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“Excellent B&B after a long flight”
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Manaar House
Ranked #3 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 3, 2010

Our first three nights on the African continent were spent at Manaar House and to be so well looked after and comfortable after our long haul from China was about the best welcome Africa could have given us. Very handy for the new airport and safe just outside Durban city - if we ever return to Durban we will not look any further for accommodation.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

We stayed 3 nights at Manaar House in Umhlanga. We found it here at tripadvisor and we were not disappointed! Great and spacious room, lekker breakfast near the Pool. Jack and Mark were the perfect hosts. The restaurants they recommended were excellent! Would definitely recommend it - and of course: come here again!!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2010

We recently spent 17 nights at Manaar House in the self catering apartment, and had a very comfortable and relaxed stay. The location is in a nice quiet neighbourhood, close to the beach and downtown (10-15 min walk). We were very happy to have our own living and dining room and kitchen to make our own meals etc, but we also had a breakfast by the pool one morning, which was very good. Swimming pool and jacuzzi are great, we also had a private balcony. The apartment is very roomy and perfect for an extended stay, we felt very at home. Jack and Mark are the perfect hosts, and the staff do an excellent job, we hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Thank danmaat
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

We choose to stay at Manaar House in Umhlanga for the second time as it is the best B&B we've ever stayed at. The hosts, Jack and Mark, are very kind and sweet. They go out of their way to ensure that you feel right at home. They always offer valuable info regarding recommended restaurants, shops and attractions. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and the breakfasts are tasty and cater for every need. We feel so rested and relaxed and we can't wait to go back again.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2010

We stayed in the luxury self catering apartment and it was wonderful. The apartment was large, spacious and airy with a balcony and braai area, the bathroom is big with a wonderful bath and the place is fully outfitted. Jack, Mark and Gus gave us a warm welcome and were there whenever we needed anything, making us feel welcome at all times and supplying us with information, hints and friendly chats. The service was great, from the beginning when we initially enquired about the accommodation right through to after we had left. No complaints or criticisms in the slightest, definitely recommended and will be staying there again when we venture back that way.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Frank092
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

Jack and Mark have created the B and B as it should be but often isn't! Comfortable, well run, peaceful and good value. Our stay was marked with unending care and kindness. nothing too much trouble and many unexpected details contributing to our enjoyment - restaurant and transport bookings and local knowledge and advice. Breakfast by the pool was a highlight and G and Ts were always available at the right time (and temperature). Walking distance to the beach, but you might fancy a cab to return. The self catering apartments are delightful.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank De-novo
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Reviewed December 22, 2009

Best B&B of our whole trip to South Africa. Stay for longer than the one night we did ! Wonderful breakfast and excellent accommodation. Thoroughly recommended.
Gary Minnitt, Netherlands

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Thank BigJazza1
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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: $100 - $151 (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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