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uMhlanga Sands Resort
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the 4 sleeper unit with 2 kids (6 and 3) and it is very comfortable (could do with an upgrade - but comfortable) The hotel is ideally located right on the beach with an amazing view and direct access to one of the best swimming beaches in the world, water temperature is great even in winter. You can take great walks on the beach or on the promenade and there is a beautiful nature trail that starts from the brakers hotel.

The hotels location is amazing, it has a great restaurant and all the fast food restaurants around the area deliver.

The best part about this hotel is the entertainment for the kids, the entertainment manager Viv and his team are amazing and always keep you updated on the events for the day and do a super job of getting all the kids involved (thanks a lot Viv and team).

Highly recommended destination!!

Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

My first time ever at this Resort! What brilliant people and staff. From check in to check out it was immaculate. One felt at home all the time. Clean room Great View. Will stay there in all my future trips

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Reg F
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed here with family. Nice rooms, even if our first room smelt of sewerage and we needed to move rooms, which management did without argument (although no offer of an upgrade or anything to compensate for the inconvenience). They all have lovely views of the sea and beach. Beds were comfortable, rooms were not cramped. The kitchenette was fine for basic heating of things in the microwave but no hob, so we had to eat out every night and could not even prepare a basic meal for our small children. There were activities for an hour or son organised every day for the children - things like craft-making and colouring. The pool was nice. The on site restaurants were fine, nothing fancy - the Spur was better than the other one, which had poor service.

Not cheap, but overall a satisfactory experience.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Tegasamaki
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Went back to Umhlanga Sands Hotel this year and had yet another excellent stay! The entertainment staff go out of their way to make you feel at home and kept the little ones busy all day long, while mom and dad are enjoying bingo and a cocktail at the pool. The rooms, the views, the staff, the atmosphere, the location all score 100%..

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Obeliz
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

The view, the accommodation, the leisure at the adult pool facing the mighty ocean was therapy to both Llew and I. The staff are absolutely delightful; they recognise us as annual visitors and really make us feel at home! In fact, the Sands IS home from home! Thanks for making our stay memorable. Sincerely, Llewellyn and Jennifer Lewis

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

What a pleasurable stay at the Sands. Everything was superb. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Kids did not use the resorts facilities much, as they spent every moment at the beach.

Reception staff really assisted me with scanning some important work documents. No issues at all.

We had left a bag in the room after we checked out and called the hotel the next day. The bag was found and kept at the security office and everything was intact.

What a great trip. I look forward to going there again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Essack M
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

When booked was advised that we had a corner unit 820. On arrival was given 817 and told that rooms are not a guarentee. We have a small baby and the room we had had an interleading door to neighbours that complained about the noise the baby made. Reception called us a further 3 times during our stay- whilst I appreciate the concern- the tone implied that we potentially were neglecting or abusing our child. We specifically asked for a room that would be of the least amount of disturbance to other guests but hotels failure to honour room confirmation meant we had to apologies to guests. This is supposed to be a family resort and we felt that it did not live up to its promise- we will not be returning and will ensure that we tell everyone of the poor manner in which the hotel managed the situation.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Taryn M
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Additional Information about uMhlanga Sands Resort

Address: 44 Lagoon Drive | Myezo Park, Umhlanga Rocks 5099, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $30 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — uMhlanga Sands Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 117
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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