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The Russel Guest House
The Russel Guest House
The Russel Guest House
The Russel Guest House
The Russel Guest House
The Russel Guest House
The Russel Guest House

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7.9

Very good

450 reviews

450 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 440 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Boardwalk Casino 1.5 km
cape Recife Nature reserve 3.7 km
The Donkin Reserve 5.9 km
St George's Park 6.3 km
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 6.3 km
Sardinia Bay Local Authority Nature Reserve 16.3 km
Baywest Mall 20.3 km
Volkswagen Autopavillion 32.7 km
Storms River Bridge 160.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Pollock Beach 440 m
Summerstrand Beacon 460 m
Summerstrand Pharmacy 630 m
Link 680 m
Velocity Health & Fitness 720 m
Dentists@Health 720 m
Medical & Dental Centre 730 m
Intercare 740 m
Humewood Golf Course 810 m
Hobie Beach 970 m

The Russel Guest House

04 Jenvey Road, Summerstrand, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6001 - See map

This resort villa features free Wi-Fi in all rooms for easy connection, and car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Summerstrand part of Port Elizabeth, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Boardwalk Casino. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Airport transfer

440 meters to the beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Breakfast [free]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Port Elizabeth every 50 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center11.1 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportPort Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
Distance to airport5.6 km

Rooms available at The Russel Guest House

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Double En-Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds and 2 single b...
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Self Catering Apartment
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Kitchenette
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Family En-Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Basic Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 double bed
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Comfort Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Apartment Luxury
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Quadruple Basic
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        Frequently asked questions

        How much does it cost to stay at The Russel Guest House?

        Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

        What time is check-in and check-out at The Russel Guest House?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

        How do I get to The Russel Guest House?

        The Russel Guest House is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort villa know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Russel Guest House also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort villa. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Russel Guest House has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

        Is breakfast offered at The Russel Guest House?

        Wake up to a great continental breakfast at The Russel Guest House.

        What is the smoking policy at The Russel Guest House?

        The Russel Guest House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What restaurants are nearby The Russel Guest House?

        The Russel Guest House is located in Summerstrand, famous for good restaurants such as RJ'S Restaurant Mercado, Something Good and Craft Legendary Burgers & Ribs.

        What are popular attractions near The Russel Guest House?

        The Russel Guest House is located in Summerstrand area, which is famous for attractions such as The Magic Company and Happy Valley.

        What popular beaches are close to The Russel Guest House?

        The Russel Guest House is located in the Summerstrand area, which includes Pollock Beach, Hobie Beach and Humewood Beach.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Russel Guest House?

        The Russel Guest House is located within Summerstrand, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Pine Lodge Resort and Happy Valley Nature Reserve.

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        What people love about The Russel Guest House

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Come and recieve top class luxury at The Russell Guest House."

          Mandla

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          February 20, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Wonderful place!"

          Amanda

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          January 19, 2020

        • 8.8

          Excellent
          Staff 

          "Staff very friendly and helpfull especially Max the host."

          Chris

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          January 18, 2020

        Property ranking|Compared to 419 Port Elizabeth properties
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        Room comfort score
        9/10
        Location score
        8.5/10
        Value for money score
        7.8/10
        Service score
        8.2/10
        Better than
        98
        %
        of Port Elizabeth properties
        Better than
        91
        %
        of Port Elizabeth properties
        Better than
        89
        %
        of Port Elizabeth properties
        Better than
        89
        %
        of Port Elizabeth properties
        Overall rating:

        7.9

        Very good
        450 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.1
        Facilities
        6.9
        Location
        8.5
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        More about The Russel Guest House

        More about The Russel Guest House

        The Russel Guest House

        Take a good wander and unveil the wonder of Port Elizabeth with a stay at The Russel Guest House. Are you a night owl? Just 1.4 km from Boardwalk Casino, The Russel Guest House is a great base for exploring the nightlife of Port Elizabeth.
        Enjoy all that The Russel Guest House has to offer! Free internet access provided within the resort villa keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Port Elizabeth is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the resort villa.
        For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort villa's tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the resort villa's fireplace. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the The Russel Guest House.
        For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the resort villa. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
        All guestrooms at The Russel Guest House provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker is provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the resort villa you'll find towels available in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Every day at The Russel Guest House begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. A number of great dining options at the resort villa assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the resort villa's BBQ facilities.
        Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at The Russel Guest House. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the resort villa's pool. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the resort villa's shared lounge and TV area.


