St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House

St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House

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5.0
#4 of 17 guest houses in St Lucia
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to St Lucia Hilltop Guest House. We are a modern Guest House with an antique twist, which is owned and managed by a warm and hospitable family. We are situated in one of the few natural wonders left on earth, the famous St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park which falls under the UNESCO World Heritage Site. We offer 6 Suites which are able to sleep a maximum of two people in each suite; as well as 1 Family Suite which can sleep a maximum of four people in it. A Scrumptious yet satisfying Country Breakfast is served daily – which ensures that you will never leave on an empty stomach. Our main building houses the reception area, a guest lounge with a fire place and a large TV, a bar, as well as a dining room. Our dining room leads to our outside patio which has a braai (barbeque) facilities. There is also a beautiful swimming pool that has a sun deck with loungers on it. St Lucia Hilltop Guest House is a perfect choice to make your visit to the Wetlands a memorable one.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
BBQ facilities
Currency exchange
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snorkelling
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

Location

16 Kingfisher Street, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 68 out of 100
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Richards Bay Airport
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Jan F wrote a review Jan 2020
Bonaire
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They booked safaris and a boat trip for us, recommended nice places and restaurants and were always eager to help. Everything was clean and taken good care of. You can really feel, that the main intent of the owners is for the guests to feel comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marianne Coertzen, Owner at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House
Responded 28 Sept 2022
Good Day Jan Thank you for you kind words, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Please visit us again in the future. Kind Regards, Charne' Guest House Manager
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Christof2525 wrote a review Sept 2022
Le Landeron, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful place to stay in St.Lucia. Very friendly and helpful staff & hosts! And the service is over the moon: we arrived from eSwatini with a rather dirty and dusty car... and left with a shiny clean one ! Not that we requested a car wash, but this shows how the hosts are keen on giving guests a pleasant stay. Enjoyed the cosy room (with balcony) and the breakfast on the outdoor seating area next to the pool. Perfect start of the day to explore the town and wetlands park area.
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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
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Response from Marianne Coertzen, Owner at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House
Responded 28 Sept 2022
Good Day Christof Thank you for taking the time to write such positive feedback! Enjoy the rest of your trip and please visit us again in the future. Kind Regards, Charne' Guest House Manager
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Raf De Paepe wrote a review Jul 2022
Haaltert, Belgium
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked for 3 nights which is actually 1 or 2 nights too little to discover the area. We really enjoyed the scenery and the nature reserves. The beaches are stunning and we spotted quite some whales.
The hilltop offers nicely decorated rooms. Breakfast is nice. The owner shares a lot of info about activities and is really helpful in booking them.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marianne Coertzen, Owner at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House
Responded 28 Jul 2022
Good day Raf Thank you very much for the review and great words. Regards to your family. Regards, Charne'
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mmerce215863 wrote a review Sept 2021
Chattanooga, Tennessee
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This guest house is gorgeous and well maintained! The owner and the manager are both incredibly kind, knowledgeable and helpful. The manager was easily and promptly reached through What's App. She helped us set up our Covid test before we arrived and went above and beyond The breakfast was amazing and delicious. The owner gave us tips of things to do, and they were not pushy at all when we would tell them we were doing our own adventures. They also provided snorkeling gear, umbrellas, ice chest and beach towels for our beautiful Cape Vidal day. I honestly do not think any place in Saint Lucia could be better.
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Date of stay: September 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
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Response from Chantelle Coertzen, General Manager at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House
Responded 11 Feb 2022
Thank you for this amazing feedback. It's review like this that just want us to keep pushing ourselves to do better each time
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mbali2022 wrote a review May 2022
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
lovely owners, friendly staff and rooms were clean . we loved the warm welcome and it felt like home. we do look forward to many more visits. The morning breakfast was amazing , its quick and the friendly chefs are always willing to assist to pack lunch for you if you travelling
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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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Response from Marianne Coertzen, Owner at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House
Responded 28 Jul 2022
Good day Mbali Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you soon ;) Kind Regards, Charne'
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KevKat wrote a review Jan 2023
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an overdue review being that it is our second visit. Last year my wife and I visited St Lucia and stayed in this guest house due to them being one of the few to make an allowance for a late check-in. Thank goodness they did. It was the best guest house we have ever stayed in. We returned this year based on our experience with my son and sister this time.
