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Smith's Cottage

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5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Inhambane Province, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, wow, wow!!! What an amazing place!!! I have just stayed at Smith's Cottages for 3 nights and had the most amazing time. The hospitality is 5 star!! The hosts, Pat and Keith really go out of their way to make sure that you have an awesome stay... nothing is too much trouble. They have managed to create a really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stayed here for a 2 nights in 3 days(had a night up at the Lesotho border inbetween) and i wished i come move in her for good. Iv'e been too more hotels/BnB's & hostels then i can count and this by far the one place with the best hospitalty and attentiveness to there guests. They will help you with everything,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I came here for one night on my way to the Drakensberg Mountains and felt like I was staying with long lost relatives! Pat and Keith were so friendly and helpful and I even had a cup of tea offered before I'd crossed the threshold. Such a cosy welcoming place and perfect for anyone wanting a bit of peace and... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is nice, clean place, with friendly hosts, who know a lot about the city and surroundings. It has a family atmosphere. This is not a party hostel. It is a good place for travelers. It has a swimming pool. Shops are nearby, although your own transport (a car) would be helpful. It is well maintained.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

summery: homely place, nice, queit, very clean and well kept. recommended for couples, families, and everyone who wants a quiet relaxed place. keith and pat are amazing, they will give you a very welcomed hospitality and help you with everything you will need. we got there at 5 am after a night bus and didn't know anything about the place... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

When we came to Durban after a one week safari-trip we felt home immediately because of Keith and Pat. They were just such lovely people to be with! They brought us everywhere with their car, gave good information about where to go and what to avoid and always had a smile. The cabin was very cosy, it had all we... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Keith and Pat make there guests feel very welcome, and inviting you into their home. They offer excellent travel advice and can make tour bookings without charging a commission, they were very concious to ensure that prices paid were very reasonable and that no one would over charge you. I even went with them to the local watering hole, market... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Keith and Pat are truly two of the loveliest people we have met on our travels. If they weren't offering help, we were chatting into the hours of the night. We stayed for four nights in the dorms and had a fantastic time. The hostel is clean, tidy and homely. From the first cup of tea through the door you... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Wow! I cant say enough about Keith and Pats hospitality. Nothing is too much of an ask. I have stayed in many, many guest houses all over the world, and this has to be by far the best! The private rooms are spotless, spacious, comfortable, cosy, have the softest sheets and have the best shower I have had in years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 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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