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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 #11 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The view from the patio is fantastic and breathtaking , there are several rooms and we could choose - all are unique decorated, very good breakfast, very friendly and helpful people, very familial, and a very good price! It's situated a bit outside from durban, but everything around what you need.

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

Thank you for the kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay so much. We are looking forward to accommodating you in the near future. More

Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had the most joyuous time of our lives at the Gateway Country Lodge. Its so exceptional and exhillerating I will definetly go back again come next year July I will recommend to others to come visit.

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

Thanks Vuyo for your wonderful review. We were happy to look after you and look forward to your next visit. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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

Thank you for reviewing our accommodation, your feedback is much appreciated. We have taken your comment to heart and renewed rooms one to five's bathrooms. Rooms six and seven are our newer rooms and perhaps when you visit again you can request one of those rooms and you will feel more comfortable. We are however a country style establishment with... More

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

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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Thank you very much for taking time out to review our accommodation. We really appreciate it. More

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

Thank you very much for the kind words. We are looking forward to your next visit. More

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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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

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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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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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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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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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