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“Awesome Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Crooked Tree Cottage
Ranked #5 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Villiersdorp, South Africa
1 review
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“Awesome Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

As a regular traveler i stay in hotels or B&B between 2 and 3 weeks every month but i got to say Crooked Tree is almost like home to me. Awesome hospitality, great rooms with a lovely views and a great breakfast. Helen and Reinhart are very keen to make your stay comfortable as possible.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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1 Thank Baardbek
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
As always Willie it is a pleasure to have you here, we always look forward to seeing you. Thanks so much for the review! Don't forget to collect you bag on your way home this week!!!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

My time at Crooked tree Cottage was, well amazing. Very good hospitality and very tasty breakfast. Might I add that the DVD collection is a nice treat when the weather is not really fun. I really enjoyed my stay at Crooked tree Cottage.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cj V
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you CJ - hope we see you again soon when you come down this way. Enjoy your travels.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

I stayed in this guesthouse for the first time. The rooms are very good and the balcony has a nice view to the ocean. The breakfast is fantastic and the owners are very keen to make your stay comfortable. The rooms are a bit noisy but for one night this isn't an issue. My colleagues phone went of at 5AM and this was good to hear in my room. The house we stayed in had 3 rooms with a nice lounge area, dining table and very comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Helen, I appologise it has taken me so long to finally give this place the wonderful review it deserves. Me and a friend stayed here for 1night on route to safari. We were greeted with smiles and warm faces. Lovely room and excellent breakfast provided. Helen was lovely as was her husband and dogs. Very helpful too. Will definatly return should I ever need a few nights accomodation in Umhlanga again!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FreyaLR
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Helenoe, Manager at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you Freya - that was a long time since you were here, but thank you for remembering!
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels!!
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Cape Town
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is the second time I've stayed at Crooked Tree (CT) and I strongly recommend it. My special dietary needs were well-catered for, the rooms are top quality & hosts are really nice, helpful people.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Thank 626Amanda626
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Helenoe, Manager at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
You give us too much credit! Thank you for the great comments and hope we see you again next year same time! Good luck with all the "strategising"!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

The house is in a lovely part of Durban, in Umhlanga. It is well located near major highways that link to the airport and the city, so getting around is easy. The accommodation was pleasant and very spacious, and the owners are fun and very welcoming. This was my second time staying there and I'll be going back in the future!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GugstaO
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Helenoe, Manager at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thanks very much for your comments. Glad you enjoyed!
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

I enjoyed staying at crooked tree, i wanted to be in a quite place and i got that. I slept for four nights and enjoyed the room, i like the fact that there was books to read.The hosts were very friendly, i felt at home, i will definitely book there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Silas2020
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Hey Silas, thanks you for the kind words, it was great to meet you. Hope we see you and maybe your family here in the future!
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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 #5 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):
Crooked Tree cottage is a lovely 3 Star Bed and Breakfast/Self Catering establishment in the heart of Umhlanga Durban, Kwazulu Natal, one of the top South African holiday accommodation/tourist hot spots. It is a stones throw away from Umhlanga Village with beutiful beaches. The accommodation consists of a choice of a 3-roomed cottage and/or 3 Studio suites, all of which are let as B&B accommodation most of the year. They are both, ideally suited for those of you who prefer to holiday on a self-catering basis. The cottage can accommodate 6-7 guests and the studio units can accommodate 2 sharing with 1 family suite accommodating 2 adults and 2 small children. ... more   less 
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