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Biggy Best Cottages

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#2 of 4 cottages in Howick
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This is a family run establishment offering personal service to suite our clients needs; they supply champagne breakfasts, picnic baskets and three course dinners on request. Set in a large, park-like tranquil garden which features magnificent old shade trees and abundant birdlife Biggie Best is none the less very close the Howick CBD and Falls precinct and even closer to a number of first class restaurants. Biggie Best offers a range of accommodation at moderate prices, comfort and convenience. They are SARTOUR accredited, were highly recommended in 1997, won Resort of the year in 1998 and 1999 and the prestigious Getaway B&B category in 2001. “As a family run business we epitomize authentic African values…hard work and warm hospitality.”
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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rcarbo855822 wrote a review Feb 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Place is easy to find in Howick, lots of signage, close to the main road. The bungalows are on the smaller side, for solo travel fine but would not recommend that size for couples. The whole area is quiet despite being central, place was clean and staff attentive, getting in and out of the premises was a breeze. Parking secure within the yard in front of the bungalows. The bed was fluffy & warm which is critical because it does get cold in the Midlands. Only criticism is the lack of a chair in the room. Would book again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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sbellu234411 wrote a review Feb 2024
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
The King rooms were good but the fans did not work during an extremely hot weekend, they eventually provided portable fans. The, so called, self service Rondavel was really bad. A stove and oven were on the list but did not exist; the fan did not work; was generally very run down with a hole in the wall; no cutery; not enough crockery for 2 adults and 2 children, nor place mats nor serviettes, only 2 cushions for chairs; curtains dirty and broken; windows could not close. In addition I saw 2 rats in the garden outside. Restaurant was not open during the hours advertised, but the food was very good. Access to the property is only via pressing a button at the gate, and we had to wait about 15/20 mins before somebody opened.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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pmatji556602 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Your receptionists are the best. They really make sure guests are happy. Traveling with sons with sinuses and the place was been painted. Dampness due to roof leakages. But they made our stay perfect. Would definitely come back due to the attention to detail by receptionists. Safety no. Gate was opened through out with no guard. I felt unsafe.Supper portion size I ordered fish they were very small but tasty. Breakfast perfect.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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mheeve552150 wrote a review Jan 2024
Bapsfontein, South Africa1 contribution
I did not get what i booked. i booked a self-catering unit and that was not what we got. The lady tried to accommodate us, but eventually we landed inside the hotel, with a microwave and fridge to share - and i had to pay in on this.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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flabus180574 wrote a review Jan 2024
Scottburgh, South Africa1 contribution
The new cabin that we stayed in were very nice, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom is also great. The negative is that there is no towel rail in the bathroom, I take it because it was only completed a few days before, that they did not have time to install it.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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annettemalan2023 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Stay and unit was very clean. No aircons in the rooms, but a fan. Not a issue as it was cold when we visited. Only lights work when there is loadshedding - not the plugs. Also was not a issue, but just note. Dinner not so great. Steak was thin and dry, and the pasta I ordered was not according to the ingredients on the menu.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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wayne c wrote a review Aug 2023
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Possibly the worst B&B I have every stayed in, this B7B is a series of old rooms with a dormitory style wing, with inter-leading rooms. It seems it caters to government groups, and long stays. It really is terrible. 1. Noisy 2. Smokey 3. Dirty 4. Uncomfortable 5. No Hot Water How could it be any worse!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Jenny G wrote a review Feb 2023
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa2 contributions
Perfect overnight stop. Clean, quiet, everything I needed. Staff were courteous and friendly very well situated but so gorgeously private and remote. Good size room and bathroom. No complaints. Very happy and will return!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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clare W wrote a review Dec 2022
Gqeberha, South Africa1 contribution
The cottages are in a lovely area, nice a peaceful, however we booked amd paid for king bed, got given 2 singles. No hand towel on the first night no soap or shower gel to shower with on the second night, they took it out the shower . The room no 11 had a musty smell.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Nthabiseng Thabethe wrote a review Nov 2022
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we erroneously overpaid them R12000 - immediately we called the owners (husband & wife) they promised that as soon as money is cleared in their account - they will refund us. 2 days later - i called to follow up, they blocked our calls. i lodged complaint with the NCC, immediately they responded asking for our bank details - promising to transfer money same day. without the NCC - they would have still run away with our money - money they did not earn
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
R 592 - R 612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalHowick
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Biggy Best Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Biggy Best Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Howick Falls (1.1 km), Karkloof Farmer's Market (1.1 km), and Umgeni Valley Enviromental Education Center (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Biggy Best Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Biggy Best Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Biggy Best Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Biggy Best Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Olive, The Treatery, and 68 on Main.
Is Biggy Best Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Howick.
Does Biggy Best Cottages offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Biggy Best Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Is Biggy Best Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.