Umbrella Tree House

Umbrella Tree House

37 Hilken Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
Traveller (26)
Room 1 with double bed and seaviews
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Hot English breakfast
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4.5
#3 of 16 B&Bs in Umhlanga Rocks
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lovely self-contained B&B, separate from main house. We offer a clean, comfortable and relaxed stay in the heart of Umhlanga. Close to all main attractions and business areas. All three en-suite bedrooms have beautiful sea views, TV, aircon and ceiling fans. Other perks include swimming pool, DSTV, laundry service, tea & coffee, secure parking, internet access, wireless hotspot. Delicious full breakfasts served. Separate 1 roomed suite has its own kitchen and en-suite bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Charming

Location

37 Hilken Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 71 out of 100
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King Shaka Intl Airport
Pietermaritzburg Airport
66.5 km
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theom637 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pointe d'Esny8 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is a gem.It’s situated in a very nice area in Umhalanga with a stunning view of the Indian Ocean. The three adjoining rooms all have their own en-suite bathrooms and are very neat and tidy.All the rooms are conditioned.
There is a typical full English breakfast on offer with a full range of cereals and fruit as well.
There is a huge covered balcony for family gatherings right outside the rooms as well as an indoor lounge for bad weather days.
The host,Leslie is a delight and makes en effort to welcome you into her home.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from LesPats, Owner at Umbrella Tree House
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review Theo. I really appreciate it and am delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. I have so say, you were wonderful guests! If I could rate you guys, you would get a 10 out of 10! Hope to see you again one day.
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Ann Webber wrote a review Mar 2021
Howick, South Africa11 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have had several stays at this special B&B over the years and we're never disappointed. We have stayed in several of her rooms, all are very comfortable, so prettily decorated and spotlessly clean. The views over Umhlanga and the ocean are stunning. Leslie is a very warm host and provides a wonderful breakfast with quality fresh fruit, yoghurt, muesli and nuts, as well as a personalised cooked breakfast. The dining area on a deck is so pretty - set amongst ferns and tropical trees. All in all it's our special home away from home whenever we're in the area. Thank you Leslie - once again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lesley Paterson, Owner at Umbrella Tree House
Responded 09 Mar 2021
Aw, Ann, thank you SO much for your lovely review. It's always a pleasure to have you and Roy stay here. I am always very happy to hear that my guests have had a good stay :)
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mhunte101354 wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room we stayed in was clean and cosy with gorgeous views of the sea. The Lesley is an excellent host and the breakfast is delicious. It is very centrally located in terms of accessing restaurants in Umhlanga and the beach, but also far enough that it’s quiet and peaceful.
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sandywalsh2022 wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have found the place that is becoming a home from home for me in Durban when I visit on business.. Umbrella Tree House offers a luxury room that is a self-catering cottage, my preferred option. Everything is available in the kitchen and the room is comfortable and has everything I need, from good wifi to aircon, and it's conveniently located in Umhlanga. Thank you to TK for making sure that my stay was pleasant, I look forward to the next time..
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Date of stay: May 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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hillarymackrory wrote a review Apr 2022
Himeville, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were well appointed and clean. The ones on the upper level have a pleasant view of the ocean. We enjoyed meeting our host, TK, who was friendly and helpful. The B&B is located in a lovely, quiet suburban area, close to the beach as well as shops.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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wianstobbs48 wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best place to stay by far, accommodation is affordable and exemplary service. It is always neat and there are no problems when checking in or out. If there are any issues with your stay, they will sort it out in minutes and you can trust that your personal belongings are safe.
Thanks for everything Umbrella Tree House
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Date of stay: May 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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Johan H wrote a review Nov 2020
Middelburg, South Africa10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Leslie phoned ahead and confirmed the arrangements, and I was warmly welcomed and settled.

Leslie is one of those rare hosts who maintained just the right balance between distance and engaging - a professional she is.

The room was pleasant and the bed and breakfast was wonderful. I loved the quiet and peacefulness.

And the location was just right for business.

Highly recommended for relaxed business travellers.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Lesley Paterson, Owner at Umbrella Tree House
Responded 26 Feb 2021
Thank you for your review Johan, much appreciated. I am really happy to hear your positive comments. We do really try hard to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay. And I love that you recommend for business travellers - they are our favourite guests :)
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Sandy W wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in the large suite room for four nights at Umbrella Tree House, which was well appointed, spacious and very comfortable. The doors leading out to a balcony with access to the garden and the swimming pool was a feature I liked and it was peaceful. It felt like a home from home, somewhere where I would certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: January 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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Response from Lesley Paterson, Owner at Umbrella Tree House
Responded 06 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your review Sandy. Happy to hear you had a good experience.
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Gwenn McShane wrote a review May 2020
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Umbrella Tree House was a home away from home. Leslie the host was welcoming and extremely accommodating. My room was clean cosy and comfortable overlooking the lovely peaceful garden.
I would highly recommend The Umbrella Tree House.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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
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Response from Lesley Paterson, Owner at Umbrella Tree House
Responded 26 Feb 2021
Thanks for your lovely review Gwenn. It was so super having you here for such a long time. Miss our chats :)
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Chamelion224 wrote a review Feb 2022
Nottingham Road, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can highly recommend Umbrella Tree in Umhlanga. It is conveniently located, has safe off street parking, The rooms are nicely decorated and clean, with all the amenities. Hosts are friendly and helpful. This was ideal for my business travel to Umhlanga.
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Date of stay: February 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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PRICE RANGE
R 1,257 - R 1,368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umbrella Tree House
Which popular attractions are close to Umbrella Tree House?
Nearby attractions include Mindgame Escape (0.7 km), Umhlanga Main Beach (0.8 km), and Whalebone Pier (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Umbrella Tree House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Umbrella Tree House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Umbrella Tree House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Umbrella Tree House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Umbrella Tree House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grimaldi's @ The Pearls, The Grill Room at The Oyster Box Hotel, and The Ocean Terrace.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Umbrella Tree House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Umbrella Tree House have airport transportation?
Yes, Umbrella Tree House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Umbrella Tree House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (6.1 km).
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