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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 #5 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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 4 weeks ago

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

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

Ashland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Helen and her husband were excellent hosts and really made me feel at home. They were very flexible, accommodating, and knowledgable about the area. It's also a great location to explore North of Durban and beyond. I highly recommend this B&B.

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

Thank you Rick for the great review - Hope you are enjoying the Cape. lastly thanks for all the info in West USA. Travel safe and have fun in Scotland. More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Came to crooked tree on a weekend break from joburg. Great location, a short stroll from the beach, and room was very comfortable and well equipped. Reasonable breakfast served by 9am and very friendly hosts. A really good guest house this one - highly recommended.

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Thanks so much for the great review, enjoy your travels and don;t work too hard!!! More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

i phoned at very short notice & Helen was very accommodating. The room i had was very clean & presentable. It also had a fridge/freezer in the kitchenette section which was handy for me as i was travelling with frozen & chilled food samples. The place is up the road from Umhlanga Rocks ,so its very convenient . Big hearty... 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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