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About Portside Inn

Portside Inn offers personal attention from the owners and full English breakfasts are on offer with home-cooked dinners available on request. We are situated 200 m from East London's main beach which is family orientated and it has small boating facilities.
The East London International Convention Centre is an easy 600 metre walk from us and we are one block from the start / finish of the 70.3 Iron Man.

All of our rooms have en-suite bathrooms and we offer both self-catering and bed and breakfast facilities. Laundry services are available at reasonable rates and there is secure off-street parking. Our inn is surrounded by a small botanical garden and which has an abundance of bird life.

Within easy walking distance are supermarkets, banks, the post office, the Esplanade with several restaurants, hotels and our very interesting aquarium. Up-to-date tourism information is available for planning your day or for the continuation of your trip. Be assured that your stay is very important to us and we will do everything to ensure that it will be an enjoyable one.

Beach: We are situated 200 m from East London's Main Beach which is family orientated and it has small boating facilities.

Conference Venues: We are only about a 5 minute drive to the East London International Convention Centre.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Portside Inn Rooms

Reviews for Portside Inn

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Rehana Mather, South Africa
26 January 2016

Had a very pleasant stay in the Weaver suite over Ironman weekend. Its about 300m from the race start, so the perfect location for athletes. Weaver is self-catering,which worked well for us. Our hosts were very accomodating, and went out of their way to make sure we did not need anything. 

Yolisa ndlamhlaba, South Africa
04 January 2016

I felt welcome. The owners are very friendly and kind. These staff is also friendly. The rooms and grounds are very clean.  I would definitely recommend Portside Inn to my family and friends. Its a home away home

Petro Zweni, South Africa
21 September 2015

Wow its very welcoming it is a good space to relax, Very clean and tidy, walking ditance from shops, the owner wow she's very welcoming she's a darling. Hey it is the place to be when You around there.

Anonymous, South Africa
14 July 2015

Location was very good - easy access to public transport, restaurant and the beach.

Marc Erasmus, South Africa
01 February 2015

Really enjoyed our stay here. My wife joined and they did not charge us any extra for the room. Very close to the start / finish of the 70.3. Would recommend it to any participants.Marc

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Portside Inn Map

Portside Inn is 0.4km from the centre of Quigney , the nearest airport 9.9km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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