Lalaria
25A Dolphin Crescent, Shaka's Rock 4420 South Africa
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#1 of 2 lodges in Shaka's Rock
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Luxury
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkelling
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

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25A Dolphin Crescent, Shaka's Rock 4420 South Africa
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Car recommended
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King Shaka Intl Airport
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Hingey1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Wokingham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two night here on the way to Balito and can’t fault Lalaria. It’s very small but lovely and clean with good sized rooms. There’s a very cute honesty bar and stunning views of the beach. Tony and Linda are consummate hosts and nothing is too much trouble, extremely helpful people. We had dinner with them after we left and had a wonderful evening.
Thoroughly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dona Womack wrote a review Jan 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lalaria lodge is a great place to spend a night en route to or from Durban Airport which is an easy 20 minute drive away.
The lodge is quiet and friendly with spacious rooms and comfortable beds. The public space is generous with spectacular views over the coast.
We enjoyed swimming on the local beach and in the pool.
Breakfast is individually prepared and there's a well stocked bar.
Friendly service makes Lalaria a delightful alternative to an impersonal hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Destination620239 wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked at the recommendation of previous guests, whom we met last year, after we had had a less than satisfactory visit to the Oyster Box. We were welcomed and given a beautiful room on the top floor with a view of both the pool and the sea. We arrived at 7pm, for a one night stay on our way north to the Drakensberg Mts, after an 8 hour flight from Dubai and didn't feel like going out. Linda immediately offered to get us a "takeaway" and put a glass of wine in our hands. Room was very comfortable and breakfast delicious. Excellent service. We will come again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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vrajas418605 wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lalaria is absolutely gorgeous. The set up and flow of the house is easy and you get an undisturbed view the ocean. Easy access to the beach and shops close by made our stay more enjoyable. The location is perfect and the space was perfect for 12, everyone loved the house and had a very enjoyable weekend.
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Date of stay: February 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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Gavin G wrote a review Jan 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a wonderful New Year at Lalaria, welcoming 2017 looking out at the stunning fireworks along the beach.
Hosts Tony and Lynda could not have been more accommodating, organising taxis and offering to arrange dinner reservations.
The room we had was phenomenal, clean and spacious with fantastic sea views. Breakfast delivered by the team every morning was delicious, with hot and cold options, tea, coffee and juices.
Staff really couldn't do enough for us. This was tremendous value for money and we would highly recommend this B&B to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tellitlikeitwas wrote a review Mar 2012
Tellitlikeitwas
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden up a little back road, Dolphin Crescent, is this gem of a b&b. Our room was immaculate and had sea views in two directions. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious, with both a large bath and a shower. Our host and hostess were very friendly, chatting to us and giving us valuable information for our trip while we ate a delicious breakfast. We would highly recommend Lalaria Lodge as a place to stop for a night or two. It is within twenty minutes' drive of Durban's airport but does not suffer from aircraft noise. Shakas Rock itself we did not find particularly exciting, although the beach is beautiful. We arrived the day after a mini-typhoon, so the weather was not particularly good but the beach was very dramatic. We would have liked to stay another night but our itinerary did not allow it.
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Date of stay: March 2012
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 as a couple
Room Tip: Our room - which we highly recommend - was downstairs on the right.
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bennetbabe wrote a review Apr 2017
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked Lalaria Lodge as a place to stop over after the flight from the UK, before beginning our tour around KwaZulu Natal. Such a lovely welcoming place with an ocean view to die for! Superb room, thank you kindly for the unexpected but very much appreciated upgrade, with everything you could need and more. Lindsay and Barry are delightful hosts who are more than happy to advise and assist with dinner reservations and taxi bookings, as well as finding the time to sit and chat with you over a few drinks! Breakfast was a delicious selection of cold and hot, cooked to order. Perfect! Only stayed here the one night which on reflection was a bit of a mistake!
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Dirk Franke wrote a review Sept 2016
Glienicke, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two days at Lalaria and enjoyed it very much. The rooms are excellent and spacious, the house being situated wonderfully above the beach. Linda and Tony are exceptionally welcoming and helpful hosts and offer food of superb quality. Highly recommendable!
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cherrill P wrote a review Mar 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights here at the end of 3 busy weeks touring South Africa - to chill and top up our tans. Unfortunately it rained most of the time - but we had a very comfortable room with sea views,TV and WiFi and the house has many relaxing areas both inside and out plus an honesty bar. Our hosts Tony & Linda couldn't have been more helpful and recommended and organised taxis to a different restaurant each evening. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Harrysp wrote a review Jan 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great locality, saw dolphins from the terrace at breakfast. Tony & Linda went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and sent us off with great directions for our next stop. Very comfortable rooms and delicious breakfast.Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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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GuernseyDonkey asked a question Mar 2019
Guernsey, Channel Islands125 contributions193 helpful votes
Are there any pubs and restaurants in walking distance please. Thank you.
Answer from Soggypitch1
Market Harborough, United Kingdom37 contributions26 helpful votes
You can walk but we got a 5 minute taxi to a recommended restaurant.
gill b wrote a tip Jul 2018
Eccleshall, United Kingdom61 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the honeymoon suite on the top floor - amazing !!!!"
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Mischa60 wrote a tip May 2018
Leics. U.K.22 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea views are best but more expensive."
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Nigel C wrote a tip Oct 2017
Pool, United Kingdom18 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea view rooms have an amazing view."
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suckingspider wrote a tip May 2017
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If possible take the room in the 1st floor. You'll never forget the seaview when you wake up ;-)"
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Dale0042 wrote a tip Apr 2017
Oxford, UK119 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 5 could not be beaten"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,093 - R 1,493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalShaka's Rock
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lalaria
Which popular attractions are close to Lalaria?
Nearby attractions include Ballito Lifestyle Centre (0.4 km), Granny's Pool (1.1 km), and TASPA - The Hippie Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lalaria?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Lalaria?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lalaria?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lalaria?
Conveniently located restaurants include Siggi's German Restaurant & Pub, Pangeli Poke Bar, and Two Shrimps.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lalaria?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lalaria have airport transportation?
Yes, Lalaria offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Lalaria located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Shaka's Rock.
Does Lalaria have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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