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Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House

28 Ridge Road Umhlanga, Durban 4319 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 21/06/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House
Updated 21/06/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 325 in Durban
Travellers' Choice
Comfort, light, privacy, breakfast with a view, 7 elegant ocean view bedrooms, pool, secure parking, free fast WiFi and a magnificent roof-top deck, yours to enjoy Durban sunshine and sweeping views of the Indian Ocean any time you wish. Contemporary yet warm, geared towards discerning travellers looking for tranquillity and outstanding ocean views, with a team of friendly staff dedicated to making every guest's stay as special as possible, Ocean Vista invites you to slow down, marvel at the ocean and feel at home in beautiful simplicity. Close enough to Umhlanga village and with easy access to main roads connecting you to the airport, beaches, golf courses, stadiums, best shopping malls and new business hubs. Regret no children under the age of 12 and not wheelchair friendly, due to nature of the property.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Walking tours
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Serbian, Xhosa, Zulu
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aberli598428 wrote a review 09 May
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a lovely weekend staying at the beautiful and stylish Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House. Snezana and her very competent team have created a safe haven near the hustle of Umhlanga Rocks. Set in a tropical garden we relaxed enjoying the spacious view from the roof top terrace. Room and breakfast were carefully selected and of highest quality. Thank you for making this weekend so memorable with your extra personal touches!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2022
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sdonck606544 wrote a review 06 May
Aartselaar, Belgium1 contribution
We enjoyed this place very much, the view on the roof was amazing, everybody was very friendly. Breakfast was very good. There was a safe car parking. We were close to the sea promenade and different restaurants.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Roger M wrote a review 03 May
Winchester, United Kingdom20 contributions10 helpful votes
We were warmly received and very well looked after during our stay by the owner and her delightful staff. The accommodation is very well designed, equipped and maintained. We very appreciated the magnificent view over the ocean from our bedroom and especially from the terrace. This was particularly enjoyable while indulging in breakfasts for kings. It was particularly impressive that the team were able to continue providing their professional service in the wake of the Durban floods and ensuing water restrictions... they certainly 'go the extra mile', even down to magical Zulu singing by Dorothy on our departure.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
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Response from Sne zana, Owner at Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for choosing our guest house for your accommodation in Umhlanga and for this beautiful review, it will be cherished. Thank you also for your words of wisdom, our chats were a daily inspiration to continue giving of our best! We strive to take good care of our guests and supporting you through water restrictions was a paramount, we can not be more grateful to have had your understanding when we could not do more! Dorothy is a gem, always happy to sing and proud her cooking deserved your mention as well and she made a difference to such a kind couple. With best wishes for a great school reunion week and only good memories from this visit to KZN, we wish you a safe trip back home and will look forward to the opportunity to welcoming you back to Ocean Vista.
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Foodie-in-the-West wrote a review 02 May
Krugersdorp, South Africa43 contributions10 helpful votes
Ocean Vista is located very close to restaurants and shopping malls yet so quiet it felt lightyears removed from the hustle and bustle of Umhlanga. When we stepped inside the overall feeling we got was of cleanliness and brightness. Our room was perfect with everything we needed for our stay and of course the fabulous balcony with endless ocean views - what a bonus! I could sit there all day and just watch the ships go by. The bathroom was large and what a pleasure to feel the ocean breeze coming through the window whilst taking a bath! Breakfast had an excellent variety of choices and what better way to start the day with views of the ocean right in front of you. The lounge and outside spaces were all clean and inviting and the staff are all very friendly. Snezana certainly is the hostess with the mostest and spoiled us rotten at breakfast on our anniversary by surprising us with a lovely chocolate cake, bubbly and a balloon with "Congratulations" written on it. Unexpected and very thoughtful, thank you Snezana! This is the place to stay at in Umhlanga if you want peace and quiet and beautiful views to top it all.
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Date of stay: April 2022
tcoelh162902 wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
Beautiful guesthouse with spacious room and bathroom overlooking the sea. Extremely clean with a Nespresso machine and a few snacks. A perfect getaway place. A lovely friendly host that made us feel very welcome...we will definitely visit again. :)
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Travelled
US$125 - US$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
Nearby attractions include La Lucia Mall (0.9 km) and The Escape Hunt Experience Durban (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Refresh Good Food Cafe, Europa, and Woolworths Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Serbian, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Vista Boutique Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (4.4 km).