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The Albatros Guest House

20 Homestead Road, Margate 4285 South Africa
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#1 of 60 in Margate
Situated on the sunny South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, Margate is one of the prime holiday destinations in South Africa. The Albatros Guest House & Golf Tours. Situated within walking distance of the beach & bustling village, while at the same time in the middle of the notorious 'Golf Coast'. From the pool deck or your own private balcony, you have an expansive 180° sea view, where you can relax and watch whales & dolphins which abound during the natural phenomenon of the annual sardine run, 'the greatest shoal on earth'. Each of our luxury air-conditioned rooms has a full en-suite or private bathroom (shower & bath), TV, tea & coffee, and balcony with sea view. Breakfast is enjoyed on the deck in the mornings - a great way to start the day. Children over 12 years are welcome. Other facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, bar, pool table and undercover braai (barbecue) area. If lazing around the pool is not for you, there is plenty to keep you busy during your stay with us. Sandy beaches stretch for miles along the coast of the warm Indian ocean, which offers a variety of activities including safe, protected swimming, surfing, or scuba diving with the sharks at Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal. Whale & dolphin watching boat trips, angling and deep sea fishing trips are also very popular. For the avid golfer, the area boasts 6 of South Africa's top 100 golf courses according to the Complete Golfer Rankings, which are guaranteed to test your skills & astound you with their scenery.For the nature lover or adrenalin junkie, extreme adventures at the spectacular white river rafting - in season. There are a host of restaurants & pubs, where you can enjoy a quick bite to eat or a leisurely evening meal. A visit to a crocodile farm, a flip in a microlite, gambling at the Wild Coast Casino, arts & crafts, horse riding we have it all.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Game room
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Nomali wrote a review Aug 2021
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The place , the view, the hospitality , everything was perfect. The hosts were amazing. Bessie is the sweetest lady you will ever meet. She welcomed us with open arms, like we were old friends. Everything was perfect. The breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed out stay. We'll definitely be back
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Choose a double room, they are large and you won't have to leave the room to go to the bathroom.
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Rob Kermack wrote a review Mar 2021
Durban, South Africa56 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently enjoyed a weekend away at this guesthouse. We had noted all the great reviews it had received and decided to see for ourselves. We were warmly welcomed by host and owner Bessie, who quickly processed our arrival and undertook all the necessary Covid protocols. Thereafter we were shown how to get to our room, which was situated on the top (second) floor of the building. Whilst there are a number of stairs to contend with if parked on the lower parking level, it is more than made up for by the great views experienced from any of the rooms on any level. The room itself was clean, comfortable and of a decent size. We had all the necessary items such as DSTV, a wall safe, coffee station and a good sized bar fridge (for your own items you may want to keep cold). It should be noted that whilst there used to be a pub facility on the property, the license has been removed due to a creche opening on the next door property. However, you are permitted to bring your own drinks to the room, which from a cost perspective, in a plus. The swimming pool situated directly in front of the property was crystal clear and provided a stunning outlook both day and at night. What is quite unique, is that there is an undercover braai area, which can be booked for exclusive use by any guests to enjoy. This is an extremely well catered for facility, with a coal braai, gas braai, full sized fridge and a number of iron pots that can all be utilised to make for a great braai occasion and being all undercover, no issues should it rain. We also noted a sauna, pool table and board games to help keep entertained in need. The breakfasts are also excellent, with a good variety of self service items to select from and a full hot breakfast of your choice chosen off a menu, which is served directly to the table. All in all, this is an establishment that is definitely worth a visit. Great hosts too that stay on the premises.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Top floor rooms will have the best views
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Passenger669848 wrote a review Jan 2020
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My husband and I stayed at the Guesthouse in December 2019. The owner (Bessie) and the staff welcomed us warmly and our two night stay was amazing. The breakfast is amazing, the rooms are clean and the staff is always willing go the extra mile to make your stay comfortable. Thanks for the chats Bessie, some of your stories are hilarious 😂, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves 💐
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
theroncee wrote a review Sep 2019
Pretoria80 contributions32 helpful votes
Had an absolutely wonderful stay at The Albatros - from the welcome to the departure! From the moment I stepped into the reception area and being warmly welcomed like an old friend (despite it being my first visit) - to my departure was just absolutely wonderful. The hosts are excellent, and made sure that all my needs were met. My room and bathroom was spacious, neatly kept, had everything in that I needed and also had a balcony with a beautiful view of the ocean! Breakfast was not only delicious and very tasty, but also a pleasant surprise, as it comes with a menu that has a variety of options. The presentation on your plate is really something to behold. Do not skip breakfast at The Albatros - you will just simply miss out on a appetizing meal to start off your day! The Albatros comes highly recommended - and will indeed become my place to stay whenever I am on business in Margate!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Response from The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House
Responded 06 Sep 2019
Good evening, Thank you for taking the time to place such a Brilliant review for us. We so glad you have enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you very soon again. We will share your fantastic review and compliments with our team. Kind regards and looking forward to host you in Albatros Guest House again. Andre, Bessie and Team
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Snetty M wrote a review Jul 2018
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My name is Sinethemba Mhlong from North Kwa-ZULU NATAL Richardsbay Firstly we were warmly welcomed by the owner such a nice lady .The staff is amazing ...kept our room clean and cozy nice balcony wow what a great view .Waking up in the morning and you see dolphins by the see what more could you ask for. The breakfast was delicious and best coffee they make. My partner was given a present from the owner when she noticed we were celebrating his birthday.That was so heart warming that you for making our weekend one of the pleasantly unforgettable.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Response from The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House
Responded 31 Jul 2018
Good morning, Thank you for sharing this brilliant review on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted to read you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our breakfast, clean room and our fantastic view of the ocean. We do look forward to your next visit. We will share your compliments with our team. Kind regards Andre, Bessie and Team
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US$69 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalMargate
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Albatros Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The Albatros Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Xcaped (0.3 km), Surf Action (0.5 km), and Skybar and Grill (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Albatros Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Albatros Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Albatros Guest House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Albatros Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Albatros Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Capannina, Keg & Galleon, and Lilly's Bread Bin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Albatros Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Albatros Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Does The Albatros Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.