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uMhlanga Sands Resort
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Umhlanga Sands revamped the Hotel in early 2012 and the upgrade is fantastic. What I really like about the hotel is that it is open to the public out of season. So if you are tired of the beach sand you can lie on the deck chairs next to the pool, order drinks and socialize.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Clyde D
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We loved our stay at the Umhlanga Sands Resort finding it far too short our stay there.
The hotel staff are really friendly and accommodating.
The entertainment guy there is so friendly and really makes one feel special.
The only negative I can stress on is the restaurant called Maestro service....very lax. Food is very good. Red velvet cake great. Pizza's a must!
Spur food good, service excellent.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Delia V
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We returned to an old family favorite the Umhlanga Sands Hotel with our two boys and their Nana. This hotel is well run and the ideal hassle free beach holiday when traveling with small children. The rooms are clean and have recently been refurbished and all offer fantastic views over the Indian Ocean.

The main reason we enjoy this hotel time and again is due to the fact that it is a short walk to the beach, the pool, the restaurants and the rooms. You simply cannot put a price on this convenience as it can spoil a beach holiday if you have to pack a car and drive every time you want to go to the beach or for a bite to eat. With a four year old and a 10 month old baby not staying in such close proximity to everything becomes a schlep as their mood can change the instant you get onto the beach as they decide it's too windy, sandy etc and then you have to repack the car and drive back to where you are staying. Staying at the Umhlanga Sands eliminates such frustrations as it is literally a 20m walk down to the beach, so all you need are the kids, towels buckets and spades.

Further to this, there is a daily Kids Club and Adult Program which offers fun & entertainment throughout the day for young and old alike. Dinning is relaxed and geared for families with Spur and Maestro restaurants in the hotel. Coco's bar offers adult entertainment ranging from Kareokee evenings to Comedy nights. The two swimming pools offer a fantastic alternative to the beach and sand with umbrellas, loungers and heated water which allows for swimming on overcast days.

Umhlanga Sands provided a week of fun for the children and the family. After that I decided to surprise my wife with a stay at the Beverley Hills Hotel, another Umhlanga family favorite, for her birthday.

If it is family fun with a bit of 5 star luxury is what you are after then the Umhlanga Sands Hotel followed by a stay at the Beverley Hills Hotel rounds off a great family holiday.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
3  Thank Swissfly
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

It was an Awesome week spent at the Sands. The kids thouroughly enjoyed themselves and cant wait to get back there. I even left a piece of my heart there. The atmosphere was extremely welcoming. The entertainment was fantastic for kids as well as the adults. We enjoyed the pizzas at Maestro, breakfast at Spur and cocktails at Cocos. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. Definately looking forward to our next vacation at the Sands. Yeah #

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank mikeilajade
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I was quite disappointed with the "Upgrade" the only noticable difference was the paint. The first place I spotted this was in the bath tub (everytime we had a bath we had pieces of paint lifting in the bath and floating around in the water) so the old bath was just re-painted, the only form of air in the bathroom is the extractor fan. Everything else is still the same. Still a wonderful holiday destination though.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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