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“Clean, Comfortable, Friendly and Affordable” 4 of 5 stars
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The Vineyard on Ballito
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   11 Ashley Road, Ballito 4420, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 21 Ballito B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
South Wales
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Clean, Comfortable, Friendly and Affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

After a long drive what better than being greeted with a friendly smile and the offer of the drink of our choice while we completed the inevitable paperwork.

The room was clean and spacious, the bed comfortable and breakfast excellent - shame about the weather!

Excellent value for money as was the restaurant the owner recommended to us for that evening.

One matter of note, however, for the more nervous traveller, the owners do not stay on site overnight and, whilst we felt completely comfortable and the panic button in the room had been pointed out to us (plus the owners advised there could be there in minutes, if we were to call them) there would be a possibility that you could be in the only room occupied at the time of your stay (unlikely though we feel due to the quality of the property). This arrangement does seem quite normal in the region so a question to be asked generally if you do have a concern.

Fred & Margaret UK

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2006

The Vineyard is more like a boutique hotel that a B+B. Due to local regulations it is limited to six rooms. All of them are spacious, including a huge bathroom. A special treat is the "Honeymoon Room", which offers a huge tub and a double shower.
Five of the six rooms in The Vineyard offer an excellent view at the sea, thanks to the location halfway up a steep slope. Each room has its own private balcony.
The staff at the Vineyard is extremely attentive and very efficient. The breakfast experience is outstanding, with a huge variety of food, including house-baked bread. Since some of the staff really like baking, they may also surprise you with a nice cake in the afternoon.
Ballito is located less than 45 minutes from Durban city centre, so that staying there is an interesting option when you have to do business in Durban. The fact that The Vineyard has wireless Internet is also an asset.

  • Liked — Staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 11 Ashley Road, Ballito 4420, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Vineyard on Ballito 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the distinctive beauty of the South African vineyards and the country’s rich viticulture, our luxurious guest house provides a friendly haven in the sea-side town of Ballito. Enjoy superb sundowner ocean views from the terrace, a pleasant tea in the forecourt with its shady grapevine, or relax in the quiet privacy of the pool surrounds. Airy patios and bedroom balconies all make the most of the sweeping views, invigorating sunshine and fresh ocean breezes of the balmy KwaZulu-Natal climate. ... more   less 
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