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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent place to stay after landing at Durbans's King Shaka International Airport. Limited number of rooms, personal service. We stayed at the lower level with private terrace and tidy lawn. Close to the beach, restaurants etc Safe place to stay.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our two week stay at Anchors Rest Guest house will NOT be our last!! We were made very welcome from the first day to the last. It was a truly great stay for us. I can strongly recommend a stay with these lovely people. Many thanks for a memorable time.

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London, UK
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely guesthouse, just a few minutes walk from the beach, and the bars and restaurants at Umlanga. Very relaxing few days walking on the beach and exploring parts of Durban, and would definitely stay here again.

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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful accommodation, gracious hosts (Cilla and Peter), most efficient staff, and so well situated, close to the beach, shops and where the action is! By the way, Cilla's hair stylist is just great!

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Midrand Gauteng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed staying there,It was my second time.Everytime I'm down there I feel more like @ home.The place is in an inconvenient surrounding,shops and resturants are a stone away and the beach.I love it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a most enjoyable one night stay here - pity it wasn't longer! The guesthouse is within walking distance (although we drove) of a few very good restaurants - we had dinner at Little Havana, suggested by, and reserved by our host. Our room was very attractive, comfortable and well-appointed, decent bed with good linen, nice bathroom - it... More

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Eldwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 11 nights with my husband and I staying in the Cheetah Garden room which was lovely and private, super for sitting outside and relaxing on the sun loungers. Our daughter enjoyed the spacious facilities of the Blue Crane Suite,overlooking the pool, which on a clear day has a view of the Ocean. We were looked after by Manager,... More

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

Wow, what more can I say on reading such a fabulous review - thank you so much! We are sorry that we missed you as indeed, Peter and I were away during the time that you spent at Anchor's Rest. We always know that we can go away and leave the Guest House in the very capable hands of Sandy... More

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a warm and friendly welcome from Sandy (Manageress). Our rooms very tidy and neat and what made this place such a jem was that it was walking distance from shops, restaurants, beach and pubs :-) Chilling by the pool on the deck chairs is a great way to relax as well. Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend... More

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

Dear Leani Thank you for your lovely review and your compliments about Sandy, whom we would not want to be without. Sandy has been with us for eleven years and is an integral part of our business. It's great that you enjoyed all the wonderful facilities of Umhlanga Rocks - all within walking distance of Anchor's Rest. We also enjoy... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolutely. top quality B&B. The very friendly welcome, the helpful local guidance, the small thoughtful touches are all brilliant but the overriding aspect is the quality of the accommodation itself with balconies directly onto the pool.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely, complimentary review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the room and it's outlook which you stayed in. We do try hard to please our guests and ensure that the Guest House is appealing and comfortable, with all the comforts of home, and more. Please do come back for another visit and try another... More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a pleasant stay with very friendly service. Breakfast was excellent. Our bathroom was a little tired however understand that there are changes afoot! Great location in Umshlanga easy walk to restaurants etc.

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Additional Information about Anchor's Rest

Address: 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
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 
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