Skip to main content.
All hotels in East London, South Africa
1 room, 2 adults

Splendid Inn King David, East London

3-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Cnr Currie Street & Inverleith TerraceEast LondonEastern Cape5201South Africa

Victorian hotel in East London with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Very Good8.2
Fantastic service
Location is ok
10See all 10 reviews
From 208 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Splendid Inn King David, East London

from $53
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Standard Room

What’s around Splendid Inn King David, East London


  • Heart of East London
  • Eastern Beach - 23 min walk
  • Bonza Bay Beach - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Nahoon Beach - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Alexander Golf and Country Club - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Cove Rock - 9.1 mi / 14.6 km
  • Kidd's Beach - 19.5 mi / 31.4 km
  • East London Coast Nature Reserve - 20.4 mi / 32.9 km

Getting around

  • East London (ELS) - 15 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 80 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Self parking *

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast on weekends (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1954
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 54-cm flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Mtombo Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Splendid Inn King David, East London’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel David King
  • Premier Hotel King David East London
  • Premier King David
  • Premier King David East London
  • Premier King David Hotel


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 165 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 10 reviews

Splendid Inn King David, East London
Nice family rooms
I enjoyed everything on this hotel. Their rooms are big and comfortable.
zamikhaya, za2 night trip
Splendid Inn King David, East London
Very Good8.0
The hotel is in a slightly rundown part of East London somewhat distant from the Esplanade and that means you get a better price and save considerably compared to some of the other options. It's close enough to the attractions for that not to be a major issue, in my opinion, but I suspect some people might not be too keen on walking outside in the surrounding area. When I arrived the staff were having problems getting the cards to access the room properly to work because the card reader wasn't working properly but they were very helpful and friendly and made sure I got the best possible room with a sea view to make up for the inconvenience this had caused. Overall I was satisfied with the experience and would stay their again.
John, za1 night trip
Splendid Inn King David, East London
Average Stay
One of my employees stayed at the hotel. He said it was average.
DANIEL, za1 night trip
Splendid Inn King David, East London
Very Good8.0
It was Good but i feel like you've got some space for improvement
Achuma, za1 night trip
Splendid Inn King David, East London
Buffalo City Real Home from Home
Our room was not sea-facing, but wow, we had been upgraded to a suite and who can complain about that... All was well and comfortable. Oh yes! credit must be given to the room service received. The meals we had at the hotel were all delivered to the room and they were delicious, no complaint in that angle. This is a jolly good couples or friends' place. The establishment is in an oldish area of town, however, there was no negative incidence nor shady characters hanging around to make us feel unsafe. It is also situated about seven minutes' walk from the beach, which is ideal for the little exercise of a stroll. In case one needed a ride, metered taxis were readily at hand for a very nominal fee. We enjoyed every minute of our stay here.
Thabo, zaRomance trip

See all reviews

Splendid Inn King David, East London

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us