When you are looking for the best accommodation in George, you have the luxury of choice with all the different lodgings available in the scenic seaside town. For many, George will be the central point of the garden route and where most visitors will land when flying in from other parts of South Africa. The town is a great tourist destination in its own right with plenty of things to do. George is also known particularly for its world class golf courses and seaside splendor.
If you are planning to visit George and, we have listed some of our hot favourite hotels in the town. Whether you are looking for a 5 star hotel with elegant contemporary design, or a homely bed and breakfast, we have you covered.
List of Best Accommodation In George
Oubaai Hotel is our personal favourite when it comes to accommodation in George. The hotel is 5 stars and offers the best in luxury of any hotel in George. The large hotel has rooms and suits that are fully equipped, with entertainment specs to please any guest. Oubaai Hotel is 5 Stars and is the first in South Africa to have an 18 Hole Ernie Els signature golf course, making it the prime holiday golfing hotel in the country.
The rooms are spacious and luxuriously furnished with contemporary décor. The marble bathrooms really make you feel like you are experiencing the best. We recommend getting a room with an ocean view to make for mornings where you wake up to splendid view.
There is a full suite of facilities for guests, with the Freesia Spa where you can get treatment, a fully equipped gym, tennis and squash courts, and many more. You have the choice of a whopping four restaurants at the hotel. The restaurants have different styles, from casual breakfast at the Clubhouse, to intimate meals at Herolds Bistro and Bar.
The signature Restaurant on the estate is called the Waterside Grill, which has an open kitchen where patrons can see their food being prepared, which makes even the preparation of you food an experience. Everything at Oubaai Hotel is of the highest order and you are welcomed by with top shelf hospitality from the excellent staff.
Protea Hotel by Marriott George King George
The Protea Hotel is well located at the foot of the Outeniqua mountain range, and is in an elevated position that overlooks George Golf Course. It is 10 minutes from the airport and a perfect stop over when heading between the airport and wider areas of the garden route. There are three types of rooms, the standard double room, deluxe room, and suites. The room rates are charged per room, with each room able to accommodate 4 people if you make use of the sleeper couch. So there is a lot of value for the money for a group of two or a small family of four. All rooms come with complimentary high speed internet.
Facilities for your use include a beauty and wellness centre that offers a variety of spa services from body scrubs, to massages and therapeutic and cosmetic treatments. If you get hungry, there is an on-site restaurant called the Fairway Terrace restaurant. Room Service is available in the suite. The restaurant is airy and light, with views over the golf course. The menu is buffet style and offers affordable prices (R210 at the time of writing) and value for the money.
There is also a bar/pub, The Rex Tavern, which serves a selection of local and international beverages, coupled with a classical atmosphere with a pool table and patio. The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens which make for great relaxation if you are so inclined.
Fancourt Hotel is a leisure resort that sits on 613 hectares of lush country side with majestic views of the Outeniqua mountain range as the backdrop. The hotel is conveniently close to the airport, at only 7 minutes’ drive away. For the avid golf players, there are 3 Gary Player designed golf courses, all of which are ranked in the top 15 golf clubs in the country. The rooms come in 3 variants, the classic, luxury, and suites, varying only in size. All rooms have an option of 2 Twin beds or 1 King Sized bed, and all are luxuriously furnished with a patio or balcony.
There is no shortage of facilities for you to make use of on your stay. If you are with kids, there is the Kidz Club at the leisure centre which can keep your little ones busy while you enjoy the other amenities like the fully equipped gym, tennis courts, or the poolside café (cocktails and out door dining under the sun). The Spa is the perfect place to unwind in an oasis of sensory bliss.
You can enjoy a range of skin and body treatments, accompanied with complimentary facilities like a Roman Bath and Jacuzzi to name a few. The estate is large enough that it has leisure trails of 2.5km, 5km and 10km for walking jogging and biking. When it comes to dining, you are absolutely spoilt for choice, with 4 restaurants on the estate to cater to different occasion, form relaxed family dinners to tailored dining experience with fine wines to compliment the meals.
Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua
Protea Hotel George Outeniqua is situated in George’s city centre, next to the residential areas, retail businesses and regular places where you will find the locals. George Museum, shops, banks and restaurants are walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is designed in a classical style with modern furnishing to keep it current. All your usual creature comfort are a few minutes away, with the Garden Route Mall, just 5km away. The hotel is frequented by regulars from nearby and braai night that is held on Wednesdays is very popular.
This lodging is one of the most affordable for the value that you get. For those traveling between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, this is the perfect midway stop. The rooms are all tastefully furnished with en suite bathrooms, a king size bed, and free high speed internet among other amenities. The rates are some of the lowest you will find and during the low season you easily get a room for under R1000. For meals, there are many restaurants that are next door or across the road that you can choose from. If you don’t want to take the stroll, the restaurants also do deliveries to your room. The on-site restaurant serves a buffet or continental breakfast at a fee.
Loerie Guest Lodge
If you are looking for a more homely guest house environment then Loerie Guest lodge is the one for you. Loerie Guest Lodge is located in the city centre and is conveniently close to renowned local attractions while being on the doorstop of the Outeniqua Mountain Range. The lodge is contemporary in design, with natural materials and warm tones that retain a touch of classic style. Loerie is particularly popular with travelers because of the friendly service of the staff, for which the lodge is known.
The rates at this lodge a competitive compared to other accommodation in George for both lodging and the breakfast. Rooms come with a choice of double or twin beds, with en-suite bathrooms and a limited complimentary WiFi. The lodge is ideal as a stop over accommodation in George of if you are traveling through the city centre and you are on a budget. You can make savings and get good quality for money, especially when it is not the busy season. For recreation, you can hang out at the pool or book a visit to the on-site bar the Cedar Pub. If you want to go outside of the Lodge, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes within walking distance.