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Crooked Tree Cottage
Ranked #5 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“I will visit again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

I booked a very last minute trip, and everything went to plan. Booking was efficient, room was neat and comfortable, and hosts made me feel welcome. Price was reasonable, and location was perfect. I will book with them again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tim_from_za
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Next time we will be cheering you from the sideline I hope!!! Thank you for the review and we look forward to having you here again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We enjoyed out stay and felt very comfortable and relaxed, nice area with easy access to Durban City and the local village. Helen and her husband were very attentive hosts and yet left us to relax in the evenings and feel at home.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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1 Thank Sheena And John S
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
You were a pleasure to host with some really great travel stories, I hope we have the same adventures when we are retired!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

The hosts were great. i would recommend it to all my friends and family. We enjoyed the breakfast and the cleanliness. Thanks for the upgrade, it made our stay even better. keep up the good work. My wife is already asking me when are we going back.


  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nyameko P
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
It was lovely to meet you and we really look forward to having you visit again, come when you weather gets really lousy in winter, that is the best time here!!
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East London, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Awesome accommodation for a family. Spacious, comfortable, upmarket and central.
Added benefits were Wi-Fi, DVD, All bedrooms were en-suite and pool.
Definately will use again and for a longer time next time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mark H
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
As admonished - book earlier and for longer. You and your family were great to host and I would love to have you back, hope your overseas trip goes well, or has gone well if you are back already.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013


Crooked Tree Cottage is lovely, tranquil and very neat! My Family and I had an awesome time. Thank you so much Helen for your hospitality and valuable advice on activities.

We arrived on Friday 20th September and departed on Tuesday 24th. Our stay was pleasurable; Helen gave us maps and suggested activities that were child friendly. The rooms are very neat and well maintained.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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1 Thank Nozizwe M
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for your great comments!
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Islamabad
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Helen and Raid run this excellent property facing Indian Ocean. The property is just like a home and both husband and wife are so sweet and kind. I will be back to Durban in Dec 2013 and will stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rageshri
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you so much Muhammed, it was lovely to meet you. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of your cooking when you are next here!!! Enjoy your future travels.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Friendly and assistive owners made my short stay enjoyable and worthwhile. The food was delicious and made to perfection. There was always a supply of goodies (teas, coffee, fruit juice, rusks, yoghurt) in the kitchen. The owners made an effort to ask how my stay was and suggested various things to do. Definitely value for money and will definitely go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gabriela V
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you Gabriel for the great review, it was great to meet you. I do hope you enjoyed Umhlanga and there was enough to bring you back again!
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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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