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Sparkling Star Bed and Breakfast

70 Z K Mathews Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was by chance that we googled mapped the closest Bed and Breakfast to where my daughter is staying whilst studying at UKZN Medical School and we were warmly welcomed by Thea. The rooms are comfortable and homely, the atmosphere of all staff and owners are welcoming and embracing and immediately felt like HOME. The owners go the extra mile... More 

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Thea G, Owner at Sparkling Star Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thankyou for all the lovely comments ...I appreciate it so much. And I would love to have you back again and meet the rest of the family in August. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very pleasant one night stay. Thea was friendly and welcoming. The guest house is in a great location near the university and other Durban favorite spots. Bed was warm and cozy and breakfast enjoyable.

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Thea G, Owner at Sparkling Star Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in writing a review on your recent visit to Sparkling Star bed and breakfast. More 

Mbabane, Swaziland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is excellent and the owner is very friendly and quickly makes you feel at home. The breakfast is wonderful, perfect home cooked English Breakfast. Close to Pavilion Mall and UKZN. For the price it's a big bargain.

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Thea G, Owner at Sparkling Star Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and compliments. It was a pleasure having you as a guest and hope that we will be able to accommodate you again in the future. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great value for money. Homely and warm.Excellent location.Kind and caring hostess.I stayed there on the comrades marathon weekend and hostess packed individual breakfasts for all the runners.lovely garden and pool.Like staying at family. Definitely a revisit. Dr Pather

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Thea was really efficient. The room was clean, neat and tidy. Great breakfasts. Able to move freely and really relaxing atmosphere. Really enjoyed stay and will most definitely be staying at Sparkling Star on All my future trips to Durban.

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Aldergrove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were in Durban for two weeks. We found Sparkling Star a great place to come home to after each busy day. After a night in a very clean and comfortable room we were greeted each day with a great breakfast with a wide variety of delicious choices. Anticipated the aroma of fresh coffee upon entering the dining area! The... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I have stayed at Sparkling Star two years in a row now while settling my daughter at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). It has been a pleasure to stay in such a warm and welcoming home from home. Thea has been an angel, especially the first year when we knew nothing about Durban and where to source various items... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

I was down in Durban for an exam and stayed in Sparkling Star for almost a month. It felt like home. The centralized location made it very easy for me to access different places conveniently. The rooms are very comfortable and quiet. The owners make sure they do everything to make you feel comfortable. And it's not just the comfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Had a great time at the bnb. Was there for my exam, felt very welcomed and safe. Will never forget the freshly baked savoury muffins, think I will be booking again very soon. welcome and safe. Thea is a great hostess, if you l

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed for business in October and enjoyed our stay. My husband and assistant had to leave early in the morning, too early to have breakfast. This was no problem breakfast was packed for them so that they did not have to go hungry. Breakfast for me was ready at 8 o'clock and was plenty full. I enjoyed sitting in... More 

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