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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   36 Stanley Grace Crescent | 157 Ridge Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Ranked #19 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014
Adrian K Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've traveled several times to Durban for business, and stayed at a couple of high end hotels in Umhlanga; however, none of them compares, not even remotely, to the convenience, simplicity and sophistication of Villa Calla. Close to the beach, to the shopping center, to the highway and to the Unhlanga Ridge business center, for me it was the best... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I stayed 5 nights at the Villa Calla in April to attend a conference and after travelling around KwaZulu-Natal I decided to return for another 2 nights before flying back home. Villa Calla offers all you really want: clean and well appointed rooms, good location in a quiet road close to the beach and restaurants (safe to walk even after... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed at Villa Calla for a couple of nights and had a fantastic time, our host Janelle was extremelly friendly and helpful advising on local restaurants and places to visit. Rooms are very well equipped and breakfast was excellent. Lovely garden with swimming pool. If you are going to Umhlanga then we would certainly recommend a stay at Villa... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I recently stayed in Villa Calla for 10 days with my daughter. We were greeted with a very warm welcome and taken to our pretty room. It was spotless, very comfortable beds, pillows, thick white towels and luxury bathrobes. We had a small balcony that opened on to the garden with a swimming pool and comfortable sun beds. The breakfast... More

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Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

What a great place to stay and relax for a few days! Our hosts were wonderful. Very genuine people who were always willing to make our stay a truly memorable experience. I highly recommend.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

A superb venue before and after our Comrades experience. Well appointed rooms, great breakfast, nice pool and excellent location are some of the main selling points. However, the best aspect of Villa Calla is the wonderful hospitality of Janelle (the boss) and Calla (the husband) who make the stay special. Traditional hospitality, friendly service and an "open house" approach mean... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

First time to South Africa, to participate in the Comrades. We were made to feel very welcome and part of the family, great facilities, beautiful surroundings and location. Quiet, comfortable and relaxing and just a few minutes walk into Umlangha. It exceeded our expectations and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is looking to visit the area. Calla... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This bed and breakfast is very nice. first it is located in Umhlanga, which is on of the nicest neighborhoods around, 10 minutes walk to an amazing beach and to plenty of restaurants and cafes (on Chartwell drive) the place itself is lovely, i loved all the small hotel-like touches (miniature shampoo, shower gel, body cream, soap), laundry bag in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

In a pleasant part of town, easy & safe to walk to the beach & some great bars and restaurants. Well appointed b&b with friendly owner. Good breakfasts. Nice quiet garden & pool to chill out. Good value. Gay friendly. If you are staying in Durban, seriously consider staying in Umhlanga - its a happier & safer place to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I chose Villa Calla, after a family member recommended it for its "amazing place", access & proximity to shops, the beach & all amenities & it looked great on the website. I used to live in Umhlanga but had never been to Villa Calla..It was EVERYTHING I was told it was. Janelle(a superb & warm owner),her husband Calla & their... More

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Address: 36 Stanley Grace Crescent | 157 Ridge Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Calla 4*
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Villa Calla is a beautifully decorated home situated within a safe 5 minute walk from shops, restaurants and Umhlanga's Blue Flag beaches. All rooms have their own patio, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, safes, hairdriers, DSTV, tea/coffee facilities, toiletries, beach/pool towels and are serviced daily. Breakfast is served in the sunny dining area overlooking a sparkling pool. Calla and Janelle have a passion for people and will bend over backwards to assist guests. ... more   less 
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