My family has stayed at Kingston House B&B twice in the last two years: for one month in November 2009 and for two nights in April 2011. My husband, my children and I have stayed in the Serengeti Room and the Garden Suite and my parents (who were with us on vacation in April 2011) stayed in the Ndlovu Suite. John and Cathy are exceptionally warm and gracious hosts, the rooms are impeccable (the furnishings are beautiful) and the food -- outstanding! The two-course breakfasts outdid anything we had ever experienced at a B&B and for a very reasonable additional fee, John and Cathy will provide an absolutely scrumptious (think gourmet!) dinner upon request (except Friday evenings).
During our (one month) stay in November 2011, John and Cathy were particularly gracious and patient. My husband and I had travelled to South Africa to adopt our oldest son (who was almost three years old at the time) and, as can be expected, the adjustment came with some (behavioral) challenges. John and Cathy were very sympathetic to our challenges and provided much needed support. They were also willing to provide a meal for us every night of our stay, which allowed my husband and me to focus entirely on building our relationship with our son. The B&B is also a two-minute drive from the stunning beach at Umhlanga Rocks and much of our relationship building was done through building sand castles on the beach!
Our family returned to Kingston House B&B (with my parents) as part of a vacation to KZN and Eastern Cape in April 2011. Once again, we were amazed at the quality of the B&B. John and Cathy were particularly attentive to our every need and ensured that our stay -- this time as a family of four (children: 4 and 8 months) -- was spectacular. We left the B&B feeling very rested. : )
Kingston House B&B caters mostly to business travelers and adults -- however, John and Cathy are very welcoming to families with children as well. You will not be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax and enjoy luxury, comfort and the warmest hospitality at our Five Star "home from home" in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks. We have 7 beautifully appointed en-suite, air conditioned rooms, TV Lounge and Pub, Poolside Gazebo with Entertainment area, sun deck with lovely sea views and much more. Scrumptious breakfasts are served by your hosts and dinner is provided on request. Try us – we’d love to have you stay. ... more less
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