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Gateway Country Lodge
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3 Woodland Close | Prestondale, Umhlanga Rocks 4021, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #9 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Pretoria
1 review
“Weekend stay at the gateway Country Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My parents and I have tremendously enjoyed our stay at the Gateway Country Lodge.My father indicated it was the best stay he ever had!! The rooms were lovely, breakfast was delicious,and overall it was just pleasant!

It really felt like home away from home!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We try hard to please and we are ecstatic when we succeed as in your case. You are always welcome at our humble home and we hope to see you again soon.
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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
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Gateway Country Lodge was like staying in a home away from home. The hosts Ina and Eugene are very friendly and accommodating assisting us with loads of info about things to do and KZN in general. The rooms are spacious, clean and high quality linen. A delicious breakfast is served in a garden setting with friendly staff. We will definitely be back.
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Neville And Barbara

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks Neville and Barbara for the wonderful review. It is always a pleasure making sure our guests are comfortable and get the best out of their stay at Gateway Country Lodge. Looking forward to your next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The GCL was ideal for our purposes. Ina and Eugene were very accommodating and also very flexible when we decided to go to Game Reserve for 2 nights. Homely atmosphere, very attentive and helpful with great local knowledge and recommendations.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful review guys. We enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon.
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Stayed one night as a couple and had a very comfortable and pleasant experience. The room was comfortable, with lovely outdoor surroundings. The staff were personable and accommodating, and I would recommend this Guest House for potential visitors.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time out to review our guest house. We are looking forward to your next visit and hope to make your next visit even more confortable if we can.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I had a wonderful stay!
The rooms are very neat and tidy, it has a home-like feeling.
I loved the garden and the 'stoep' where I could enjoy it thoroughly.
The breakfast and service is very good.
I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thanks Marlise, for your kind review, it was lovely to accommodate you and we really appreciate your comments. Please feel free to contact us if you feel there is any way that we could improve our service to you and our other guests. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Just want to thank You for an amazing stay at your Country Lodge. A luxurious room, beautifully decorated in such a peaceful setting. Couldn't ask for a more delicious country breakfast! Very welcoming and the most relaxing visit for family and friends! With much appreciation

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and are pleased to hear that everything was to your liking. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review as it is important to our business to get referals like yours. We try our best to make sure that our guests are happy and looked after and are looking forward to your next visit.
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Witbank, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The rooms are neat and clean. The owners are always friendly. The breakfast is perfect to strat your day with. Always quite with a welcome atmosphere. It is centrally located in Umhlanga very close to Gateway Mall. All my busness trips to Durban since 2012 are booked at Gateway Country Lodge and will continue to be book at the Gateway Country Lodge going farward.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you Susara for your kind review, it is much appreceiated. We are looking forward to your next stay.
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Additional Information about Gateway Country Lodge

Address: 3 Woodland Close | Prestondale, Umhlanga Rocks 4021, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Country Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gateway Country Lodge is a homely up market guesthouse in Umhlanga Rocks with a feeling of country living while conveniently situated minutes away from the Gateway Theatre Of Shopping, Umhlanga Ridge office park and Umhlanga's world renowned swimming beaches. Our Bed and Breakfast is nestled within two acres of beautiful and tranquil garden with an abundance of bird life and butterflies. All rooms are en-suite and comfortable with quality percale bedding. We have a variety of rooms offering private entrances with verandas. We are more secluded than the Durban hotels and therefore have the benefit of peace and quiet after a long day at the beach or in the office. Some of our most attractive features are our beautiful garden setting, our ample secure parking, comfortable rooms, televisions in each room and a swimming pool. We also have a guest lounge with an honesty bar for your relaxation and a wireless hot spot for internet access. Gateway Country Lodge B&B is owner-run by Ina and Eugene and is ideally suited for discerning business and leisure travelers who can look forward to a warm welcome, superb hospitality and a home away from home. Our accommodation is within easy driving distance from The Durban ICC, multiple sports stadiums, golden beaches, King Shaka airport, Sun Coast and Sibaya Casino, Craft Markets, and UShaka Marine World. We are also well situated en route to St Lucia, Hluhluwe and Umfolosi Game Reserves and is in the province of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Gateway Country Lodge - the jewel of Umhlanga and Umhlanga Rocks' best kept secret. ... more   less 
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