One-On-Hely

One-On-Hely

1 Hely Hutchinson Street, Mtunzini 3867 South Africa
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5.0
#1 of 2 guest houses in Mtunzini
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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One-On-Hely is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Mtunzini, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. One-On-Hely is a family-friendly guest house offering a refrigerator and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Mtunzini. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. While in Mtunzini be sure to experience local ribs favorites at The Clay Oven. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Umlalazi Nature Reserve (0.5 mi), which is a popular Mtunzini attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the guest house. We are also a World renown Birding area so be sure to book your birding guide when making a reservation so as not to miss your "lifers". Enjoy your stay in Mtunzini!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint

Location

1 Hely Hutchinson Street, Mtunzini 3867 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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johnmac2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One on Hely is really an outstanding Guest House. We had a delightful, one night stay. Seonaid went out of her way to assist with a very early start to go birding to the mangroves and dune forest of Mtumzini. She prepared an outstanding pack breakfast and arranged for us to have a later departure time than normal.
Our room on the first floor was spotless and showed great attention to detail. The sea view was wonderful and there were trumpeter hornbills flying and perching in the tall fig trees in the garden.
We can highly recommend Hely on One if you are looking for a Guest House in the beautiful little town of Mtunzini.
John and Lesley
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Seonaid Beningfield, Owner at One-On-Hely
Responded 13 Jan 2023
Thank you for your fabulous review and feedback, we really appreciate it and love hearing that we have made our guests comfortable, happy and wanting to return. We are so happy you enjoy your time in Mtunzini. We loved hosting you and look forward to having you to stay again. Warm Regards One on Hely team
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Chris wrote a review Dec 2020
Berlin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is high class! Seanie, the host, is the friendliest and most helpful person we met on our entire trip. The rooms are tastefully furnished with a lot of attention to detail and breakfast is amazing (best fruit salad and granola in the world)! Staying here, we felt like in a fancy hotel but with the warmth of a B&B. Mtunzini is a very cute little town with a great beach and nature trails.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Seonaid Beningfield, Owner at One-On-Hely
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Thank you Chris for your amazing review; it is so appreciated and heartwarming to know we have made our guests feel welcome, happy and quite at home. You were a wonderfully friendly group to host.
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Merril F wrote a review Nov 2021
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks to our friends Detlef and Adri for booking us in.
FANTASTIC accommodation. Room with a sea view.
Loeries calling. Hornbills flying by.
Rescue dog Frankie to welcome you with the owner.
Rooms have wifi coffee tea station with Nespresso pods
Lovely touch fresh biscuits
Fridge in room, channels for YouTube and Netflix.
Huge shower with shampoo and soap on pump.
Breakfast wow, the works. Pool and loungers. Garden walk and excellent lounge with library.
Close to restaurants, FOMO coffee shop Local Spar and 2nd hand book shop.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Seonaid Beningfield, Owner at One-On-Hely
Responded 11 Nov 2021
Wow, thank you for this wonderful review and honest, detailed feedback which certainly helps us to strive to give the best guest experience and achieve service excellence We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you both again. Kind Regards One on Hely team
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chrispsj wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived in Mtunzini after an absence of nearly 25 years having previously lived here . Drove around town late on a Friday afternoon looking for a place to stay and came across One on Hely. The owner Seonaid was very welcoming and friendly and happy to put me up as a walk in, not something everyone does. Super rooms, spotless with great seaviews. One of the best breakfasts I have ever eaten.... Highly reccommended and look forward to returning with my family for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't miss breakfast ! It's wonderful!
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Response from Seonaid Beningfield, Owner at One-On-Hely
Responded 30 Jul 2020
Thank you for this lovely review and I look forward to hosting you and your family soon!
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HertsJosh wrote a review Sept 2020
Much Hadham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A true hidden gem in a wonderful area that is often overlooked as one travels up north. The boutique hotel has attention to detail, superb personal touches and a truly international standard. Birding is one of the main reasons one would visit Mtunzini, yet there is so much more. Rafia Palm forests, River cruises, Deep Sea Fishing and endless beaches are just a few delights in this little gem. that is fortunately bypassed by the mass tourism market.
Highly Recommended-for discerning guests
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Upper floor rooms have distant sea views/all rooms have beautiful garden views
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Response from Seonaid Beningfield, Owner at One-On-Hely
Responded 09 Sept 2020
Thank you Josh we so appreciate your wonderful review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Much appreciated!
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Wade French wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One on Hely is an absolute must!
The location, sea views, landscaped gardens, spacious and beautiful decorated rooms are of the highest standards. A Gem of the Mtunzini town, which has so much on offer if you enjoy the outdoors. We had a wonderful weekend. 10/10 in my opinion.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Seonaid Beningfield, Owner at One-On-Hely
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Thank you for your fabulous review and more so, we are grateful that your stay exceeded your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Compass561101 wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of 15 friends staying at One-on Hely. This is the perfect location for exploring the area and enjoying the spectacular walking trails either through the forests or on the beach. The town is also close by and has great restaurants and coffee shops. The accommodation was perfect for us and so comfortable. The service and food was impeccable.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Seonaid Beningfield, Owner at One-On-Hely
Responded 18 Jun 2024
Thank you so much for this wonderful review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and exploring our little village trails, birding, flora and fauna . My apologies for not seeing the review before today. Much appreciated.
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sandieanne wrote a review Feb 2023
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to move accommodation due to the area we had found ourselves in, prior to this stay, due to personal circumstances.
The welcome received was so warm & the property was in a beautiful setting within the tree canopy, which stretched all the way to the Indian Ocean.
The bedroom, ensuite & balcony was lovely, comfortable & very clean.
The staff were friendly & nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast which was included was delicious. Amazing museli full of nuts, orange juice., tasty toast & preserves, full English & our favourite the cheese omelette. It was so light & tasted delicious.
They accommodated us until the day we left which was so kind due to the situation we found ourselves in.
We would stay again in this beautiful place in the village of Mtunzini
Thank you all so much it was such a pleasure being with you all over the past week & our new friend Frank, the Boston terrier.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking at the accommodation is plentiful for guests. The main street of Mtunzini has 2 small...
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Journey33900589441 wrote a review Jun 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Gem in Mtunzini! Host is amazing and very accommodating. Staff are polite and friendly.