St Lucia is an absolute heaven, great beaches, amazing wildlife, good facilities and safe if you follow the rules regarding the hippo's.
Hilltop is the cherry on the cake, beautiful rooms, good breakfast (thank you for the balsamic, Bertus :)). It is modern spotless, everything you could want on hand. Rooms are well maintained with really comfortable beds, great showers, extra towels for you to take to the beach. The list goes on. This isn't a hotel, but it competes with some of the best I have stayed in very well. Privacy and peace is what you get.
The pool is clean and is cleaned every day a great place to relax in the afternoon or for a dip in the morning.
Bertus is a great host as mentioned many times in the review, but Marianne is not mentioned enough, quietly and efficiently ensuring everything runs like clockwork, she responds to inquiries in the nicest way and goes above and beyond to make sure that everything is perfect. They are a great team and it is in no small part due to them that we will visit St Lucia again and again. You cannot get bored of St Lucia and if you go, stay at the Hilltop.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Family rooms are great for 3 or more. The room at the front near the pool is beautiful.
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Paul wrote a review Mar 2023
Montreal, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at the Hilltop for 3 nights. The residence is very beautiful and well located. Our host, Bertus, was amazing taking care of our needs and helping us in the planning of activities and restaurants reservations. An excellent breakfest is prepared every morning. The pool is very clean. St Lucia is a small town with great charmed. Thank you for a great stay.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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big wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect guest house. Quiet, comfortable and very good customer service. very handy when travelling with the whole family.
They adapted themselves to our needs preparing even take away breakfast for early start. Highly recommendable.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Marianne Coertzen, Owner at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House
Responded 06 Sept 2022
Good Day Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the tranquil atmosfear at the Guest House. Please visit us again in the future. Kind Regards, Charne' Guest House Manager
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paulgray1 wrote a review Jan 2022
Sale, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The host- Bertus- was excellent helping us with a very late arrival from a guest house in North Durban which was horrible.
He allowed us to access our rooms ourselves and what a contrast from what we had abandoned in Durban. Our rooms were spacious,clean connecting together so our son had his own privacy. Breakfast was lovely and the host, his wife and the staff were lovely. The internet isn’t the best but it’s because of the copper wires rather than fibre available in this lovely little town. We added 2 extra nights staying 4 in all. There is a lot to do in the area safari , the wetlands etc and the restaurants are reasonable but close early probably because of the lack of foreign tourists.
Overall a great stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Chantelle Coertzen, General Manager at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House
Responded 11 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your wonderful review We really enjoy hearing that people feel so at home and that they have such a wonderful experience
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pmcint304712 wrote a review Feb 2024
Emsworth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was fantastic with all the little touches that you need. The breakfast was great with lots on offer . The hosts even provided snorkels and masks and an umbrella. The pool area was fantastic with lovely sun beds.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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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katie26 asked a question Apr 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2,638 contributions364 helpful votes
Is it easy to walk out for dinner?
Answer from BradJHB
Johannesburg, South Africa40 contributions8 helpful votes
I believe it's a lovely walk to the main area of town where the restaurants are. Certainly under 1 kilometre which is probably not far at all for some. It can be challenging at night though, because there are sometimes hippos around, so you must be very careful. Then again, this was extra exciting for us and not dangerous. You must just be vigalent and be on the lookout for these hippos that enjoy the lush lawns in the suburbs.
Wayne L wrote a tip May 2024
Ajax, Canada27 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Looks like the road into town will be finished in the next few months."
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Nikolien M wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be aware to not walk at night. There are hippos, hyenas, leopards and wrathhogs wandering the streets"
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KevKat wrote a tip Jan 2023
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom4 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family rooms are great for 3 or more. The room at the front near the pool is beautiful."
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paulgray1 wrote a tip Jan 2022
Sale, United Kingdom935 contributions233 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book direct with the guest house to save money."
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Lorz1 wrote a tip May 2018
Durban14 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some rooms have balconies"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,763 - R 2,405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House?
Nearby attractions include St Lucia Beach (0.4 km), Amala Massage & Gifts (0.7 km), and Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braza, John Dory's St Lucia, and Reef and Dune.
Are there opportunities to exercise at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to St. Lucia Hilltop Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (5.2 km).
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