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uMhlanga Sands Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   44 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“bad holiday”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

i have been to the sands before and it was brilliant, now sad to say they have turned it into a office enviroment the rooms have no warmth the pool area has plastic grass when you order a drink it comes in a plastic cup the whole atmosphere is one of a corprate enviroment and will not see me again.i have to compliment the staff as they are great but it just does not work.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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surrey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I go to this hotel almost every year i'm due to go back in Feb 2013 the staff are grate the pools are clean
the entertainment for children is wonderful the food is lovely the only thing is i am wondering what it is like after it has been refurbish, is the arcade for the kids still there? if you have been this year can you please let me no what it looks like :) the beach is right outside the hotel the staff are lovely and really friendly, This is one lovely place to be all year round, Feb is very very hot i hope this helps anyone who wishes to go there :). grate places to go are as follows: the natal sharks board in umhalanga, ushaka marine world in Durban and Gateway shopping center for shopping, cinema, arcades and go carting these are MUST GOES if you travel to South Africa with children or with out also you can go deep sea fishing easy to book near the beach we did that last year it way excellent and i will do it again. Have a lovely holiday :)

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Lenasia, Gauteng
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

A beautiful resort from check in to check out just relaxed and lotsa fun things to do. Check in was fabulous kids enjoyed the activity packs they received and popcorn. The hotel was refurbished and we were the first to enjoy the opening of the resort. Wonderful resort to unwind and chill out.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Perfect local holiday away from a busy urban life to a relaxing and beautiful getaway only 6 hrs from Johannesburg.
Never dissapointed with weather because of the slight humidity but great for beach days.
Malls in close proximity for night entertainment, shopping and food for both adults and kids.
There are boat cruises nearby. U Shaka Marine World for waterslides and marine life. Then you can also visit the famous Moses Mobhida Stadium where the world cup soccer was held. One can go up a cable car to take in the awesome views from above or simply try the bungy swing if you dare.

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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

the umlanga sends resort is amazing everything is nice rooms r large lots of entertainment alll is great great value i am there almost every year the only down side is there is no hallal food in the resort so edvice get the outside hotels numbers the deliver :)

Room Tip: take the 6 sleeper its the best you wont regret
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  • Stayed January 2011, 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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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

I visited this hotel in Nov 2011 without my husband and with three kids in tow and it was so easy to entertain them! The room was great - big, with two sleeping areas, bathroom and kitchenette and an amazing sea view. The kids adored the pool and the (awful for adults!) coin-operated games room and the restaurants were perfect for family dining too.

The staff were friendly and helpful, rooms kept immaculately clean and all the usual amenities you could expect. Only one slight complaint - there was no free wifi, and wifi was costly and could only be used in one spot.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Welkom, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

We stayed from 12th to 19th November 2011. It was a very, very fantastic experience, if you need to relax, Umhlanga Sands Lifestyle Resort (Umhlanga Rocks) is a place to be. Very nice, helpful staff members (always greeting with a smile), keep up the good work guys. We really enjoyed ourselves and hopefully we will visit again in the near future.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about uMhlanga Sands Resort

Address: 44 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#7 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — uMhlanga Sands Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 237
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An idyllic resort located mere steps away from the pristine Umhlanga beachfront, the Umhlanga Sands Timeshare Resort is the perfect location for travellers looking for something out of the ordinary. Sporting easy access to all the major tourist attractions as well as fantastic facilities geared towards holiday activities, the Umhlanga Sands is a perfect destination for families seeking self-catering Timeshare accommodation in KwaZulu Natal. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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