Newington Place Guest House
Centrally Situated In Port Elizabeth Guest House – Newington Place…
We are situated in Newington Street, Richmond Hill on a quiet tree-lined lane, filled with historic and gracefully restored buildings. The peace of the picturesque neighbourhood belies its location in central Port Elizabeth where the heartbeat of the city pulses nearby and the main N2 highway that charters motorists in and out the Bay is but a few streets down. The saying goes that in Port Elizabeth nothing is more than 15 minutes away and with Richmond Hill this most definitely rings true.
The position of the suburb puts it not far from the airport, beachfront, hospitals and top Port Elizabeth schools as well as within walking distance of a large variety of restaurants and trendy retail outlets, making Newington Place the ideal site for a weekend getaway, as a base for exploring the greater Port Elizabeth area, or for business travellers who need to swiftly get around the city.
The recently renovated Victorian guesthouse sweeps across a double plot, surrounded by gorgeous gardens filled with trees and fragrant and colourful plants providing a serene haven close to Port Elizabeth’s centre. Inside old world charm meets understated elegance and peace as antique wooden floors and large, airy sash windows are interspersed with modern touches such as crisp percale linen and sizable walk-in showers, ensuring the ultimate in comfort.
Antique furniture, crystal and silver contrast beautifully against a palette of blues and creams, completing the eclectic atmosphere while technology such as flat screen T.V.’s, hairdriers and the availability of WiFi see to the needs of contemporary lifestyle.
Accommodation options are varied with the main house offering five spacious bedrooms, while a self-catering family cottage and another self-contained room present privacy in the garden. All the rooms have gorgeous garden views and most of the bedrooms are equipped with flat screen T.V’s. Rooms are serviced daily with fresh linen and towels provided.
The main house includes a kitchen, lounge and dining area, ideal for mingling over a pre-dinner drink or sinking into a plush couch to unwind and reflect.
Outside there is a large communal swimming pool, built in braai and el fresco bar for visitors to enjoy as well as a newly built deck overlooking the garden. Secure off-street parking is provided and guests have the option of requesting breakfast or taking a short walk to explore the numerous culinary options in the surrounding neighbourhood.
The Richmond Hill area is a highly popular social hub that has recently taken café culture to new heights and also holds much of the city’s historically significant landmarks, making for a quirky and individualistic neighbourhood that overflows with culture, art and joie de vivre.
Even the restaurants and retail outlets in the suburb retain a unique style and charm that is hard to ignore and not far distant from what one would experience in an Italian piazza or a French sidewalk café.
Newington Place staff are on hand to respond to any queries as well as provide assistance with restaurant bookings and organised tours.
- From Luxury Rooms to Self Catering Cottages -
Hunky Dory Cottage
This beautiful self-catering garden facing cottage can sleep five, has its own private patio and use of a Weber kettle braai. There are two separate en suite bedrooms and an open plan lounge, fully equipped kitchen and dining area as well as flat screen T.V.’s. Old blends with new as antique cupboards rub shoulders with modern couches and newly renovated bathrooms. The cottage can be booked as a complete unit, providing ample space for a family of five or as separate rooms, with the option of one en suite double bedroom only (own entrance) or one en suite double bedroom including kitchen, lounge and dining area. Room one has a bath and shower, while room two has a shower only and can accommodate an additional person or child on a single bed.
Hunky Dory – King Bed
1 room (king bed) only in cottage en suite (bath) (excludes lounge & kitchen) own entrance.
Hunky Dory – Triple Room
1 room (double bed and a single bed) in cottage en suite (shower) & Self Catering (includes lounge & kitchen)
As pretty as a rosebud in bloom this room is warm and inviting with a serene atmosphere and highlights a king size, four poster bed where one can wake up in the morning to the sights and sounds of nature in the garden. The large bathroom holds a bath, walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and is the only bathroom in the house that offers a bidet. A large bathroom window allows for plenty of natural light and warmth and an ornately carved antique cupboard provides a full length mirror. The room comes equipped with a mounted flat screen T.V.
Arum Lily Room
True to its name this room reflects soft light and pastel shades of greens and creams that are gently balanced against stately elegance and antique pieces the colour of rich earth. The room features a bathroom stretching its entire length, holding a free standing Victorian bath and large walk-in shower with rainfall shower head. Plush day chairs are positioned well to take advantage of the sun that streams in through the window, with views of the garden and quiet street beyond. An antique tea trolley doubles as a dressing table and the intriguing chest at the foot of the bed whispers tales of times gone by. The room is equipped with a flat screen T.V
Protea Room is ideal for those who don’t travel light as it features an enormous antique cupboard that could claim to have space for most of Imelda Marcos’s shoe collection! The king size bed is large and inviting and sunlight pours in through the windows adjacent to the reading alcove.
A beautifully restored dresser and day bed complete the old world feel. Modern touches include a mounted flat screen T.V. and an enormous glass panelled walk-in shower with rainfall shower head.
Plumbago and Agapantha Rooms
Plumbago and Agapantha are both cosy and light two sleeper rooms, situated off the passage of the main house and overlooking the back garden and pool area. They are slightly smaller than the other rooms in the main house and share a bathroom, equipped with a large bath and walk-in shower. These rooms may be booked separately or together and are ideal for a family of four as the grownups can relax in the double sleeper while at the same time having peace of mind that the kids are tucked in safely in the twin sleeper next door. A door at the bottom of the passage provides easy access into the garden as well as a private entrance point.
Optional Breakfast at R120 p/p
No Pets Unfortunately
Transfers by Arrangement
Smoking in Designated Sections
- airport (less than 10km)
- braai / barbecue - communal
- casino (less than 10km)
- communal TV lounge
- free toiletries
- golf (less than 5km)
- hair dryer
- laundry facilities onsite
- linen & towels provided
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- restaurant (less than 5km)
- tea / coffee making facilities
- wi-fi / hotspot