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uMhlanga Sands Resort

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44 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
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  • Location
    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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Durban, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning resort, just a bit pricey for locals to enjoy. Requested champagne in the room for our 10th anniversary, found NOTHING! No toiletries in bathroom either. Room clean & neat, view is unbelievable. Very romantic for a couple to enjoy together. Staff very friendly and helpful. Safe and convenient for holiday makers. Would love to go again !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a relaxing, fun week for the whole family. Loads for the kids to do, right on the beach, lovely pool area. Staff are friendly and helpful and the kids' entertainment team is wonderful. Would definitely recommend a family holiday here.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful resort with immaculate and modern facilities. The spotless rooms have magnificent views of the sea. Great entertainment team and incredibly friendly staff at the resort. My only complaint is the sexist attitude of the resort with respect to activities for the children. The only matches and games ( I'm not talking about the joint activities) they arrange on... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First timer here but many times visitor to Umhlanga. The units have been refurbed and was very nice studio we stayed in. Only negative was not having a hob as can't do everything in a microwave. The braai nights are good for doing some self catering break though are crowded. The service from all staff very good. Refurb work ongoing... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been coming to the Sands since 1982....and always enjoy it thoroughly! The view is too beautiful for words....the renovated rooms and bathrooms are tastefully done ... the staff always very friendly and helpful ... the walkways next to the beach always safe and clean ...the variety of eateries downtown will satisfy each taste. Every year I look forward... More 

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Johannseburg SA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week with family in the resort for the first time. The 2 bedroom units are spacious although the one bed 4 sleepers are a squeeze. However the resort staff make up for any shortcomings. Unbelievably friendly and helpful with great attitude. A breath of fresh air in this day and age of poor service. This service extended to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great stay, went this time as a group - children enjoyed the entertainment program. However a little more could be done for the younger teenagers. the focus appears to be on the juniors only. Specials in the Spur were welcoming. Breakfast from the Italian restaurant well priced. Will be back

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East London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My previous reviews have recorded most of my experiences over the many years staying at THE SANDS HOTEL. As a part of Southern Sun's ongoing policy of ensuring the Hotel's facilities are kept up to date, they have just finished upgrading all bathrooms! They are looking very modern. Umhlanga is a SUPER LOCATION. WORLD CLASS Hotels, Beaches,Shopping, Dining, Sporting, Casino... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not at all ideal for any traveler who may need access to business center facilities. The bathrooms where very attractive to look at but totally impractical and the bath / shower did not drain efficiently therefore causing a long delay between use!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant accommodation, clean and comfortable, all staff were friendly and helpful. the hotel is also very close to all the nice restaurnts and pubs. We were seven in our group, and everyone had a good time.

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