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The North Star Micro Hotel

26 Eastmoor Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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#11 of 18 guest houses in Umhlanga Rocks
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A Contemporary Beach Getaway The perfect blend of easy elegance and private luxury Inspired by the changeable moods of the ocean, textures of nature and warmth of the African east coast – The North Star is a shining example of modern South African living.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkelling
Airport transportation
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Windsurfing
Fishing
Patio
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Warren Davison wrote a review Oct 2023
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa20 contributions3 helpful votes
Overall what a lovely stay at Northstar. This was my third time staying here and each time I have experienced a different room which was nice. There are two dogs, Cooper and Banshee, who are welcomed guests and makes me feel at home. Sadly however they were not there this past trip. The rooms are extremely spacious, always clean and have incredible views of the ocean and beachfront. The restaurant downstairs is excellent for breakfast, lunch and dinners. Its a great atmosphere and was welcoming to see their vegetarian options. One critique was that the service and food does take long to come out so do account for this if you are in a rush. But apart from that, a great experience. Overall, the staff are friendly and always willing to help.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Colleen Smerdon, General Manager at The North Star Micro Hotel
Responded 13 Oct 2023
Hi there, thank you for the thoughtful review. We will give attention to the service at the restaurant to make sure it is quick and efficient in the future. We hope to have you back at the North Star soon. P.S. Cooper and Banshee are at home, getting treats and trying to keeping out of mischief :-)
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CV Resident wrote a review Aug 2023
Courtenay, Canada8 contributions3 helpful votes
We were booked to stay in June for a night but had to cancel due to a medical procedure. They would not reimburse any of our R4500 (approx) and to be fair, they did say at booking they would not past a certain timeline. They did say I could credit it to another person who lives in KZN so we booked for her. She called in to change the date, it was verbally approved (like many hotels) but when she arrived, booked out. She rebooked for August while there in person but after many conversations with the hotel over email, they say it is not true that she rebooked. Clearly a mistake was made by staff, which happens, but they are not very hospitable and say it not possible a mistake was made on their side. It looks beautiful online but terrible customer experience.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Colleen Smerdon, General Manager at The North Star Micro Hotel
Responded 07 Aug 2023
Hi there, As we strive for excellence daily we are disappointed to hear you had a lesser experience. We welcome all feedback and will always try to be fair and accommodating in resolving any issues. We have done an investigation and a history check and did respond timeously on our findings. Should you wish to discuss the matter further please feel free contact us on info@northstar-hotel.com or +27 31 109 2701
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Van Rhyn F wrote a review Jun 2023
Fourways2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic establishment with very friendly and efficient service! The restaurant and food is highly recommended. No need to go anywhere else for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Clean and modern rooms with unbelievable views. Hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Kristel Cawood, General Manager at The North Star Micro Hotel
Responded 21 Jun 2023
Thank you! We can't wait to see you again soon.
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arehdi608293 wrote a review Apr 2023
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
Best location so close to the beach. You can´t come closer and the nicest view. Service was excellent and the food tasted so good. The kids loved the pool. We can really recommended this hotel. They have also that you can get a massage.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Lyn G wrote a review Mar 2023
Moncton2 contributions
The best end to a glorious African Journey. The best chill days!! The staff were amazing. Location and amenities were superb!! If you love the beach and beautiful amenities, this is a must staya! Certainly a highlight of my African journey!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sharon G wrote a review Mar 2023
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The Northstar Hotel is as excellent as its' promotional material and website say it will be. Rooms are clean and comfortable with spectacular views, food is superb, staff is friendly, courteous, and accommodating. It is possible to walk into Umhlanga Rocks, but you can spend many hours at NorthStar simply enjoying the ambience.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ps wrote a review Nov 2022
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The owners of the place were so unfriendly and rude. The lady(owner) was so arrogant and unfriendly, she changes what she says all the time and so does her husband, to a point where she actually called my mom a liar. She really treats her guest badly, while I was waiting for assiatnce two other couples was there and they were also there to complain and tell her owner of because of her pathetic attitude, will never go back or recommend this place anyone in my life. No deserves this
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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mpd771 wrote a review Nov 2022
67 contributions54 helpful votes
Great little hotel by the beach. I was in Durban for work. This is a 20 minute Uber ride from downtown Durban - but otherwise super nice and convenient to beach / restaurants etc in Umlhanga. Room has great view over the ocean, very nicely done out. Only hotel in South Africa I have been at where they had Nespsresso pods in room. Staff super-helpful in checkin / advice etc. Great ground floor restaurant / bar area (did not eat there, but was comfortable to hang out). Bar right next to pool, nice grassed yard for exercise. Beach right out front - but not swimm-able because of sewage contamination. Hotel is about a mile from a nice beachfront walkway for running (which starts in centre of town). Unhlanga seems a very safe area. Cameras everywhere and security. Lots of restaurants / bars about a mile from Hotel. 15 min walk or(very short Uber (30 rand).
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: no gym in hotel - but nice Gym in Umhlanga Pearls mall in centre of town.
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Zelmari44 wrote a review Oct 2022
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From arrival to department EVERYTHING was just great!! I cannot complain about one single thing. Staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. Food was also good. Definitely will be staying here again!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Colleen_Alexander wrote a review Sept 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions5 helpful votes
What a fabulous stay we had at Northstar Hotel. The service was outstanding. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. They went out of their way for us and were so accommodating. The location is fantastic...right on the beach. It is so lovely be able to go to sleep to the sound of the waves. The breakfast was great...made a real difference from a buffet style breakfast. We ate all our meals there. The food was of great and the presentation good. We also had fabulous spa treatments. Thanks to David, Dumizane and Menzi for making us feel so welcome. Thanks to all the other staff and spa staff too. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms have a sea view and are really comfy
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Frequently Asked Questions about The North Star Micro Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at The North Star Micro Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The North Star Micro Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The North Star Micro Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The North Star Micro Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The North Star Micro Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The North Star Micro Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The North Star Micro Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The North Star Micro Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does The North Star Micro Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.