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“Crooked Tree”

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Crooked Tree Cottage
Ranked #4 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Crooked Tree”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Room was well kept and in pristine condition with more than enough space.
Very impressed that the room also had more than what I was expecting as they even provide cereals in the room.

Area is quite and well maintained and the room which I stayed in had great views.

But the reason why I would recommend anyone staying at the Crooked Tree Cottage is the hospitality, from the warm and friendly welcome to getting to know each other over breakfast, the friendliness will definitely be the reason why I will revist the Crooked tree

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Hi Jerome
Thank you so very much for the review, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and we enjoyed meeting you. We do not often get guests from Umtata - we are still talking about the number of Spars you have there! Hope we see you again soon!
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Polokwane, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay. The hospitality was lovely and the rooms were beautiful. The place surpassed our expectations. Thank you. We will definitely come back when we visit durban again and will recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Hi Lethabo
Thanks again for the positive comments and I am pleased you all enjoyed your stay! Hope we see you again same time next year!
Regards Crooked Tree
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had a fantastic experience at Crooked Tree Cottage. Helen and Reinhard were fabulous hosts. They were incredibly hospitable. The cottage was lovely as too were the cooked breakfasts! A perfect stay

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thanks so much Maryanne?,Miss the company at breakfast and looking forward to Lisa's pic in 3 months!!!
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Cape Town
1 review
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Good value for money, tastefully furnished and exceptionally clean. The location is high up on a hill with good views of Umhlanga Rocks and the ocean and coveniently located to all major amenities and access roads.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Tried the luxury rooms this time round and was extremely happy. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is very tasty with huge portions, thanks to the chef! Friendly hosts. Debbie@united-scientific.co.za

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Helenoe, Manager at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thanks Debbie!! Hope to see you again soon!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Helen and Reynhardt are excellent hosts - they make a delicious breakfast.

I would recommend staying in room 1 or 2. The hairdryers in the rooms are great and the selection of TV channels are also excellent.


  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Hi Anne
Thank you for the great review, always lovely to have you here, and looking forward to seeing you again, or your newby!
Helen
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed February 14, 2013

I found my trip a true pleasure!
The rooms are so luxurious a true welcomed comfort after a long stressful business day.
I will certainly recommend to all who want a relaxing holiday or a home away from home on a business trip!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Crooked Tree Cottage
Address: 39 Hilken Drive | Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Crooked Tree Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in November 2005, Crooked Tree Cottage is a 6 room accommodation establishment located in Umhlanga, Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Umhlanga is a premier holiday destination and has the added advantage of being close to some of the business giants located at La Lucia Office Park, Ridgeside (a new development), Gateway and Mount Edgecombe. So we can cater to both the Holiday visitor and Business person alike. There is plenty to do in the area for both types of visitors – beaches, conference centers, restaurants, township tours, kite surfing, mountain biking and most importantly, King Shaka Airport is only 15 min away. Crooked Tree is run by Reinhard and Helen Oehler, both of whom like to take a personal approach to running things. Reinhard is Chief Cook as the breakfasts are his specialty, and Helen runs things in the background, managing bookings, marketing and accounts etc. They both however like to interact with as many of their guests as possible and are often found chatting away at breakfast time. ... more   less 
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