        Around the property

        Don't miss out on all that Port Elizabeth has to offer! Be sure to visit The Donkin Reserve located 5.9 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Port Elizabeth.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find rooms here that are cheaper than 91% of all other options in the city.
        Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort villa scored higher than 92% of them for food and dining.
        According to guests who stayed here, this resort villa's room comfort is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Port Elizabeth.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Good
        Facilities

        6.9

        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast

        2 mentions

        Beach

        1 mention

        Internet

        1 mention

        Housekeeping

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Garden
        • Swimming pool [indoor]
        • Swimming pool [outdoor]
        • Tours

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Anti-viral cleaning products
        • Body thermometer
        • Cashless payment service
        • First aid kit
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Room sanitization opt-out available
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Shared stationery removed
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Temperature check for guests and staff

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • BBQ facilities
        • Breakfast [free]
        • Restaurants
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Elevator
        • Fireplace
        • Food delivery
        • Heating in public area
        • Invoice provided
        • Meeting/banquet facilities
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Land sports

        • Golf course (within 3 km)

        Access

        • Buzzer/wireless intercom
        • CCTV in common areas
        • CCTV outside property
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Shuttle service

        Available in all rooms

        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Free bottled water
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Towels
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Vegetarian
        • Full English/Irish
        Location
        04 Jenvey Road, Summerstrand, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6001
        Excellent
        Location

        8.5

        Airports

        • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
          5.6 km
        • Bhisho Airport (VIY)
          193.3 km

        Public transportation

        • King's Beach
          3.4 km
        • Humewood Road
          4.2 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Summerstrand Pharmacy
          630 m

        Convenience store

        • Bonjour
          260 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          650 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Boardwalk Casino
          1.5 km
        • cape Recife Nature reserve
          3.7 km
        • The Donkin Reserve
          5.9 km
        • St George's Park
          6.3 km
        • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
          6.3 km
        • Sardinia Bay Local Authority Nature Reserve
          16.3 km
        • Baywest Mall
          20.3 km
        • Volkswagen Autopavillion
          32.7 km
        • Storms River Bridge
          160.5 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Pollock Beach
          440 m
        • Summerstrand Beacon
          460 m
        • Summerstrand Pharmacy
          630 m
        • Link
          680 m
        • Velocity Health & Fitness
          720 m
        • Dentists@Health
          720 m
        • Medical & Dental Centre
          730 m
        • Intercare
          740 m
        • Humewood Golf Course
          810 m
        • Hobie Beach
          970 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
        Children 2-3 year(s)
        Must use an extra bed
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-in until19:00
        • Check-out until10:00
        • Reception open until19:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center11.1 km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)12

        Extras

        • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 ZAR

        The property

        • Number of floors1
        • Number of rooms 9

        Parking

        • Daily parking fee0 ZAR

        Reviews of The Russel Guest House from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.8
        /
        10
        Very good
        Cleanliness8.1
        Facilities6.9
        Location8.5
        Room comfort and quality9.0
        Service8.2
        Value for money7.8
        High score for Port Elizabeth
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (4)
        8-9 Excellent (3)
        7-8 Very Good (2)
        6-7 Good (1)
        <6 Below Expectation (6)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (3)
        Jun - Aug (1)
        Sep - Nov (4)
        Dec - Feb (8)
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        Showing 16 verified guest comments
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Emma from Ireland
        Couple
        Stayed 5 nights in February 2016

        Adriaan and Emma”

        We stayed at island vibe port elizabeth while visiting my partners family we absolutely loved our stay at Island Vibe our rooms were so clean and spacious with cleaning staff knocking on our door each morning asking if we want our room cleaned. The staff could not do enough for you, you felt part of there family while staying there.I felt really safe staying at Island Vibe It was the first time I felt I could leave my bag in the room without worrying about something happening, same with food in the fridge what you put there stays there, they also had security at night time. I really love how they looked after there guests thank you to all the staff at Island Vibe for our great stay we look forward to coming back next year

        Reviewed March 19, 2016

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Chris from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Double En-Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

        Excellent”

        Staff very friendly and helpfull especially Max the host. Need a fan or aircon in the room it was very hot and can't sleep comfortable at night. Walking distance to beach. Otherwise the stay at Russel Guest House was "lekker"....

        Reviewed January 19, 2020

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Karishma from India
        Couple
        Double En-Suite
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016

        Wonderful!”

        Island Vibe is a really nice place just after the crowd on the main beach of Port Ellizabeth. Max was really nice, helpful and insightful about what we can do in PE. The room was brilliant. They even have a common Jacuzzi.

