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“Knock-out view, lovely room and gracious hostess” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fairlight Beach House
Ranked #1 of 7 Umdloti B&B and Inns
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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Knock-out view, lovely room and gracious hostess”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

From arrival to check-out, the staff was warm and attentive without being intrusive. The room, deck and breakfast garden are all pretty and well maintained. Our view was spectacular and the location is lovely. We had a guide and therefore no car, and our hostess arranged for the local restaurant to drive us back to the inn after dinner one evening. Our only complaint was the lack of any towel bars at all and the very minimal toiletry shelf space.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JWO51
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wilderness
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

We had a lovely two days at the Fairlight Beach house. Our room was on the first floor in the corner and it was so pleasant. Seaviews from all sides. The staff were ever so friendly and we felt at home from the time we arrived. The room was adequately furnished, spacious and clean. Real treat was lying in bed watching the sea. A real perk is that it is so near to the King Shaka Airport, so there was no need to allow extra time for city traffic. It took us only 12 mins. to the airport. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

We stayed here for our last 3nights in KZN. Beautiful location opposite the surfing beach! The staff were friendly and helpful. 5 minute walk to good restaurants. Very quiet area so not for night owls but great for a quiet relaxing time. Not far from the new airport in Durban .

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank runningfollower11
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Lodz, Poland
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783 reviews
284 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2011

If you love to live almost on the beach, this is perfect accommodation for you.
We got the spacious room on the first floor with impressive view on the beach and boulevard along the coast. The room with kitchenette, was very light with huge windows and wooden board at the entrance. The bathroom rather average, with slightly shabby accessories.
The breakfast was served in the shady pool area and was good.
Umdloti is nice, small place, with beautiful beaches, attractive restaurants and bars in the shopping centres and is in a short distance both from Durban down town and international airport .

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank laserkid
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essex, england
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107 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2011

Many tourists will opt for the bigger busier north Durban resorts of Umhlanga and Ballito, however for the last two years we have preferred the small picturesque town of Umdloti. It is quaint and not busy, the beach front is amazing and the guesthouse has unspoilt views out across the beach.

There are a number of good quality restaurants within walking distance and nearby towns and gateway mall are just a short drive.

Umdloti makes for a superb option if you are flying into the new King Shaka airport, it is literally minutes away whilst feeling miles from anywhere!

The facilities are good, rooms more than adequate and all rooms enjoy the sound of breaking waves. Breakfast is served by the pool, just beware of the cheeky monkeys!!

Umdloti is a great place to spend a couple of nights and Fairlight guesthouse is the perfect rest place.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank flyboylee
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2011

I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of Feb. The views are amazing as well at the lovely noise of the sea. Fairlight Beach House has secure parking and reasonable sized pool, Very clean and friendly staff. I really enjoyed my stay here and would return. The beach opposite is ideal for surfers!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JAE1983
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Holland
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161 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2011

We stayed here 1 night and location was selected because it is on a 15 min drive from the airport north of Durban. It is on the shore with great view ....but the room is very small and no space ..except on floor..to locate both suitcases. Staff was friendly in helping us to cary these big suitcases up, but further during evening you are on your own. Make sure you know how the gate works, otherwise you stay locked up.
Bottom line : solely fit-for-purpose if you need to catch an early flight.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nicolasHolland
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Property: Fairlight Beach House
Address: 1 Margaret Bacon Avenue | Cnr. South Beach Road, Umdloti 4319, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umdloti
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Umdloti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairlight Beach House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairlight offers every comfort in 7 individually decorated rooms and luxury apartment. This luxury four-star rated guest house caters for the individual to couples and families. Begin your day with Fairlight's famously indulgent full house or lighter continental breakfast. Each room in this distinctive guest house is serviced daily by Fairlight's friendly team. Furnished at the highest quality, a stay at Fairlight translates into guests enjoying warm hospitality with every home comfort. Fairlight's selection of double, self-catering and family accommodation come standard with a bathroom en-suite, DSTV, hospitality trays, ample cupboard space, bar refrigeration, hairdryers, ceiling fans and air-con. Complimentary Wi-Fi and secure parking are also provided. Enjoy the beach or relax around the lush poolside. Just 10 mins from King Shaka Int. Airport and close to golf courses, tourism/ leisure and business centres. ... more   less 
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