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Crooked Tree Cottage

39 Hilken Drive Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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#3 of 18 guest houses in Umhlanga Rocks
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Crooked Tree Cottage now running for almost 20 years is a 6 room accommodation establishment in Umhlanga, Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, a premier destination that has the advantage of being close to business giants located at La Lucia & Ridgeside, but is also close to the beach, Gateway, Cornubia and Mount Edgecombe. That makes us ideal to cater for Holiday & Business visitors. Plenty to do in the area for all – beaches, conference centers, restaurants, township tours, kite surfing, mountain biking and King Shaka Airport is a mere 15 min away. Crooked Tree is run by Reinhard and Helen, both of whom take a personal approach. Reinhard is Chief Cook and Helen runs things in the background. They both however like to interact with as many of their guests as possible and are often found chatting away at breakfast time. Crooked Tree offers 3 types of accommodation: Bed and breakfast – you will never leave hungry! Bed only – for early risers and coffee on the go types. Self catering – hate sticking to a set breakfast time, then this one’s for you. So, whatever type of accommodation you require we will do our best to “accommodate” you, Join us at Crooked Tree Cottage.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Casino and Gambling
Hiking
Children's television networks
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Paid private parking on-site
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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barry236 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Helen was a fantastic host who went out of her way to assist me on extreme short notice... You are a magician!!! I definitely look forward to staying with you again in the near future. All the best for the rest of the year, Thank you,
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Barry Thanks for this review:) Only a pleasure to have you both here, and thanks for being so accommodating as well! I hope we do see you again soon!
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Bardine O wrote a review Jan 2024
Cape Town, South Africa8 contributions
Pristine guest house and well equipped. Only stayed one night for business in the area, but could easily have stayed longer. Helen was very friendly and accommodating with stock that we needed to have delivered for the next day.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Bardine. Really appreciate the time taken to review us. It was lovely to host you and hope to see you for your next business trip, with or without the books!😊
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nwritebol wrote a review Dec 2023
Monrovia, Liberia1 contribution
The Crooked Tree Cottage was a wonderful place to stay! Quiet, Hospitality was great and very caring in seeing that needs were met! Thank you for going beyond expectations! Will definitely recommend the Crooked Tree and will book again when in Durban.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 21 Dec 2023
Thank you for this great review. I do hope your trip works out all for the best. It was lovely to meet and host you. Maybe we will see you again:)
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RonaldVanWyk wrote a review Oct 2023
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All was perfect, we were assisted at very short notice. The property is 100% as advertised and with the most awesome hosts. We had a great stay, lean, neat, everything was working. Great area and situated very central. Great sea view from the room and balcony. Thank you
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 20 Oct 2023
Thank you so much Ronald! It was great to meet you all and thanks for being so patient with our roof clean up. It is almost done and looking great:) Hope we see you again soon.
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advocc wrote a review Aug 2023
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
The stay was great and the host was very helpful. The place was very neat and clean and great value for money. We did get lost at first, because Google maps took us to another guesthouse, but we were directed there easily.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review! I am glad you brought up the google maps issue, I have messaged both the booking platform and google maps and hopefully resolved the issue. I appreciate it being brought to my attention. All the best and maybe we see you again!
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Fearless45503917082 wrote a review Jul 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
This is the most beautiful and quite place ever. If you want peace and cleanliness choose this guest house. Customer service on point. You won't regret spend your holidays at this place ~Thabelo Nenwini
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 07 Jul 2023
Thank you for this very kind review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We do hope you will return for a future visit😊
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mwilson2023 wrote a review Jun 2023
Boksburg, South Africa1 contribution
Always a warm welcome. Nice clean room with an awesome comfy bed. nice and quite and best sleep ever. Also so nice that the choice of Netflix and other streaming service was available. Breakfast and chat was really great.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 28 Jun 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovley review! I love chatting with all my guests in the mornings! I meet such interesting people! Until next time:)
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DeeDee H wrote a review May 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom26 contributions2 helpful votes
We were warmly greeted by the hostess and had everything we needed 'home away from home' including rechargeable lights which came in handy during load-shedding. The location is further from the sea than we were expecting it to be, but the area was very quiet at night.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 11 May 2023
Thank you for your review. Umhlanga is a special place and I am please you had the chance to enjoy it and our spot here.
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mariska_vdm wrote a review Apr 2023
Sandton, South Africa1 contribution
The hosts were wonderful, lovely, accommodating and friendly. Everything was neat and clean. The breakfast was yummy. My room had a view of the ocean. It was quiet. The bed was comfortable. I would suggest to purchase some sort of power source when there is loadshedding. But other than that, I will return.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 25 Apr 2023
Hi Mariska Thank you for the time taken to review us. Glad you enjoyed your stay thank you for the suggestions. Look forward to seeing you again!
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202morero wrote a review Feb 2023
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My next visit will at the same place Crooked Tree Cottage. We must all see this tree how it is CROOKED. Location is perfect and the Malls are all around. Perfect for couples, business, or just to be away from norms.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 05 Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our tree is really a wonderful talking point. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you for a future trip😊
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R 975 - R 1,357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crooked Tree Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Crooked Tree Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Mindgame Escape (0.7 km), Umhlanga Main Beach (0.9 km), and Whalebone Pier (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crooked Tree Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grimaldi's @ The Pearls, The Grill Room at The Oyster Box Hotel, and The Chefs' Table.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Crooked Tree Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Crooked Tree Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (6.1 km).
Does Crooked Tree Cottage have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.