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Chartwell Guest House
Ranked #18 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Shanghai Region, China
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361 reviews
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“A place like home”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I stayed here for 3 weeks and it was really great! The staff was very friendly and accomodating. They helped me with things I needed - laundry, "where to go" and "where to buy" inquiries, etc. My room was cleaned daily.. the breakfast is always freshly prepared and with enough variety. There’s wifi available if you need one. The location is very convenient. It is close to the beach, restaurants, and shops. And there’s a friendly furry pal named Diego who keeps guest company.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We enjoyed our stay here, although we have one or two slightly negative observations to make.

We liked the room, and our host was friendly and accommodating - the view of the ocean was stunning from the back garden where there is a lovely swimming pool.

Our host informed us that Umhlanga is very safe to walk around - even at night - we agreed entirely. We felt very safe walking back from the restaurants (5-10 mins walk away) in the dark. What we found weird is that every house in the area, including Chartwell house has electric fences on the perimeter and bars on the windows - it felt a little compound-like as a result. Having stayed in suburbs across the country (Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Paarl, St Lucia, Knysna etc), we have experienced suburbs where a few houses have this style of security, but in Umhlanga it was the rule rather than an unusual thing to see outside houses.

Breakfast was nice and tasty and kept us going till about 2pm on both days we were in the Durban area. All of the staff were brilliant, friendly and a credit to the Guest House.

The area itself has wonderful beaches, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and clubs - there is a very trendy, upmarket vibe - I have never seen houses as large as the ones on Chartwell Drive!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chartwell Guest House
Address: 88 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Chartwell Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are traveling to Umhlanga Rocks for business or pleasure, Chartwell Guest House has it all. We are close to the airport, beaches, Gateway Shopping Centre, Umhlanga Village, bars, restaurants & night clubs. Our rooms are all large, luxurious and spotlessly clean. Some rooms have spectacular sea views whilst others have self-catering facilities and decadent luxury. Our staff are warm & friendly and we pride ourself on excellent service and generous hospitality. ... more   less 
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