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Tarryn K
Durban North, South Africa

Luxurious and intimate stay !

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Jul 2023via mobile
Sala Beach House is an exclusive, luxurious, and intimate stay. The furnishings and rooms are luxurious and modern. We stayed in the Sala suite and it was plush, homely and luxurious. You cannot beat waking up to the sunrise over the ocean, with the veranda doors fully open and experiencing the fresh sea breeze.

The staff are particularly attentive - they make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay at all times. A special mention goes out to Lindo. He was an incredible host and was always close to us making sure we were okay !

Sala definitely competes with the likes of The Oyster Box in Umhlanga - the beauty of Sala (and the best part) is that Sala is intimate and exclusive, as opposed to being a large hotel.

Sala Beach House is perfect for a traveler that is wanting luxury and exclusivity but also wanting the quietness and tranquility of a exclusive guest house.

A unique parting gift from Sala, was realizing our vehicle had been washed by their team, prior to our departure. This has never happened to us before ! The attention to detail is incredible.

The Sala Team focus on delivering an incredible customer experience. Truly outstanding !
Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Zinhle Mthembu, Guest Services / Front Office at Sala Beach House, responded to this review
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Dear Tarryn,

Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. Your experience seems to have captured the true essence of everything we aim to create and achieve with our guests. We are delighted all elements of your stay were able to live up to and exceed your expectations. Lindo will be elated to hear your amazing feedback. Thank you once more, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards,
Zinhle Mthembu

Hotel Manager
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    Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

    Unbelievably beautiful and serene boutique hotel - in winter we’ve had days of 25’c and so have been lazing around the pool after a morning walk on the beach. The hotel has direct beach access. Honestly cannot think of a better place to be in winter in South Africa 🇿🇦

    Date of stay: July 2023
    Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Zinhle Mthembu, Guest Services / Front Office at Sala Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2023

    Dear SassySista,

    Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your stay. We truly are privileged to have beautiful weather all year round. Our location is truly ideal, by being so close to the ocean and giving you direct access to the beach.

    We hope to welcome you back again soon for another great stay at Sala.

    Best Regards,
    Zinhle Mthembu

    Hotel Manager

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    Reviewed 8 June 2023

    We had the most wonderful few days at this incredible hotel. We renamed it SALA FOREVER because if I ever return to Ballito, this is the only place I'll be! The hotel management and staff were extremely helpful and greeted us with a warm welcome every time we left and came back. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, modern and nothing has been forgotten. Great views of the ocean and slept to the sound of the waves. The food whether in the dinning, lounge area or in our room was great and the service outstanding. The tables on the deck outside are set 'simply in heaven'. If I could I would rate it 6 star! The on-site Spa was an added bonus that we indulged in. If you are looking for a special place to have a memorable stay I recommend it most highly. Have travelled all over the world and put it right up there with the best. South Africa has so much to offer and this spot has it all. Someone has gone to great lengths to create beauty, decor, and harmony with nature and matched it with excellence in service. Thank you SALA we will be back.

    Date of stay: June 2023
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    Reviewed 6 June 2023

    Had the most wonderful mid-week getaway at Sala Beach House. We decided to re-name it SALA FOREVER because should we visit Ballito again that's where we'll be! Kind, friendly staff and management who went more than the extra mile to ensure our every wish was granted and even more. Set in a beautiful modern tropical wonderland, the rooms are comfortable, indulgent and everything is provided. Great decor, calm ambiance and delicious food whether in the dining area or room service. The in-house Spa was a bonus to indulge in. Peace and quiet in abundance with the sound of ocean waves. We recommend it highly for anyone wanting a Boutique Hotel experience with magnificent ocean views..

    Room tip: There are stairs down to the hotel but staff always around to assist. Take your costume the beach is on your doorstep.
    Date of stay: June 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 26 May 2023 via mobile

    Sometimes 5 Stars isn't enough.We were impressed with the warm welcome , and as you walk through the terrace and into the building, you know that you're in a stunningly beautiful place. There are only 7 rooms in this exquisitely designed hotel. The rooms are superb, a reflection of the tastefully designed and decorated spaces throughout.
    The management and staff are just perfect.
    We totally relaxed during our stay, absorbing the beach and ocean views, We strolled along the beach and in the evenings had lovely meals.
    A wonderful few days that we will always remember fondly.

    Date of stay: May 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 15 May 2023

    Wow, what an exceptional experience over our 2-night stay! We stayed at Sala between safari lodge stays and were blown away by the warm greeting upon our arrival, the property, the beach setting, our room, the decor in the common areas, the gardens and the attentive staff and their wonderful service.
    Our only regret was that in advance we had organized dinner the first night of our stay at an off-property restaurant. When we had dinner at Sala the second night, we discovered how wonderful their fine dinning is, and learned that to ensure the quality of the experience, they only serve hotel guests. We regretted not having dinner both nights at Sala.
    After we checked out and were en-route to our next destination, we realized we had forgotten important travel documents in our room's safe. The staff went out of their way to help get them to us at our next destination.
    Sala Beach House has earned our highest ratings possible in all categories. A huge thank you to Sven, Shaun, Amy and the entire Sala Beach House team!

    Room tip: Check out the artwork & details of the decor in the common areas. Keep the door to the balcony closed when away-the monkeys can be naughty.
    Date of stay: May 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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