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The Albatros Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   20 Homestead Road, Margate 4277, South Africa
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The Albatros Guest House
Ranked #1 of 8 Margate B&B and Inns
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at The Albatros a number of times now, each visit has been a great and relaxing time. The owners and manager are very helpful and friendly which enhances your stay. Breakfast time is a time to look forward to as it is indeed exceptional. The rooms are all fantastic, clean and individualy decorated. It has a fantastic... More

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Durban, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners are very welcoming and make you feel at home, with their special attention. A welcome glass of sherry on arrival. We had stunning views from our room overlooking Margate; South coast. The room was spacious with everything you could want, including a bar fridge. Breakfast was served on the pool deck overlooking the ocean, with delicious items on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

The very first thing people consider when looking for accommodation is the location of the site in which they wanna stay at. Upon entering the premises, they wanna be welcomed by open and loving hands of the hosts so that they not only feel at home but BE AT HOME! The Albatros Guesthouse combines both features, it's location along the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a wonderful weekend away, got a five star room, treated by the most friendly hosts to the most delicious breakfast, and relaxed like a king. It is close to all amenities, whilst being just the right distance from the sea. We'll be back whenever our batteries need a recharge!

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Good morning Jan, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Albatros Guest House. We as owners are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us for the second time and could relax like a king. We read the review with interest as it was truly refreshing and gave recommendations to add value to the next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Fabulous place to stay with stunning views and great, friendly service! Very convenient as it is situated close to Margate town and main beach. In the June/July sardine season it's great to have breakfast on the front veranda while watching whales pass by.

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Teniche , Thank you for your review and for staying with us a few times before and have another booking coming up soon. We are glad that you always have a fantastic time with us. We do look forward to welcoming you back and would like to share the great news of an an addition to the family with... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The best hospitality ever, me and my fiancé had a wonderful stay. Very soon me and my friends will be returning on a couples retreat experience. The rooms exceptional, food marvellous our host a great individual, truly a homely experience. As for the view, spectacular....thank you.

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Njabulo, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to let us know that you have enjoyed your visit with us. We are pleased that we could live up to your expectation. The Albatros Guest House "STAFF" do their best to create a "home away from home environment for our GUESTS. We are also glad that you... More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Albatros Guest House was just what I needed for the weekend... Beautiful, serene, comfortable, with friendly and efficient service. The 180 degree sea view was spectacular. Breakfasts were prepared with attention to detail. The close proximity to Margate's social chill spots was super convenient. I'm already anticipating my next visit!

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear M, Thank you very much for posting your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and escape from your busy routine. We are delighted to have another booking for you coming up soon, and looking forward to meet the rest of your family. Andre, Bessie and Team More

Pietermaritzburg
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Not to take anything away from the spectacular view, or well appointed and luxurious rooms, but the warm and friendly welcome of Andre and Bessie , far outweighs the rest. Making this accomodation the best in africa!

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear M, Thank you for providing us with such a valuable feedback of your stay with us for a second time. We most certainly look forward to your next stay with us in the near future. Friendly Greetings from team Andre, Bessie and Staff - The Albatros Guest House, Margate More

Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Not my idea of normal accommodation. the worst accommodation after 20yrs of visiting wonderful South Africa. The owners put themselves first as you will see by the numerous notices and disclaimers reminding you that it is there home (not business). Disclaimers turned out to be a good thing (for them) as two couples latter found a considerable amount of cash... More

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

As the owners, we are sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay at The Albatros. We do, however, have to put the record straight; 1) We are obliged by the terms of our insurers to put up disclaimer notices (which you will find in every insured accommodation establishment in South Africa). There are a total of 3... More

Tzaneen, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Albatros for four nights. It is a lovely guesthouse and we had a room on the top level with a beautiful view over the ocean. It was a spacious room with a corner bath and en suite bathroom. The room has every convenience and is very clean. The only difficulty we had was... More

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Additional Information about The Albatros Guest House

Address: 20 Homestead Road, Margate 4277, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Margate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Albatros Guest House 4*

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the sunny South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, Margate is one of the prime holiday destinations in South Africa. The Albatros Guest House & Golf Tours. Situated within walking distance of the beach & bustling village, while at the same time in the middle of the notorious 'Golf Coast'. From the pool deck or your own private balcony, you have an expansive 180° sea view, where you can relax and watch whales & dolphins which abound during the natural phenomenon of the annual sardine run, 'the greatest shoal on earth'. Each of our luxury air-conditioned rooms has a full en-suite or private bathroom (shower & bath), TV, tea & coffee, and balcony with sea view. Breakfast is enjoyed on the deck in the mornings - a great way to start the day. Children over 12 years are welcome. Other facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, bar, pool table and undercover braai (barbecue) area. If lazing around the pool is not for you, there is plenty to keep you busy during your stay with us. Sandy beaches stretch for miles along the coast of the warm Indian ocean, which offers a variety of activities including safe, protected swimming, surfing, or scuba diving with the sharks at Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal. Whale & dolphin watching boat trips, angling and deep sea fishing trips are also very popular. For the avid golfer, the area boasts 6 of South Africa's top 100 golf courses according to the Complete Golfer Rankings, which are guaranteed to test your skills & astound you with their scenery.For the nature lover or adrenalin junkie, extreme adventures at the spectacular white river rafting - in season. There are a host of restaurants & pubs, where you can enjoy a quick bite to eat or a leisurely evening meal. A visit to a crocodile farm, a flip in a microlite, gambling at the Wild Coast Casino, arts & crafts, horse riding we have it all. ... more   less 
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