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Grahamstown, South Africa
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

The hotel is positioned close to resturants and two malls. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are neat and suffient for 6 people. The towels are not clean and need to replaced. We were given 1 bath towel and 5 hand towels which was unsuitable. The door to acess the lift requires a security key that you can... More 

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Great Brak River, South Africa
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Very friendly reception staff. A nice place, more an apartment, not the cleannest place I have stayed in. The cleaning staff is not very competent. TV channels are limited, not what they say in their information. Although we were in a 2bedroom apartment for 4, the crockery and cutlery were mainly for 3. On arrival the towels were very very... More 

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ClaudiaGouveia, General Manager at Kings Hotel - Urban Hip, responded to this review

Dear Guest At the outset please do accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay. Rest assured that this is not our normal level of high service that we are so very proud of. We have addressed the issues you experienced with our Housekeeping team to ensure it does not happen again. Yours in Hospitality... More 

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

After reading some of the comments on Tripadvisor regarding Kings, i was rather nervous to check in for my 4 night stay at the hotel. However, on arrival at the reception, I was greeted by friendly smiles and was able to share a laugh or two which i felt was really comforting. I went upstairs to my room and the... More 

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Thank murray v
Grahamstown
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Felt unsafe -- that was my main problem in my isolated apartment. The rooms are clean enough but there is a lot of road noise. We had to walk miles to get to our room. I was actually scared going back to my room at night as the lighting is poor. No one to take your bag. More an apartment... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I paid for a room advertised as a four sleeper ( 1 KING SIZE, 1 QUEEN) Instead I got 1 SINGLE BED AND 1 KING. also Unit had no pots and pans, only had 1 wine glass and one other glass. 2 lights in the bedroom not working, blocked shower, detached headboard , stains on scatter cushions, cockroaches in kitchen... More 

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UAE
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37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

Starting at the beginning - check in, what check in. We disrupted the lady manning the reception desk which was made very clear by the way we were treated. No service, no help, very unfriendly and unprofessional. Our room we had to go find ourselves, which took about 20 minutes due to no signage or logic on room numbers. The... More 

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Cape Town
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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Upon first glance the hotel looked quite nice and since we were eager to find accomodation for our stay in PE and it was getting late, we checked in. The rooms had a smell to it and though it looked 'hip' it was clearly dirty. So much so that all we wanted was for the night to be over so... More 

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Thank HancT
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Very quite, felt like home away from home. Clean and modern. Value for money, the staff were very helpful and went the extra mile with every enquiry we had. Will definitely go again. Thank you for a great stay. The mall was n little empty but felt nice not to bump into anyone while shopping.

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chennI
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590 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Landed at Port Elizabeth and reached the hotel by around 10pm. The lady at the reception refused to hand over the keys without us paying up the balance of 50% of the amount for the three rooms that we had booked. 1. If they were so particular they could have collected the entire amount in advance, so be prepared with... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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1,255 reviews
172 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

This is Apartment Hotel on top of a shopping mall. Check in was horribly slow and unfriendly. Reception functions only during certain hours and there is no telephone in the room to call for help if needed. Broken fittings, stained linen and electrical problems stare at you as you enter. My Bathroom lights were dead and I could not call... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated within a residential node, Walmer Heights, just 10 minutes from the Port Elizabeth airport, Kings Hotel offers luxurious designer self catering hotel accommodation in Port Elizabeth. Located within close proximity to the magnificent beach and casino, Kings is the ideal choice for the business and leisure traveller. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kings Hotel - Urban Hip

Address: Cnr Titian Road and Buffelsfontein Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Hotel Class:4 star — Kings Hotel - Urban Hip 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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