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Oyster Lodge (L) + Pearl Cottage (R)
Shared Pool Area
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Oyster Lodge Kitchen 1
Oyster Lodge Kitchen 2
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal

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Caspian...
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed December 15, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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This is truly a home away from home. We stayed as a family in the three bedroomed house. It located within the quiet upmarket Umhlanga neighbourhood. It has priceless views of the Indian Ocean and within 5km of the popular Gateway Shopping Mall. It is within a 20km driving distance to the Durban beaches.The rooms are fairly big and very clean. All equipment and utensils are available. Wireless internet is available free of charge. I would definitely recommend this place for a perfect holiday getaway with family. The only challenge we had was that we arrived a bit late around 1830hrs and so didn't get proper orientation around the house. However, we enjoyed our stay!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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AnnabelFe...
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A home away from home with so many comforts”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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The Oyster property that we stayed in was the perfect family vacation home. Close to the beach and town (although you do ideally need a car), well-furnished, secure and spacious. After a week in hotels it was a pleasure to come to a home, where we were comfortable, had lots of space to relax and were so well looked after by the wonderful Precious. I really feel i had a proper holiday! And thanks to the owners who were so helpful and attentive to our needs. It really helped to have a friendly face to welcome us. Would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: Space, comfort and homeliness
Liked least: Having to drive everywhere
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 21, 2013
Hi Annabel,

Thank you for your lovely review and was a pleasure meeting and accommodating your family.

Hope to see you again soon.
Regards
Karyn
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jimbarret...
Norwich
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fantastic location and accommodation”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

5 of us stayed in oyster lodge. The rooms were very clean, the kitchen is well kitted out and the location is quiet at night.

The lodge is very secure and has a great security system which made everyone feel very safe.

Sibaya casino which has some great shows is just 12 minutes away by car, the beach is less than 5 as is the main village where there are supermarkets, restaurants and pubs.

Teresa the house maid was excellent, her cleaning standards are exceptional, and it was lovely to talk to her each morning.

I can totally recommend oyster lodge as it really does have the full package and if I was ever to come back then we would come back without any question.

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Liked best: Teresa the house maid
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Apr 11, 2013
Hi Donna,

Thank you for such a lovely review and so pleased that you all had such a wonderful time at Oyster Cottages.

Hope to see you all again in the future.
Regards
Karyn
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dylansgra...
Staffordshire
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed January 30, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Stayed in number 25 across the road which is also owned by Karyn and Chris. We really enjoyed having the house to ourselves after a month of hotels and B & B's. This is our second year here and have booked for next year. The house is immaculate with a beautiful garden and sparkling pool. The house is well situated for Umhlanga and Gateway and has good access to the main roads. Chris and Karyn put their heart into making their guests happy.

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Liked best: The pool and outdoor areas of the property
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Oct 25, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and hope to see you again soon.
Regards
Karyn
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Benoni
Reviewed July 21, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Brains55
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comfortable, spacious - highly recommended”
Reviewed July 8, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

Clean, well furnished living room and very good litchen (although the bedroom is a bit disappointing). Nice pool and helpful owners. We stayed in the 1-bed unit for about 16-dyas - the larger house appears to be equally well kitted out.
Watch for: limited number of TV channels, and desperately slow internet.
We would stay here again.

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Liked best: Loving open-plan living room/kitchen, opening onto terrace and pool.
Liked least: Internet access is like something from 1982.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2012
Thank-you for the feedback Brian, your points are noted and actioned where possible.
You will be glad to know that the internet connection has since been upgraded to the fastest connectivity available in here in South Africa (4 Mbit/s).
Regretably the limited number of TV channels we can offer is out of our control. This restriction is imposed on all commercial establishmets, like ours, by our national satellite TV service provider - Multichoice.
Regarding the bedroom, please could you elaboarate and/or provide any suggestions for further improvements.
Much appretiated, take care.
Chris & Karyn.
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North yorkshire - England
Reviewed July 5, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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