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Gateway Country Lodge

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3 Woodland Close | Prestondale, Umhlanga Rocks 4021, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While attending a conference in Durban, my wife and I stayed a week at the Gateway Country Lodge in Umhlanga, a suburb of Durban. We loved it! The setting is beautiful—a real tropical garden. It’s not fancy, but is very comfortable, with large rooms and a very homey vibe, complete with friendly dogs and cats to cater to the needs... More

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Wow John thanks for the in depth review. Ina and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay and used our facilities to the max. Your conference was held in the Durban ICC which is about 25 km from Umhlanga but most of the companies have moved out from the central CBD to either Umhlanga or La Lucia's business parks,... More

Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit difficult to find but the directions supplied were very good.This is a B&B establishment .I had visions of a Blackpool landlady but was very much mistaken. The rooms were like little bungalows set in a lovely garden.Lots of monkeys on the roof frolicking about. A full English breakfast with yogurt and fruit coffee tea. There was also an... More

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Thanks for staying with us Spud, we are looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. More

Embalenhle, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had a great time. Our stay was very pleasent as we were welcome warmly by the staff at the guest house. Will no doubt stay here again the next time I visit Durban. Thanks to Ina and her husband, the staff at the guest house our stay was very pleasent. I have went as far as recommending the guesthouse to... More

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Micheal for this wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to review our B&B and look forward to your next visit. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The owner was very helpful and kind and the B&B is set in a beautiful garden. We had a pleasant stay, but I have in stayed in other 4 star B&B's that was very luxurious in comparison. I was assured by the owner though, that they were 4 star standard....so who knows.

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our accommodation is favorably comparable to similar B&B in the area and we feel we provide good value given our central location and extensive facilities. We regret that this was not your impression and offer our apologies. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A lover of nature, 'peace and quiet'.......... Gateway Country lodge was the perfect getaway for me and my mother. With close proximity to the gateway mall and umshlanga beach front, it offered all the convenience we needed including the easily and readily available cab services from around the corner. We enjoyed our continental breakfast each morning and the hospitality. Simple... More

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Country surroundings in the middle of Umhlanga is what we are aiming for. Thanks for vilifying our efforts. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We felt like we have found a hidden treasure, Gateway Country Lodge is the perfect family accommodation. My daughter and myself had 10 fun filled days in Durban. Our room was the right size for 2 people, with a small fridge, DSTV, free wifi and bathroom/ shower.Very comfortable. We where positioned a stone throw from the pool. So the day... More

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

We are happy that your stay in December was enjoyable and for helping us bring in the new year. Looking forward to your next visit. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Brought a group of 13 people at start of a tour. Every room was excellent and the overall service of the highest standard. Highly recommended especially if you are looking for a nice quiet and safe location.

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Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate your contribution. More

London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Got last minute booking for one night in a room that could accommodate a family 10, so large was it. It was like staying in a nice home rather than a lodge. Definitely wasn't luxurious, although well furnished. Staff and owner were friendly and helpful. The room was clean although a little dated but it felt secure.

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Jenny for taking the time to review your recent stay at Gateway Country Lodge. We are happy to note that you felt like you were staying in a home away from home as that is the feeling that we are trying to promote in our guest house. We are a fully hands on bed and breakfast and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Absolutely stunning! Our room was homely and well decorated. The owners, Ina and Eugene, we're very friendly and accommodating. The lodge is set in a beautiful garden filled with bird life. There is also a sparkling pool and beautiful lapa/braai area. It's situated in a quiet cul-de-sac yet so close to the beach, malls, etc. The staff were extremely friendly... More

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us Kelly, it was really a pleasure to have you as a guest with us. We are looking forward to having you stay with us soon. Merry Christmas and have a happy new year. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This was a last minute booking as we were travelling with our sick baby. We were given 2 great rooms at an excellent rate. The staff was fantastic and welcoming all round. Will stay there again. Will recommend it to other people. Its a lovely property with so much tranquility.

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Thank you Caroline for this wonderful review. We are glad that we could make your visit comfortable even though your baby was sick. We hope that your baby has recovered fully and that you return to enjoy our guest house soon. More

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Additional Information about Gateway Country Lodge

Address: 3 Woodland Close | Prestondale, Umhlanga Rocks 4021, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Country Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gateway Country Lodge is a homely up market guesthouse in Umhlanga Rocks with a feeling of country living while conveniently situated minutes away from the Gateway Theatre Of Shopping, Umhlanga Ridge office park and Umhlanga's world renowned swimming beaches. Our Bed and Breakfast is nestled within two acres of beautiful and tranquil garden with an abundance of bird life and butterflies. All rooms are en-suite and comfortable with quality percale bedding. We have a variety of rooms offering private entrances with verandas. We are more secluded than the Durban hotels and therefore have the benefit of peace and quiet after a long day at the beach or in the office. Some of our most attractive features are our beautiful garden setting, our ample secure parking, comfortable rooms, televisions in each room and a swimming pool. We also have a guest lounge with an honesty bar for your relaxation and a wireless hot spot for internet access. Gateway Country Lodge B&B is owner-run by Ina and Eugene and is ideally suited for discerning business and leisure travelers who can look forward to a warm welcome, superb hospitality and a home away from home. Our accommodation is within easy driving distance from The Durban ICC, multiple sports stadiums, golden beaches, King Shaka airport, Sun Coast and Sibaya Casino, Craft Markets, and UShaka Marine World. We are also well situated en route to St Lucia, Hluhluwe and Umfolosi Game Reserves and is in the province of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Gateway Country Lodge - the jewel of Umhlanga and Umhlanga Rocks' best kept secret. ... more   less 
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