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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a trip to South Africa which included 5 nights (2 with breakfast, 3 self catering) at Anchors Rest in Umhlanga Rocks. The owners and staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful, the rooms were well appointed and homely comfortable, the breakfast was great and the location (within walking distance to the beach and local shopping) and... More

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Margaret River, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We can highly recommend Anchors Rest to any visitors looking for a safe,central location and very comfortable accommodation-with very thoughtful presentation.We were warmly welcomed and all our questions were answered,including a good recommendation for a restaurant,so we felt confident to find our way around.We opted for a self catering room and were very happy with the private,quiet downstairs room we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my son recently spent five nights in Anchor’s Rest Guesthouse after reading the reviews on this forum and we were not disappointed. Location is ideal: the hotel is situated in a nice and secure area, very close to the center of Umhlanga Rocks and to the beach; Durban did not give us a very good impression in terms... More

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Dan Thank you so much for your amazing review of Anchor's Rest, which we truly appreciate. It was an absolute pleasure having you and your son stay with us and we hope that you will return to South Africa for another visit to explore more of our beautiful country. It is such a delight for us when guests first... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my son recently spent five nights in Anchor’s Rest Guesthouse after reading the reviews on this forum and we were not disappointed. Location is ideal: the hotel is situated in a nice and secure area, very close to the center of Umhlanga Rocks and to the beach; Durban did not give us a very good impression in terms... More

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome in the centre of Umhlanga. Easy going but attentive service, beautiful rooms and public areas - i would highly recommend staying here for a business trip or holiday in KZN. Free wifi and a nicely set up honesty bar added to the experience.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Andrew Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. It was a pleasure to meet you and be your hosts for a weekend. Thank you also for highly recommending our Guest House for a business or leisure trip. We are pleased that you enjoyed the honesty bar as we think it adds value to... More

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who used to work in the travel industry for many years, I was spoilt with 5 star accommodation either for free or next to nothing. My standards have never dropped but funding my own excursions nowadays is a somewhat taller order. That's why when I am recommended a 'gem' I am always excited. I had the pleasure of... More

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Alison Thank you so much for your wonderful review and describing Anchor's Rest as a 'gem'. We are thrilled to be put in this category by someone who has travelled so extensively and stayed in so many 5 star establishments. We are so looking forward to welcoming you back for another stay - this time with your family, and... More

Sandton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The friendliest, warmest hospitality. The personalized little touches make the accommodation exquisite and a pleasure to stay at. The owners are kind, wonderful people. Loved how close it was to the beach. Will definitely stay there again.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Charlene Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of Anchor's Rest. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. I am particularly pleased that you enjoyed all the personalized touches as I love making the rooms warm and inviting for our guests, with all the extra little touches. Being... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The owners were very accommodating, warm and friendly :) Although we missed the sea viewing rooms due to availability, our room was very cozy and clean, and the breakfast is great. Close enough to the beach to take a walk. It will be my first choice when visiting Durban again!

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Shannon Thank you for your lovely review of Anchor's Rest. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room, despite not having a sea view. We have just completed a renovation project where we upgraded three rooms and their en suite bathrooms. So please do book for another stay with us and we will make sure that you have one... More

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I manage a B&B and last week, I had a large group and needed another B&B to help out with the overflow. It is ALWAYS a pleasure dealing with Cilla, Sandy and Peter at Anchors rest. I know that my clients are looked after. I cannot attest to sleep quality or rooms, but SERVICE, is always excellent, and above all... More

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Fiona Thanks so much for your referral review, which was such a pleasure to read. In the hospitality industry it is great to have colleagues who are like minded and whom we can network with when we need to refer guests on. You are also a pleasure to deal with and we value your support of Anchor's Rest. Kind... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Friendly helpful hosts and staff. Easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants and we also enjoyed walking down to the excellent and safe promenade. We will try the self-catering option when we return.

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Dear Julian and Lynda Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and just as importantly, that you enjoyed the facilities and close proximity of the 'Village'. The Promenade is absolutely great and I regularly walk our dogs to the beach and Promenade for a leisurely stroll,... More

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Address: 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
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Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
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Anchor’s Rest is a small, friendly, relaxed guest house with the emphasis on peace, tranquillity and the personal touch. Whether you are on holiday or business, we will provide you with an ideal retreat and a warm welcome.Tropical gardens, sparkling pool, warm ambience and excellent service await you at Anchor's Rest, located in the centre of Umhlanga Rocks. An easy walk to the shops, restaurants, coffee bars, beaches and vibrant night life. The Guesthouse boasts four fully appointed en-suite bedrooms all of which are Wireless Internet enabled, with all the luxury and comfort for which we have become renowned.Each suite is delightfully furnished and has every modern facility, convenience and comfort - including air-conditioning and heating, king size bed with cool cotton percale linen, complimentary bathroom toiletries, hospitality tray, books and magazines for guests’ reading pleasure, personal safe and hairdryer. All rooms lead directly to the pool or garden and have private entrances.A full English or Continental Breakfast is served every morning.After a busy day sight-seeing, or sun tanning on the beach, relax around a sparkling pool, enjoying the magnificent weather and warm hospitality of the hosts. In the evening, bar-b-que under the stars, dine al fresco in the gardens, or stroll into Umhlanga to enjoy a variety of cuisine at any number of good quality restaurants.Secure off street parking is provided, airport transfers, car hire and private tours can be arranged. Solar heated swimming pool. Visa, MasterCard and Diners credit card facilities. Daily laundry service. Children 10 years and older are welcome. ... more   less 
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