We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Anchor's Rest to your Saves list
Anchor's Rest
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
98%
Ranked #2 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Shannon B
  • Overview
  • Reviews (109)
  • Photos (44)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (13)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

109 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    90
    17
    1
    0
    1
See reviews for
18
46
13
15
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

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

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location in Umhlanga is fantastic. You can safely walk to the central area for cafes/bars and to the beach. It is also a short drive to Durban city centre for the tourist stuff there, without the hassle of being down town. We were made to feel at home and very welcome with the owners always around for some advice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Sam and Alice Thanks so much for your great review, which we were delighted to receive. It really warms our hearts when guests say that they feel at home at Anchor's Rest as we wouldn't want you to feel any other way. We also appreciate that you found it good value for money as everyone is 'cost conscious' these... More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A truly great place, whilst being only walking distance from the main restaurant strip, it manages to maintain a very peaceful and quiet setting, unusual for Umhlanga. Fantastic hosts and very comfortable rooms, definitely worth looking into when visiting the area, and will most certainly be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Richard You have made our day with your wonderful review - thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review on Anchor's Rest. We love hearing guests say that 'they will definitely be back for another visit' and most guests do indeed come back. We have a growing list of repeat guests and we would... More

Noordwijk, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Beautiful little place with very "homy" living room, self catering bar, pool and garden. Very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. Quiet, yet central location. Close to the beach, restaurants, motorway.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Bart Thank you for choosing Anchor's Rest for your stay in Umhlanga. We are always delighted when our guests say that they have felt at home as this is what we strive to achieve - a relaxed, comfortable, homely environment so that you can concentrate on your business activities, while we look after you. We hope that you will... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We chose this guesthouse after reading the great reviews by other guests and were not disappointed. Peter was a fantastic host, very attentive, always on hand to assist with helpful tips and suggestions of where to eat, drink, etc. we booked the garden unit which was really private and comfortable. It had a little kitchenette which was really helpful although... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Jay Thanks so much for your wonderful, complimentary review. We are so pleased that Anchor's Rest lived up to your expectations - and hopefully we exceeded them! Peter is a great host as he so enjoys the company of our guests and giving them information on where to go, what to do, etc. as he is passionate about Umhlanga... More

Pietermaritzburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

An excellent stay with wonderful hosts Cilla and Peter. we had a great time for the short stay and will definitely go back as soon as we can. Felt like we were at home but without the housework and cooking. PS: Thanks to Sandy for returning Veshant's chain, much appreciated.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Kammy Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest which we really do appreciate. We are delighted that you felt so at home and relaxed and that you will return for another stay and perhaps next time you will be able to book for a longer stay. We are looking forward to welcoming... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Loved staying at the Anchor's Rest, flew in from London for a wedding, Peter Rose & staff friendly, amazing ambiance, close to all amenities, food awesome, pool incredibly clean. Def coming back soon!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Debbie I'm so glad that you will be coming back to Anchor's Rest soon! It's great that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for your great review - it's always so gratifying for us to get good feedback from our guests as it motivates us to keep on striving to exceed our guests expectations. We look forward to... More

Edenvale, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Peter & Cilla Rose the hosts made us feel very welcome, as well as Sandy the manageress. The guesthouse is so central and accessible to local shops and restaurants. Beautiful decor all round and the unit in the garden was very comfortable. We had a great stay all round. Will promote to our circle of friends and our guests that... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Patricia Thanks for your great review, which we were so pleased to read. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as your time spent in Umhlanga. We certainly enjoyed your company and our regular chats. It was great getting to know you. Thanks for offering to promote Anchor's Rest to your friends and guests,... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Anchor's Rest, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Anchor's Rest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Anchor's Rest

Address: 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Anchor's Rest reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

44 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (14)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (31)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms
5

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer