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“NOT near the airport” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dolphin Point Bed & Breakfast

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Dolphin Point Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 25 Amanzimtoti B&B and Inns
Dendermonde, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“NOT near the airport”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

The Dolphin Point B&B is ok, although the rooms are smaller then expected.
What I regret the most about this accomodation is the information that they put on their website: "Situated a mere 5km South of Durban International Airport". This international airport is closed since the World Cup, and moved 50 km more to the north. If you book a hotel especially near the airport to catch a flight in the early morning, this is not funny. And moreover, it gets expensive when you have to take a cab after you returned your hired car to this same airport...we paid 1.100 ZAR to take a taxi to the hotel in the evening, and one back the next morning! More than the cost of the room...

When I complained, the owner gave me 200 ZAR reduction, and said that this info about the 5 km was not on his own website, it must have been on another website that I found the description. I just checked, now that we are back at home, and it is still on his own website www.dolphinpoint.co.za... he lied in my face...I still can't believe it.
Fortunately, this was the only bad experience we had in lovely south africa!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Browns Mills, New Jersey, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2010

Hi,
Hi stayed at Dolphin Point B&B during the FIFA World Cup (2010). The room was spacious, comfortable and clean. They provided soap, shampoo and towels which made packing easier. The breakfast was ideal. Hosts and staff were very accommodating and extremely helpful - arranging transfer from airport and to the city. The best part is the view!!! Vistas of the Indian Ocean from literally every point on the property. Whale watching while enjoying a "traditional English breakfast". The only drawback is the wireless Internet connection, very slow - to the point where I just "unplugged" for my stay (which actually worked out better).

Can not say enough about how wonderful this place is. I have so many happy memories of that week in SA for the WC and a large part of those memories are the time spent at Dolphin Point.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2009

I am writing a review about this place that I booked on the internet, sight unseen, for my 21 year old son. He is attending university about 40 miles away for the fall semester. After a phone call and a couple of emails, the reservation was made and i felt good about how they responded. My son arrived at Durban airport 8pm local time after flying from California and Andre from Dolphin Point picked him up. My son had a comfortable single with its own bathroom; Andre sent me an email that the young man was safe. In the morning they cooked him a fine breakfast and got him aboard the transportation that was to take him to his final destination.

Though i personally did not stay at Dolphin Point the care, attention, and kindness they showed to me and my son was really something special. The facility was clean, quiet, safe with many amenities. The cost including the airport transfer was the equivalent of $64. It was well worth it for the peace of mind of this mom and my boy left them as friends.

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Additional Information about Dolphin Point Bed & Breakfast

Property: Dolphin Point Bed & Breakfast
Address: 31 Wavecrest road, Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Amanzimtoti
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Amanzimtoti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Point Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, Dolphin Point B&B with its homely atmosphere awaits you in the popular seaside town of Amanzimtoti. Situated a mere 50 km South of Durban's King Shaka International Airport (35 minute drive), Dolphin Point is the ideal place to stay for both the corporate guest as well as those looking for fun, sun, sea and relaxation. Durban central is a 20 minute drive to the north. Filled with historic market places, adventure centers, and a buzzing night live. ... more   less 
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