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“Nice view” 4 of 5 stars
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La Montagne
100 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito 4420, South Africa   |  
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K.Z.N
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stayed here for 3 days on the top floor. Comfortable and staff are very friendly. Not to far from a very nice restaurant called MoZAMBIQue a must go if you are in the area. Pool area is very nice and there is a bar section on the bottom floor. It is not a far walk to the beach and they even have some nice activity in the complex for the people. I would definitely go back here agian.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Klerksdorp
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Very centrally located and close to everything.

The service you will get from the people working there will make you smile and want to go back for more. From Management to Cleaners will all make you feel like you are at home.
Food is good and they have loads to offer with other activities.
Pumpkin Theatre is worth a visit and you will have a great time.
Great Breakfasts on the deck, looking out on the beach, awesome pool. Bar, Restaurants you wont find any better all in one resort in Ballito.
If you like Crayfish you MUST visit the Crayfish Inn as they will make sure you have an enjoyable evening.
The Staff here is truly great, and they will do everything they can to help you have an awesome time!!

Room Tip: Rooms on the first level is noisy from the walkway on the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kempton Park, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The resort is very nice and centrally situated. The staff were always helpful and friendly. We had 1 issue with the window which was hastily sorted out. Just a pity that we had to observe Spa staff having a heated argument. Other than that thanks once again for an enjoyable break.

Room Tip: When booking try and book a room on floors 2 and above. Although the rooms on the 1st floor are nice...
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  • Stayed May 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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Durban, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Having a lovely week, just a pity they dont have stricter control over who enters the resort from the beach as today they were totally invaded by about 20 boys fm Secunda High School, who totally took over pool area & who were not staying at the resort. Smoking shld also be banned on pool deck area as mainly kids here & people eating. Most unpleasant to try eat / relax on sunbeds when smoke is continually blowing into you. I actually thought that with SA's strict smoking regulations this would not be allowed. Other than these 2 issues, resort very pleasant, staff service exceptional & food value for money. Will def return.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Our room was air-conditioned by a central system that didn't allow us to choose the settings for our own comfort. the room looked a bit beaten and had some wear and tear. There was some issue with the tv signal and they were busy with some maintenance which made it impossible to stay and relax in our rooms during the day as there were incessant drilling and hammering. This was not reported to staff as we spent most our time outside anyway.

The pool area was great and they had loads of entertainment during the day and evening. When the beach gets too much try the sundeck in the pool area. You have a great view and lying on the deck chair catching up on your tan and sipping on one of their cocktails will sooth your soul.

The swimming beach is great but unfortunately swimming there is not an enjoyable experience as it is rocky and sandy and you need b@lls of steel to go deep enough to spare your feet the torture. Unfortunately I have no sollution to this as it seems to be this way at most beaches in this area. So if you're taking young kids to swim in the sea this might not be you best option.

Room Tip: Try one of the rooms on the beachfront but not on ground level as this leaves you with absolutely no...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Once you eventually get there, about 40 minutes from Durban central you would almost feel like you have crossed the border into another country. But no... It's just that you have left the busyness of Durban and umhlanga.
The hotel is big and old. Apparently going through a slow revamp, but our room was still the old stuff. Comfortable though. Clean yes! Old and needing a spruce up- most certainly.
That said, we were on the water- just by rolling off the bed. That's how close we were. Unfortunately you won't be getting too wet. There are plenty of rocks, not only to break your fall but also to break your bones. Be careful!
There's lots of activities to keep you busy indoors too. Live theatre. Night club. Pool. Games room. Spa. Laundry.
The view is fantastic.
A few shopping centers are close by with the popular stuff available.
Remember you are in the boonies so expect touristy farms and game drives.
No convenience stores in the hotel so stick up before you get there.
Have fun. It's a good place if you want to get away from everyone.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I stayed her for a week and it was a nice treat to be at the beach and have nice weather, however the beach is extremely rocky and crowded. The pool area was okay, but you had to wake up at 545am or before to get a chair because everyone would throw towels on chairs and claim them until they came out around 2pm. The upper pool deck had a nice view but you had to make sure to wear sandals because they decided to use astroturf which becomes scolding hot in the sun. The food was average, but the Mozambique restaurant across the street had delicious prawns! The rooms were alright, but in need of renovation and furniture updates. The service was horrible, but in the end we realized we probably saved 400$ on food and drinks that the servers never put in the computer due to their lack of service. Would not recommend

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito 4420, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty lodging in Ballito
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