Barge Trip on the River organized by the Host was scenic and peaceful!

It is a warm and welcoming place to stay and is very comfortable and relaxing with a great view of the sea.

Really loved my time there!
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Seonaid Beningfield, Owner at One-On-Hely
Responded 18 Jun 2024
Thank you for taking the time to do a review, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and exploring our beautiful village of Mtunzini. Much appreciated.
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sheopershadvikar wrote a review Feb 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always a pleasure staying at One on Hely good food, accommodating rooms and excellent host. the accommodation is easy access convenient, excellent view. Host is very accommodating, friendly and does above and beyond.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Seonaid Beningfield, Owner at One-On-Hely
Responded 27 Mar 2021
Thank you for your great review and warm affirmation that we are getting it right. We really appreciate the feedback and my staff are the stars here for their commitment and loyalty and striving for excellence. Much appreciated and we look forward to hosting you again.
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sandieanne wrote a tip Feb 2023
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom153 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking at the accommodation is plentiful for guests. The main street of Mtunzini has 2 small malls, a Spar & a few cafes just about 300m . "
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Riaan Oberholzer wrote a tip Oct 2021
Mossel Bay, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are in the vicinity of Mtunzini, you must stop there, otherwise you will miss out "
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Belinda D wrote a tip Sept 2021
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book room 2 for best view"
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HertsJosh wrote a tip Sept 2020
Much Hadham, United Kingdom124 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upper floor rooms have distant sea views/all rooms have beautiful garden views"
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Colin wrote a tip Feb 2020
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"sea view, on the upper level But there is a luxury suite downstairs"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,479 - R 2,938 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandMtunzini
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about One-On-Hely
Which popular attractions are close to One-On-Hely?
Nearby attractions include Umlalazi Nature Reserve (0.8 km) and Mtunzini Beach (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at One-On-Hely?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at One-On-Hely?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at One-On-Hely?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at One-On-Hely?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to One-On-Hely?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Clay Oven, Vista Lagoa Portuguese Restaurant, and Twigs.
Are there opportunities to exercise at One-On-Hely?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is One-On-Hely located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Mtunzini.
Are any cleaning services offered at One-On-Hely?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.