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.