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Umbrella Tree House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   37 Hilken Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are so happy that we decided to stay just outside Durban instead of the city proper, and are so happy to have found this wonderful gem! The deluxe room was large and impeccably clean, the view magnificent and relaxing and the service was superb. We have nothing more to ask for, only wish is that we could have stayed... More

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Midlands, Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A lovely stay. The hosts certainly know the meaning of hospitality.Excellent beds and bedding. Comfy rooms. Maybe a small bar fridge would be nice - but access to breakfast room is so easy that this is not really a problem. Beautiful views. I will be back and recommend to others highly. Loved it.

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

Thanks so much for the lovely review Eve. So glad you enjoyed your stay! Always great to get the thumbs up from someone in the industry :) More

Jhb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed in the Cottage and I must say it was more than what we expected. The room and everything was clean, the Breakfast was amazing and our overall stay was great. We will def go back again. .....

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

Thanks for the super review Alethea. Hope we do see you again - you would be most welcome :) More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay in this very pleasant guesthouse. The rooms were pretty, the sitting room comfortable and the dining area worked well. The view of the sea was good, though somewhat distant. Breakfast was excellent. Our hosts were most welcoming and found time for a chat, without overdoing it!. A very pleasant stay, thankyou.

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

Thanks so much for the review Sarah. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay. And that we didn't 'overdue' it. Hahaha, I can get carried away with chatting, so very glad to hear it wasn't too much. More

Munich, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Spacious room and excellent service, guest house is located in a very nice area, Close to the beach and good starting point to explore Durban and surrounding, recommended to hire a car to get around. Individual breakfast service, lovely garden and swimming pool.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Always a great place to stay and will definitely go back again. Perhaps a small fridge the rooms would be nice so that we can keep some cold drinks / water and little nibbles in the room. Lovely place.

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

Thanks for the great review Garreth. Always good to have you here. Next time book room 4 - it's got a whole kitchen to itself :) And it is my luxury room so you have more space. More

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

allthough only one night, it was very relaxing and beautiful. The beach promenade with its cafe's and restaurans is in walking distance. The area is silent (though some dogs needed to bark at each other during the morning..). Easy reach to King Shaka Airport.

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

Hi Wolfgang, thanks so much for the review. Sorry about the dogs, it's not usually that noisy. I think everyone seemed to be walking their dogs that day, which is quite unusual and it gets all the other dogs barking. But very happy that you enjoyed your stay all the same. Hope we see you again some day in sunny... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

it was great, lovely breakfast, amazing scenery, Owner was a lovely host, checked up on each of the guests, made sure everything was running smoothly and she was very proffessional.... Im sure i will be going back there again.

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

Thanks for the lovely review Tsepo, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Really wonderful to know that guests have a good time :) Come again! More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed here for three nights as part of a little tour of SA. Even from the initial booking, at short notice, Lesley was so helpful in making sure everything was sorted for us, as we were travelling with a young baby. We were going self catering, and the from we had was fantastic. As soon as we entered we... More

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

What lovely feedback, thank you so much John, for taking the time and trouble to do a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much - I didn't see much of you guys and wasn't sure, but it's really good to hear that you were happy. I would love to see you here again :) More

Jhb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Umbrella Tree House was the best i fell inlove all over again with the love of my life, the service was Excellent i really have no complains ...Thanks again Lesley and Janine you guys really Rock.......

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

How great to hear that you had such a wonderful experience of falling in love again while staying here! We must be doing something right :) It was lovely having you Lucinda, hope to see you again some day. More

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Address: 37 Hilken Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Umbrella Tree House 3*
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