Centrally Situated Guest House in Port Elizabeth



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The Perfect Guest House in the Heart of Port Elizabeth

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.


Secure Parking

Secure off-street parking is provided and guests have the option of  taking a short walk.


Private Entrances

The Garden Units all have their own private entrance with access to the garden & pool


Explore the Area

Various restaurants and retail outlets in the suburb retain a unique style and charm.

- From Luxury Rooms to Self Catering Cottages -

“Absolutely stunning! Centrally located. Very comfortable and cozy. Exceptional hosts! Really felt at home! Highly, highly recommended!” –by Rethav

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Activities & Surrounds

Hunky Dory – King Bed

In Season Rate - R2,100 (15 Dec to 15 Jan)

1 room (king bed) only in cottage en suite (bath) (excludes lounge & kitchen) own entrance.

Hunky Dory Cottage

In Season Rate – R 2, 100 (15 Dec to 15 Jan)

This beautiful self-catering garden facing cottage can sleep five, has its own private patio and use of a Weber kettle braai. 

Hunky Dory – Triple Room

In Season Rate – R 2, 100 (15 Dec to 15 Jan)

1 room (double bed and a single bed) in cottage en suite (shower) & Self Catering (includes lounge & kitchen)

Rose Room

In Season Rate – R 950 (15 Dec to 15 Jan)

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. 

Arum Lily Room

In Season Rate – R 950 (15 Dec to 15 Jan)

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.  

Protea Room

In Season Rate – R 950 (15 Dec to 15 Jan)

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! 

Plumbago and Agapantha Rooms

In Season Rate – R 750 (15 Dec to 15 Jan)

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. 

Richmond Hill and Central Port Elizabethr

Restaurant & Bars

Richmond Activities and centrally situate Newington Place in the eclectic and up-market suburb of Richmond Hill. The area is a playground for the trendy Port Elizabeth crowd and favoured by foodies for its diverse selection of restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries. Whether it is nine o’clock in the morning or eleven o’clock at night, the neighbourhood is sure to be peppered with people who have come to tantalise their taste buds and chill over a cappuccino or glass of wine.

Port Elizabeth Guest House – Richmond Activities & SurroundsRichmond Hill is often compared to Melville in Johannesburg due to the sidewalk café society feel that has emerged in the suburb in recent years and the laid back vibe that generally ensconces anyone who happens to meander its streets.

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About the Owners

Newington Place Guesthouse is the latest addition to the extensive accommodation collection run and operated by the Cape St Francis Resort in the Eastern Cape.  Owners Fasie and Fiona Malherbe are both well-seasoned travellers who, over the years, have successfully acquired and operated numerous 4 and 5 star accommodation establishments, among them renowned The Cape St Francis Resort, luxurious Casa Malcampo in Mozambique and the exclusive Villa Tapenade on the island of Lastovo in Croatia. 

Newington Place is the newest establishment to grace their portfolio of properties and brings with it the years of knowledge and experience that the couple have garnered in the hospitality industry.

The recently renovated Newington Place draws its sophisticated flair from Fiona’s artistic eye with much of the furnishings been hand sourced from Burma and the colour palette mixing soothing shades of creams, blues, greens and greys, similar to the light and breezy décor she chose for the Cape St Francis Resort. 

Dark antique wood is offset beautifully against neutral backgrounds and unexpected flashes of colour in the pieces of art that adorn the guesthouse.  Art is another of Fiona’s passions and during her years of travel she has acquired numerous interesting and unique pieces, many of which now rest beautifully at Newington Place.

The Malherbe family is a close knit one with many of their family members involved in the business and this personal attachment can be felt when staying at any of their accommodation establishments as nothing is standard and no ask is too big.  Whether you are merely overnighting at the guest house or using it as a base to explore Port Elizabeth and its surrounds, the staff of Newington Place will be able to assist you with tour information, directions and special places of interest while ensuring that all their guest’s needs are fulfilled.  Enjoy your stay Newington Place -offering privacy and luxury without being stuffy or ostentatious and ensuring the ultimate in comfort and contentment.

Fasie & Fiona Malherbe (Owners do not reside on the property)

Terms & Conditions

  • Our room check –in time is 14h00 and our check out is 10h00. We are able to provide luggage storage facilities if required which are subject to availability.
  • All prices quoted are subject to change, provided that the client is informed of such changes at least thirty (30) days prior to a reserved booking.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any booking forthwith and without liability on our part in the event of any damage or destruction of the venue by fire or any other cause, any shortage of labour or food supplies, strikes, lockouts or industrial unrest, or any cause beyond our control which shall prevent us from performing our obligations in connection with any bookings in our establishment.
  • Newington Place does not accept any liability for loss or damage to any item of property of guests howsoever such loss or damage may occur.
  • Newington Place does not accept liability for injury to you or your guests on the premises due to negligence, over-indulgence or any other cause.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of notification of cancellation, the following cancellation fee shall apply on the full booking
More than 30 days prior to arrival 10% cancellation fee
More than 7 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee
Less than 7 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee

Additional info

Optional Breakfast at R120 p/p
Children Welcome
No Pets Unfortunately
Transfers by Arrangement
Complimentary WI-FI
Smoking in Designated Sections
Honesty Bar