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Ocean Reef Hotel Zinkwazi
Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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12 reviews
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“september holiday”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great location, well appointed apartments, spoiled slightly by lack of attention to detail. Toilets dirty on arrival, kitchen drawers that are sticky. Windows that are not cleaned regularly. Staff very friendly and helpful. Meals good, but service slow.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed at this hotel from 12 to 14 July 2013. The rooms were well decorated and comfortable. The breakfasts were all precooked in broilers. Fried and scrambled in these things for sometime become rubbery and quite disgusting.

Room Tip: The rooms that are on the third floor have views of the sea.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

My family and I have visited the Ocean Reef Hotel a few times.
We've experienced a wonderful Valentines dinners here as well.

It is only 45 minute drive from where we live and I can honestly say that it has been a wonderful experience each and every time we have visited.
Service, food, staff, accommodation and location make this a well worth experience.

Their restaurant is highly recommended to dine at. Presentation is really lovely and of course the food is of the highest standard, well worth the wait! Not at all a rush and eat type of restaurant, here you want to take your time and enjoy the whole afternoon or evening it's that lovely.
Don't miss out, this is one place you have to experience, staff never forget a face and make you feel so welcome.

Beverley Langkilde - SATSA-Tourism Tattler Trade Journal

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank TOURISMTATTLER
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had a lunch at the Bamboo restaurant in January:

- food was OK but we waited a very long time for it to arrive
- tables were dirty and got wiped only after my request
- the place was almost empty and still the service was very slow.Not too friendly either ( they literally dropped our bill on the table)

Nice view from the patio though.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed at the oceans reef hotel for our 2nd anniversary and it was a really pleasant experience. Very quiet clean and neat hotel. Had no problems at all. Our room was fantastic and had a great view of the ocean. The food from the hotel was really good too.

Most of the time we just chilled on the beach which is very private and secluded from the main beach and the crowds. overall would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room. The rooms on the top floor seem to be the best.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jonni W
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Boutique Hotel experience, unique restaurant menu with friendly staff providing a personal touch, the venue provides great facilities for conferencing, secluded beach with the small town experience.

Room Tip: Sea View Room
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

The hotel sounded great and the web pictures looked amazing! In reality,this hotel/apartment was absolutedly filthy dirty! After speaking to the manageress,the room was cleaned but unfortunately this didnt include the windows which i could hardly see out of,or the many cobwebs! The restaurant served delicious food but the waiters are completedly untrained.....one didnt even know what calamari was- i ended up writing the order down and still we didnt get exactly what we ordered. Even that took 45 minutes to be served (there were only 3 tables in the restaurant.....). All in all.....never again!

Room Tip: First ask to see the room before paying in full as we were required to do!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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5 Thank Dominique D
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Additional Information about Ocean Reef Hotel Zinkwazi

Property: Ocean Reef Hotel Zinkwazi
Address: 17 Magai Drive, Zinkwazi Beach, Zinkwazi Beach, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zinkwazi Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Zinkwazi Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 19
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