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Forest Manor Boutique Guest House
Ranked #3 of 22 La-Lucia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
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“What a wonderful place!”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

What a lovely place to stay in La Lucia. I stayed in this B&B in the lush suburb of La Lucia during the Indaba at the Durban ICC earlier this month. The location is convenient for business travellers as the Forest Manor is located close to the airport (15 min) and close to the Durban CBD (20 min). The safety features at the property are extraordinary and I felt safe and comfortable during my stay. The guesthouse is situated close to the beach and it is only a short drive to the shops and popular and excellent restaurants in Umhlanga and La Lucia. Very helpful staff at the guesthouse, there is always somebody there should you need anything. The breakfast was lovingly prepared. There was a family staying at the same time, and they seemed to enjoy their stay there a lot. I definitely will consider staying at Forest Manor again when I travel to Durban, either alone or with my family next time. I highly recommend this lovely B&B.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Very clean and comfortable. Quiet residential neighbourhood. Well stocked honest bar. Very spacious. Very good restaurants in short driving distance (Little Havannah).

We had the 2 bedroom apartment. Unfortunately, you have to go through the second bedroom to get from the master bedroom to the bathroom.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

The place was very clean and the service staff were fantastic.
Location of the place was ideal and I would consider booking there again.

Overall experience was fantastic, I would definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were made to feel very welcome, and the room was fantastic. Helpful staff and nice touches such as the honesty bar make this a wonderful guest house. Breakfast on the patio was fantastic, and the location makes it very easy to shop in La Lucia and explore the beach at Umhlanga.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Pretoria
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I traveled to Durban with a small group of friends and we shared a two bedroom suite. The room was graciously appointed. each morning we were treated to a delicious breakfast aside the pool. I found the staff to be friendly, courteous and very helpful. All-in-all, my stay was delightful and I can't imagine staying anywhere else on future trips. Cyrus Bryant, MD

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

overall experience was wonderful.
a cozy guest house which exceed our expectation.
the room is cozy, and nice. the breakfast is included which was also very delicious, and could order our hot meal at the breakfast. location is great which is only short driving distance to the la lucia beach. strongly recommended for ppl want to spend a weekend at durban

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

-Location Nice beaches in 2-5 mins by car, also Gateway( biggest shopping mall in Durban) and golf club in 10 mins, and Durban city center in 15-20 mins
-Facility & Staffs Decorated very fancy and neat but feel like being home cause bed & pillows are so comfy and lounge is more like a gorgeous living room with a small bar. Staffs are absolutely kind and breakfast was also nice, I felt like having a brunch at a nice caffe restaurant.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Forest Manor Boutique Guest House
Address: 62 Forest Drive, La-Lucia 4051, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > La-Lucia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in La-Lucia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Forest Manor Boutique Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forest Manor is an luxuriously appointed and tastefully furnished contemporary 5 star boutique guest house, situated less than 200m from the beach and in close proximity to La Lucia Shopping Mall, Virgin Active gym, La Lucia Ridge Office Parks, Gateway Shopping Centre and the Umhlanga Hospital. It is also close to some of the top class golf courses and is 20 minutes away from the Moses Mabhida World Cup Stadium, the ICC and the new King Shaka International Airport. This sophisticated establishment portrays a touch of stylish attention to detail and is built around the magnificent Milkwood tree set in a central atrium. We boast a lavish pool area overlooking the designer built koi pond. The perfect setting for a delicious breakfast, which is included in our tariff, served alfresco on the patio or in the airy dining room. Meals are prepared by our friendly team of staff who offer personal and a caring service on site. The well equipped clinically clean home style kitchen adorned with granite tops and all the modern kitchen hardware essential for preparing 5 star cuisine. The accommodation comprises of a modern lounge area with state of the art entertainment systems including high definition Plasma screen TV, music system and DSTV. The walk in bar stocked with the finest wines and spirits for the discerning guests who would like to relax and unwind with a sun downer at the pool.Forest manor accommodation comprises of two luxury rooms Waterwood, Natal Fig, three superior rooms, White Seringa, Zulu Milkberry and Forest Mahogany. Milkwood the family unit which accommodates two adults and two teenagers, and The Manor Suite which is the executive facility consisting of its own personal lounge, private dining and is suitable for a boardroom meeting which comfortably accommodates 10 delegates. All the bedrooms offer unique comfort and are fully air-conditioned, supplied with ceiling fans, mini bars, hospitality trays, electronic laptop safes, High definition TV, Satellite TV, DVD players, i-Pod docking system, CCTV security cameras and Wifi connection. All beds are made up with hypo allergenic bedding and cotton Percale linen. All the rooms are on suite and offer heated towel rails, scales, hair and body dryers, exclusive bathing products, luxury towels and bath robes fit for royalty. ... more   less 
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