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14 Stanley Grace Cresent, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, 4319 Durban, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 70 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Anchors Rest Guest House and Self Catering.
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool (seasonal), Grounds
Food & Drink
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 10 years are welcome.
One child or adult is charged ZAR 450 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 70 reviews
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Great access to Umhlanga park-run Very helpful owners Very comfortable
Location was great and the service from Cilla and her employees was excellent. A real "homey" feeling. The rooms are spacious, super clean, beautifully decorated and very well fitted. Great breakfast as well!! Will definitely be back!!!!
Everything, the people incredible nice, Peter, Cilla, Sandy and all the staff. The place is really beautiful............and really safe if you travel alone, Durban has it all in a big city. Me encantó el lugar tiene más de un 100%
Having to leave Tener que irme
The location, the decor, the friendliness and great hospitality. I was just so impressed with everything. Absolutely will recommend Anchors again as well as myself going back for more stays! Great location and I just loved the decor!
I liked everything!
Distance to beach
Excellent location in Umhlanga Rocks, close to fabulous restaurants and hotels. The staff were fantastic, breakfast was delicious with beautiful freshly made coffee and the hosts couldn't have been more welcoming. An excellent property with beautiful furnishings and attention to detail.
Really no complains. The Cheetah room is really something which we wanted - feeling independent, family atmosphere, individual entrance from the garden, with some dining place and sunbeds in front. I strongly recommend to all who do not want to spend time/money in big noisy hotels on the waterfront in Umhlanga. My best regards to the staff which was very supportive and helpful. There was very short walking distance to the main Umhlanga restaurant area and to the beach - no need to drive. Restaurants & pubs are good and not expensive. Good brekfest + possibility to preapre some food for the kids in the room (if needed). PS The only comment on cleanness were ants in Cheetah room which were starting to walk when it was getting dark :) for us it was not big problem anyway.
Me and my son recently spent five nights in Anchor’s Rest Guesthouse after reading the reviews on this forum and we were not disappointed. Location is ideal: the hotel is situated in a nice and secure area, very close to the center of Umhlanga Rocks and to the beach; Durban did not give us a very good impression in terms of city but thank God we were staying in a paradise hotel. The decision to stay in Umshlanga was the best decision taken in this trip. The hosts (Cilla, Peter, Sandy) were just great - they made us feel very welcome and they were super helpful with everything – thank you Cilla for fabulous Safari Trip in Hluhluwe/ St Lucia! The room was full of character, well equipped, clean and well presented. I love the decor, the cotton bedding, the duvets, the plenty pillows, the comfortable beds, the bathroom amenities, the large white fluffy bath towels. To summarize: I highly recommend this property for both business and leisure, thank you for a great stay!
Great location, short walk to bars and restaurants. Extremely helpful and friendly management and staff. The guest house is stunning and so are the grounds. In all very happy to recommend.
Very friendly hosts and helpful staff. Very efficiently run in very convenient location. Will come again!
Friendly welcome, fantastic location, good value
Very friendly manager during the week. We had a nice, clean and spacious room surrounded by a garden. Good breakfast. Near the beach, shops and various restaurants.
Close to the village
Excellent lounge, bar and outside seating around the pool.
My room was a little small but I know the owners are making complete changes.
Great hosts, peace, comfort, surroundings and ambience.
Nothing, all delightful.
We liked the staff Location is great
We were put in a shoebox room which we were told will soon be made bigger. Door to the bathroom has a huge gap underneath it.
Close to the center of town
The rooms were cluttered with over fussy detail and excessive furniture. The staff were over attentive in the dining room. Too many rules to adhere to.
The owner peter did not go out of his way to make our stay better, for example he said the kitchen closes at 9:30am for breakfast and we asked for breakfast at 9:15 and we were told there was nothing. The other staff were very pleasant and helpful but peter has let his team down.
Lovely house and grounds
Lack of attention to detail relevant to cleaning of room and cold water for shower/bath
no words can describe how amazing this place.
It felt like a home away from home. The service was impeccable. It's a clean, stylish, well located place and Cilla and Peter go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. We will definitely go back.
Great location, well equipped facilities, friendly and helpful owners. Would visit again.
Suite no 5 was just the most romantic corner for honeymooners
The ants was a downer
Great welcome. Proximity to main town centre. Excellent breakfast. Comfortable room. All in all, a very good place to stay.
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