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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality Pat & Keith. The pool cottage was perfect. Clean, well equipped, private parking spot, beautiful pool and garden. Honestly, it was PERFECT. We could not have asked for anything more. THANK YOU for making our stay so easy!! You are the best, and we WILL be back!

1 Thank AngelaClarkZA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I have stayed at Smith's Cottage and had a great time there. Everyone is friendly and the room is clean. I would highly recommend that budget travellers stay here when visiting Durban. Felt like I am part of the family.

1 Thank Reynard v
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I initially intended on staying for one night and ended up staying for three. Garry's hospitality was beyond what I had ever experienced before. The cottage is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood, located a short bike bike ride from the beach. The facilities are clean and well looked after. The prices are cheap considering what you get, so if... More 

1 Thank Joseph A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality Pat and Keith...you have a beautiful place with an amazing atmosphere and I loved meeting all the guest from all over the world...chatting about there travels around the fire by the pool...I'll be back with my family soon too

1 Thank Johann d
Turku, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We stayed for four nights in January. Such friendly owners and relaxed athmosphere in a nice neighbourhood. Clean, spacious dorm and good choice of breakfasts. Would definitely recommend and return there if we ever come to SA again.

1 Thank Kultasuu
Kiel, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I felt like home and had two wonderful days in Durban.... Thanks for your kindness und help. It is an safe area and close to the city. The rooms and the bathroom is clean Best regards from Sven (Germany)

1 Thank Svenson14
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Thanks for making me feel at home again! There is nothing I can complain about: very friendly hosts, awesome roommates, lovely pool. I am sure you will also enjoy your stay and if you don't know what to do in Durban, Pat and Keith will for sure help you to find something. :)

2 Thank carla435
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Smiths cottage is fine,the area is nice and quiet. Though the location is far away of everything and if you don't have a car it will be very difficult to move around. The owners provide transfers from and to Durban station-50 rand each way. The internet is not included.you have to pay extra.

3 Thank rocioran
Davis, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Pat and Keith are kind and lovely people who offer warm and generous hospitality - just wish we had more time than a one night stay. Keith even drove us to get Indian food takeout on that rainy evening. We loved our stay and wish to return someday.

3 Thank regc123
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Pat and Keith are exceptional hosts. Although the property is slightly away from downtown, they offer pickup and drop-off rides to central locations. The property is very safe and enjoyable, and the pool is refreshing after a long walk. Pat offers several breakfast options, and is more than happy to chat about life and living in Durban. If you're looking... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smiths cottage is owned an run by pat & Keith.Situated above the Umgeni Bird Park and only 5-10 mins away from beaches and all major attractions.Comfortable ,clean, and homely and highly praised by Lonely Planet and proud holder of Trip adviser Certificate of Exellence for 2014. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smith's Cottage

Address: 5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $25 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Smith`s Cottage Hotel Durban
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