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Smith's Cottage

5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 59 Specialty lodging in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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118 reviews 118 reviews
101 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This must have been my fourth stay at Smith's and it never fails to dissapoint. Pat and Keith are absolutely wonderful hosts, full of good tips and always up for interesting conversation. The facilities are spotless, the atmosphere friendly, the beds comfortable, the location excellent. The neighborhood is upscale Durban North. I would recommend a car, and then you are... More

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Mandal, Norge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Extremely friendly owners and a great place to stay. We were staying there for 2 nights. The owners absolutely made our stay. We arrived in the afternoon and asked for a place to watch the Manchester united match. They did not have the channel in the living room so they offered us to watch the match in their bedroom. They... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Smith's Cottages is THE place to stay in Durban. The owners "Pat & Keith" are really friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and everything you need is available. A good place to relax after a busy day in Durban. And the owners can drop & pick you up from any place in the city centre.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our stay at Smiths Cottage was amazing!! The owners Pat & Kieth made us feel so welcome. On our first evening they explained all the nearby sights and things to do in the area. They have a real passion for ensuring their guests have a good time! They really care about their guests and offer lifts into the centre of... More

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

What is there to say about Smith's Cottage other than wonderful. Incredibly close to the center of Durban owners Keith and Pat are a wonderfully accommodating pair. For a small fee (R30) they will transport you to almost anywhere in Durban. The rooms are clean and the property is beautiful. This is not the typical "party hostel" that some might... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed at the Smith's Cottage during our stay in Durban on our road trip through South Africa. This place feels like home. The owner's are incredibly helpful and some of the nicest people we ever met. As they have traveled a lot through Africa already they provided us with some really good hints and basically planned half of our... More

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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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