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“A very good guesthouse I would easy book again.”
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Manaar House
Ranked #3 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

The guesthouse was set in a secure area approx 5 min with cab from the village and beach. Possible to walk but lack of pavements make it a small risk to stroll alone but decided to go for a few walks anyway. It is very clean and must say very up marked area.The Getaway shopping center also in a few minutes drive up to the ridge was one of the best ever I have been in. Prices was reasonable and cheaper than in the airport. Even possible to make discounts at the shops which sells electronics and jewelleries. The tax refound worked remarkable well, no need to show the products at the airport( but bring it in any case ) and first time I have ever got tax refunds in US$ on a special Visa card to be used abroad, well done. Something for the US to learn from.
The Manaar guest house had excellent service throughout. Was also invited for a BBQ which was absolute excellent. Well done team. We sat for hrs and exchanged our traveling experience which sounded like a good book.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Thank you for your review of Manaar House and for your favourable comments. It is was lovely to get to know you and to share our experiences and travels whilst enjoying a good South African Braai (barbeque). Gateway Shopping Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in the southern hemisphere and is ideally located and within a 5 minute drive of Manaar House.

Best wishes,
Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Jack & Tina made us most welcome, nothing was too much trouble. I wish that I had known about Manaar House when I was living out of a suitcase for 3 months. Our room was comfortable & had all the kitchen facilities that one might need. There is a good sized swimming pool & a hot tub. Breakfast was served on the terrace & was excellent.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we are delighted that you enjoyed the facilities and the location of Manaar House. We look forward to having you to stay at Manaar House in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,
Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Thank you to Wayne and Tina for their wonderful hospitality and kindness. We stayed 7 nights and had an absolutely awesome and relaxing time! We would recommend Manaar house to anyone traveling to Umhlanga.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Helen F
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Thank you for positive review of Manaar House. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you to stay at Manaar House and we appreciate your offer to recommend Manaar House to your friends as a wonderful place to stay.

Kind regards,
Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I only stayed for a short period arriving late on a friday evening but was welcomed by Wayne & his wife who ensured I was well looked after. Not having a eaten before arriving at 10pm they offered to call a take away but in the end shared their homemade evening meal with me as the take away would take an hour before being delivered.

The standard of accommadation is worthy of 5 stars with a clean fresh room leading onto a large wet room consisting of a seperate shower, bath, twin wash basin and toliet.

I was comfortible in the air condition room thus having a great nights sleep. Breakfast was spot on and the hosts could not do enough for me whilst I stayed. I would recommend the Manaar House to anyone espescilly my fellow countrymen from the United Kingdom as I know how fussy we can be.
Thanx for an enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Room 4 was excellent.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Mark t
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thank you! What a wonderful review of Manaar House.

We are sorry that we could only assist you with accommodation for the one night, as we would have loved to have had you to stay for longer. It is of paramount importance for us to ensure that our guests are cared for and comfortable at Manaar House.

Thank you for your offer to recommend Manaar House to your friends in the United Kingdom and we look forward to a future visit.

Kind regards,
Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We have recently had a 12 day stay at Manaar House. We left the Durban area as the last part of a month long holiday in South Africa, and really did not have detailed plans for our stay in the area.

Tina and Wayne went out of their way to help organize and arrange things to do. This included day trips and a two day drive through the Sani Pass. As we did not plan ahead and it was the busy season, it took a lot of effort on their behalf to find us accommodation, a tour guide, etc. ( actually Tina took us on some of the day tours, as we had turned in our rental car for the final part of the trip) Not having a vehicle was not a problem even though the location is a little way from the village, beach and mall, as there was a free shuttle that would take us from Manaar House to where we wanted to go and come back and get us with just a phone call to let them know where we wanted to be picked up.

The breakfasts were great, and there usually was an interesting discussion with other travellers who were there.

The Manaar house is a great place to stay, but I have to say the best part of the stay was due to the extra effort that Tina and Wayne put into hosting guests. They have great knowledge of the area and attractions, and keep themselves up to date on what is going on. ( I should put in a good word for Monty the great dane who does not mind a pat now and then)

Hats off to Tina and Wayne for putting a personal touch on our holiday.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review of Manaar House. It was a pleasure for Wayne and I to provide hospitality and accommodation that met with your standards. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and it was a pleasure for us to have you to stay at Manaar House. Having lived in South Africa for most of my life and having travelled extensively through this beautiful land has provided us with good knowledge of the attractions to recommend and visit. We are always more than happy to arrange day trips and tours for our guests at Manaar House.

All the best and success for 2014 and we look forward to having you back to stay at Manaar House.

Warmest regards,

Tina, Wayne and Monty

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We have just spent a wonderful week at Manaar House over the Christmas period and we cannot say enough good things about our hosts (Tina & Wayne & their lovely younger son), their staff, the dog (so loveable) and the accommodation all excellent. A warm welcome immediately from Tina & Wayne made us feel right at home after a very, very long and tiring journey from Dorset in the UK. The accommodation 10/10, facilities 10/10, area and access to the local beach, Umhlanga beach/town and Durban 10/10 also. We could not fault our stay. Thank you again to Tina & Wayne. What we also liked was the interaction with the other guests over breakfast on the outside veranda every morning talking over what we all had planned for the day and exchanging places to go, really good. You could not ask for a more friendly, warm and helpful place to stay...It got the start of our first weeks stay in South Africa off to a wonderful start... many thanks...

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

We are both exhilerated by your review! Thank you! We loved having you to stay and it pleases us both that we were able to offer you that "home from home" experience at Manaar House.

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

We have enjoyed or stay at the Manaar House, the house is in a excellent position on the hills and very close to the Umhlanga Roks bars and restaurant area as well as the beach.
The house is very nice, has a wonderful veranda towards the pool and jacuzzi.
Jack and Tina have been fenomenal hosts and have made us feel at home in every moment.
Roberto (Italy)

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

It was a pleasure to welcome you both to Manaar House and we both enjoyed your company. Wishing you a successful 2014! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Additional Information about 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 #3 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $83 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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