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Hornbill Family Suites is situated on the edge of the North Coast of Kwazulu-Natal, nestling in a lush subtropical coastal town of St Lucia KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Home to a variety of species of fauna and flora and our favourite, the Crowned Hornbill hence our name , Awarded as a World Heritage site in 1999 (UNESCO), this small quaint village is a hub for the iSimangaliso Park, which is home to five recognisable ecosystems. Hornbill family suites a wonderful fresh vibrant new bespoke luxury when it comes to self-catering accommodation, designed to maximise comfort while maintaining an element of sophistication and relaxation. Hornbill Family Suites offers luxury fully equipped self-catering family suites. Ideal for couples, families as well as the discerning business traveller, a comfortable and memorable stay. On entering your suite you are welcome by spacious, airy relaxing ambience. Each suite is decorated throughout in soothing tones that reflect its surroundings perfectly. Accommodation is offered in 4 luxury family suites; Family suite :1 Occupancy 4 people. This luxury style suite has a fully equipped kitchen, with fridge-freezer, hop and oven, microwave, kettle, toaster; filter coffee machine and breakfast nook. Beautiful lounge area with Smart HD TV, free uncapped Wi-Fi and DSTV. 2 air-conditioned bedrooms with single beds than can be made up as a king. Each room has its own spacious en suite bathroom with as shower and washbasin and its own private entrance to the outside and private braai(barbeque) area. Family suite: 2. Occupancy 6 people. The suite features beautiful appointed and elegantly furnished open plan air-conditioned living and dining area with décor in natural hues. A fully equipped open plan kitchen, double fridge-freezer, hop and oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, filter coffee machine, breakfast nook, dining table. Smart HD TV, free uncapped Wi-Fi and DSTV. The 6-sleeper suite also boast and indoor braai (barbeque) entertainment area and indoor snooker room. This suite got 3 air-conditioning bedrooms, with 2 single beds, can be made up as a king. Each room has its own spacious en suite bathroom with a shower and washbasin and its own private entrance to the outside Family suite 3: Occupancy 4 people. This is a lovely decorated open plan suite with 4 twin beds, can be made up as king. The suite has a fully equipped kitchen, with fridge-freezer, hop and oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, filter coffee machine, breakfast nook. Air-conditioned lounge area with Smart HD TV, free uncapped Wi-Fi and DSTV. Spacious en suite bathroom with a shower and washbasin. Private braai (barbeque). Family suite 4: Occupancy 3 people. This cosy suite offers a main bed room twin beds, can be made up as a king. The second open plan room got a single bed. The suite has a fully equipped kitchen, with fridge-freezer, hop and oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, filter coffee machine, breakfast nook. Spacious bathroom with a shower and washbasin. Air-conditioned lounge with Smart HD TV, free uncapped Wi-Fi and DSTV and private braai (barbeque) area. The property has a communal open pool, and additional communal undercover braai (barbeque) area next to the pool. Safe and secure under cover parking is available as well as parking for two boats. This property is walking distance from shops, restaurants and outdoor activities, the estuary and beach.
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Free parking
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Horseback riding
Children's television networks
24-hour security
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Saltwater pool
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Snorkelling
Bicycle tours
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39 Hornbill Street 4 Tuna Ave, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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Willy Koller wrote a review Yesterday
Zurich, Switzerland30 contributions3 helpful votes
We spend 4 days at Hornbill Family Suites and had a fantastic time there. The accommodation well equipped with a pleasant touch of high end. The staff was very helpful and assisted where ever possible. Thank you, Esmarie for all your great help and keep going in this manner. We are sure not to be the only ones that are looking forward to spend again few days at Hornbill Family Suites. The secure parking facilities and the general safety arrangements are top class. We look forward to see you soon again for another pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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epelse879489 wrote a review Mar 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The units are styled very stylish but has a warm homily feel. Very spacious and comfortable. The staff are all very gelpful and friendly. Loadshedding friendly and safe. Great value for money especially for a family sized outing
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Elanie Thank you for your generous review and thank you for staying with us. We are very pleased that Hornbill Family Suites lived up to your expectation. We looking forward to hosting you again. Andre
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LordThabang wrote a review Jan 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
A must try, with tranquil environment, comfortable rooms and practical living amenities! Location is in a prime location walking distance to the beach and other attractions! The crystal clear pool, Babercue/ braai area both in door and outdoor spots, ideal for a group of couples and would work perfectly for a large family! The kitchens are adorned with all basic needs like coffee machine, fridge, gas stoves and utensils. The rooms all had specious en-suites a real gem in the area
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 31 Jan 2024
Dear Thabang, thank you so much for such a lovely detailed review. It was our pleasure to host your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable time. Andre Delport
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hedelm637183 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We stayed at Hornbill in January 2024 , what a great place to stay . The accomodation was immaculate and we were made to feel welcome and was helped instantly when we left something behind. Would definitely recommend Hornbill.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 11 Jan 2024
Thank you so much Hillel for taking the time to rate Hornbill Family Suites. We appreciated the feedback of the service and the establishment that you experienced during your stay. It was wonderful to have hosted you and your wife and we hope we see you again soon. Andre Delport
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Tkmahlangu8 wrote a review Nov 2023
Emalahleni, South Africa2 contributions
