Umhlanga Guest House

Umhlanga Guest House

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4.5
#11 of 18 guest houses in Umhlanga Rocks
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal romantic guest house in Umhlanga Rocks does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Umhlanga Guest house, a nice option for travelers like you. Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Umhlanga Guest house offer air conditioning and a kitchenette. During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including newspaper, a sun terrace, and outdoor furniture. Guests of Umhlanga Guest house are also welcome to enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available. If you’re looking for a barbeque restaurant, consider a visit to Butcher Boys Umhlanga Rocks, Miami Spur Steak Ranch, or Augusta Spur Steak Ranch, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Umhlanga Guest house. Umhlanga Guest house looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Umhlanga Rocks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Casino and Gambling
Golf course
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Water park
Darts
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Waterslide
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Iron
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Neeri wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This amazing guesthouse bursts with warmth the moment you enter it. The friendly staff ensure that they go over and beyond to make your stay feel genuine and pleasant.
The serene surroundings make for an awesome family or couples getaway with everything being in close proximity of the house.
You can get lost in the comfort of the room and makes you want to definitely travel back soon.

I definitely reccomend you have stay here and try their delicious breakfast as well.

Thank you Umhlanga Guest House for truly being hospitable, friendly and accommodating.

We will be back.....
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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petros09 wrote a review Sept 2014
Tolon, Greece
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We can only say that after staying at the Umhlanga Self Catering Guesthouse, we would not even consider alternative accommodation in Umhlanga ever again. Belinda, the owner/manager, is a wonderful, friendly and warm hostess taking every individual's needs into consideration and doing her utmost to facilitate her guests. The Guesthouse is exceptionally finished and very safe and the garden surrounding the rooms/cottages is beautiful and tranquil. We can strongly recommend the Umhlanga Self Catering Guesthouse to all wishing to visit Umhlanga on holiday and at the same time feel as if they're still in the comfort of their own home. Only disadvantage one may face is that if they leave their booking too late they may not find a room there!!!
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: No tips, all rooms are well appointed.
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kabila2285 wrote a review Nov 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The guest house is ideally for relaxing while children are playing outside with toys, beaches are very close, malls and the guest house if very neat and relaxing. Belinda and her stuff are very helpful and welcoming. will definitely go back as the weather was not that great.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: the up stairs room Is very spacious and has a huge space for family, even though all the room...
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Response from Belinda G, Manager at Umhlanga Guest House
Responded 05 Nov 2013
Thank you for the warm comments on our establishment. Yes, indeed, we do our best to ensure that the kids are occupied, we believe that if the kids are happy - Mum & dad are happy! We look forward to welcoming you again. We cant predict the weather but can assure you of our friendly hospitality always. Kind regards
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Thando944 wrote a review Mar 2014
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The guesthouse is situated in a peaceful suburb with a lovely pool and playing area for children.
We had a wonderful time staying at the guesthouse,we would like to thank our host for the warm welcoming and stay. All that she did to make us feel at home while on holiday is trully appreciated.
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are travelling with your family opt for a larger room.
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gjorda657667 wrote a review Aug 2018
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the accommodation and found the host Ash very friendly and helpful.Unfortunately the weather was not too good but that is uncontrollable. Accommodation very near to all amenities and we had a awesome fun day at USharka despite the cold, will definitely stay again if in the Durban again!!!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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LanceZikalala wrote a review Dec 2015
Roodepoort, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My experience at Umhlanga Guest House was somewhat different compared to those of other people.

I was travelling with my kids, ages 3yrs, 5yrs and 9yrs. - My wife was going to join us 7days later. - So, you must imagine how crazy my 7days were.

