In July. 2013 we stayed at Umhlanga Sands for the first time. We have 2 teenage kids and we were expecting a 4 star experience. The Hotel has a rundown feeling more of an aged casino than a resort. The main pool area is carpeted with false lawn not what you would expext of a 4 star establishment.
At check in, at 2pm as prescribed we arrived at a room still being cleaned after an 8 hour journey, forced to stand and wait while the previous occupants dirt was being removed from the room.
There is non exisitng security with the premises open to the beach with no access control and advertising of timeshare luring strangers onto the property. A false sense of security for the many families with small children.
Althoug we enjoyed our time at tbe sands it was not without constand worry about security. I would rate the hotel no more than a 3 star.
This will not be our first choice into the future
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An idyllic resort located mere steps away from the pristine Umhlanga beachfront, the Umhlanga Sands Timeshare Resort is the perfect location for travellers looking for something out of the ordinary. Sporting easy access to all the major tourist attractions as well as fantastic facilities geared towards holiday activities, the Umhlanga Sands is a perfect destination for families seeking self-catering Timeshare accommodation in KwaZulu Natal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Umhlanga Sands Lifestyle Hotel Umhlanga Rocks
- Umhlanga Sands Hotel
- Umhlanga Rocks Hotel