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Mei-Pen-Lai Umdloti

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10 South Beach Rd, Umdloti 4350, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sandton, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was our first holiday at the sea with our dogs and it was a wonderful experience for us all. The accommodation was spacious and clean and led onto a lovely garden for the dogs to run freely. The beach setting was ideal just across the road and we enjoyed our own beach each day as it stretched all the... More

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washington d.c.
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My partner and I stayed at Mei Pen Lai for approximately a week in May 2014. We originally intended to stay for two nights but just kept extending our stay! The accommodation itself is basic but the owner has added special decorations from each of his travels which make each room special.

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Pennington, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We found Mei Pen Lai to be reasonably priced and conveniently situated. The beds are comfortable and the facilities are fine. The decor is south-east Asian, and the whole experience is calm and restful. The beach is a few meters away and convenience stores are close at hand.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We recently stayed at Mei-Pen-Lai in Umdloti, from the onset dealing with the owner was a real pleasure. We had never heard of this place before and due to last minute accommodation searching we came across this establishment. We arrived at Mei-Pen-lai and was greeted by Rory who is the owner. He showed us the room (Room 3) and gave... More

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san diego
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Family & I had a wonderful stay RIGHT on the beach in Umdloti. Would highly recommend this cool beach front accomadation. Safe parking, 10m from the sand, hear the waves crashing, and the stores and restaurants are 200m walk away. We liked the casual holiday feel and the very reasonable prices! All the best to Rory for making us welcome... More

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Sandton, South Africa
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This place is tatty to say the least. The sheets were virually threadbare, the bathroom towels were used to cover the floor which flooded when you had a shower as they were too disgusting to use. There was not a shelf in the bathroom or space on the basin to place anything so a bar stool had to suffice. Despite... More

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

this is my favorite place to stay in the Durban area. I do business in Umhlanga several times a year for a few days at a time. Umdloti is about 5 minutes away from Umhlanga but is nice and quiet and has a cool beach town vibe. Great surf and shore break body. I normally stay in unit 1 which... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We recently spent 3 nights at Mei-Pen-Lai in Umdloti. The reason we chose it, is that it is pet-friendly and we wanted to travel with our two small dogs. The place has a pseudo-Thai type feel to it, but it is quite "tired". There are 3 self-catering units on the ground floor, which are studio-type units. They have a small... More

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Address: 10 South Beach Rd, Umdloti 4350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umdloti
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Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty lodging in Umdloti

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