Nautilus Guest House offers luxurious seaside accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Nautilus Guest House Port Elizabeth

Nautilus Guest House, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Searching for excellent seaside accommodation that offers luxurious facilities, a peaceful environment and quality service, then look no further than the Nautilus Guest House in Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth!

4-Star in rating but 5-Star in service excellence; from the moment I arrived at the Nautilus Guest House, I was warmly welcomed.

I knew I was in for an unforgettable experience as I was led to my room – the Sundial, also known as the Honeymoon Suite. Situated on the upper floor, I had uninterrupted views of Algoa Bay and the Indian Ocean, which I could enjoy from my spacious balcony. The suite also has its own private entrance.

After settling in, I was given a tour of the rest of the building. The owners, Charma and Shaun, have truly endeavoured to create a serene escape for both business and holiday travellers to the Bay. The best part, the guest house is within reach of the city so you can still go about your business and still be able to quickly return to the guest house to relax and soak in the sun.

Accommodation at Nautilus Guest House

Nautilus Guest House, accommodation, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, seaside accommodation, Bluewater Bay

There are seven rooms to choose from at Nautilus Guest House, each one with its own en-suite bathroom and luxury amenities to keep your stay as comfortable as possible. With anything I could need in my room and generous hosts making sure I was comfortable, I wanted for nothing during my stay.

The Sundial Suite comes with an antique pillar-post King-sized bed, and en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, air-conditioning, a TV with DStv, Nespresso Machine, tea and coffee-making facilities and free access to Wi-Fi.

The beds are fitted with crisp linen which made me feel like I was sleeping tucked inside a cloud, and fresh towels for the bathroom as well as other necessary amenities. Not only was my room spacious, but it was also well-kept and beautifully decorated, so much so I almost didn’t want to leave.

Other rooms to choose from are the Sailor’s Ear (Family Room) which can accommodate up to four people, the Eastern Oyster which can sleep two people, the Abelone Room, which comes with a sleeper couch to accommodate three people, and the Cockles & Mussels Room which can sleep two people.

For longer stays, you can stay in the Starfish Flat (Family Unit), which can accommodate up to four people, and the Six Knots Luxury Flat which accommodates two people. The flats offer access to the swimming pool and a spacious kitchen.

Facilities & breakfast at Nautilus Guest House

Nautilus Guest House, accommodation, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, seaside accommodation, Bluewater Bay

As we are in the middle of winter, I sat back in my room relaxing under the air-con, not daring to attempt to leave to grab some dinner. Much to my surprise, Charma popped in and offered to grab something for me to eat which I gratefully accepted.

I can say with certainty that the owners of Nautilus Guest House offer a one-of-a-kind personal service that cannot be beaten!

Breakfast is a very personal and refreshing experience at Nautilus Guest House. Charma pulls out all the stops and serves up a hearty and filling breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausages and mushrooms paired with either a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a selection of juices.

With the beach just a short walk away you can enjoy the surf and sand of the beautiful beaches of Bluewater Bay. For those who prefer not to venture to the ocean, you can also enjoy a swim in the enclosed pool of the Guest House.

Monitored parking ensures that your vehicle is safe at all times during your stay so you can sleep without worries. You also won’t have to worry about keeping your clothes fresh thanks to their laundry service.

When it comes to travelling with your four-legged friends Nautilus Guest House allows you to bring them along upon prior arrangement. Additional charges will apply if furniture becomes spoiled during your stay.

Top reasons for staying at Nautilus Guest House:

  1. The rooms are spacious, well-kept and totally comfortable.
  2. The owners offer a personal and friendly service that is one-of-a-kind.
  3. The beautiful beaches of Bluewater Bay are just a short walk away.
  4. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast and personal care for your meal.
  5. You can bring your pet along for your stay.

To find out more about Nautilus Guest House, give them a call on 081 300 7557 or email Visit their website at Find them on Google Maps.

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