Premier Hotel Regent

22 Esplanade DriveEast London5201South Africa
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About Premier Hotel Regent

Set in a prime location in East London, Premier Hotel Regent is right along the vibrant Esplanade overlooking the Indian Ocean. This business, waterfront hotel boasts 12 conference halls and a casual multi-cuisine restaurant.

The classically designed, air-conditioned rooms offer en-suite bathrooms with courtesy toiletries and hairdryers. Other amenities available include workstations, safes, tea/coffee-making facilities, and satellite TVs. Suites highlight lounge areas and balconies with ocean views.

Premier Hotel Regent features a 24-hour business centre and a full-service concierge desk. Additional services available include transport and shuttle arrangements, as well as laundry and dry cleaning. Wi-Fi access is offered for free, as is parking.

The on-site Y-Knot Pub & Restaurant, which features a patio with unobstructed sea views, serves international dishes plus a range of beverages. The Grill Room, the hotel’s New York-inspired steakhouse, is open for dinner.

East London Zoo is three kilometres of the hotel. Hemingways Mall and the East London Coast Nature Reserve are both within a 15-minute drive.


22 Esplanade Drive, East London, 5201, South Africa
Telephone: +27(43)7095000 | Fax: +27(43)7421261 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath / Hammam


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Choice location

Visitors are pleased with the hotel’s location. Strikingly located along the Esplanade and facing the sea, this beachfront property offers stunning views of the sunrise and the sea horizon to its guests.

Clean and tidy rooms

The rooms are reportedly clean and tidy. It is acknowledged that accommodations are properly cleaned and prepared before check-in. Beds and toiletries are neatly prepared and arranged. Though fixtures are slightly dated, it is noticed that they are nicely kept.

Delectable food

The food quality, as well as its variety, is outstanding and satisfactory. It is mentioned that meals are generously served, and the menu has a wide range to choose from.

Negative Reviews

Missing in-room amenities

Complaints are raised about missing fridges and hair dryers in the rooms. Guests find it difficult where to put their medicines, like insulin and other stuff. To add, a hair dryer is essential after taking a bath or shower for most of the guests, but seems to be missing here.

No swimming pool

Guests specify in the comments that it is surprising to know that there is no swimming pool within the hotel premises. Instead, they have to walk over to the adjacent hotel to take a dip.

Issues with air conditioning units

It is recommended in the reviews that an upgrade or maintenance of the air conditioning units is undertaken. Guests indicate that the units in their rooms are either not cooling enough or not working at all. They also mention the slowness of response to address the problem.

Rating Overview

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7.5 out of 10 based on 215 reviews