Valley Lodge

2 Valley Drive Hillcrest, Durban 3610 South Africa
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The view from room 13a
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The view from the lounge looking towards the pool and reception & dining area.
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4.5
#5 of 100 guest houses in Durban
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Travellers' Choice

Finding an ideal luxury guest house in Durban does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Valley Lodge, a nice option for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk, and you can stay connected during your stay as Valley Lodge offers guests free wifi.

The guest house features room service, outdoor furniture, and newspaper. Plus, Valley Lodge offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out The Olive Garden, one of the Italian restaurants that can be found in Durban, which is a short distance from Valley Lodge.

Valley Lodge looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Durban.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Golf course
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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Vuyiswa C wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Valley lodge is a great place, Its like home away from home. They provide daily room cleaning, laundry service, the breakfast was tasty and delicious, WiFi is available, they have a pool, safe environment and convenient because it's near the mall and different restaurants. We had an awesome holiday, Thank you!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
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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Scenic491226 wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My children and I recently stayed at Valley Lodge for six weeks. During this time, the staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. From the perfect central location and delicious breakfasts, to the well-appointed rooms and lovely lawn area for the children, we leave with fond memories and will highly recommend it to family and friends.
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Date of stay: May 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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403nikki wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The setting was absolutely lovely, the table layout was set out according to Covid regulations and i found that the gesture of each person having a pen and pen with the Lodge name on it to be a very nice touch. We had asked for markers and a flip board and these had been provided for. Due to the fact that we had already organise our own snacks, the fact that you allowed us to still bring them and then supplied us with plates and such, i felt was very accommodating of your Lodge.

Your Staff were well present and found to be very helpful and accommodating and friendly. I would most certainly recommend yourselves to others. Thank you for always having accommodated us on such short notice.
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Date of stay: March 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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kimara T wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Valley Lodge with a wedding party. The Friday night the night before was at Valley Lodge and the wedding day was at another venue.

We asked for water for the urn and was told we should of asked earlier. Eventually had to fill water in our room while dressed in up in a suit and carried the filled urn to the garden. I don't feel that's very accommodating especially if you know you have a wedding party staying at your venue. This was just one thing amongst many that we asked for and got some story.

I also don't eat Beef and Pork for religious reasons which the venue was made aware of. I am not vegetarian. We paid R120 per day for breakfast. I got there and was told they don't have any other meat substitute and was given a vegetarian breakfast. Had I known that's what I would get for R120 I would of opted for the non breakfast option. The second day a few chicken strips was added which I still feel isn't value for money. I don't mind paying for something but it needs to be value for money.

This was my experience and I hope they improve their service because it's such a beautiful place but let down by the staff. I personally wouldn't recommend the place if you're having a function there.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Passport7486877655 wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Service, cleanliness, value, location, and sleep quality all good. Reason I give this an average rating is due to lack of disability and facilities for the aged. (e.g rooms with showers, no steps, hand rails, wheelchair access ect.)
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mill64 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our original plan was a 3 day visit, 2 days elsewhere and then return for 3 days. When the Corona virus restrictions were being put in place we had to cancel our second stay. The cancellation rules called for full payment so close to the time, but Joana took the deposit from the second booking and transferred it to the first booking, no extra charges at all. The staff (Sazi & Caster in particular) were amazing, the quality of the food perfect, facilities unbelievable. This place is a little paradise, we will definitely be visiting again on our return to the area.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
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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gregw6885 wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable stay with very friendly staff.
Rooms are clean and comfortable and any issues or requests are speedily dealt with.
Close enough to Durban for business purposes with easy access to main routes.
Reasonable provision made for load shedding should it occur
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 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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S200JBmarcd wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the first time I stayed at the Valley Lodge and it was a great experience. The service was fantastic and even though I arrived late at night, it was not an issue. Loved the breakfast service and the food was really good. The staff are super friendly and efficient. I had a meeting set up with colleauges and used the meeting room which was well equiped and the staff were very attentive. I will definitely be staying here again and I cannot wait.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 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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SightseekerKath wrote a review Feb 2024
32 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very spacious and comfortable room. Staff were great. We stayed one night only to attend a friend's 60th Birthday Party in Hillcrest and the location was very convenient. The rooms are quiet despite being near Inanda Road and the garden setting is great.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mattheus Campbell, Guest Services / Front Office at Valley Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Kath, We hope this mail finds you well. Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review, we look forward to having you back soon! Kind Regards Mattheus
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kshele446375 wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The overall stay was outstanding, the facilities are clean and accommodative. Breakfast was amazing.

Location was a bit tricky if you’re not from the area but best located, peaceful place to rewind whether with family or by yourself.
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Date of stay: July 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 Mattheus Campbell, Guest Services / Front Office at Valley Lodge
Responded 07 Aug 2023
Hi Kshele, Thank you for such a great review, and we are thoroughly happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope to have you back soon! Regards Mattheus
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Samantha wrote a tip Dec 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1-10 are lovely free standing rooms"
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Jan B wrote a tip Oct 2021
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 11 and 12 at the pool amazing"
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Jayesh wrote a tip Jun 2019
Randburg, South Africa12 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 13 and 14 are just above the reception, and can be a little noisier."
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Larina M wrote a tip Jul 2018
Boksburg, South Africa8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The double storey rooms are very nice."
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craigfoot01 wrote a tip Jun 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa21 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Offers standard and self catering"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,279 - R 1,749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Valley Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Valley Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Valley of a 1000 Hills (2.1 km), Makaranga Botanical Garden (5.2 km), and Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Valley Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Valley Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Valley Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Valley Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Valley Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oscars Cafe, Mozambik Hillcrest, and Bellevue Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Valley Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Valley Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Valley Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Valley Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Inchanga Railway Station (12.1 km).
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