The Paxton

Carnarvon PlacePort Elizabeth6001South Africa
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About The Paxton

Located in Port Elizabeth’s South End area, The Paxton is under two kilometers from the family-friendly Splash Waterworld water park. This modern, eco-friendly hotel boasts a large sun deck with an outdoor pool and overlooks the picturesque Algoa Bay.

The contemporary, harbour-facing rooms are fully air-conditioned. Standard conveniences include LCD televisions with DSTV channels, laptop-sized safes, and coffee-making facilities. Most rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.

The Paxton features a business centre, a conference hall, and a snug lounge with fireplace. Free perks include high-speed Wi-Fi access and secure parking. Car rental and airport transfers are also available.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast buffet and a la carte gourmet meals for dinner. There is also a bar offering a selection of alcoholic beverages in a casual atmosphere. Lunch meals may be enjoyed via room service.

South End Museum is a two-minute stroll from the hotel, while Bayworld Oceanarium is two kilometres away. King’s Beach is approximately a 15-minute drive away.


Carnarvon Place, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
Telephone: +27(41)5859655 | Fax: +27(41)5859640 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach

Room facilities

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


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Stylish rooms with stunning views

The rooms are described as spacious, clean, and stylish. Guests acknowledge the modern African theme and the revamped furnishings, as well as the cosy sleeping facilities. They also verify that most of the rooms offer ravishing views of both the harbour and the sea.

Impeccable staff service

Friendly, professional, and helpful are the recurring expressions used by reviewers with regards to the hotel staff. Guests admire the team’s efforts in making them feel accommodated and welcomed. Queries and concerns are quickly attended to by the receptionists. The housekeepers are also acknowledged for their meticulous cleaning service.

Strategic location in Port Elizabeth

Travellers speak highly of the hotel’s location. They like its close proximity to the airport, which is only ten minutes’ drive away. Guests specify that the hotel is easily accessible to all tourist attractions in Port Elizabeth, including the beach and the vibrant Summerstrand area. They also note that a supermarket and a full-service gym are just a stone's throw from the property.

Negative Reviews

Noise issues

Guests staying in harbour-fronting and street-facing rooms often mention the noisy disturbances they can hear from outside. Moreover, some of the air conditioners in the rooms are reportedly older models, and they are prone to producing buzzing or rattling noises. There are also claims that thin walls make it possible for light sleepers to hear noises from adjacent rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 348 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 348 reviews