About Chapman Hotel & Conference Centre
In 1820, 4000 British settlers arrived by sea to become the first permanent British residents of the area. The first of three commercial ships to enter Algoa Bay on the 10th April 1820 was the Chapman. The Chapman Hotel & Conference Centre is named after this famous British Settler ship.
Established in 1998, The Chapman Hotel & Conference Centre is a family business, which is owned and managed by the Franklin family. The Chapman Hotel includes the internationally famous restaurant, Blackbeards® Seafood Tavern, which, besides being known as Port Elizabeth's seafood landmark, has been a wine and dine destination for the tourism industry since 1975. Recognized as one of the finest seafood specializing a-la-carte restaurants in the Republic of South Africa, Blackbeards® is the oldest established restaurant in Port Elizabeth.
Situated on Brookes Hill between King's Beach, the Blue Flag Humewood Beach and the world-renowned water sports mecca of Hobie Beach, The Chapman offers the traveller a blend of well-appointed accommodation and world-class cuisine in a setting reminiscent of lazy summer days of leisure. Panoramic sea views may be enjoyed from all of The Chapman's en-suite hotel rooms. All our rooms are sea-facing rooms with either double or twin beds, and all the rooms are en-suite consisting of a bath, separate shower, hand basin and toilet. Upstairs rooms have sliding doors opening onto their balconies, while the downstairs rooms also have sliding doors which open onto the garden and pool area accentuating our panoramic view of Algoa Bay.
Standard Queen Sea-facing Room:
This sea-facing en-suite room consists of one double bed with a full private bathroom (with a separate bath and shower). An extra single bed can be added to this room to accommodate a third guest.
Standard Twin Sea-facing Room:
This sea-facing en-suite room consists of two single beds per room with a full private bathroom (with a separate bath and shower). An extra single bed can be added to this room to accommodate a third guest.
Inter-leading Sea-facing Family Room:
This sea-facing en-suite family room consists of two standard rooms next to each other with a common inter-leading door. The first room has one double bed, while the second room has two single beds. A maximum of two extra single beds can be added to this room to accommodate smaller children. Both rooms have their own private full bathrooms (each with a separate bath and shower).
Open Plan Sea-facing Family Room:
This sea-facing en-suite family room is the size of two standard rooms and has two full bathrooms (each with a separate bath and shower). The room has one double bed and two single beds. A maximum of two extra single beds can be added to this room to accommodate smaller children. Please Note: this room is open-plan in design and does not have two separate bedrooms.
Self-Catering Units, managed by The Chapman Hotel, are also available in a townhouse development situated next to The Chapman Hotel. The configuration of these units varies between one bedroom, two bedrooms and two bedrooms (with a Loft), with some of the units having two bathrooms and some having one bathroom.
The Chapman Hotel, in conjunction with Blackbeards® Seafood Tavern, offers conference and banqueting facilities. Besides being able to offer well-appointed accommodation and world-class cuisine for delegates, The Chapman offers guests personalized service, with an emphasis being placed on flexibility in order to satisfy the client’s requirements.
Our focus is on being highly competitive and our comprehensive Conference Packages are based on the individual requirements of the client regarding the number of people attending the conference, seating, equipment requirements, catering requirements as well as accommodation requirements. Wi-Fi Facilities are available through Internet Solutions and Alwayson and private parking is available for both private guests and Tour buses.
The Chapman is within easy walking distance from some of Port Elizabeth’s most popular beaches, such as Kings Beach, the Blue Flag Humewood Beach and the world-renowned watersports mecca of Hobie Beach. Part of their beauty is a perfect combination of warm water, calm sea and fair breezes.
Activities and Attractions
• King’s Beach for sea-swimming and surfing - 500 metres
• Humewood Beach (Blue Flag) for sea-swimming - 700 metres
• Hobie Beach for water sports, including hobie cats, wind surfing and yachting - 1 km
• MacArthur Warm Water Bath Development - 350 metres
• Bayworld Museum Complex, Oceanarium and Snake Park - 100 metres
• Brookes on the Bay Entertainment Complex - 100 metres
• Dolphins Leap Entertainment and Shopping Centre - 350 metres
• The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World, including Ten Pin Bowling - 1km
• Humerail Shopping and Entertainment Complex - 3 km
• Summerstrand Village Shopping Complex - 3 km
• Nelson Mandela World Cup Stadium - 8 km
• Humewood Links Golf Club - 4 km
• St. Georges Park Cricket Club - 5 km
• The Woods Lawn Bowling Club - 100 meters
Entertainment and Shopping Centres:
Although a peaceful town, people are in no rush to sleep in the 'Friendly City'. After dining in The Chapman’s famous restaurant, Blackbeards®, enjoy a drink or live entertainment at anyone of the complexes within close proximity (some within walking distance) of The Chapman.