Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sneak peak at the Kelway Hotel

I was one of a fortunate few that had an invitation for a sneak peek at the Kelway Hotel's newly refurbished 3 star rooms.  The Kelway Hotel is a log hotel situated very close to Bayworld on the Port Elizabeth beachfront and was built in 2004, replacing the Caboose budget hotel that burned down shortly before.

The hotel offers 61en-suite rooms split between the hotel's 3 star and 4 star wings. Over the last couple of months the 3 star section has been undergoing a "nip and tuck" and the rooms are just about ready to be used again.

Catering for the occasion took place in the very popular Farriagers Restaurant at the hotel furnished with sea - grass chairs imported from Indonesia and hand crafted tables from Knysna.  The decor is a combination of wood and modern art with interesting features like this wall full of old records.  Not forgetting a very inviting fireplace on a cold evening.

The Farriagers also took the opportunity to show off some of the items on its new look menu... in bite sized portions.  Finger licking ribs, melt in your mouth calamari, prawns, veld and vlei (a very unusual venison and shrimp combination and my personal highlight, Wild African cream and chocolate chip cheesecake - which I only realised afterwards that I never took a photo of.

And what is a post featuring a restaurant without some food porn...

More food porn.  This time topped with whipped cream and strawberries *wink*


  1. Looks like a nice, yet expensive, place to stay. The food looks scrumptious.

  2. wow that first capture is to go there myself one day...hmmmmmmmm
    Love the food on it.

  3. Hi there, thank you so much for the great words and photo's. We are very proud of the recent refurbishment of the standard rooms and in response to Gaelyn - nope, we are not expensive.
    THANK YOU again.