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Villa Calla

36 Stanley Grace Crescent | 157 Ridge Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed twice at Villa Calla during the month of February and it turned out to be a pleasant place to relax after 2 weeks travelling across South Africa. The house is situated in leafy crescent up on the hill and near others B&B. The building from the street side looks unremarkable, but has a very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had an excellent time. Owners are friendly and always happy to spend time with their guests. The rooms are comfortable with AC and wireless and the breakfast is excellent If you are ever in need of a place to stay North side of Durban. This is the one.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Exceptionally well located in that it's a 2 minute walk to restaurants, 5 minute walk to the beach, and close to the Umhlanga Ridge business area if you're there for work. We were greeted by the incredibly friendly and helpful Val, who really added a special touch to our entire trip; what a lovely person.

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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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