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Umbrella Tree House

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37 Hilken Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, 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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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is the only B & B I've returned to, despite there being several others at pretty much the same location. The main reason - the hostess. Ever so helpful, ever so easy to chat to. Great. On the practical side of things, it does have walking distance to shops, reasturants and beach, the least noisy A/C I encountered on... More 

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

David, thank you for such a lovely review! I am always delighted to have our overseas guests coming back because I know that the choice is vast and most people would like a different experience. So it 's a great compliment that you enjoyed your first stay enough to come back. And I'm delighted that you enjoyed your second stay... More 

Birsfelden, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and we felt us very good. The view over Umhlanga was stunning. We enjoyed the breakfast and the walk down to the village. So we didn't use the car, when we went out at night.

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

Thanks for the review Marlise - very happy that you enjoyed your stay :) More 

Toronto, Ontario
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Staying at the Umbrella Tree House was a highlight of our time in Durban. Lesley and family are fantastic hosts and a wealth of information. We settled in for a full week with 6 of us of all ages and we all loved it. The accommodation, hospitality, location were all fantastic. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend... More 

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

Hi Tara, thanks so much for the review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely having you guys here, I really enjoyed the chats. Hope Libby enjoyed it. Maybe see you again someday :) More 

Randburg
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Lovely stay, just would have been nice to have clean towels and a made bed on the second day of our stay, even though it was christmass, we were still paying for the service.. Otherwise, it was comfortable with lovely views, good location

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Thanks for the review and the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, short as it was. For the benefit of others reading this review I feel I must just explain. Usually over Christmas I only take self-caterers, the only reason I had accommodation available was due to a cancellation. In all my emails I state 'rooms are serviced daily... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Thank You Lesley, our family had a wonderful stay at your B & B in December 2013. The rooms were lovely and the view awesome, although we spent most of the time on the deck together. The facilities were more than ample & we felt like we were "home" away from home" The only complaint is that our stay it... More 

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Hi Debbie, so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the lovely review. Hopefully we'll see you again someday :) More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We had a beautiful room at Umbrella Tree. The room was very spacious, nicely decorated and clean! Nice view at see from the room. Good value for money. A short drive will take you to the restaurants / boulevard.

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Thanks for your review Janneke. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again someday :) More 

Cape Town
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We were very comfortable during our one night stay at the Umbrella Tree House in Umhlanga. The rooms are cosy but light, with a pretty view of the ocean. Our hostess was more than hospitable, making sure that we had all we needed and going the extra mile by letting us make use of her printer. The breakfast was delicious... More 

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Thanks for your lovely review! Sorry about the plug point. We did have an extension in the room which has been removed (a guest told us it didn't work) and we seem to have slipped up by not putting it back. Thanks for drawing my attention to it - I agree it is a pain to have to move the... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Umbrella Tree House is situated in a quiet location, with stunning views. My room was a nice size, well appointed, clean and with everything you needed. Breakfast was an absolute treat, great selection. Lesley is an ideal hostess, nothing is too much trouble. Would stay here again anytime, and recommend it to anyone attending nearby conferences, as I was, or... More 

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Thanks so much for the lovely review Julie - it was a pleasure having you - hopefully see you again someday :) More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The place was very neat and tidy and it is always a pleasure going back to the place. It was the perfect location for where we needed to be for the conference. They were always willing to accomodate us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Atttractive, clean room with fantastic balcony with sea view; not huge but very comfortable. The communal areas were very pleasant - attractive lounge and access to kitchen. Excellent breakfast with hot choices and wonderful fresh fruit, all very attractive. The host was extremely helpful and personable. That said though you had to leave the room to make tea (situated in... More 

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Thanks for the lovely reveiw :) You are quite right, the bathrooms need a facelift - I keep telling everyone it is going to be happening just as soon as I can figure out when I can close the rooms - obviously I forgot to tell you - hahaha! We didn't have much cash available when we set up, so... More 

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