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“Fantastic hosts .... good facilities.”
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Manaar House
Ranked #2 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic hosts .... good facilities.”
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for just over a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Wayne and Tina looked after us like long lost friends and made sure we were as comfortable as possible.
If I were to be critical at all it would be to note that there are a few things that could do with updating ... the tv's needs upgrading ( old with poor picture and sound) and the kitchen could do with a revamp as it is looking a big tired and some of the kitchen kit needs replacing.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for once again choosing one of our establishments for your stay in Umhlanga Rocks. Your constructive feedback is appreciated and you will be pleased to hear that all the television sets at Manaar House have now been upgraded to flat screen, high definitions sets. This now completes the roll out of upgraded TVs at Manaar House. The replacement of the kitchen equipment in the luxury self catering apartment at Manaar House has now also been addressed. It was a pleasure to see you both again and we hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Tina and Wayne
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed in Feb (2014) and had a truly fantastic time. We arrived late on the first evening and immediately the staff (Wayne and Tina) we're offering us a drink and booked us a table and a taxi into the local town. The guest house has great facilities a lovely pool, great breakfasts, staff that go beyond the extra mile. The location of the hotel is nice and secluded and is a mere taxi ride from the local amnesties (cost about R40-50). My fiancée and I will be thoroughly recommend the place to anyone and everyone.

  • Stayed February 2014
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thank you for sharing your positive comments relating to Manaar House. It was a pleasure to meet you and we thoroughly enjoyed your company and hope this will be the first of many return visits to Manaar House. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in South Africa.

Kind regards,
Tina and Wayne
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London
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Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

I cannot but second the many admiring reviews the Manaar House has received. My wife and I were received with the utmost friendliness and shown to a well-equipped and comfortable bedroom. Both Tina and Wayne were extremely helpful in answering any questions we had and were only too happy to give us advice on where to eat dinner etc. After a swim the next morning, breakfast was delicious making us sorry that our stay was so short. All in all thoroughly recommended.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nick P
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thank you both for sharing your positive comments and praise relating to your stay at Manaar House. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you to stay at Manaar House and we hope to welcome you back sometime in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,
Tina and Wayne
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We visit Manaar House once a year and we are always welcomed in the same friendly, welcoming manner by Tina and Wayne, the hosts. The Guest House is beautiful, comfortable and we can't wait to go there again. Manaar House is truly something special.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Mellini11
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
We love having you to stay at Manaar House and we so look forward to your annual visit. It is always a great pleasure to host you.

Warmest wishes
Tina and Wayne
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Sandon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed in Manaar House as an overnight stop after arriving at King Shaka airport before travelling onwards to Saint Lucia
We were immediately made to feel welcome by Tina and later Wayne, our first visit to South Africa and we were immediately overwhelmed by their helpfulness and frienliness, including tips on where to eat and also tips for the journey onwards to Saint Lucia.
What a pleasure to find a really comfortable and welcoming B&B so early in our trip. They provided the perfect introduction to South Africa for us.

Yes we would heartliy recommend to other people

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
It was wonderful to meet you and we so enjoyed having you to stay at Manaar House, we were just sorry that your stay was so short as we would have loved to have hosted you for longer. Welcome to our beautiful country and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in South Africa,

Best wishes
Tina and Wayne
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Perth
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Our flight was delayed from CPT but we were still greeted with smiles and a very warm hospitality at 9PM. Tina & Wayne were unbelievable hosts, always ensuring we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We were sad to only have had 1 full in Umhlanga and would loved to have had extended our stay, simply to relax at Manaar House with its beautiful outdoor setting and tranquillity. We will most certainly visit again and stay for longer next time. Homely, calming and just perfect for us! 5 adults.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Manaar House has a reputation for peace and tranquility - we strive to make our guests feel like they are at home. It was a pity you could not stay for longer and we look forward to your future visit to Manaar House.

Warm wishes to you all
Tina and Wayne
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Stig550
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this review, 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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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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