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Crooked Tree Cottage

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39 Hilken Drive Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
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Crooked Tree Cottage has the honour of running for almost 15 years now. We are a 6 room accommodation establishment in Umhlanga, Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa - A premier holiday 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. We cater to 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
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
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
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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CJ P wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Hellen is always such a pleasant host, the rooms are delightful and clean, the views are amazing. Rynhardt makes an excellent toasted bacon egg and cheese if you aren't dining with them in mornings. And I hope I get my next stay for free for this review :-)
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 15 May 2021
We love you too CJ. Bring your better half next time and we can talk about freebies😎
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wiedrich1212 wrote a review Feb 2021
Gauteng, South Africa1 contribution
This place is the best place in umhlanga for accommodation. Best service in the accommodation industry and lovely hostPeaceful place for great R&R. Close to Umhlanga Village and Gateway if you want shopping and fine dining. Would recommend to family and friends.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 19 Feb 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review! It was very interesting to see a new business looking to get a toehold here and I wish you all the very best!
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Jualeen wrote a review Jan 2021
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Beautiful room and an amazing host, went out of her way to make us welcome. Bed if super comfortable, cupboard space slightly limited. But overall loved our experience and would return anytime. Thank you Helen!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 08 Jan 2021
Thank you Jualeen for taking the time to write this amazing review. It was a difficult season esp with beaches close. But I am pleased you enjoyed the stay you had. Hope to see you again in the future!
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Marg wrote a review Jan 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom5 contributions
I enjoyed four days in this beautiful, quiet room with a view. Helen is a wonderful host and helped me with everything, a few beers were much appreciated after I missed the cut off time to buy any. The beach is a short stroll through the leafy suburb, as is the gorgeous Hawaii forest walk. I loved the swimming pool and sitting out on the veranda looking at the sea. Umhlanga is a lovely place to spend a few days.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 05 Jan 2021
Thank you for the brilliant review. I do hope your stay with family was rewarding and I also hope you have managed to make it home! All the best for 2021.
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nosiphotobias987 wrote a review Nov 2020
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
It was absolutely wonderful, the owner Helen made us feel at home, it was clean and smelled good, they have good beds as well, I am definitely going back when I visit umhlanga again, and the view was lovely to wake up too.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 05 Jan 2021
Thank you for the great review. I will look forward to seeing you again!
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PRICE RANGE
US$37 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
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, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crooked Tree Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grill Room, The Lighthouse Bar, and Little Havana.
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.