When we got to the Guest House: -
1. The manager gave me their Wireless Internet password so I could transfer money for my stay into their bank account. - All Good. - At first, I was reluctant because I had booked via Booking.com and my credit card details were supplied.
2. The manager and her assistants were friendly and great. - We immediately felt welcome.
3. The guest house has a nice pool and play areas.
4. If lucky, you can get a room that has a tiny view of the sea.
5. It was a bit difficult to find the house as the number at the gate is faint and there are no visible signs - Car Navigator helped.
6. The guest house is situated in a very upmarket and lovely suburb.
7. The house is somewhat nice, but with a bit oldish furniture.
8. If you love dogs, you have no trouble. My 3yr old boy was frightened no matter how many times I re-assured him that the dogs won't bite him.

Activities around the area:
1. Umhlanga beach is very close to the guest house.
2. Gateway and other smaller shopping centres are close by.
3. The main Durban beach and other Durban attractions such as Ushaka Marine, Soccer Stadium, Casino, etc. are 20km away.

A few minutes after our arrival, while I was busy with the banking activity, the manager carried on with her orientation process.

I then later-on discovered the following: -

1. They do not offer breakfast (as advertised on their website)
2. They do not accept Diners Card and American Express. (as advertised)
3. You are expected to bring your own DSTV decoder, I was told.
4. The guest house doesn't have a "star grading"
5. The guest house was under maintenance at this time.
6. The air conditioners were not working. - And the fan on the ceiling was noisy, so we couldn't leave it on whilst we slept. - our evenings were very hot.
7. The door handles in the main bedroom were not working. - My 3yr-old son locked himself for more than 3 hours at one stage.
8. The Wi-Fi was not available in the room where I stayed. I was told it's stronger around the pool area.

Tips:
1. You need to ensure that you have cash with you. - R300 deposit must be paid when keys are supplied.
2. Buy your own grocery, otherwise your holiday is going to be costly. - especially because even breakfast is not offered. (contrary to what is advertised)
3. Bring toys if you're travelling with kids, especially because this guest house has ample space where kids can play.
4. Our room had a lot of ants. Should you spill or drop something, you have trouble. - Bring something that will help you combat the infestation.
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Date of stay: December 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Oosie79 wrote a review Mar 2015
Rustenburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spend two weeks at Umlanga self catering guest house. Our son was 2,5 and thoroughly enjoyed the space and freedom.Unlike Breakers and nearby beach hotel this place is conveniently set up with a huge lawn and ample place for kids to play right outside your room,no need to gown down all the stairs and down though lobbies. It also boast a nice large swimming pool for the kids to come back to after the beach.

Belinda and the staff are excellent and each guest is made to feel special.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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dl502022 wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Belinda thank you so much for being so hands on and looking after our employees. We definitely recommend Umhlanga Self-Catering Guesthouse. They have speedy feedback after a request and willing to help wherever they can.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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770hr wrote a review Mar 2021
Shelly Beach, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this house over a weekend while on course. Very spacious and well kept, spotlessly clean and awesome facilities. Just a pity we were unable to enjoy the facilities because of time constraints.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Marilyn K wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good service
assisted me at short notice
accommodated to keep my luggage before the actual check in time as I was going to have to keep my luggage in the bakkie which was not going to be safe which allowed me to enjoy my day a Ushaka
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ritesh R asked a question Mar 2016
South Africa1 contribution
We have 4 kids as well. What is the best suited deal for us
Loretta R wrote a tip Aug 2015
Durban, South Africa14 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"i booked into the penthouse, if couple's want to choose i suggest the pool room,"
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petros09 wrote a tip Sept 2014
Tolon, Greece9 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No tips, all rooms are well appointed."
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Thando944 wrote a tip Mar 2014
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are travelling with your family opt for a larger room."
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kabila2285 wrote a tip Nov 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the up stairs room Is very spacious and has a huge space for family, even though all the room where nice and neat."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umhlanga Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Umhlanga Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve (0.8 km) and Just Zen (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Umhlanga Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Umhlanga Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Umhlanga Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Umhlanga Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Umhlanga Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hussar Grill Oceans, Tiger's Milk Umhlanga, and Mugg & Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Umhlanga Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Umhlanga Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Umhlanga Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Umhlanga Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Umhlanga Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (7.3 km).
Does Umhlanga Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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