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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nuremberg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sparkling Star is a very nice B&B in Glenwood (Durban). Glenwood is very safe and close to the university. Restaurants and supermarkts are near by. The hotel is very good with respect to quality and service. I can only recommend this hotel! You can get both continental or English breakfast.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Sparkling Star B&B It was a pleasure hosting you and we would welcome you on a return visit to Durban More 

Erlangen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy with the Sparkling Star B&B. My room was very spacious and also clean and well furbished. It was very convenient to have access to a large fridge. I stayed for a week and was able to store a lot of food in the fridge. Wifi in my room was not strong enough but I could use... More 

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

Glad to hear you had a pleasant time here. We are investigating the wi-fi that is not strong enough. It will be wonderful to see you back next year ... always good to see people coming back again. More 

Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was an amazing place to be at Sparkling B&B, thank you to Mrs Thea Groenewald for hospitality we felt at home the area was cool and quiet memories of that place still flashes in our minds. Me and my husband promise to book directly to you for another stay

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

Thankyou for the lovely words... so glad you enjoyed your stay and have good memories.We will see you back another time. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 July 14, 2015

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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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 July 9, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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