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“Wish we could stay longer!!!”
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Manaar House
Ranked #3 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

What a introduction to our South African Adventure it was!!! We started off at Manaar House and Tina and Jack with their friendliness and hospitality couldn't do a better 'job' to create that wonderful 'feel-like-at home' atmosphere. To relax by the swimming pool with a drink after days filled with golfing,sightseeing etc. was a nice treat. Not to mention those breakfasts, and for me, to see Vegemite on the table was..an.icing on the cake!!! We only wish to stay longer...but that's another good reason to come back!!!
Lidia + Kris

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2014

It was wonderful to meet you both and to have you to stay at Manaar House. It is a pity that you could not stay for a longer period of time. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your afternoons swims and sun downers by the pool. The golf courses in and around Umhlanga are world class and we look forward to your return to play more golf and to once again enjoy the benefits of a stay at Manaar House. Till next time.

Best regards,

Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I was well received by the hosts. Very hospitable and accommodating. Wonderful facilities. I do a lot of traveling and Manaar House felt like the next best thing to being at home. You need to have their breakfasts!!!

Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2014

Thank you for your kind words and the compliments relating to your stay at Manaar House. It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you to stay at Manaar House. We are pleased to hear that you felt so at home at Manaar House and that you enjoyed your breakfasts and the variety of food on offer. We hope to have you to stay again in the not too distant future.

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Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Our stay in KZN could not have got off to a better start than when we arrived after a long flight to Durban. Chose this house as a 2 day stopover but such was the friendliness of the welcome from Jack and Mark, their usual managers were on holiday, that we were sorry not to have stayed longer. They even chauffeured us around Umhlanga that night to show us the best restaurants.
Great breakfasts served on the patio by the pool. We will be going back to SA next year and hope to be back.
Neil and Maureen. Glossop. UK

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 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. We hope to see you once again in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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.

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Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

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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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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: $85 - $122 (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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