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Smith's Cottage

5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I planned to stay with Pat and Keith for two nights but extended for a third due to their warmth and hospitality. I was made feel completely at home by the both and was offered all the help and advice one could need. They took a genuine interest in my plans and my experience in South Africa and at no... More

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived in SA for the first time for a 5 day conference in Durban. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I craved for a place I could rest well from the busy conference schedule. Smith's cottage turned out to be that place and far much more. My heart rested as soon as I arrived there when Pat offered... More

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 24 hours of travelling we arrived in South Africa and Keith picked us up from the airport and brought us straight to the hostel. There we met his wife Pat who turned out to be as nice as Keith. Both were very helpfull, really lovely and made us feel like at home. Smith's cottage is a very clean place.... More

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Heilbronn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Smith's Cottage very much. Pat and Keith are lovely and we warmly recommend this place to all travellers (Backpackers or not). The place is located in Durban North and absolutley save. The rooms are totally comfortable and clean. We stayed there two times. At first with a group of five in the selv-catering cottage and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I recently holidayed in Durban for the first time. I drove from Joburg with of course curiosity and skeptical of the B&B i booked an hour before my trip. All the skepticism died off when i met Pat at Smiths Cottage. This lady made me feel so welcome and gave me all the tips on how to enjoy Durban at... More

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Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The three days that i spend there felt like visiting my familymembers. Pat and Keith are so lovely and welcoming that i felt like being home. They took us to the shops whenever we wanted, cooked tea and coffee all the time and we were not allowed to wash the dishes :D . It´s a good place to stay for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Where else are you welcomed by name? Even though I arrive about 6 hours early, they still knew who I was. Pat made a cup of coffee while Keith asked if I needed my laundry done. He remembered my inquiry when I had booked weeks before. Impressive! Pat took me in the car so I could get groceries and take... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Whether you're traveling with a family, a significant other, a group of friends, or solo, Smith's Cottage is highly recommended. Clean and cozy, with the BEST service, you can't go wrong. Smith's cottage provides the best of both worlds - They are conveniently located just outside of the city center, combining relaxation with easy access to all the action (via... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stay with Pat and Keith each time we visit Durban. They are welcoming, helpful--Keith even diagnosed and fixed a small car problem our mechanic failed to repair--and remind me of my parents. In a good way! They have perfectly clean rooms, comfy beds and a pleasant garden with a pool. And, they are near a fantastic Indian take-away. Without... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Our family of 4 had a great night at Smith's Cottage. Pat and Keith are very friendly and helpful. They helped us map out our route up to Drakensburg. The place is so clean and quiet. It was perfect for us!

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Address: 5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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