We arrived in town without a reservation looking for a beach front option. Driving in, there seemed to be endless options but we soon found that most of the big properties facing the sea are actually holiday apartments. There seemed to be only 2 options actually on the beach close to Ballitos bars and restaurants . I first tried the Boathouse , where they wanted R2400 for a partial sea view ( sounded like you could see the sea if you lent out of the window). The other was La Montagne about 2km from the centre ( see separate review). We saw a brown sign for Vetho House but when we located it, it didn't look like a hotel. The gates were locked, there was no visible reception and no intercom. We were about to drive off when the gates slowly opened ... I entered and the manager confirmed it WAS a hotel and showed me the rooms available .
The place feels like you're visiting a millionaires beachfront home. There's an open plan kitchen area facing the pool and playing chill out tunes. Upstairs is another cool common area with a serve yourself wine selection , expensive seating and a large balcony opening up to face the ocean. We took the Captains cabin which at almost R2000 was hugely expensive for SA but was a treat for the last night of our trip- in Europe you would have paid around 500 Euros per night for this room . It was huge , with tiled floors and dark wood fittings and a large very comfy bed. The bathroom had a jacuzzi and 2 person shower. We felt like rock stars staying here! The balcony looked into Ballitos dramatic beach with the deafening roar of the surf the constant soundtrack. The only slight disappointment was breakfast which was continental rather than home cooked but I guess that's in keeping with the cool ambience of the place . In summary very expensive for SA but well worth treating yourself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vetho House is a charming beach front getaway nestled in Ballito along the famous dolphin coast of Kwa Zulu- Natal. Vetho House rooms each open onto a private balcony which boasts unobstructed sea views; allowing our guests the opportunity to enjoy the unforgettable experience of watching dolphins play and feed along the shores. Vetho House offers exceptional comfort and class in our individually decorated luxury rooms which are serviced daily. Vetho House provides perfect accommodation for holiday makers and business travellers alike. ... more less
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