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Zeranka Lodge

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12 Cowrie Terrace | La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 4051, South Africa
Zeranka Lodge
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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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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Zeranka lodge for 2 nights with our 11 year old daughter. Pleasant family room with kitchen and terrace near the pool. Just a few steps from the beautiful beach. Good beds, nice atmosphere, fulltime breakfast, cosy. The hospitable owner, is very friendly and helpfull. The only remark I can think of is low light conditions in the... More 

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Jacqueline It was a pleasure to have you and your husband and daughter and I know you all made the most of every moment on your visit to Durban! We always try to make our guests feel totally at home. We have already changed the globe in the bathroom to a higher strength... thanks for telling us KInd Regards... More 

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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancee and myself stayed at Zeranka for just one night recently. I had high hopes for them as they were highly rated and the owner who I dealt with telephonically was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were furnished in clean but threadbare linen and the mattresses were old and sagged in the middle. Our actual stay was incredibly... More 

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Leanne Thanks for your comments, I am sorry you and Bruce did not enjoy your stay , as you will see from all the comments on Trip Advisor, this is most unusual .Let me just clarify the pet story... our dogs... two of them, are not allowed in the dining room at all, but unfortunately a while ago some... More 

Doetinchem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello There, This geusthouse is very nice. The breakfast is perfect. Our room was magnificent for a family whit 2 children. And the kitchen is great! 2 bathrooms that's a great luxe. And the most off all when you walk throug the garden and beside the swimming pool, you become on a great and pleasant beach :) We didn't meat... More 

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. I am so happy you enjoyed your short stay with us and I know you made the most of everything that was offered to you. It was a pleasure to assist you KInd Regards Marcelle More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay. The people were nice and very accommodating. It is clear they actually enjoy being in this business. Our room was very, uhh "roomy" and in very good condition. In addition to the lodge itself, we loved the fact that we could just walk to the beach in a few minutes. If we are... More 

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Sorry your visit was so short, but so glad you enjoyed your stay ... we try so very hard to make our guests feel at home. Yes, it is wonderful having our own path to the beach ... we are very spoilt. Kind Regards Marcelle More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just stayed at Zeranka Lodge and not for the first time. We make a point of staying here when visiting Durban because we are made so welcome by hosts Marcelle and Allan. The accommodation is always faultless, tastefully furnished and the breakfasts second to none. I always make a point of reading through reviews, so when I read... More 

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You Garry for your kind comments. Its always a pleasure to welcome you back to Zeranka on your many visits to Durban. Our motto is "Arrive as a guest and leave as a freind" Se you again soon! Regards Marcelle More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The host was very off putting for us, may be personal taste, but did not enjoy our stay. Decor was antiquated. Not anything I would recommend to friends. If you need a roof over your head, and want to be close to the beach this is fine.

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Bruce for your comments ... at first I thought you had the wrong B&B! I am so sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Zeranka, we try our very best to make everyone feel welcome ... our motto is, as you no doubt saw in reception is, arrive as a guest and leave as a friend! Obviously this... More 

Knysna, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Zeranka lodge just for one night. Wish we have stayed there much longer. For us it was the nicest, cleanest and best place we have stayed in South Africa. The room is very large and clean, with a nice access to the beach. It is a very nice and safe neighbourghood and Marcelle is a good hostess and... More 

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Clint Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you both to stay. Sorry you did not make the breakfast .... luckily you checked your flight time. We do give a continental breakfast in the rooms for our guests that depart early. Travel on safely Regards Marcelle More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night at Zeranka Lodge. "Just pick what you want to drink. We trust you you will pay." I like the trust they have in people. We met very friendly people. The shortcut to the beach was very nice. We enjoyed walking on the beach

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Peter Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the freedom of the bar, we like our guests to feel totally relaxed as if they were in their own homes. We are very blessed to have the beach right at our doorstep! I do not think we realize how lucky we are!! Kind Regards Marcelle More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Stayed at Zeranka Lodge over the Durban July Weekend. Rooms are clean and are cleaned daily, quick access to the beach, quiet and yet very close to all Durban attractions. The owner Marcelle is a special kind of lady, very friendly, always willing to help a great deal with a smile. I recommend the place to anyone visiting.....

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thabiso Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure having you and your wife to stay with us over the July. So glad you and your group enjoyed their stay with us. We would love to welcome you back again. Kind Regards Marcelle More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stunning location, immaculately cleaned, spotless bathrooms, scrumptious breakfast and delightful staff! We were there in the middle of winter, and didn't feel ANY cold at all, which also helped. 100%

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You Cornel for your kind words.... it was pleasure to have you and all your friends here for the weekend to celebrate your birthday party. I am so glad you all had a great time, we enjoyed having you. Regards Marcelle More 

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