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Anchor's Rest

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14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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  • 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
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anchor's Rest is a nice clean and well organized guesthouse just off the highway in Umhlanga. Rooms are spacious, bar is well stocked and has a nice lounge where you can chill in the evenings. The separate entrance away from the reception desk is particular useful.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved staying at the Anchor's Rest . We stayed at the lower level with private terrace and beautiful garden .The owners Cilla and Peter are kind, wonderful people. Easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants and safe promenade. We had dinner at Fish restaurant , suggested by Cilla and enjoyed it.The team is very professional and friendly We would recommend... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It was just what we looked for at that moment, good location, well equipped self catering room, very comfortable in a lovely garden with very helpful and friendly people. The cleaning service was good, the self help bar is a good one, we haven't had breakfast there but I assume that will also be excellent. The rooms are beautiful and... More 

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Wokingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have stayed at this delightful guest house five times over the past few years when we visit Umhlanga. The team of Sandy,Cilla and Peter are exceptionally welcoming and helpful with local information. Having stayed in all but one of the rooms, my favourites are the Strelitzia and the Yellowwood. There are many lovely touches in each room which are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Cilia and Peter always make one feel at home. Great location, being a 5 minute walk into the centre of Umhlanga, so no need to drive to dinner. Great rooms and friendly staff. If you looking for a great, quiet place that is centrally located, Anchors Rest is difficult to beat.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I found the service average and the bedrooms outdated. My room had a shower in the bath (not too worried about that). Unfortunately the shower head is placed in a position that makes it impossible to shower.

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Ashkelon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I loved Anchor's Rest before I even arrived, because Sandy, the manageress was so helpful, patient and kind in all our communications before my trip. The location is great, as it's two blocks from Restaurant Row, and 4 blocks from the beach on the Indian Ocean. The room was great--I was in #1 and had the privacy I craved. The... More 

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Batemans Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the hosts did everything they could to make my stay comfortable and enjoyable. The location was central to Umhlanga Village and the Beach and there was good access to shopping at Gateway and central Durban.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I just spent 4 nights in Umhlanga at this guesthouse and can highly recomend it to those wanting a relaxing, hassle free stay in an ideal location. We chose to stay self catering in the yellowwood room which suited our needs perfectly. This being our 1st stop of 7 on a 3 week trip we were happy... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The location of the venue is excellent and enables easy walking access to the restaurants, shops and other amenities available in Umhlanga. The room was spotlessly clean and included everything required for the guest. The hosts were extremely attentive and made you welcome from the time of arrival to departure.

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