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“nasty start,good finish” 5 of 5 bubbles
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uMhlanga Sands Resort
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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87 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“nasty start,good finish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

my first room had a nasty smell.when i reported it,they only put in an air freshener.when i complained to management,it was then pointed out that the previous occupants had also complained but it was never fixed.i threatened to call the health inspectors and only then did management take it seriously.the fridge had a dead rat in it and it was replaced but i was moved to another satisfactory room.the overall resort is fantastic but management needs to do more.the activities for children are great,the swimming pool is inviting and the beach is absolutely stunning

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Excellent all round. Very conveniently situated to airport, Gateway shopping mall. Very safe.
Beautiful and safe beaches. Heated swimming pools a bargain on those slightly nippy days or late afternoon. Fantastic restaurants at hotel and surrounding area. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Federal Way, Washington
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70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Fantastic facility on Indian Ocean. We had a family self catering (kitchenette) room. Lots of closet space, great amenities. Facility was very modern, well appointed and maintained. Staff very helpful. Rooms overlook beach area. Laundry available on site. Recommend for couple / family vacation. Never an issue with safety or feeling uncomfortable.

Room was split into three areas; master ocean facing queen bed, desk and sitting table; kitchen bath and smaller bedroom with two twin beds. Entrance through this area. In room safe provided. Television and phone.

On-site parking is somewhat limited and spaces are really tight. Enjoyed our stay - recommend.

Room Tip: Spurs restaurant seemed to have better food value and service. Downtown mall area has great restaur...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sandton, South Africa
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

I try to come down every year, and this resorts never disappoint. The rooms are clean and the views are spectacular. Nothing beats the sound of crashing waives to wake you up in the morning. Unless you really feel the need to shop there is really no need to ever get into your car as excellent restaurants and 3x grocery shops are within a 5 min walk. There are a number of activities for young kids at this resort, but there's also a separate adult pool where you can work on your tan in peace and quiet. Three negatives for me were 1) The bed in the main bedroom was terrible, I had to move to the second bedroom because it felt like I was sleeping in a hammock. 2) The way my room was cleaned felt like it was a haste job. Then lastly 3) The 50MB free Wi-Fi speed was adequate but 50MB? I mean come on, you look @ Facebook once and it's done for the day. Having said all of that I am sad to go and cannot wait for my next trip.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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New Delhi
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Its a nice resort with a great view. I stayed there with a group of friends. Nice Indian Restaurants nearby. A great place to stay.We saw dolphins and distant whales from our room on the 7th floor. We drove from Johannesburg to Durban and could not locate the resort. We checked in pretty late at around 11:30 PM. The front desk was courteous.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Resort Hotel with average eateries but what a view. We saw dolphins and distant whales from our sixth floor room almost every day. Our room was split into three areas. A master bedroom with a really comfortable bed, sofa, table and chairs and a flat screen TV; a small kitchen (sink, fridge freezer, microwave & kettle) with two single beds and an adequate bathroom with very good shower, with storage area outside. We did not have a balcony, but with sliding doors felt like we had. The sun hits the hotel grounds only in the morning and all rooms face the sea. The pools are dip pools and not for serious swimming. The service, safety and cleanliness were all first class. There is a beach side promenade outside the hotel and it takes 10 minutes to walk into town. There are countless bars and restaurants in town to suit all pockets & tastes. There is a supermarket and several other shops. Gateway Mall is five minutes away in a car. It is massive and includes cinema screens and a theatre. The promenade actually extends for 2.7Km and allows for either jogging or gentle walking off but above the beach. There are no gym facilities but a hair/beauty salon and a small shop. There is a laundry room too (10 Rand wash, 10 Rand spin-dry). Wi Fi had to be bought and used in reception. There was entertainment every night but we did not attend. South African people who we spoke to who come year after year like it a lot. We travelled from the UK and really enjoyed it and seriously thought about buying a week here… Because there is plenty to do in the surrounding area (but avoid Durban itself!). Only the price of flights and time from UK put us off.

Room Tip: some rooms have balcony's, 620 does not. All rooms face the sea, the waves can be very loud and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Klerksdorp, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

For one of the older Hotels in the area, it's still very modern, recently revamped, and A/C unit worked. The staff was absolutely helpful, friendly and professional. We stayed on one of the higher floors, thus we could overlook the beach, restaurants and family pool areas right out of bed.... important if you are trying to gauge if the weather is pleasant ;) Closely situated to Gateway Mall for those rainy days and ample restaurants on the ground floor of the hotel, with a fully stocked arcade for kids as well as heated pool. Plenty of activities to keep the entire family entertained. Only thing it lacks is a proper fitness center and gym. Units are compact but nicely furnished with massive King size beds, no oven, thus helping you to support the restaurants on the premises.

Room Tip: Lower floor rooms seem bigger with actual balcony, higher rooms have better views and also more priv...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: uMhlanga Sands Resort
Address: 44 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — uMhlanga Sands Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 237
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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