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Smith's Cottage
Ranked #4 of 77 Specialty Lodging in Durban
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Alness
1 review
“Just what we needed!”
Reviewed September 9, 2010

We booked with Smiths Cottage at the recommendation of a friend who had stayed there. It as brilliant at the end of our youth exchange trip to South AFrica. We were all exhausted but Garry, Lia and Keith were like old friends even although we had only had email contact with them prior to this stay. Staying there was like a home from home. They ran around for us to make sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable. Cant wait to go back sometime as much to spend time with themselves as to stay in their lovely accommodation / home. Thankyou to the Smiths from the Alness girls exchange group.

  • Stayed August 2010
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barrow cumbria
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

booked for 3 days but then volcano struck stayed for 13.fantastic pat'keith'gary and lia managed to cheer us all up and make our stay the best ever.They all bent over backwards to help us.Anyone who stays there will go as a visitor will leave as friends thats a sure thing .thanks you guys and will be seeing you next thats a promise.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 27, 2007

My girlfriend and I didn't know what we were letting ourselves in for when we arrived in Durban for the first time!

We called Smiths Cottage backpackers to see if they had a room available and the next thing we knew the lovely Pat had arrived at the airport to collect us.

I found it hard to see Smiths Cottage as a backpackers hostel as it would be classed as 5 star in europe.
Keith and Pat Smith are an English couple who will do anything to make your stay comfortable and are always ready to offer advice, organise trips or just run you down to the beach.
Keiths hobby of making barbecues means there is never a shortage of food on the go.
They have a pool, bar and accomodation to suit everyone not to mention very reasonable rates.

I love the place and can't wait to go back for my 3rd trip.

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Property: Smith's Cottage
Address: 5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 77 Specialty Lodging in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smiths cottage is owned an run by pat & Keith.Situated above the Umgeni Bird Park and only 5-10 mins away from beaches and all major attractions.Comfortable ,clean, and homely and highly praised by Lonely Planet and proud holder of Trip adviser Certificate of Exellence for 2014. ... more   less 
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