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49 Sylvan Grove Herrwood Park, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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#10 of 45 in Umhlanga Rocks
Tucked away in a tropical garden, just 10 minutes north of Durban, this luxurious 4 *guest house overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers affordable accommodation. Set in a quiet residential area of Umhlanga, Sylvan Grove Guest House extends a warm welcome to leisure and business travellers alike. We are only 20 km from King Shark International Airport, 3 min drive to the beach and restaurants. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool. Each of the guest rooms is spaciously laid-out with an en-suite bathroom and private patio. This makes it the perfect place to relax after an active day. In the morning, our continental breakfast comprising of only fresh ingredients and freshly brewed coffee, you can also choose any warm breakfast of your liking from our menu. Sylvan Grove Guest House is known for their warm, relaxed atmosphere that will make you feel at home!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Golf course
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Water park
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Thandeka wrote a review Feb 2022
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I stayed at Sylvan Grove for a work trip for 4 nights. The host is very friendly, kind and helpful. Made the stay a very comfortable one. Breakfast was amazing. The room is very beautiful and had an amazing view of the sea. I would definitely recommend it for either a work trip or personal vacation.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Best view of the sea
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Tracey B wrote a review Jan 2022
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Stayed a week and had a wonderful time. Well managed by Shelley, Sylvan Grove is an ideal holiday or business stay over, just five minutes from Umhlanga's best beaches. The breakfast is flexible according to preferences and is served with a smile. The service in the rooms is excellent. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Sea Views or step out of bed into the swimming pool.
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Gavin Pretorius wrote a review Jan 2022
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Sylvan Grove Guest House is the ideal get away accommodation with a genuine feel for 'a home away from home' stay. As a returning guest having travelled back from France, I new what to expect for my festive season stay; ideal location, manicured property, modern, comfortable and clean bedrooms with a beautiful pool and small entertainment area. The beautifully appointed property with thoroughly equipped rooms are enhanced with an uncompromising customer service by all staff and a personal touch created by the manager Shelly who invests in all guests, forging personal relationships making for a memorable, seamless and hassle free stay. I am a return guest now with a preference for choosing to stay at Sylvan Grove knowing I am always guaranteed a fantastic stay. I would highly recommend Sylvan Grove to anyone wishing to experience Umhlanga and surrounding areas.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Stephanie D wrote a review Jan 2022
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Our family stayed at Sylvan Guest house for 10 days over Christmas and New Year and cannot express what an amazing time we had. Shelley the hostess, was fantastic and assisted with all our requests and needs. The rooms were so comfortable and clean. Staff were very polite and helpful. The swimming pool was an absolute dream on those hot, humid days. It was always sparkling and clean. Gardens were beautiful. Breakfasts were really good and you could choose whatever you wanted. We would highly recommend it to anyone for a holiday of relaxation and splendor. As a family of 10, we had the entire place to ourselves.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are excellent
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Tongai wrote a review Dec 2021
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Enjoyed my weekend stay. The place was clean and comfortable. The host was very warm and welcoming and was always available to help and advise on places to go or things to do. The place is not to far from beach and other spots. Definitely worth the stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$72 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sylvan Grove Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Sylvan Grove Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve (0.9 km) and Just Zen (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sylvan Grove Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sylvan Grove Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sylvan Grove Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sylvan Grove Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sylvan Grove Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wimpy, Mastro, and Miami Spur Steak Ranch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sylvan Grove Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sylvan Grove Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Sylvan Grove Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (7.2 km).