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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great alternative to the same old plastic feel hotels. Every room is generously sized, looks unique and has an amazing view of the ocean, beach and beyond. Andre and Bessie also go out of their way to make you feel at home with their laid back non intrusive hosting. Always a great stay, I'd recommend it to...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pure bliss is what our hosts were, so smooth easy going and friendly really made us feel so at home and comfortable. The house itself is in pristine condition not short of anything and as for the views from our room was truly a breathtaking experience as you just relax on your private balcony, it's a must for anyone looking...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Theo, thank you for staying with us and sharing such a brilliant review on TripAdvisor. We read the review with interest as it was truly refreshing and gave recommendations to add value for the next traveller. We wish you many more safe and pleasant travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. We are always in search of...

Pucan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This guesthouse is amazing. Bettie and Andre couldn't do more for us. They are the perfect hosts. We have had wonderful breakfasts in South Africa, but their breakfast had a lot of options that weren't offered elsewhere. They helped plan our next two moves and got good deals for us The rooms are very good and the executive suite amazing....

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Roy and Jill, Thank you for taking the time to do such a brilliant review for us on TripAdvisor. We are always in search of excellence and will make sure to share your compliments with our TEAM. We are glad that we could be part of your travel plans in South Africa and we wish you safe and pleasant...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Bessie and André are the best. They helped us with a last minute booking- while I was torn between staying in their beautiful guest lodge, we chose to stay in their self catering accommodation near the beachfront and that turned out to be a great decision. We had a wonderful time. Everything we needed was there and in place. The...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear SafariGirl, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your short stay with us. So sorry about the rude man who could not understand reason (most probably because of alcohol consumption). We will surely take it up with the Body Corporate of the complex. May you have plenty great safaris ahead!...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Our trip was a short one, but we had great service, and great stay, its a lovely place with wonderful sea views and the hostess and host are lovely people who accomodated all our needs. We will visit this place again, well recommended,

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Thabisa, thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. We glad you enjoyed our views and hospitality and do look forward to welcoming you back . Kind regards Andre, Bessie and Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed November 29, 2016

My husband, sisters and I were kindly requested to move to an apartment in the Lagoon since we were double-booked with another couple. This was the best early Christmas that anyone could ever receive. We had the time of our lives, the only thing that was missing in the apartment was us. The short walk to the beach was AMAZING....

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Nombuso, thank you for staying in our Self catering unit and taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay and breakfast you had at the Guest House. The unit location is ideal for walking to the beach and restaurants. We do look forward welcoming you back. Best wishes, Andre, Bessie and Team

Reviewed November 20, 2016

The Albatros is a gem in the heart of Margate, with a warm and professional welcome the Albatros blew us away with its beauty and peaceful setting. Our room was big and comfortably spasious with plenty of cupboards and cleaned and restocked after returning from a day out. The buffet style breakfast is enough for even the biggest appetite and...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Anton, Thank you very much for providing us with such valuable feedback. we are glad to know you had such a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed our buffet style breakfast. Please remember you are always welcome here and we do look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Andre , Bessie and Team

Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We had tickets for the zipline at Oribi gorge and looked for a place where we can stay close by on the coast. So glad we found Albatros Guest House! It was lovely! We had a wonderful stay! Our room had a nice big veranda with a view and the service and breakfast was excellent. The hosts treated us like...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ninnette, We are very happy that you had a enjoyable stay with us and also our breakfast and view from your unit. We are always happy to hear our guests enjoyed what we offered. it was only a pleasure to do "Breakfast packs" for you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Andre, Bessie and...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed November 9, 2016

What a beautiful scenic view. Not only was the scene a sight but the host and hostess Bessie and Andre were a real pleasure . Our room was absolutely lovely with a beautiful sea view which we absolutely enjoyed watching despite it being a rainy weekend Rooms were absolutely clean and the breakfasts were divine Thank you for hosting us....

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Pamela, I have respond to your mail earlier today. TripAdvisor will forward you my reply. Many thanks Andre, Bessie and Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed November 8, 2016

The place is amazingly beautiful what you see on their website its what you get. The owners are great with every and have excellent customer service. Our room was big, neat and clean, we had an amazing sea view, pity we did not enjoy the pool because of the rain. We will definitely be coming back next year. Ohh and...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback. We are glad to know you had such a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed my breakfast. Hope you will be able to enjoy the pool next time and looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards Andre, Bessie and Team

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the sunny South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, Margate is one of the prime holiday destinations in South Africa. The Albatros Guest House & Golf Tours. Situated within walking distance of the beach & bustling village, while at the same time in the middle of the notorious 'Golf Coast'. From the pool deck or your own private balcony, you have an expansive 180° sea view, where you can relax and watch whales & dolphins which abound during the natural phenomenon of the annual sardine run, 'the greatest shoal on earth'. Each of our luxury air-conditioned rooms has a full en-suite or private bathroom (shower & bath), TV, tea & coffee, and balcony with sea view. Breakfast is enjoyed on the deck in the mornings - a great way to start the day. Children over 12 years are welcome. Other facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, bar, pool table and undercover braai (barbecue) area. If lazing around the pool is not for you, there is plenty to keep you busy during your stay with us. Sandy beaches stretch for miles along the coast of the warm Indian ocean, which offers a variety of activities including safe, protected swimming, surfing, or scuba diving with the sharks at Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal. Whale & dolphin watching boat trips, angling and deep sea fishing trips are also very popular. For the avid golfer, the area boasts 6 of South Africa's top 100 golf courses according to the Complete Golfer Rankings, which are guaranteed to test your skills & astound you with their scenery.For the nature lover or adrenalin junkie, extreme adventures at the spectacular white river rafting - in season. There are a host of restaurants & pubs, where you can enjoy a quick bite to eat or a leisurely evening meal. A visit to a crocodile farm, a flip in a microlite, gambling at the Wild Coast Casino, arts & crafts, horse riding we have it all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Albatros Guest House

Address: 20 Homestead Road, Margate 4285, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Margate
Price Range: $65 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Albatros Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Go for the executive suite the views of the ocean are wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles 450jillp, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for honeymoon suite, you'll be pleasantly surprised.”
 of 5 bubbles 593antonp, Nov 20, 2016 | Read review
“Best views”
 of 5 bubbles refiloemetlhape, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“room 9,10,11 are sea facing. It was quiet as children are not there”
 of 5 bubbles ValdaS_13, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Those with sea facing view are the best”
 of 5 bubbles TrinishaJ, Aug 12, 2016 | Read review
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