The Gingerbread Hotel sits just yards from the sea overlooking the beautiful harbour of Admiralty Bay in Port Elizabeth. Gingerbread is owned by the same well-known Bequia family as its neighbour the Frangipani, and both have become an integral part of local life along the Belmont Walkway which fronts both properties.
Visitors and locals alike drop into the cafe and gardens of Gingerbread to enjoy delicious homemade cakes and ice creams with a cooling drink or delicious coffee.
There are six rooms altogether at Gingerbread — our favourites are the Upper Suites with magnificent four-poster beds and private terraces overlooking the ocean and the lower suites also with terraces and sea views. All the rooms have little kitchens but there are a dozen or more choices of places to eat within a short walk of the hotel.
Gingerbread provides a warm welcome and good, comfortable accommodation in a superb location within easy reach of all that Bequia has to offer. Shops, popular local restaurants, cafes, the local market and the harbour are just a stroll away and a cheap ride on a water taxi for a couple of minutes will take you to the glorious beaches of Lower Bay and Princess Margaret Beach. Since the completion of the Belmont Walkway guests can now stroll round the harbour and around the bluff to Princess Margaret beach.
The beautiful hotel building was crafted by Bequian artisans and its Gingerbread fretwork carpentry gives the hotel its name.