Port Elizabeth, at the tail end of South Africa’s Garden Route, may be better known for its surf and sunshine than its artistic pedigree, but the city is in fact home to the country’s largest collection of Art Deco buildings.
Yet it took turning one of them into the splendid No5 by Mantis to really showcase PE’s artistic potential. With its sleek facade and eclectic interiors, this luxury boutique masterpiece looks as if it would be more at home in Hollywood than steps away from the Indian Ocean, and one can almost imagine a glossy starlet or 2 sipping martinis on a red velvet barstool in the Salon Prive, or taking a dip in the lap pool.
Well-equipped with distant views of the ocean, the gym will energize you and ensure a sustained exercise routine while away from home.
There’s even a small cinema, modelled on the one in Prince Charles’ Clarence House residence, where guests can enjoy a film screening in absolute comfort and privacy.
No5 by Mantis offers 10 exquisite suites, with clean lines, bold prints and a selection of contemporary South African art. Secluded balconies look out over manicured gardens, while in-room facilities include a flat-screen TV and DVD player, mini-bar, and business unit with WiFi.
Room service dining is available, although it’s worth a trip downstairs to the Jazz Room, for South African fusion dining, or to the lounge for tea and French champagne.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
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Directions For Drivers
From Port Elizabeth Airport: From the airport at the exit turn right into Allistair Miller Drive, continue along this road until you reach a junction. Turn right into La Roche Drive. Continue down La Roche Drive until you reach a T-junction. The sea will be directly in front of you.
Turn right into Marine Drive and continue down Marine Drive, past Shark Rock Pier and The Beach Hotel. Turn right into 3rd avenue in Summerstrand continue for about 100m. No 5 Boutique Art Hotel is located at 5 Brighton Drive.
From the N2: From the N2 take the M4 (Settlers Way) to Summertrand and continue past Shark Rock Pier and The Boardwalk Casino. Turn right into 3rd avenue in Summerstrand continue for about 100m. No 5 Boutique Art Hotel is located at 5 Brighton Drive.
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