Beautiful family suites! We received a warm welcome by the host Esmerie who was friendly and helpful! We enjoyed a weekend stay with family in the 3 bedroom house and 2 bedroom apartment. Both units were lovely, modern, clean and well equipped. Safe neighborhood. Pool on-site and close to nearby beaches! Worth the price, would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Teekay Thank you for the excellent review and sharing your experience. It is greatly appreciated. Your visit was truly special and it was such a pleasure to host all of you. We looking forward to welcoming you back again for another great stay. Andre Delport
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Roam28627699057 wrote a review Oct 2023
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The 2 bedroom suite was ideal for our family. The crystal clear pool was a bonus. Fresh, immaculate and cozy. Loadshedding was no bother, since they had that covered with a gas stove and inverter. Our host Esmarie and her team were absolutely fabulous! She shared some good advice on places to visit and was so patient and gracious. I will definitely visit again. Thank you for a safe, beautiful and relaxing home away from home. Sam
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 04 Oct 2023
Dear Samantha and family, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you. We appreciate your feedback of your stay and we are pleased that you and your family had a wonderful time. Our staff are true GEMS and we will be sure to inform them of your kind words. We looking forward to welcoming you back. Andre Delport
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PomOutofWater wrote a review Oct 2023
London17 contributions4 helpful votes
What a gem! This is the most beautiful place you will stay in St Lucia. Everything you could need in it's excellently equiopped kitchen including the sharpest knives, SMEG appliances, a gas hob and an excellent oven. The beds were comfy, plenty of pillows and cushions. The kids loved having their own private pool table. It was too chilly to use the pool but in warmer weather it would have been a delight to cool off in or sit around The inside braai is a nice touch and didn't smoke out the living area at all. The bathrooms are stunning and everything just feels so new and well thought out. Esmerie couldn't have been more helpful and answered many questions, even sending us the weather forecast so we could plan our packing! She helped us book some local tours which were excellent and gave us the load shedding schedule so we could plan although there is an invertor so not everything goes off when the power does which is also rather nice! We will definitely book to stay here again when we return to St Lucia.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 04 Oct 2023
Dear Clare and family, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We appreciate the lovely feedback, the services and our staff. Personal touches and luxuries makes Hornbill Family Suites a special and unique self- catering establishment to experience in St Lucia. We looking forward to your next visit. Andre Delport
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Donige wrote a review Aug 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates15 contributions3 helpful votes
We recently enjoyed 4 nights at Hornbill Family Suites. It was our first time in St Lucia. Awesome location and so easy to get around town. We stayed in the 2 bedroom suite (3 of us) and it was perfect. The size of the bedrooms is fantastic, beautiful bathrooms, kitchen equipped with all you would need and lovely sitting area. Each bedroom also has its own hairdryer (not one of those piddly puffy ones but a real one with some power) and this was a big tick from me. Bedding is great. Lots of pillows, extra throw blankets if you are chilly or there is very efficient reverse cycle AC if needed. The suites have been well thought out and are perfect for family stays. Our daughter was super impressed to have access to Netflix as well. We didn't use the pool as it was a bit chilly for us but am sure if would be perfect in summer. The staff were so friendly, including chasing the monkeys out of out suite when our daughter left a window open! Daily cleaning / tidying was impeccable. And then there is Esmarie, the property manager. Esmarie booked our excursions prior to our arrival. She continued to communicate prior to, and during, our stay. She is a gem. Thank you Hornbill Family Suites. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 05 Aug 2023
Dear Donna, Nigel and Matilda. Thank you for staying at Hornbill Family Suites and thank you for this lovely uplifting review. It was a pleasure to have you here. Guest arrive as strangers but leave as friends. We looking forward to your next visit.
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tommy786 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Hornbill Family Suites is a great base in St Lucia to explore the local area. Clean, welcoming and friendly, the rooms are comfortable and the staff are inviting. Esmerie helped us book our activities for the day with lots of helpful suggestions. She went above and beyond on multiple occasions to ensure we had the best trip possible.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 27 Jul 2023
Dear Tommy. Thank you for your generous review. We are very pleased that Hornbill Family Suites lived up to your expectation. Hopefull you will come and visit again soon.
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AbbigailduPreez3 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Hornbill Family Suites - there is not enough words to describe the peace and beauty. Serene & lovely. Feels like coming home! Lovely staff who are very friendly & welcoming. Thank you Esmerie for your friendly and outstanding service during our booking. We will not only return, but recommend to others.
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Responded 24 Jul 2023
Dear Abbigail. Thank you for having booked and stayed with us and thank you for the positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back when your travels take you to St Lucia.
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R 1,980 - R 2,227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hornbill Family Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Hornbill Family Suites?
Nearby attractions include St Lucia Beach (0.6 km), Amala Massage & Gifts (0.5 km), and Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hornbill Family Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hornbill Family Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hornbill Family Suites?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hornbill Family Suites?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hornbill Family Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braza, Reef and Dune, and John Dory's St Lucia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hornbill Family Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hornbill Family Suites located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hornbill Family Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Hornbill Family Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (5.0 km).