill Drive, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape