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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These guys were the ones that offered us a room for the night when Akidogo would not check us in anymore even though we had a booking there. This place is warm, the owners are really friendly and helpful and upon arrival, everyone was sitting in front of a fire as one big family. You feel like they don't do... More 

1 Thank Roland W
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice, homey place to stay in Durban! It felt instantly like home and I was treated as if I was a long time friend. We arrived late and Keith had made sure we had dinner to eat. The cabins were lovely and we'll maintained, with charming sliding french doors. It was great to take a swim in the... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went down to Durban for the weekend to go and watch the Springbok game at Kings Park. We drove from Joburg and arrived at around 19:00 during cold an rainy weather. Garry came out to meet us and upon discovering that we were four guys and not two couples like he expected he promptly sorted out the cabins converting... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Unfortunately we had a bad stay here. Pat and keith were not present, i think it was their son who was in charge. Quite loud rugby on the outisde TV which was very close to our room but this didn't bother us too much. Host friendly and accommodating but communal areas felt quite grubby- kitchen/shower room etc. Bedding seemed clean... More 

Thank mmmp4cj2
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

2 Thank AngelaClarkZA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank Reynard v
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Joseph A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

2 Thank Johann d
Turku, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank Kultasuu
Kiel, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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)

2 Thank Svenson14
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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
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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: $28 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Smith`s Cottage Hotel Durban
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