Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Manor 38

This is a continuation of our Munich & South Africa trip. You can find the full trip itinerary here.  

I read about Manor 38 from a blog, and they also had rave reviews on Trip Advisor. The price was quite reasonable, so I booked a one night stay here before we continued on to our safari. The guest house was located in what appeared to be a pretty upscale part of town. There were lots of big houses around, and there seemed to be lots of other guest houses in the area.

Entrance to Manor 38 Guesthouse

Manor 38 looked really nice from the outside, and the inside was very well decorated. We were welcomed by the owner, Wendy, who was really nice and friendly. She even had her boyfriend drop us off at the Radisson for our spa appointment when the taxi didn't come in time. We were also introduced to Christopher who was the main housekeeper. He was amazing and always very polite and helpful.

Reception/Seating Area

There guesthouse was quite large and had an outdoor pool, which we didn't get a chance to use. The overall decor was modern African and felt very homey.

Living Room
Outdoor seating area

Our room was on the second floor. We were in Executive Suite #1 and what a huge room it was!

Air conditioning was an attached unit that you would have to turn on and off as necessary (not central).

There was a separate shower and bathtub. The guesthouse provided candles next to the bathtub as well as bath salts if so inclined to use the tub, which was a nice touch. Everything was in excellent condition and very clean.

The guesthouse turndown service included a piece of chocolate and sherry which was a nice touch, too. 

Breakfast was not included in the rate, but it was reasonable at 80 rand (USD 10) per person. The food was really good and excellent quality.  It started with real fruit juices, coffee/tea, a fruit cup and muesli (granola) with yogurt. The granola was so good! Very crunchy and slightly sweetened. 

Their breakfast was excellent!

The main breakfast was made-to-order eggs with ham, mushroom and crunchy toast. We loved the breakfast here! Overall we enjoyed our one night stay here, and highly recommend this place if you come to Port Elizabeth.


  1. Looks like a nice place to stay at! How much was the rate if you mind me asking? Tough to give up on hotel points and stay at a place like this. ;)

    1. Thanks Jimmy! It was a nice place. Rates are around $140-$160 depending on which room you get, which is not bad at all. There wasn't a lot of standard hotel like Starwood or Hilton in Port Elizabeth, so it wasn't a tough choice to choose this place. We did consider the Radisson Blu nearby though but we're happy with our choice :)