Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, Garden Route

Virgin rating

The hotel

Sat on Marine Drive in the Boardwalk Casino and Resort, just across the road from Mandela Bay, this is the ideal hotel for beach, business, and leisure activities – whether you’re here to explore Port Elizabeth for a while or on a stopover pre-safari. The spacious rooms are ideal for families, complete with kitchenettes for a home away from home experience. After a day at the beach, you’ll have plenty of room to relax and refresh yourselves before trying one of the many local restaurants, where the friendly staff at the Courtyard will be happy to offer recommendations or even arrange the food to be delivered to your door! Of course, you may be tempted to leave the hotel to try your luck at the casino which is just steps away – the jackpot awaits!


  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Located just across the road from Nelson Mandela Bay. Transfer time from the airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

91 studios and suites. All with air-conditioning, 32-inch TV, kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and coffee machine, WiFi, electronic safe, iron and board. Studios with 2 single beds sleeping maximum 2 adults.
1 Bedroom Suite with 1 queen bed and separate living room, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Restaurant and Bar. Outdoor pool. Beach access. WiFi. Fitness centre. Room service. Laundry service*. Free parking

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (89)
  • Very good (92)
  • Average (26)
  • Poor (11)
  • Terrible (6)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Legendary Abodes

Dec 1, 2023 Luyanda K

Home Away From Home cliché does not come closer than the Courtyard precinct , factually , extension of the Check Out Time becomes a challenge whenever visiting therein. The whole atmosphere being adfictive.
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Nov 15, 2023 ayeshabibs Gaborone, Botswana

If anyone has complaints about this hotel, please try staying at Radisson Blu for slightly more and regret your decision. This place is perfect, more than you could ask for. Space, cleanliness, service and amenities.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing

Nov 8, 2023 Christine M Withyham, United Kingdom

Room was clean but bathroom needs updating. Basin taps didn’t open properly, one not at all. Toilet seat broken and loose. Room was ground floor and at the end of the building so not a great view. We were too scared to open the sliding doors being on the end and on the ground floor.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2 days in paradise

Nov 7, 2023 Aleksandra G Belgrade, Serbia

Beautiful views, great service, large and comfortable room. Very helpful staff all around, reception at all times, security greeting you with a smile and great service in the restaurant. Buffe breakfast with big choices of foods, excellent coffee and fast service. Big a la carte meals for dinner and fast service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor value for money - sooo many better options

Nov 1, 2023 Nick M

We were overcharged by the hotel - R200 more per room (x 3 rooms) than we could have got had we booked thru receptionist totally unhelpful. Were give pavement level rooms , despite the hotel being empty - poor views of the ocean. No toilet brushed in the loos. Coffee was hidden in the cupboards - not advised by reception.