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Each Room within The King Edward retains the originality of the Edwardian era within its decor but finishes with modern amenities. Enjoy captivating views of the seaside, the harbour, the old city and the sun setting over the Donkin Reserve. The King Edward offers a selection of different lodgings over 103 rooms for you to indulge and relax within.

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The King Edward Hotel offers a flexible, tailor-made approach to organising conferences and banquets. Functions can include weddings; team building; beauty pageants; exhibitions; meetings and themed evenings for up to 500 guests. Our staff is highly experienced and skilled to anticipate your requirements and to manage your function with professional care. Video conferencing facilities can be arranged.

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The King Edward Hotel & Conference Center is equipped with different venue options, perfect for venue hire, conferencing or banqueting. The Courtyard is comprised of lounge suites, plants and natural light through the glass ceiling. A perfect space for Morning Meetings, High Teas or sun-kissed Art Exhibits. The Bellmore is finished in a metallic palette…

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If you’ve been wanting a reason to take a getaway to Port Elizabeth, check out our latest offers for the best deal on your stay at The King Edward Hotel.


Historical Port Elizabeth Hotel

The King Edward Hotel offers accommodation in Central, Port Elizabeth.

With 103 opulently-decorated rooms over two floors, facing onto the historic Donkin Reserve, the King Edward Hotel offers guests a unique accommodation experience, with the best of Port Elizabeth right on our doorstep.

Nestled in the centre of the friendliest city in the country, Port Elizabeth, the King Edward Hotel offers luxurious elegance for anyone looking for a holiday to South Africa.  With our variety of room configurations, and elegant lounge and dining areas, The King Edward is the perfect choice for a couples’ retreat, a family getaway or a solo traveller. The extensive conferencing facilities make it the ideal location for your Port Elizabeth conference, too!

A Location Steeped in History

The King Edward Hotel is situated in the historic area of Central in Port Elizabeth, overlooking the historic Donkin Reserve. Our View Rooms and View Suites offer beautiful views of the Reserve and the Port Elizabeth harbour. The hotel is just minutes away from St George’s Cricket Stadium, Port Elizabeth Airport, and Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (which hosted the FIFA World Cup in 2010). In addition to our in-house restaurant, bar and lounge, guests also have easy access to the trendy Richmond Hill restaurants, bars and coffee shops nearby.  A short drive away from the King Edward Hotel are some of the finest game reserves in the Eastern Cape.

Historical ambience with modern comforts

The hotel was built in 1903 and sensitively refurbished in 2016 to ensure that the historical atmosphere remains, and is enhanced by modern amenities. In The King Edward Hotel, you will rediscover the originality and the authenticity of the Edwardian Era, a true age of innovation and inspiration.

The rooms are tastefully decorated with attention to detail and modern bathrooms. Rooms are equipped with satellite television, wireless internet, heating and cooling air-conditioners, en-suite bathrooms, and coffee/tea facilities.