        Reviewed December 09, 2016

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Heather from South Africa
        Business traveler
        Double En-Suite
        Stayed 1 night in September 2019

        Perfect for a one night stop-over”

        You get what you pay for. 4/5 stars for what it is intended for- a one-night stay during a business trip or similar. We checked in earlier than usual (I did say we would arrive early when booking), so there weren’t clean towels ready. The rooms were neat and tidy, and comfortable. While the wifi was intermittent in the rooms, in the main area it was good enough to send work emails, and the TV in the room had a wide variety of channels, as well as the DSTV music bouquet which was great! There is a large common area to sit and eat, do work, or watch TV. Unfortunately due to the lack of response to questions asked while making the booking (arranging of an airport transfer, no acknowledgement of the early arrival), hairdryers with no plugs attached, and the intermittent wifi, means it loses a star. At the end of the day, you get what you need (a hot shower and a bed) at an affordable price.

        Reviewed October 05, 2019

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Christina from United States
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

        Good location: facilities need care”

        I write this review primarily for those who might be particular. The IVBH is quite run down and there are a number of things that cannot be enjoyed fully that they list as amenities because of it. As I read elsewhere the pool has algae, as well as the hot tub was a very odd color green. No one used the pool, but a few travelers hopped in the hot tub, so it is still functional. The hot tub areas outdoor furniture is falling apart or the cushioning is moldy. I planned to use the oven; on my tour I was told there were two, come to find the built-in was broken and the stand alone oven was so old the temperatures weren't displayed. Other travelers mentioned the pool tables cues were so terrible it was basically pointless to play. On another note, there was also only one tea towel for the two nights I was there for all of the kitchen, I didn't think to ask for a new one, but it should be provided. Overall, I thought much more highly of the staff and the location is definitely great, but I don't think this place rates anywhere near an 8 and that's ok, as long as future travelers know what they are getting for their money.

        Reviewed March 18, 2016

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Karin from Switzerland
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in May 2015

        Clean nice good prize”

        Clean , staff, location

        Very nice staff, clean and a good value of the money. We had a township tour with molo tours which u can book there, it was very good

        Reviewed May 14, 2015

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Amanda from United States
        Solo traveler
        Double En-Suite
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        Friendly Manager, clean, spacious and great breakfast ”

        Short but sweet stay. Manager reminded me in morning to have breakfast. Wonderful place! will definitely return :)

        Reviewed January 19, 2020

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        5.2
        lara from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Double En-Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Miss leading”

        What i saw on internet as per the room i paid for was different from what i witnessed, very tiny room that i could hardly move. They could not change the room because that was the last room so i left without sleeping even though i had paid for two night. Was told i can not be refunded because i paid through an agent (Agoda). I was really told breakfast was not included on arrival before i saw the tiny room.

        Reviewed August 13, 2019

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        6.4
        Good
        Sibel from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Double En-Suite
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        small room with tiny windows in a shaft, therefore no fresh air supply.”

        small room with tiny windows in a shaft, therefore no fresh air supply.

        Reviewed January 10, 2020

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        4.8
        Andy from Germany
        Group
        Stayed 1 night in October 2016

        Old furniture and dirty”

        Everything was dirty and filthy. They not really take a lot of effort to keep the hostel comfortable to stay at. The location would be actually quite good. But we didn't enjoy our night there.

        Reviewed October 06, 2016

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        4.4
        Neo from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Double En-Suite
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Please do better”

        I went in and checked out after 30 minutes to go look for a proper place. The linen was stinking, the shower drain was slow, the shower ponded while i was showering... not a great experience at all.

        Reviewed December 10, 2019

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        4.4
        Colin from South Africa
        Business traveler
        Family En-Suite
        Stayed 1 night in August 2017

        Acceptable”

        No cushions on settee or chairs, no coffee / tea facilities, no breakfast, no blinds / curtains on bathroom frosted windows

        Reviewed August 28, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Mandla from South Africa
        Couple
        Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2022

        Luxury ”

        Come and recieve top class luxury at The Russell Guest House. It's what every couple need

        Reviewed February 20, 2022

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        3.2
        Ruwayda from South Africa
        Family with teens
        Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2021

        Acceptable”

        Extremely Bad arrived From Durban at 9pm to find no one at reception and No Contact Number.The Confirmation said Reception closes at 10pm.Contact number given by a guest and it went unanswered.After Numerous Calls and Standing outside the Property with My Husband and 2 Kids.We had to leave and Look for other accomadation.Highly Disappointed.

        Reviewed December 29, 2021

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        6.0
        Fundile from South Africa
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2021

        Above average”

        The facility was ok , I take my hat off to the hostess, she treated us very well and so professional, However the NOISE ..... WAS HORENDOUS, HARDLY SELPT AND NOISE STARTS IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING.

        Reviewed September 19, 2021

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        7.3
        Very good
        christian from Germany
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in February 2015

        ...”

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        Reviewed February 28, 2015

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