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

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davis94ad
Godalming, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great house with wonderful facilities”
Reviewed September 4, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Really nice house in secure little corner of Umhlanga. kitchen had everything you could possibly need and everything was very clean. Lovely outdoor seating area and small pool (very cold). There is some road noise from the main road which runs a short distance away but I had expected that from looking at it's location.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2017
Hi

Thank you for staying with us and glad that you enjoyed your vaction.
Hope to hear from you in the future.
Regards
Karyn
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
southafri...
Leamington Spa UK
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Dreamland”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This property is a little more than your average holiday home, set in a really quiet and safe area. Perfectly situated for shops, restaurants and the malls, 5 mins from the beach.

Looked after by our maid Teresa everyday except Sundays.

Gardens and a pool for children to play, lots of seating outside to relax.

This property has just about everything you could wish for and more, we spent a peaceful and relaxing 9 days here and would love to rent again when we come to South Africa.

Thank you to all concerned

Jo Mike Courts and Kanye from the UK.

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Liked best: When you book from a website properties are not always as they seem, this property far exceeded our expectations
Liked least: There was nothing we could dislike about this property or the service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 6, 2016
Hi Mike,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Oyster Cottages. We hope to be able to accommodate you again in the future and hope to hear from you soon.
Love to the family
Karyn Le Clezio
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Renata O
Sandton, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The Perfect Home Away From Home”
Reviewed September 27, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My husband, my 2 year old and I spent a week in the Pearl Cottage. The cottage was absolutely amazing, the decor is stunning, the kitchen is huge and has everything you need, the washing machine and tumble drier were absolute life savers! The bedroom is spacious with lovely linen and a very comfy bed, a camp cot was supplied with a mattress and linen for our son, the bathroom is big and modern with a big tub and lovely shower, the water pressure was great which is rare in holiday accommodation.The cottage was cleaned daily by Maria who was a great help. There is a lovely pool which is secured with a pool fence so we didn't need to worry about our toddler playing outside. We had terrible weather for the first few days of our holiday and we were more than happy to spend time in the cottage watching tv and playing the board games that were supplied.

The cottage is located about 5 minutes drive from the beach and main shopping area, you can walk too. It is very safe and secure with an alarm system and safe parking. There is also free wi-fi which was awesome

My only complaint is that the check-in procedure wasn't communicated to us so when we arrived so we had no idea where to get the keys from, luckily the guest who was staying in the other cottage on the premises told me to go 2 houses down the road to where the owners live, but this was just a small issue.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will recommend this place to anyone looking to travel, especially with a small child.

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Liked best: The washing machine & tumble drier and the comfy bed
Liked least: The pool area looks directly into the lounge, but this can be fixed by just closing the curtains when other guests are at the pool.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 22, 2015
Hi,

Thank you for staying at Pearl cottage and for the great review. So pleased you had a great vacation and hope to see you again in the future.
Regards
Karyn
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KeithMich...
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A beautifull location in Luxury Accommodation with very helpfull owners and maid.”
Reviewed September 4, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A high quality bungalow style accommodation in very quiet and secure residential area close to all facilities. Ideal for a gateway to the greater Durban Area with easy access to a good road system to explore the Region.

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Liked best: High Quality of accommodation and location
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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AvWRsa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great for a family holiday”
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We recently stayed at Oyster lodge and Pearl Cottage for a week, and found the accommodation absolutely perfect. Is is great for young children, as there is a beautiful lawn where they can play, without worrying anybody. The premises are safe and secure, and extremely well maintained. Both properties are cleaned daily, and equipped with everything you may need. The location is great, close to the beach, restaurants and shops. We will definitely return next year.

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Liked best: Privacy
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sullsan
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply the Best”
Reviewed April 15, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Oyster Cottages are home from home in absolutely luxury and lifestyle
Beautiful interior design and home welcoming feeling
Swimming pool an absolute pleasure as well as garden are perfectly maintained daily

The accommodation comes highly recommended from myself and visiting friends
Within Walking distance to village shopping and restaurant facilities as well as the beach
Will definitely be returning to Oyster Cottage next year
Thank you

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Liked best: The interior decorating and big space specially in the kitchen
Liked least: No complaints
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Caspian...
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
Level 5 Contributor
71 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
1
person found this review helpful

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
Large groups People with pets
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