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Reviewed 21 August 2018

We've been coming to The Breakers for a number of years and find it the perfect mid year break. The rooms are clean and serviced daily, they are not the newest and could do with an upgrade but we found it comfortable and clean with everything working. We didn't use the restaurant.
The staff are friendly and very helpful. they go out of their way to meet our request. This applies from the top all the way down.
My family and I will definitely return again and again.

Thanks Ian and Staff.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank David R
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for many years on our annual timeshare
The rooms are very pleasant and the view is gorgeous
Sadly the entertainment and cafe is very poor
The beach cafe so expensive and has absolutely zero service with no waiters available at the pool or even at the lounge
You have to fetch your own and lakes any atmosphere
A bit worrying with no services being upgraded and limited WiFi to 100mb a day

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank 877honey
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Nestled at the end of umhlanga hotel run this is a great stress away hideout.good security.service and reception.rooms are nice spacious and the spa is also private and well accustomed to customers different needs.will be bak and hope by then they wifi all the rooms

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank feroz i
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

My first time at the Breakers Resort will definitely be my last. I didn’t know what to expect but for R15 000 for the week, I certainly didn’t expect the derelict, run down, disgusting hotel and accommodation that we experienced. The hotel was revolting and clearly had been neglected for many years. The room that we had rented through Flexi Club Timeshare was worse than nauseating.

The image that greeted us when we entered room 316 was beyond any nightmare! The accommodation wasn’t fit for an animal never mind a family with children. I immediately contacted reception and requested that we be moved. They didn’t even enquire as to why… nor did the GM when I got hold of him on the Monday morning. They knew exactly why. The question to ask then was … why was this room (and I am sure many others) even put on the market as rentable? The only reason that I can think of is to take a chance and hope that the people who rent don’t complain so they can add to their bottom line.

To say that room 316 was horrendous would be too kind. Some of the reasons being:
• The unit is advertised as a six sleeper. The sleeper couch was unusable. It was rickety and broken. When it was fully opened, the mattress extended over the base so it touched the floor and the hard metal horizontal bar across it prevented anybody from sleeping on it. My 14 year old son had to lie vertically across the bed with his feet hanging over the side so as not to lie over the bar.
• Tiles were broken, coming off the walls or lying loose and not put back at all, but rather placed against the wall to try and cover where they should have been
• Every time we tried to open the window to look outside, it came off its hinges. The guest below us even said “careful that doesn’t fall on my head”
• There was no cover over the drain in the shower which stank, and when hot water started to drain the stench became stronger
• The two bathroom doors weren’t even proper doors. They didn’t close properly and didn’t seal at the top or the bottom. There was absolutely no privacy. Not only that, they were filthy, grubby and broken in between the folds. It was so bad that you felt dirtier when you came out of the shower than when you went in
• The light above the mirror had no light fitting cover – it was just the bare globe and wires. Not very safe for a bathroom
• A few of the plug points weren’t working
• The tap over the kitchen sink wobbled every time you tried to turn it on or off
• One of the TV remote’s back cover was stuck together with a piece of old tape that didn’t stick, and the other remote didn’t even have a back cover

I got hold of the General Manager – Ian Hume (copied above) on Monday morning at 09h00. Once he heard what room we were in there was no argument. He immediately said “let me see if I can move you” and asked for some time to sort out another room. By 14h00 that day it was confirmed that we could move to room 421. When I told him that room 316 should not even be advertised for rental as it wasn’t fit for anybody to stay in, I suggested he go take a look. His response indicated to me that he knew exactly what I was talking about and he knew the exact condition of the room.

While 421 was noticeably better and we were extremely grateful to be out of 316, it wasn’t without its faults either
• The place looked like it hadn’t been cleaned for months … from the extractor fan above the stove to the tops of cupboards and cupboard doors
• The fridge was situated in a tiny corner of the kitchen and the hot air that it generated prevented you from standing near it for too long
• There was no safe facility. The owners had placed the safe in the lock position
• No TV in the bedroom
• The aircon duct in the main bedroom was in the cupboard so your clothes were very cold when you put them on
• The towel rail in the bathroom was loose
• Some of the power point plugs didn’t work
• The chairs around the dining room table were all loose and unsteady and couldn’t be sat on
• There was no light in the shower
• Ants all over the kitchen
• And the pillows were extremely uncomfortable.

The hotel and service in general was unsatisfactory and deplorable.
• The service at the pool was non-existent. We had to call reception to send a waiter with loungers, and cushions were being packed up at about 15h00 - regardless of anybody wanting to still catch the last hours of day light.
• Food and dirty plates hadn’t been cleared from the tables at the pool for hours. The tables that had been cleared hadn’t been wiped down, probably for the day, as seen by the stains and left overs.
• The furniture inside the lounge area was so old and badly worn that I had to sit on the wooden bar under the cushions because there were no springs or sponge left inside. They smelt musty and mouldy. We felt like we had been bitten to pieces from what seemed like flea ridden, unclean upholstery.
• The bathrooms were outside. There are no facilities for guests in the hotel – which is unheard of in this day and age! If you wanted to go to the bathroom, you had to trek outside and share it with the rest of the people who have been in and out of the pool the whole day or go back to your room.
• Our food took over an hour to come, the kitchen was extremely slow.
• The beach and bath towels were so old they were thread bare and some even had holes in them.
• The pictures on the walls in the corridors had not been cleaned for so long that they had mould growing on them

This was our annual holiday. R15 000 in anybody’s world is a lot of money. I am writing this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, that nobody else experiences what we did and secondly, that the management of the hotel might even have a light bulb moment and decide to do something about their flea ridden, disgustingly dirty building that they advertise as a hotel which certainly will not be recommended by me or the friends that were with us.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank SimoneL3460
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

We stayed in Unit 416 which is one of the private residences and so does not form part of the hotel / timeshare. This also means that each unit is furnished differently.
Our unit was modern and well furnished and spotless. Brand new kitchen and bathroom and its a full kitchen with oven, stove etc.
The unit is actually a 4 sleeper but we have 3 children and I requested an extra mattress and linen which we put in the lounge.
The unit only has a shower (no bath).
We enjoyed the Breakers - its calm and not the chaos of the Sands, The property is well maintained and grounds are beautiful. There is putt putt and a trampoline (needs to be repaired - has big gaps in it).
There are 3 pools:
1. the lap pool was not in service and had been drained which was a disappointment.
2. the main pool which is huge but cold and had no pool chairs.
3. the childrens' pool with slides
We did order drinks at the pool which was great but dont get cleared so the area tends to get quite dirty.
There was kids entertainment but it was average - and being school holidays with all the kids running around there really could have been more. A missed opportunity,

There is a lovely spa with a jacuzzi you can book out but the staff allow it to be booked by loud raucous kids who then disturb the tranquil atmosphere.
There is wifi only in the bar area and is the always on service and so free wifi runs out quickly and none in the room.

All in all we enjoyed our stay but attention could be paid to the issues mentioned.

Room tip: Higher floors have a sea view, Ours didnt
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
1  Thank KerriA
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