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Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My absolute favorite place to stay when travelling to Durban! Thank you for all the years of great service and hospitality. Food is always amazing, rooms are always spotless and comfortable. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon

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Terrigal, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would recommend forest manor. The beds were very comfortable, B&B was very well appointed, the bath salts in the bathroom was a lovely touch and really appreciated after the long flight😄😄It was so peaceful sitting round the pool having a gorgeous breakfast. Donovan and his staff were very attentive.

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ForestManor, General Manager at Forest Manor Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, we are grateful that you were able to rest after such a long trip and we trust that you enjoyed the rest of your vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. thanks, Donovan

Ukiah, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find, great host. Large , clean, spaces to relax and good parking Most important is is secure and safe, also for your vehicle. Breakfast was lovely, served to order and plenty of choice. Beds are great, a wonderful night's sleep. Would recommend. Only 15 mins to airport so nice and close

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Mauritius
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an enjoyable stay. The location was excellent, was close to beach and food places, literally within walking distance to La Lucia Mall. But the angle of photos are a little misleading. The common areas are quite small, and unfortunately not much to enjoy accessories to enjoy the pool area. Breakfast was good, but boring about Day 3. Not...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in the Forest Manor Boutique Guest House is a must when you visit Durban area. From the moment you make the reservation till you walk out the front door your last day of the stay is one pleasant experience.

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Berea, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forest Manor Botique was a fantastic place to stay. My girlfriend and I were only there for one night, but the service, amenities, and overall hospitality were superb. The rooms are elegant yet modern, and the views were superb.

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ForestManor, General Manager at Forest Manor Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, we are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks, Donovan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is unique in Durban. The design, the location, the service all is perfect. Once in the pool it is difficult to leave and go back to work :) The people are dedicated and provide you with a real personalized service... The only one bad point is the noise of the AC System...

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ForestManor, General Manager at Forest Manor Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We will get someone in to look at the AC unit this week. Thanks, Donovan

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed in many holiday/ guest houses before but Forest Manor is the best by far and I really do recommend this guest house if you are in Uhmlanga La Lucia. Portia and her team are excellent and made our stay special and with a 1 year old toddler they were very accomondated and helpful.

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ForestManor, General Manager at Forest Manor Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you very much for your kind words. We try very hard to please our guests and provide them with service to match our facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back soon on your next trip to Durban. thanks, Donovan

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Travelling along the coast from St Lucia this looked like a good stop. We had booked 2 luxury rooms. The first room was for my daughter and was very good with nice linen and plenty of space. We'd been given the Manor Suite which was huge and had it's own sitting room and an attached boardroom with large table. The...

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ForestManor, General Manager at Forest Manor Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many thanks, Donovan

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lovely place, the family room was spacious and worked well for us. The manager was extremely helpful and friendly. The cleaning in the room lacked a little, but this was overshadowed by the rest. We had a great time, I would recommend this more as a business hotel due to proximity to the beach.

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ForestManor, General Manager at Forest Manor Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Good Morning, thank you very much for your kind words. I have taken note of your concerns around the cleaning and have had a meeting with the staff to correct this. Thanks again for your kind rating. Donovan

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forest Manor is an luxuriously appointed and tastefully furnished contemporary 5 star boutique guest house, situated less than 200m from the beach and in close proximity to La Lucia Shopping Mall, Virgin Active gym, La Lucia Ridge Office Parks, Gateway Shopping Centre and the Umhlanga Hospital. It is also close to some of the top class golf courses and is 20 minutes away from the Moses Mabhida World Cup Stadium, the ICC and the new King Shaka International Airport. This sophisticated establishment portrays a touch of stylish attention to detail and is built around the magnificent Milkwood tree set in a central atrium. We boast a lavish pool area overlooking the designer built koi pond. The perfect setting for a delicious breakfast, which is included in our tariff, served alfresco on the patio or in the airy dining room. Meals are prepared by our friendly team of staff who offer personal and a caring service on site. The well equipped clinically clean home style kitchen adorned with granite tops and all the modern kitchen hardware essential for preparing 5 star cuisine. The accommodation comprises of a modern lounge area with state of the art entertainment systems including high definition Plasma screen TV, music system and DSTV. The walk in bar stocked with the finest wines and spirits for the discerning guests who would like to relax and unwind with a sun downer at the pool.Forest manor accommodation comprises of two luxury rooms Waterwood, Natal Fig, three superior rooms, White Seringa, Zulu Milkberry and Forest Mahogany. Milkwood the family unit which accommodates two adults and two teenagers, and The Manor Suite which is the executive facility consisting of its own personal lounge, private dining and is suitable for a boardroom meeting which comfortably accommodates 10 delegates. All the bedrooms offer unique comfort and are fully air-conditioned, supplied with ceiling fans, mini bars, hospitality trays, electronic laptop safes, High definition TV, Satellite TV, DVD players, i-Pod docking system, CCTV security cameras and Wifi connection. All beds are made up with hypo allergenic bedding and cotton Percale linen. All the rooms are on suite and offer heated towel rails, scales, hair and body dryers, exclusive bathing products, luxury towels and bath robes fit for royalty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Manor Boutique Guest House

Address: 62 Forest Drive, La-Lucia 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > La-Lucia
Price Range: $98 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Forest Manor Boutique Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“If you canget the manor suite it's great although all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles Phil_UK57, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Natal Fig room is very small! There was no blinds and the street lights let in allot light into the room at night.”
 of 5 bubbles MikePollock, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The family room, Milkwood, requires you walk through the second, very small bedroom, to the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Domenique7, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask when booking for a larger room!”
 of 5 bubbles 207randalm, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“20 minute drive from the airport, 5 minute drive from the beach, luxury on a plate would definitely stay again!”
 of 5 bubbles MelSwazi, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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