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Anchor's Rest Guest House

14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
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Anchor's Rest Guest House has an "Essential Services Certificate" where we are allowed to accommodate essential service workers. We are adhering to the strictest hygiene and sanitising standards. These have been developed by industry partners within the hospitality and tourism sectors, while incorporating mandatory and recommended actions by the World Health Organisation (WHO). We are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, regarding the safety of our establishment and our staff members. We look forward to welcoming you back to Anchor’s Rest Guest House. Anchor’s Rest is a small, friendly, relaxed guest house with the emphasis on peace, tranquility and the personal touch. Whether you are on holiday or business, we will provide you with an ideal retreat and a warm welcome.Tropical gardens, sparkling pool, warm ambiance and excellent service await you at Anchor's Rest, located in the center of Umhlanga Rocks. An easy walk to the shops, restaurants, coffee bars, beaches and vibrant night life. The Guesthouse boasts four fully appointed en-suite bedrooms all of which are Wireless Internet enabled, with all the luxury and comfort for which we have become renowned.Each suite is delightfully furnished and has every modern facility, convenience and comfort - including air-conditioning and heating, king size bed with cool cotton percale linen, complimentary bathroom toiletries, hospitality tray, books and magazines for guests’ reading pleasure, personal safe and hairdryer. All rooms lead directly to the pool or garden and have private entrances.A full English or Continental Breakfast is served every morning.After a busy day sight-seeing, or sun tanning on the beach, relax around a sparkling pool, enjoying the magnificent weather and warm hospitality of the hosts. In the evening, bar-b-que under the stars, dine al fresco in the gardens, or stroll into Umhlanga to enjoy a variety of cuisine at any number of good quality restaurants.Secure off street parking is provided, airport transfers, car hire and private tours can be arranged. Solar heated swimming pool. Visa, MasterCard and Diners credit card facilities. Daily laundry service. Children 10 years and older are welcome.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
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English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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bwilli540237 wrote a review 02 May
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Walking distance to the beach and shops. Great hosts. Nice for a weekend away. Breakfast was quick and tasty. Bed was comfy. Would have been happy to stay longer if time allowed. Some rare plants in the garden too.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Emarie B wrote a review Apr 2021
Paarl, South Africa706 contributions216 helpful votes
This is our favourite guesthouse in Durban. The omelettes for breakfast are outstanding, and the location is very close the boardwalk on the beach. Ice machine, honesty bar with wide variety of drinks.
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Date of stay: April 2021
AndreanaOchse wrote a review Apr 2021
Benoni, South Africa48 contributions4 helpful votes
The accommodation is lovely. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The breakfast is generous and our hosts were wonderful. So convenient that the accommodation is around the corner from the village, shops and the beach.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
wrudol880405 wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
Very friendly people and excellent service with clean and spacious rooms. All Covid requirements are in place and followed. I will definitely stay there again on my next business trip to KZN and will recommend it to my colleagues.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
bronwynvanrooyen wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
We had a lovely 2 night stay over Anchor's Rest, we were there on a business trip but it really felt like we were at home. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The guest house is centrally based and close to all amenities. The property and rooms are very clean and comfortable. Everything works well even during load shedding, the only problem was that we couldn't connect to wifi during this time. Having said that on non load shedding days the wifi connectivity was great. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
US$58 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anchor's Rest Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Mindgame Escape (0.2 km), Africa Art Gallery (0.2 km), and Makiwa Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Havana, The Chefs' Table, and Butcher Boys (Umhlanga).
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Anchor's Rest Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (5.9 km).