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“Perfect break from the city”
Review of Pumula Beach Hotel

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Pumula Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Umzumbe
Certificate of Excellence
Durban
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect break from the city”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Thank you Pumula team for the warm hospitality, we had a wonderful weekend away. Right on the beach who could ask for more. The food, service and wine list were top class. We will see you again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2011

My wife and I, and our 7 month old daughter had a double room here for three nights in October. We were informed well in advance that a cot would be provided and we were not disappointed. The room was clean and well presented. So was the en-suite bathroom & shower. The service here was exceptionally friendly - always efficient and polite. The full board meals were very good, with a great wine selection too. Older kids are very well provided for - put-put, trampolines, games rooms etc. The setting is perfect. One can see the ocean from the rooms and hear the rumble of the waves crashing on the shore. We loved this place - perfect!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank DawieDieKabouter
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Durban
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2011

We went to Pumula for a weekend break. The rooms are well appointed, the view exceptional . We saw whales in the bay.

The perfect place for a family get away. Kids are very well accommodated. Lots for them to do and its well maintained, not like a lot of places.

The service is tops from ALL the staff. From Philip the manager to the ladies doing the rooms. No short cuts are taken. the food is brilliant. I think I put on abt least 2kg over the weekend. Every meal is a feast.

The rates, for what you get, are exceptional value for money.

If youa re thinking of going on a family break on the south coast, then this IS the place to go.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank Africantourer
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2011

a great, old fashioned, warm and comfortable beach hotel. Right on the beach, relaxing, good pool, great staff, lots to eat - what more could you ask for! We had a great time.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank CilliA
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Drakensberg, KZN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2010

We went to Pumula for a friends' wedding. Our party took the whole place from the Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. The vibe was great:)
The rooms were pretty average, but had great sea views. Our room was spacious, but others were not so spacious. The food was plentiful and delicious - not gourmet or fussy, just good food. The sea is just in front of the resort for great swimming, surfing etc.
The bar was very well-stocked and pretty decently priced, except for Red-Bull which I found a little over-priced.
The staff were very friendly and helpful when the masses of special wedding-related requests were made.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank LindsayMML
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2010

We stayed for a week with our 5 year old son and my 70 year old mother. The accommodation was spotless and, while not the height of luxury, well-appointed. Meals are very good, although the style of cooking is slightly old-fashioned and could be lighter (especially in mid-summer). But these are mere quibbles about a place that is just about perfect. I hesitate to recommend it so highly in case it's full when we want to go again - and we will go again as soon as we can.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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4 Thank uksa
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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2010

Wow - thats all I need to say. The hotel is family run and they certainly take pride ensuring you are taken care of. The hotel is a mostly geared as a family type resort, but singles and couples are also accomdated - there are 2 bars in the hotel - a familly one and one restricted for adults only. The food is pretty good, full english type breakfast in the morning (ala carte), with a tasty buffet lunch and an outstanding 4 course set menu in the evening - they serve dinner for kids in a seperate room an hour before main dinner is served and offer a nanny service to look after your children whilst mum & dad have a relaxing, peaceful dinner. The beach is a 90 second walk from the hotel, the beaches are clean. Rates include all 3 meals and you certainly cant beat the value for money. I would recommend this resort to families with children under 10 or couples.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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4 Thank PJSJohannesburg
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Property: Pumula Beach Hotel
Address: 67 Steve Pitts Road, Umzumbe 4225, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umzumbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Umzumbe
Hotel Class:3 star — Pumula Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 62

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