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Manaar House
Ranked #2 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
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Sherkston, Canada
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14 reviews
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“Loved it”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

This place is lovely - my husband and I stayed there for 3 nights while on vacation and just wanted to relax and enjoy the beach. We loved it, their hospitality, friendliness and beautiful ensuite room which was so comfortable. A short walk to the beach 10 mintues each way and very reasonable taxi rates to the village with shops and a variety of excellent restaurants. We would love to come back to Umhlanga Rocks to enjoy the beach which was very happening along the promenade and would definately stay at the Manaar House - thanks for everything you guys rock!
Karen & Rob

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Owner at Manaar House, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Thank you both for the kind words that you posted on Trip Advisor regarding your stay at Manaar House. It was a pleasure to meet you and we were delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Umhlanga Rocks at Manaar House. We hope to see you both again in the not too distant future.

Best regards,
Jack and Mark
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

I stayed at the lovely Manaar house for a week on business from Cape Town. Mark and Jack go out of their way to make you feel welcome and are very helpful with great suggestions. I will be back !

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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ManaarHouse, Owner at Manaar House, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Thank you for your kind words relating to your stay at Manaar House. It was a pleasure meeting you and having you to stay at Manaar House. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Jack, Mark and Tina
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Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

Manaar House - is a home away from home!! The proprietors are an excellent combination of caring attention to detail - providing a cup of tea while you relax after a long day in the garden. To being cheery, and full of information about the attractions in area while serving you an delicious hearty South African breakfast!

I would highly recommend Manaar B&B if you want to be taken care of, in a warm, inviting environment!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Manaar House is simply a fantastic place with its style, atmosphere AND it's hosts Jack and Mark who will do everything to give you a pleasant and memorable stay. I have the privelage of travelling the world in my business and I can honestly say that this is among the top 3 places I have ever stayed in if I include all the important criterias I value when I am out on the road. For me Manaar House is as close as it gets to stay at home or with family so thank you again to Jack & Mark for giving us (my wife came with me on this trip) this great and enjoyable experience.
Would we come back? - Any day of the week!
Mr & Mrs Hansson, London, UK

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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ManaarHouse, Owner at Manaar House, responded to this review, May 19, 2012
Thank you for the compliments relating to your stay at Manaar House. Coming from someone that travels so extensively and a person that is qualified to make comparisons, we are truly honored and appreciative that you regard Manaar House so highly. We loved having you and your wife to stay at Manaar House and we look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Jack and Mark
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Cameron Park, California, United States
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We were extremely surprised upon arriving at Manaar House at how lovely it was. We had a very large "family" style room and were very comfortable. We even had a view of the ocean from our balcony which was unexpected. Mark and Jack were very friendly and helpful. Their staff was also very nice and did a great job. It is close to the beach and restaurants, etc. which was so nice. Although our stay was limited to two nights, we had a very nice stay and would highly recommend the Manaar House.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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ManaarHouse, Owner at Manaar House, responded to this review, May 17, 2012
Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay at Manaar House. It was a pleasure to meet you and we did enjoy your company. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Warm regards, Jack and Mark
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London
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Jack and Mark were really welcoming and helpful, with lots of good tips for restaurants and places to visit. Our room was very comfortable (inc. big TV and lots of channels), breakfast was excellent and the pool area is a great spot to relax. Really good service and top value!

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Owner at Manaar House, responded to this review, April 23, 2012
Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your comments with other prospective guests on Trip Advisor. We did enjoy your company and it was a pleasure to have you to stay at Manaar House. We hope to see you both again in the near future on another visit to Manaar House. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your holiday in South Africa. Best regards, Jack, Mark and Brendan.
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Durban
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

I have to say I was so pleased with the amazing service and friendliness of the people at Manaar House. It was a pleasure for myself and my partner.
Thank you to Jack, who was a superb host.
I only have one issue though... They should be rated FIVE STARS, not four!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Owner at Manaar House, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay at Manaar House. It was a pleasure to have you to stay at Manaar House and hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Jack, Mark and Brendan
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Property: Manaar House
Address: 16 Manaar Road, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Manaar House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests have the choice of B & B or self catering accommodation. 2 luxury en-suite double bedrooms with full en-suite bathrooms (separate bath & shower) and 2 well appointed self catering units with modern, fully equipped kitchens. All bedrooms / apartments have satellite TV, air-conditioning, telephone, FREE wireless internet facilities and their own private entrance. Self catering apartments are also fully serviced. Barbeque facilities are available. Swimming pool and hot tub. 2 minutes drive to the beach and Umhlanga Centre. 5 minutes drive to Gateway. Secure undercover parking. ... more   less 
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