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Umbrella Tree House

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37 Hilken Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Amazing place. It is peaceful and quiet. Great service everyone was friendly we are going back soon!! The simplicity of the room. I could rants for hours. Basically I loved the place, we really loved it.

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LesPats, Owner at Umbrella Tree House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so happy you had such a lovely stay. Hope we do see you again. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My lady and I spent a few relaxing days in Durban this past July, and were wonderfully accommodated at this lovely B&B. The room was immaculate and there is enough privacy for you to feel like you are tucked away in a quiet, and beautiful nook in Durban. The amazingly convenient location of this B&B needs to be noted. Less... More 

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LesPats, Owner at Umbrella Tree House, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Darian. So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. More 

Randburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have enjoyed two stays at Umbrella Tree House. I love that you are not confined to a room as with most BnBs. Tv lounge area and kitchen make one feel at home. Lesley is an incredibly friendly host and very easy to chat to.

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LesPats, Owner at Umbrella Tree House, responded to this review

Thanks for you lovely review Jenny. Lovely to see you again and very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. More 

Ballito
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent accommodation and very friendly service by owners. It will assist if a mosquito spray could be available in the rooms. Beautiful views from the room and balcony really add a big plus onto the room!

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LesPats, Owner at Umbrella Tree House, responded to this review

Thanks so much to you both for the review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay :) I used to put Tabard in the rooms for the mosquitoes, but unfortunately the guests helped themselves to it and at R45 a bottle, it was very expensive for me. I do have it available if guests ask. More 

Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had a short stay but a warm and friendly welcome and exit.I will certainly use them in the future as well. A pleasant place and clean as well to stay in. Very impressive place.Lesley Paterson was also very warm to us and explained everything we wanted to hear about.

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LesPats, Owner at Umbrella Tree House, responded to this review

Hi Avesh, thanks for the lovely review. It was lovely to have you and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. Hope we see you again :) More 

Lakenheath Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We enjoyed our week here. Lesley and staff were very helpful and kind. The room was lovely and spotless, with a balcony from which you can see the sea. Lovely to sit out on a warm evening. We were quite taken with the monkeys that seemed to appear at breakfast time... Looking for fruit. We enjoyed our breakfast out on... More 

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Thank you so much for your lovely review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay :) More 

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Everything was just what I needed to take a week break from busy life at home and work. The looks over the sea and admired the sunrizes .Lesley the host to specially have breakfast ready earlier on my request. With the wooden deck and plantgrouth it feels like in a nature reserve,'Lots of birds'....Will deffinitely book here again.

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LesPats, Owner at Umbrella Tree House, responded to this review

Danie thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. That's what we want and certainly what we aim for - happy guests :) More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved the quite environment, clean suburb, safe & secure parking, remote control gate. Only three rooms of average size which makes it very private. You do see the ocean from your bedroom balcony. Many birds singing, lovely! Found the place easy with my TomTom. Would have struggled without it though. Did not have breakfast though but I saw delicious breakfast... More 

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LesPats, Owner at Umbrella Tree House, responded to this review

Thanks for you lovely review Vivian. So happy you enjoyed your stay. Next time have breakfast - will give us more chance to chat :) More 

Johannesburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Well received by owner, Leslie and she saw to it that everything was well prepared to individual tastes. Friendly and thought-provoking breakfast convos went down well on the timber deck under the shade of the eponymous tree as cool screen to the warm Durban summer sun. The views from the balcony were epic and a pleasant surprise considering the location... More 

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LesPats, Owner at Umbrella Tree House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Melvin, good to hear you enjoyed your stay :) More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just an awesome stay , all round a wonderful place to stay if visiting Umhlanga . The location was perfect and the breakfasts were outstanding. Thanks to the staff for making my stay so pleasant. Jonathan du Preez

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Aw, that is so good to hear Jonathan. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Do come again :) And thanks for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. More 

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