This B&B has eight bedrooms and one family suite. Three rooms have mini-catering facilities.
Whether this is your establishment of choice, depends very much on your room. Our room was cramped; it even lacked a desk. But at least it had a small fridge, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and an outdated TV-set with a poor choice of channels. Most rooms share a balcony, which is not our idea of privacy. However, most rooms offer a fabulous view of the breakers of the Indian Ocean, and ocean-going vessels that lie waiting for a berth in the congested port of Durban. Early risers have a good chance to spot dolphins frolicking in the surf.
The B&B is run as a small hotel with a surprisingly large staff complement, even by South African standards. Breakfast near the swimming pool consists of the usual comprehensive South African fare without being exceptional.
This is not a place for people who are feeble on their legs because you have to climb quite a few difficult steps to reach your room.
It is also essential to have your own wheels here.
Swimming in the sea just across the quiet road in front of the B&B is impossible. In fact, the local authorities forbid it. The sea is usually rough and the waves are huge, making it an ideal place for surfers of all kinds. A 15 minute walk over the loose sand of the clean beach or along a walkway takes you to a tidal pool at the Umdloti holiday resort proper, where swimming is safe even for toddlers - when the tide it out. There is also a lifeguard present there.
There are good restaurants, small eateries and shops within easy walking distance. The locals say that that it is safe to walk even after darkness. Umdloti is not too far from the city of Durban, tourist attractions and large shopping malls.
If you can, try to avoid the months of December and January when the coast is overcrowded with local holiday makers, and the weather is unpleasantly warm and humid.
- 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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