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Anchor's Rest Guest House

14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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#2 of 18 guest houses 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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English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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BrianDeHon wrote a review Feb 2024
Watford, United Kingdom1 contribution
A very nice property with lots of character. Set in a quiet location near to shopping malls and restaurants. A family run guest house giving a warm welcome to anyone booking a break who were happy to give advice should you require it. A good selection of food available for breakfast. No more than 5 minutes from all major roads. Secure parking on site. An enjoyable stay.
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Hello Brian Thank you very much for your lovely complimentary review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Anchor's Rest and found the position of our guest house ideal for shopping and dining at restaurants. We hope that you will return for another visit in the future as we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Cilla and Peter
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thojem968785 wrote a review Feb 2024
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We had a wonderful stay at Anchors Rest. The ambience of the guesthouse is friendly, clean, upmarket.I would stay there again anytime. Within walking distance to shops, restaurants. Beautiful setting.
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Thank you so much for your most complimentary review. It is a pleasure for us to receive reviews like yours as then we know that we have met our guests expectations, and hopefully exceeded them. We hope that you will return for another visit in the near future as we look forward to seeing you again and welcoming you back to Anchor's Rest. Kind regards Cilla and Peter Rose
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FrequentFlier819283 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Anchors Rest is an absolute pleasure. The hosts are super friendly and very helpful. Beds and pillows are absolutely fantastic. staff are very friendly and efficient. I can defiantly recommend a stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Wow, thanks for your amazing review which was a pleasure to read. That is great news that you slept well and enjoyed your stay at Anchor's Rest. I have passed on your lovely comments to our staff, who were delighted. Hope you will come back for another stay in the near future. Kind regards Cilla and Peter Rose
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Birgit S wrote a review Jan 2024
Erfurt, Germany33 contributions13 helpful votes
Anchor’ s Rest is perfectly located, walking distance to the beach promenade with the lighthouse on one side and the little Forest Cafe in the other, cozy, friendly decorated and a little bit of Italian style, felt very welcome and enjoyed the pool and the honesty bar, it was really hot, Peter took care that we have everything we need to feel comfortable, very nice to stay in walking distance to Main Street with all the restaurants, enjoyed the stay so much, thanks for recommending Alwi’ s Drift Sauvignon Blanc, was my favorite on the whole trip, thanks again for the warm welcome and all the comfort in your house, highly recommended, Thomas & Birgit
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Date of stay: November 2023
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thakasile20 wrote a review Dec 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
The property should reconsider having a braai area for everyone. They are very welcoming but we had to eat take out daily while in durban. If they had braai area we were going to braai meat and some days eat it!
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Hello Thakasile Thank you for your review and favourable comment about our being very welcoming. With regards to your comments that we should have communal braai facilities. We have braai facilities for three of our guest rooms, which are the large superior rooms as they have private patios and well-equipped kitchenettes which are ideal for self-catering. The other three guest rooms which are booked on a bed and breakfast basis only, don't have braai facilities as these rooms don't have private patios or self-catering facilities. There isn't anywhere on the property that communal braai facilities can be located. It is advertised on our web site and all online booking websites that only the large superior rooms have braai facilities. When next making a booking, check to make sure that you have booked one of the large superior rooms as you will have your own braai facilities. Regards Cilla and Peter Rose
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lmeyer798884 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Spacious bedroom with comfy bed, spacious bathroom, great shower. Direct access to the garden and outside space with chairs and a table made quite private with well-placed plants in pots. Friendly people, great breakfast. You'll be delighted.
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ghogga983155 wrote a review Dec 2023
Ladysmith, South Africa1 contribution
A gem in Umhlanga- very tranquil but only a few minutes’ walk to shopping and eating places. Everything was organised thoughtfully for the comfort of guests.As a caffeine junkie I really appreciated great choice of teas and fresh ground coffee with a cafetière. Terrific breakfast too.
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jender237399 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Our stay was wonderful. lovely room with excellent self catering facilities set in a beautiful garden. The hosts have thought of everything! We did not find ourselves looking for a pIr pf scissors or paper towels for the kitchen etc . A quiet, safe neighbourhood within walking distance of restaurants and shops. A veey beautiful garden. with many thanks from Rajani and Jurgen Enders
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mariannah378 wrote a review Dec 2023
Katikati, New Zealand215 contributions8 helpful votes
I am so thrilled to have chosen this place for our last few days in Durban. We enjoyed the warm welcome we had from Cilla and the great chats we had with both of Cilla and Peter. Also enjoyed the breakfasts and Peter cooked a great English bacon and eggs. Also good views of a lightning storm at night, that was great. The restaurants and shops are just a 5 minute easy walk away. I would chose this house again for next time and then it's straight here from the airport. The beds are very comfortable. Next time I will chose the self catering room as it's bigger and better for when you have lots of luggage.
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dsimmi261236 wrote a review Nov 2023
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
I am very happy that I stayed at Cilla & Peters guest house - both are lovely hosts, you feel like coming home. My room (Jasmine) was big, all furniture and the bed are new, nice decorated, a closet with enough space, fridge, coffee station - I missed nothing. I love bathrooms & this one is big & new as well with shower and bath tub! Every room has an own small or bigger terrace where you can enjoy the sunset and see the ocean, that is only 5 walking minutes away. The pool is nice and clean, there are sun beds & you will be provided with beach towels. Breakfast & service like in a hotel. Selfservice at the bar, you pay what you took, easy handling. I stayed for 3 nights, but can imagine to stay much longer.
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R 1,166 - R 1,701 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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), Awesome Africa (0.5 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 The Grill Room at The Oyster Box Hotel, The Chefs' Table, and Little Havana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anchor's Rest Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Anchor's Rest Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Anchor's Rest Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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 (6.0 km).