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At the Brackens, we aim to provide comfortable accommodation in individually styled rooms in relaxing surroundings. Unwind by relaxing around the pool or take stroll or run around the leafy neighbourhood. Your hosts, James and Barbara, will assist you in selecting restaurants and other attractions from the excellent range of shops, and activities in the area. We have a number of great natural attractions such as Krantzkloof and Shongweni Nature Reserves as well as Inanda Dam. The popular Saturday's Shongweni Market and the "1000 Hills Experience" with its Zulu culture, arts and crafts are always a great drawcard to visitors . Brackens is within walking distance of the Old Main Road, the route used by the thousands of Comrades runners and Amashova Shova cyclists. With easy access to both N3 and M13 and situated midway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, it is the ideal stop-over for business and holiday travellers alike.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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20 Nqutu Road Albany, Hillcrest 3610 South Africa
Getting there
Louis Botha Airport38 km
Pietermaritzburg Airport38 km
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If you are looking for a place to sleep safely and comfortably, as well as have friendly staff and a decent breakfast, then this guesthouse will suit you well. If you are looking for five star luxury accommodation, then you will not be satisfied. You get what you pay for. I woul
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Our Flyball team from Johannesburg/Pretoria visited KZN for some shows at Shongweni.
We were warmly welcomed by our host James, who went out of his way for some VERY late arrivals (caught by a road closure on Van Reenens pass). The rooms were pleasant with nice homely touches. Th
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I was on a last minute trip to KZN and owner James accommodated me. Room was welcoming and comfortable. Breakfasts were sufficient. I will be staying at Brackens again when I am in the Hillcrest area in the future.
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Response from JamesMcCall, Owner at Brackens
Responded 26 Mar 2017
Hi Tim, Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure meeting you and would be great to see you again in the future. Enjoy the rest of 2017 James
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The room was dirty - dirt on the walls and floor. The towels had holes in them and were not changed for the 3 nights that I stayed there.
The breakfast tasted like it had been on offer all week - the fruit salad was old on the first morning but then was served again the next mor
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We needed a place to stay for 3 nights close to Kearsney College, and found "The Brackens", where we had a lovely, homely stay.
James, is a very kind and accommodating host, that will go the extra mile for his guests. The staff is friendly. The rooms, bedding and towels were cle
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Bedroom 5
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Room 5 entrance with 2 single beds
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Room 5
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Room 5 shower ensuite
"If you want seclusion and LOTS of space, ask for the room at the end of the garden."
"We stayed in the family cottage - lovely."
US$63 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalHillcrest
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