Sala Beach House

Sala Beach House

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Very spacious and comfortable room
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Sala Beach House Swimming Pool
Pool & Beach (4)
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5.0
#1 of 2 hostels in Shaka's Rock
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Situated on KwaZulu-Natal’s verdant North Coast, Sala Beach House offers the ultimate coastal escape, with 5-star service, tranquillity and wellness amongst the palm trees. A place where it feels more like staying with an old friend than it does a hotel. The main house features 4 guestrooms and 3 suites, whilst a self-contained 3-bedroom exclusive use villa boasts its own pool, living area and kitchen for those who would prefer a little more privacy. Enjoy private access to a protected tidal pool and swimming beach or explore unspoilt rocky expanses and secluded coves. The Spa provides a serene retreat, offering thoughtfully designed treatments which spark the senses and inspire connection to oneself and to nature. Activities in the area include deep sea fishing, golf, surfing and microlighting. From crashing waves to whispering wind, singing birds to the sublime sound of silence, bask in the splendour of the Dolphin Coast. Just 20 minutes from King Shaka International Airport, Sala Beach House is the perfect break between safari escapes in the Zululand reserves 3 hours away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Golf course
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Fishing
Patio
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

Location

75 Ocean Drive, Shaka's Rock 4399 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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eva k wrote a review Dec 2023
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is truly a piece of paradise. The property is beautifully designed, inside and outside. The views are breathtaking and swimming in the sea, the pool or the sea-pool were all right at our doorsteps. The chef is amazing and each meal was a wonderful culinary experience. Meals or drinks can be taken in the garden, the front patio, in one of the inside dinning areas or at the fire pit and each area feels has a different but equally wonderful ambiance. Every single member of staff was outstanding and devoted to make our stay special. We were very sad to have to leave and hope to return one day to this truly spectacular place!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Amanvari wrote a review Feb 2023
Trafalgar, South Africa220 contributions89 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exquisite location, decor, design and ambience. The staff service level is exceptional and the spa experience blissful.

We have stayed here and also just visited for their Escape to Sala lunch and spa package and we can honestly say that Sala Beach is 10/10!🌴
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Date of stay: February 2023
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I B wrote a review Jun 2023
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the most wonderful mid-week getaway at Sala Beach House. We decided to re-name it SALA FOREVER because should we visit Ballito again that's where we'll be! Kind, friendly staff and management who went more than the extra mile to ensure our every wish was granted and even more. Set in a beautiful modern tropical wonderland, the rooms are comfortable, indulgent and everything is provided. Great decor, calm ambiance and delicious food whether in the dining area or room service. The in-house Spa was a bonus to indulge in. Peace and quiet in abundance with the sound of ocean waves. We recommend it highly for anyone wanting a Boutique Hotel experience with magnificent ocean views..
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Date of stay: June 2023
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kimtshabalala wrote a review Jul 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came for my birthday with my mom and upon arrival I was questioning if this place was good for a mother daughter trip as it looked rather romantic lol. From the moment we got out the car we were welcomed to Sala and given hand towels and guided in. The entire property is just breathtaking, we were offered beverages as our bags were taken to our room. We headed upstairs to our room and the moment the doors open all I could see was a tranquil neutral minimal heaven and the ocean. It’s 180 degrees of ocean front. The staff is absolutely amazing, welcoming and friendly. The turn down service is so cute with a note that gives you the next days weather, breakfast area outside is out of this world. Beach access is a plus. I would recommend this to everyone. Once you’ve experienced this place nothing else lives up to the standard.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Zinhle Mthembu, Guest Services / Front Office at Sala Beach House
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Dear Kim, Thank you so much for choosing to spend such a special occasion with us. We are incredibly delighted to read that the team were able to create a fantastic experience for you. Sala truly is a little piece of paradise! We are so glad that you and mom were well taken care of and felt pampered. We cannot wait for your next visit to Sala! Warm Regards, Zinhle Mthembu
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Louise wrote a review Apr 2024
Worksop, United Kingdom23 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location and the beach house are both absolutely breathtaking.
We could not have imagined how amazing this beach house was going to be.
The rooms and facilities are absolutely exquisite
The stuff went above and beyond to make our stay special and were more than happy to accommodate dietary requirements.
Special thanks to Ayanda for preparing me some amazing vegetarian food as well as his team.
I would also like to thank Walter, who was such a knowledgeable and professional mixologist.
Thank you as well to Henk and Zenhle for looking after us.
For all the staff whose names we do not know whether it’s the waitresses and waiters or the housekeepers or groundstaff. Thank you so much for making this an amazing amazing experience.
Would absolutely recommend this as a place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Sindisiwe U wrote a review Oct 2022
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment I stepped in to the moment I left; heavenly. I absolutely love the personal service, every one was so pleasant, it felt like home away from home!

The Spa treatment was incredible, the therapists very attentive.

We are definitely coming back.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Alexandra Jonker, Marketing at Sala Beach House
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Hi Sindi, Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are so happy you enjoyed the service and the Spa Treatments. Look forward to seeing you again soon, Nicky
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SassySista wrote a review Jul 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa217 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unbelievably beautiful and serene boutique hotel - in winter we’ve had days of 25’c and so have been lazing around the pool after a morning walk on the beach. The hotel has direct beach access. Honestly cannot think of a better place to be in winter in South Africa 🇿🇦
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Zinhle Mthembu, Guest Services / Front Office at Sala Beach House
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Dear SassySista, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your stay. We truly are privileged to have beautiful weather all year round. Our location is truly ideal, by being so close to the ocean and giving you direct access to the beach. We hope to welcome you back again soon for another great stay at Sala. Best Regards, Zinhle Mthembu Hotel Manager
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debbiem1932017 wrote a review Dec 2023
Durban, South Africa33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The views were amazing, tropical elegance, service was professional, the food was DeLiCiOuS!!! The mixologist created the perfect drink for my husband and the waitrons made sure we were taken care of. 5 star experience in Ballito
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Lovetravelling57 wrote a review Sept 2023
Karratha, Australia1,020 contribution96 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had sundowner drinks here and it was fabulous! Excellent service and a gorgeous view. The fire pit was lit which created a cosy atmosphere. Beautifully decorated interior. We saw whales breeching right in front of us. The drinks were cold and refreshing Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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m00reh0use wrote a review Feb 2024
Portrush, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sala beach house is a haven. The staff, location and hotel exceeded all our expectations. Would 100% recommend to anyone visiting that area. Tidal pool at the far end of the beach is great for swimming as the waves on the beach make it tricky for non swimmers
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Date of stay: February 2024
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I Bro wrote a tip May 2024
Eastern Cape, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are steps down from private parking but staff always come up to meet & escort you to your room personally"
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debbiem1932017 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Durban, South Africa33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book months in advance for the December period "
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Lynsey Jane wrote a tip Oct 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No iron or ironing board in the room but they offer laundry and ironing service which is very quick and very reasonable. Suncream provided. "
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I B wrote a tip Jun 2023
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are stairs down to the hotel but staff always around to assist. Take your costume the beach is on your doorstep."
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Chip G wrote a tip May 2023
Houston, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out the artwork & details of the decor in the common areas. Keep the door to the balcony closed when away-the monkeys can be naughty."
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PRICE RANGE
R 6,555 - R 9,023 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalShaka's Rock
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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