The Russel Guesthouse

3.0 star property
Gqeberha guesthouse in suburbs

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The Russel Guesthouse

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Lobby sitting area
Seasonal outdoor pool
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Outdoor dining

Overview of The Russel Guesthouse



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
4 Jenvey Road, Summerstrand, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape, 6001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Communal living room
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
  • Reception hall
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • LED TV

Room options

Family Room

  • 4 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Basic Double Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Basic Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Double Room (en-suite 8)

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Apartment

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 13 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Charlie's Pizza & Pasta - 12 min walk
  • Cosmic Candy Boardwalk - 7 min walk
  • Wimpy - 12 min walk
  • Something Good Roadhouse - 15 min walk
  • Chongs Chinese Food - 10 min walk

About this property

The Russel Guesthouse

The Russel Guesthouse is just 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Beach access
  • Safari nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Reception hall

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from October to December


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Island Vibe House Port Elizabeth
Russel Guesthouse Port Elizabeth
Island Vibe Port Elizabeth Summerstrand
Island Vibe Port Elizabeth House
Island Vibe House
Russel house Port Elizabeth
The Russel Guesthouse Gqeberha
The Russel Guesthouse Guesthouse
The Russel Guesthouse Guesthouse Gqeberha

Frequently asked questions

Does The Russel Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Russel Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at The Russel Guesthouse?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Russel Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Russel Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Russel Guesthouse?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Russel Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Russel Guesthouse?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Russel Guesthouse and nearby?
The Russel Guesthouse has a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
What's the area around The Russel Guesthouse like?
The Russel Guesthouse is a short 10-minute walk from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and 12 minutes' walk from Piet Retief Monument.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Yes, very nice, would recommend.
The guesthouse was great overall. The room was clean, comfortable, tea and coffee provided, and the staff were really friendly, hospitable, and engaging. No backup power for loadshedding though, so the wifi dropped and the shower was cold. Not really their fault that there's loadshedding, but the lack of generator or emergency lights could be frustrating? Overall though a comfortable overnight stay and reasonably priced.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Owner and staff very sympathetic and helpful. Conformable bed and nice neighborhood.
Rodolfo, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Helene, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Gary, 6-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Not bad for the money
Brad, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Spacious accommodation, clean and very close ro the beach and restaurants
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8/10 Very good

The stay was awesome and the facilities were would hv been great if there was a heater in the room because it was soo cold..
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4/10 Fair

Comfortable Stay
It was a comfortable stay,close to all major amnenities and walking distance to the beach, resturants.
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6/10 Good

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