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The Saffron House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   15 Robbins Road, Salt Rock 4391, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 11 Salt Rock B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014
Sabijn G Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Just one night in this nice B&B is too short. The host Ian, was very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortabel, the beach was on walking distance. But the best part of our stay was the next morning: at breakfast we had the best French toast (with cinnamon and Sugar) ever!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were travelling in two couples with a toddler. Very comfortable stay. Squeaky clean. Serviced. Breakfast included (decent spread). The hosts were very very helpful and welcoming. They were very earnest in their recommendations. Beach was a short walk from our accommodation. And what a beach, brilliant waves and it also had a tidal pool. Great experience

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A lovely cosy guest house in Salt Rock with a beach only a short walk away and a couple of good local restaurants. We spent 6 days here and despite not having a car we were able to use recommend tour guides to explore Kwa Zulu Natal - highlights were the Drakensburg Mountains, Hluhluwe Safari Park and St Lucia Wetlands.... More

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Jack0705, Owner at The Saffron House, responded to this review

Hi Rina, thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had such a great time in KwaZulu-Natal. You certainly used your time to the full and visited some of our best attractions using The Saffron House as your home base. We hope you may return one day so we can suggest some more places you can visit... More

Somerset West, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I arrived late and had to go to the airport very early. Ian was very helpful and even made me a breakfast on the go when he noticed I had an early flight to catch. Room is clean, huge bathroom and I like the wooden balcony in front of the room. The only thing I missed was a desk in... More

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Jack0705, Owner at The Saffron House, responded to this review

Hi Rob, thanks for completing a view for your very brief stay. We are very pleased you enjoyed the hospitality at The Saffron House and we hope you will choose to stay with us again if you are in the area. And yes, we do have a spare desk if you need it or we will put you in a... More

Costa del Sol
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126 reviews 126 reviews
42 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our room was very comfortable and this and the bathroom were reasonably well appointed. The shower, with no curtain or screen left the bathroom floor very wet and slippery every time it was used - a screen or enclosure is really needed. The approach to the room from the car park required a lot of steps - difficult for the... More

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Jack0705, Owner at The Saffron House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your five night stay at our guest house. I must admit I was quiet surprised at the amount of negativity mentioned here as it did not appear that you were unhappy during your stay, Unfortunately I really am unable to do anything about the five steps at the side of the house and the... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great weekend, gracfious host, delicious breakfasts and good sleep- just what the docter ordered, Thanks again to ian and family for a restful stay plus ian threw in my favourite book i was reading from his collection.

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Bremen, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed in Saffron House on our way from St. Lucia to Underberg for one night. It's not necessarily a 4* place but we booked through hostelworld and didn't expect a really posh place. The rooms were neat and lovely decorated. The TV could have been a little bigger :-). The breakfast was good and the owner made great efforts... More

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Situated on a quiet street in a popular resort, we loved the tranquility and the wonderful location. Not overlooking the ocean, but we could hear the sound of the waves, plus the delightful waterfall into the sheltered swimming pool. Ian was very friendly and welcoming, offering a varied and very reasonable selection of wines to buy on site, and also... More

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Jack0705, Owner at The Saffron House, responded to this review

Dear NousVoici, thank you so much for completing a review of your stay with us. We are so pleased that it was to your liking and you enjoyed staying at our guest house. Don't forget, that 2nd bottle of Ken Forrester is waiting for your return visit :-) Kind regards Ian More

Cape Town
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Ian Gumbley and his wife Jenny are genial hosts at this guest house, tucked away on a quiet side road, in sub-tropical gardens with a pool, within walking distance of the beach, close to some lovely restaurants and cafes, the iconic retro Salt Rock Hotel (worth visiting for a drink and reminiscent of the East African Coast), golf courses and... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Been here twice. Friendly, personal and clean. Can't ask for more. The spot is beautiful, the pool is clean and there is plenty of parking. Breakfast is hot, made to order and the French toast is killer bee.

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Address: 15 Robbins Road, Salt Rock 4391, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Salt Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Saffron House 4*
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