Boutique hotel in Port Elizabeth

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8.7 out of 10

Sure, it's located on a quiet street, only a block from the beach, but the neighbourhood is not that enthralling – think a few high-rises and anonymous flats – for a so-called 'boutique hotel'. There are plush furnishings throughout the nine spacious rooms, three of which offer sea glimpses from their balconies. Overall, it feels poor value.

Facilities include a bar, a garden plunge pool overlooked by creeper-covered walls, and African art books scattered throughout.

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The Windermere Hotel by Mantis is a luxury boutique hotel, conveniently situated in the popular beachfront suburb of Humewood, Port Elizabeth. It is decorated in a contemporary chic style and features a swimming pool and bar. The property is 4 km from the Port Elizabeth Airport in Humewood and a short drive away from the Boardwalk Casino or Stanley Street. The spacious bedrooms have balconies with sea views and each room comes equipped with a satellite TV, DVD player and a minibar. The private bathroom includes a shower and free toiletries. Breakfast is served daily in the dining area at The Windermere or outdoors in the courtyard. A room service menu is available for light lunches and dinner, and a number of restaurants serving a range of cuisines can be found within 4 km. Guests receive complimentary gym membership to the Virgin Active Health Club and a complimentary bag of golf balls at the Humewood Golf Club. Both clubs are a 10-minute drive away. Free Wi-Fi and private parking is available. Humewood Beach is 1.5 km away from the hotel.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please inform The Windermere Hotel by Mantis in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Features of Windermere


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bridal suite
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Restaurant (à la carte)


  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Vip room facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Shoeshine
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service


  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking