Fairlight Beach House

Fairlight Beach House

1 Margaret Bacon Avenue Cnr. South Beach Road, Umdloti 4319 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 4 guest houses in Umdloti
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Fairlight offers every comfort in 7 individually decorated rooms and luxury apartment. This luxury four-star rated guest house caters for the individual to couples and families. Begin your day with Fairlight's famously indulgent full house or lighter continental breakfast. Each room in this distinctive guest house is serviced daily by Fairlight's friendly team. Furnished at the highest quality, a stay at Fairlight translates into guests enjoying warm hospitality with every home comfort. Fairlight's selection of double, self-catering and family accommodation come standard with a bathroom en-suite, DSTV, hospitality trays, ample cupboard space, bar refrigeration, hairdryers, ceiling fans and air-con. Complimentary Wi-Fi and secure parking are also provided. Enjoy the beach or relax around the lush poolside. Just 10 mins from King Shaka Int. Airport and close to golf courses, tourism/ leisure and business centres.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Special diet menus
Beach
Babysitting
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
VIP room facilities
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans

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1 Margaret Bacon Avenue Cnr. South Beach Road, Umdloti 4319 South Africa
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mas0nh0me wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and very comfortable. Staff very welcoming, breakfast was very wholesome, close to the airport, very accessible to the beach and on the quiet side of Umdloti. Would certainly recommend Fairlight Beach House as a place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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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WindermereGolfer - John T wrote a review Jan 2020
Caleta de Fuste, Spain
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fairlight Beach House was the seventh and last of our accommodations for our 21 night Kwa Zulu Natal tour. It was chosen for its location, handy for Durban and in particular King Shaka airport as our return flight to the UK departed at 7.30am.
We received a warm welcome form the team Colin the owner employs. Colin is an excellent host to chat to and he was even up at 5am for our early departure.
Good secure parking.
Our room was The Colin Room on the side but it still had ocean view as the pictures will indicate. It was a good size but yet again no luggage racks so luggage placed on the single bed that was in the alcove of the room. Very clean well stocked tea and coffee welcome tray. Bathroom had a good shower and a great stock of towels.
Sitting on the room balcony watching the sunrise over the Indian Ocean was a real treat and we had the cheeky little visitors again.
Breakfast was cold buffet with freshly cooked to order hot. Staff very friendly and attentive. View from the breakfast room of the Indian Ocean and the outside balcony was great for sitting with coffee dolphin spotting and watching the early morning surfers.
Fairlight Beach House is a short walk along the front from Umdloti centre where there a few good restaurants.
Thanks Colin and team for a relaxing 3 night stay before our 12 hour flight back to the UK, we would certainly stay again and look to book a front room.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a front room
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Leanne R wrote a review Dec 2021
Na'an, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is now my fourth visit to Fairlight, my pre- or post-flight haven In Umhloti. Set in a quiet seaside town 5 minutes from the airport, this guesthouse is the place to come to relax, clear the cobwebs and enjoy glorious views of the Indian Ocean. The rooms are beautifully decorated and always spotless. A wonderful full breakfast is served daily, during which the amazing, friendly owner Colin does the rounds, chatting to his guests. I love everything about this place and can’t to return.
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Date of stay: November 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
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Response from C Deeb, Owner at Fairlight Beach House
Responded 04 Dec 2021
Hi Leanne, It is always an absolute pleasure hosting you in our home. Thank you for the amazing review and kind words. We cannot wait to see you again. Regards, Colin & Team
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Kris wrote a review May 2022
Guernsey, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Fairlight Guesthouse was the first place we stayed in during our visit to South Africa and I don’t know if any other place will be able to beat it. It was absolutely perfect - all the staff, the rooms, the views, the breakfast…just beautiful! It was like staying with old family friends, everyone was so welcoming and friendly. All the areas and rooms in the guesthouse are beautifully done with attention to detail. Feels like giving 5 stars is not enough!!! This is must stay place when visiting Umdloti.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jane F wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of this guesthouse could not be better. The place itself has everything you could want, is very clean and well furnished, and the bedrooms of an excellent size, and very comfortable. The view from our balcony was brilliant and we watched the surfers every morning and evening. The breakfast was excellent with fresh fruit, yoghurt, cold meats and cooked breakfast. We had an early morning flight and needed to leave at 3.30am! Colin got up to see us off, and also gave us a picnic to take with us as we would be missing breakfast. Would highly recommend and we aim to go back again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We has a sea view and it was excellent
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odie240 wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fairlight Beach House is one of the best places I've stayed in thus far. The place is beautifully decorated. The rooms have a breath taking view of the ocean. The whole establishment has welcoming atmosphere and you feel like part of the family. I would recommend Fairlight Beach House to any one whose looking for a memorable experience.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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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Andy C wrote a review May 2022
Sandton, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away. Our suite was everything you could ask for: a private entrance right next to your secure parking, everything spotlessly clean, and all working well, a very comfortable bed, fast wi-fi, and the most superb views of the surf (from your bed even). Then there's also your own private section of the deck, with table and chairs - and then just a few metres to the dining room where we really enjoyed our breakfasts! The staff are very friendly, and the host makes sure your every need is met. We could not recommend Beachhouse and their own brand of coffee highly enough!!!
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Date of stay: May 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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SelaShine wrote a review Sept 2020
Bogota, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Umdloti is gorgeous and the beach house is the perfect location for anybody wanting a relaxing stay by the seaside. Staff was extremely professional, efficient and friendly. The breakfast is so delicious. Slept like a dream w the sound of the waves close by, wake up to beautiful sunrises and catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins in the water. Total dream!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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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Greg49 wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My fifth stay at the Fairlight beach House. The standard of the rooms is always of a very high standard, as is the service and attention to detail by the owners. You really can't beat the location overlooking a superb beach. Fully recommend the Fairlight.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 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 C Deeb, Owner at Fairlight Beach House
Responded 18 Apr 2021
Hi Greg, Many thanks for the great review. We are happy that once again you had a great stay. Take care and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Colin and The Fairlight Team
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Samantha L wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful experience. The accomodation is superb and in a perfect setting. The family who runs and owns it make you feel so welcome. The staff are very good. We stayed in the self catering apartment and it is spacious and comfortable. Breakfasts at the main house are very good
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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
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from CA79Deeb, Owner at Fairlight Beach House
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hi Samantha, Thanks so much for staying with us. We really enjoy having you and your family. We are very grateful for your kind words and wonderful review. We hope to see you again. Regards, Colin and the Fairlight Team
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Gillian T asked a question Sept 2017
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire70 contributions82 helpful votes
Please can you give some imformation regarding airport transfers, we have a flight which leaves at 9.40 am. Thank you
Answer from CA79Deeb
Durban, South Africa
Hi Gillian, a taxi can easily be arranged from the guest house to the airport.
Edwin P wrote a tip Apr 2024
Eibergen, The Netherlands94 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No fridge on your room!"
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Susanne412 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Sandton, South Africa1,782 contribution216 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid to stay in the main house rooms"
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Jane D wrote a tip Jun 2022
Leyland42 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good but the Louise room has a bath."
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samkoschi wrote a tip Apr 2022
Frankfurt, Germany323 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had one of the honeymoon suites and the room was amazing."
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David B wrote a tip Mar 2020
Sudbury, United Kingdom193 contributions107 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Louise Room for the space and view."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,921 - R 2,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmdloti
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairlight Beach House
Which popular attractions are close to Fairlight Beach House?
Nearby attractions include The Pottery Gallery (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairlight Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fairlight Beach House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Fairlight Beach House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairlight Beach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bel Punto, Mundo Vida, and Bush Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairlight Beach House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Fairlight Beach House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (12.0 km).
Does Fairlight Beach House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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