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“A Home from Home”
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Villa Calla
Ranked #24 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 19, 2010

We stayed at the Villa Calla for a few nights on the Umhlanga leg of a South African honeymoon, on the recommendation of friends and family who had stayed there many times over many years. Janelle (Owner) her husband Calla and son Carl could not have been more warm, friendly or welcoming and the room was lovely - as it was our honeymoon Janelle had left flowers, chocolate and champagne for us in our room on arrival which was a wonderful surprise. It really felt more like staying in a large private home rather than a hotel which made a really welcome change. It was a short, well lit, walk (5 mins) to all the bars and restaurants in Umhlanga - we felt perfectly safe. We hope to come back again soon !

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Caljan, Owner at Villa Calla, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2010

Many thanks for the lovely review and complimentary words - it was great hosting you and hope to see you in Skiathos soon!

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Reviewed March 17, 2010

Myself and my new Wife decided to spend a week in Umhlanga for our honeymoon, we were welcomed by friendly and Lovely people on our arrival.

The stay was truly fantastic with second to none service and a great group of staff with a friendly and inviting manner which made the atmosphere great. The Owner Janelle and her Son were very helpful with great insight on attractions in the area and just making you feel at home and comfortable.

The breakfast each morning was out of this world with a fully continental breakfast to start off on a freash note then and then a hot fried Full english breakfast to keep you going while down on the beautiful umhlanga beach.

I will definately recommend Villa Calla to anyone and will definately be back to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank B2A3
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Caljan, Owner at Villa Calla, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2010

Thank you for the lovely review and it was a pleasure meeting you and your lively new wife
Take care
Janelle

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Reviewed February 21, 2010

The breakfast is extensive and varied, the rooms look out onto the pool where we spent a couple of restful days before returning to Johannesburg for our flight home. Janelle arranged trips for us, booked restaurants, advised on where to go and where NOT to go, helped with a problem with our hire car. Carl her son is always on hand to supply drinks from the bar and rearrange sunbeds as required.

This is the second time we've been back and would not hesitate to recommend to our friends. Also a good location for beach and bars/restaurants and safe to walk into town at whatever time of the evening.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2010

We have spent our last South African night in Umhlanga Rocks. We were looking for a nice guest house for our last day. After some visits, we have stopped our quest in Villa Calla. Janelle welcomes us warmly and the villa was just perfect (beautiful, clean, spacious...). Many thanks to Janelle who help us to spend a great last night and day. It was exactly what we needed.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2010

We stayed at Villa Calla and highly recommend this lovely B & B for any travellers.

We often travel overseas and the wonderful way the hosts, Janelle, Calla & Carl treat us was fantastic. The rooms are very neat and spacious and the staff members very helpful & friendly. Janelle and her staff really bend backwards for their clients.

If you ever go to Umhlanga Rocks, Villa Calla is defenately the place to stay!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2010

Awesome service, very nice rooms and great food. A home away from home.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2010

This is just an e-mail to everyone that made our stay at VIlla Calla pleasant. It felt like home-away-from-home. Your fantastic hospitality made us feel as if we were part of your family.

The facilities were superb and could honestly not find a fault with anything. The location of the bed & breakfast is great. Within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants.

Please tell all the ladies that prepared our breakfast with love and care every morning that they are truly amazing. Even though we all came back with a few extra kilos around our bellies.

Good luck with the year ahead, we wish you and your family everything your heart desires.

We will definitely tell all our family and friends about your stunning place.

Love to you all and till we meet again.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Villa Calla

Address: 36 Stanley Grace Crescent | 157 Ridge Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $125 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Calla 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Calla is a beautifully decorated home situated within a safe 5 minute walk from shops, restaurants and Umhlanga's Blue Flag beaches. All rooms have their own patio, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, safes, hairdriers, DSTV, tea/coffee facilities, toiletries, beach/pool towels and are serviced daily. Breakfast is served in the sunny dining area overlooking a sparkling pool. Calla and Janelle have a passion for people and will bend over backwards to assist guests. ... more   less 
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