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Crooked Tree Cottage

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   39 Hilken Drive | Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 , South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Mikeyhza Johannesburg, South Africa
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My WEeks Stay at Crooled Tree lodge was perfect, the rooms are fantastic and the personal attention of the owners is not overbearing, it is the perfect guest lodge both for business and leisure, nexct time I will take the fmaily with me :)

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks!!! You forgot your last takeaway breakies!!! It was a pleasure to meet you and hope we see more of you. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything inside the room is nice and cozy, it has all the stuff you need if you want to cook yourself, and the view from the room is breathtaking. even though the location is not perfect enough, the price is reasonable.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the comments and we are really glad you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you had the chance to enjoy the views we are lucky to have! More

London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Crooked Tree Cottage for 8 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it! We arrived later on our first night than anticipated and was greeted by Helen with a warm smile. Breakfasts wear wonderful as was the help and advice for our days plans. Rooms were on the small side but very functional and clean PLUS... More

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Thanks for the lovely review- we really enjoyed your company and hope we definitely see more of you in the future a Pimps palace!!! LOL More

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hosts are simply amazing. I generally don't engage with people easily, especially when I am hurried on a business trip but I could have spent all day in their company! The B&B is in an excellent location, serves a good starting point for good running routes and is within driving distance to Umhlanga attractions and Gateway. Since I travel... More

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and so soon, we normally only get these after a couple of weeks, so apologies if you get prompted again, it is set automatically. We both enjoyed your company as well and could have chatted all morning.... Hope we see you again! More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Crooked Tree is excellently positioned in Umhlanga Rocks for the shopping malls and of course the Unmhlanga hospital complex - and easy to find. The guest house has several "luxury suites" and smaller units contained within a cottage set closer to the road. Personally, the suites are better - you get the sea view as seen in the pictures... More

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful words! It was really great to meet you and I hope you enjoyed PMB and your family. We hope to see more of you in future or failing that set up a review site that I can follow!!! I really love the review guys esp of restaurants... Wishing you a busy year ahead and thanks... More

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

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It suited all our needs perfectly and Helen was lovely.... so friendly, hospitable and accommodating! The best thing was that all the bedrooms had an en-suite bathroom.

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Thank you Joanne for your great review! I hope the family reunion was great fun and I am looking forward to having Glenn here again this weekend. Thanks so much! More

New London, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Travelers passing thru Durbs need to be wary of ripoffs, so it was a relief to find this establishment is run by people who do things the old fashioned way. No hype, no silly promises. I was in a building away from the main house, the bedroom was quite small but adequate for someone travelling alone, and there was a... More

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback and we are sorry we missed you, we took a much needed holiday weekend of our own. Our lovely locum, Marena, was here manning the fort for us, doing the job of 2 of us, hence the wait for breakies. We actually cook to a time schedule so guests do not need to wait for... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Would definitely go back. Great location close to the beach and shops. Very secure. Friendly hosts who can recommend local area facilities. Room very nice and clean to a good standard. Would stay again next year.

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Thank you Lorraine for the wonderful review ! More

Mbabane, Swaziland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It was home away from home. Helen was superb she went out of her way to make sure that me and family had a comfortable and pleasant stay. I will definitely recommend the establishment to family & friends

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It was an education to have you here and a pleasure, please pass my regards on to your Mum. More

Roodepoort, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A lovely cosy room, with a bed, that one could get lost in :) Helen is friendly and chatty and one immediately felt welcome. I managed to have a peek in the self catering units and they looked spacious and comfy. All in all, a pleasant experience.

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Thank you Adele for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure to meet you and we really hope to see you here again! More

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Address: 39 Hilken Drive | Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Crooked Tree Cottage 3*
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Crooked Tree cottage is a lovely 3 Star Bed and Breakfast/Self Catering accommodation establishment set in the heart of Umhlanga Durban, Kwazulu Natal, one of the premier holiday accommodation/tourist hot spots in South Africa! It is literally a stones throw away from Umhlanga Village with its Golden sandy beaches. The accommodation consists of a 3-roomed cottage and 3 Studio suites, all of which are let as B&B accommodation most of the year. They are both, however, ideally suited for those of you who prefer to holiday on a self-catering basis. The cottage can accommodate 6-7 guests and the studio units can accommodate 2 sharing with Room 4 accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 small children. ... more   less 
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