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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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Ranked #10 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located away from the busy parts of Gateway/Umhlanga. Had a back "family room" which had multiple extra beds, clrearly quite some time since the room had been redecorated. Reasonable facilities, heavily secured and average breakfast, particularly the poached eggs.I had a back room, I suspect the front rooms may be newer. My room was in need of refurbishment, shower for... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the service and support they gave us. Cleaning service was perfect, I can recommend it to my friends and family. The location is good away from noise and it's safe. The place is also good for kids as well.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent , welcoming stay while I was on business. I advise anyone to give it a try as it is close to shops and everything else you need. Safe and good price for the quality I received. Thanks for always making me, as a guest, feel welcome and for the great breakfast each morning. Thank you.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

great trip,I felt like home because of the comfortability,cleanliness.the service of the staff was very good indeed ,my kids really enjoyed the warmth and everthing inkling the food.we will definitely come back on our next holiday.thank you so much staff .

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

Thank you Suzann 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

Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It was a very nice hotel, rooms were clean and neat. breakfast was nice also. the place is relatively quiet. also problem is location and route to hotel can be improved. there are too many bushes on the route to the hotel.

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

Thanks Rao for your kind review, we really appreciate feedback. We are not sure what you mean when you refer to the bushes on the way to our B&B but most visitors love the fact that we are in a country like setting right in the middle of Umhlanga Rocks. We are looking forward to your next visit. More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

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

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

Embalenhle, South Africa
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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Address: 3 Woodland Close | Prestondale, Umhlanga Rocks 4021, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Country Lodge 4*
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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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