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The Windermere Hotel

Port Elizabeth, South Africa


After all that activity you’ll need a good night’s rest, and the 9 spacious suites at The Windermere deliver the goods. A soothing décor of muted browns, creams and greys relax sun-dazzled eyes, while air-conditioning and thick sliding windows keep the rooms cool and quiet. To revive your weary limbs, there’s a large bathroom with a bathtub, a separate power-shower and all kinds of cosmetic goodies; plus there's a sitting area with a sofa. Room #3 has a balcony with ocean views, though all guests have access to the starry cocktail deck. When you’re ready for bed, kingsize doubles (or twins) and soft percale linen cosset you to sleep.

The beds, like almost all of the hotel furniture, are custom-made by Haldene Martin, local ‘decorator of the year’, and installed under the eye of designer-owner Anne Read and her husband Clive. Their brief to architect Johan Lochner, who designed the 2-storey concrete-and-glass building from scratch, was to create one of the top boutique hotels in the area; and it appears to be achieving that, alongside more established names such as Kensington Place in Cape Town.

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Features include:

  • Phone
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • WiFi Internet
  • Safe box
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Baby Cots
  • Extra Beds
  • Minibar
Save to favouritesPrintMailThe Windermere HotelIf you fancy doing some 'Big 5' game-viewing, but are put off by the thought of staying in a remote lodge on a dusty plain with little to do in the evening, then you’ll be pleased to discover this urban-chic hotel in Port Elizabeth. Staying at The Windermere, a stone’s throw from the sandy expanse of Port Elizabeth’s Humewood Beach, you can spend a half-day tracking elephants and other big mammals through the Addo National Park (1 hour’s drive away), then return in the afternoon for some swimming, surfing or even diving. Sunset calls for a cocktail, perhaps a spot of shopping or street music, followed by a fish braai (BBQ) at one of the city’s many seafront restaurants. The hotel has just 9, exceptionally spacious, guest rooms plus there’s an airy guest lounge, a veranda and a lush garden with a small swimming pool - perfect for cooling off after a dusty day on safari. With predominately neutral décor, the overall effect is that of a calming retreat from the urban jungle beyond the hotel walls.

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