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Mei-Pen-Lai Umdloti

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The images posted do not live up to the reality. The Tai part ( on the images) relate to the owners personal space. Upstairs'. The rooms below the illusion are basic at best. On the plus side one can spit into the sea from ones patio and you are as close as you could ever be to all that one... More 

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Heidelberg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

If you want to be right on the beach and are not a connoisseur this is for you. Rooms are decorated in a personal style and is not expensive or elaborate. Self catering basics lack compared to industry standards. Restaurants, take outs, garage, beach, tidal pool, surfing, boarding on your doorstep and within walking distance.

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Gillitts, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The room was enormous and catered for our every need. The authetic Thai decor drew me further into a deep sense of relaxtion, combined with the sound of waves crashing on the shoreline right in front our room. The host and owner, Rory, was a pleasure and invited us to utilise the top viewing deck of Mei-Pen-La to enjoy sundowers... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We booked in for two nights. No-one to welcome us when we arrived in fact we never saw an owner/manager during our stay. The moment we walked in we knew we had made a mistake. No Aircon room was very hot and musty, very small windows, rickety old bed which makes so much noise when you move, very small TV,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

This place is not what it looks like on the Internet. Bedding is as if you're sleeping in someone's bed not a guesthouse, walls are dirty, hot water takes ages to heat up. Fridge is rusty on the outside, cutlery looks like it was bought at a second hand shop. Curtains have stains on them. Funny smell in the suite... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I have stay here on numerous occasions. I have enjoyed every stay. Good value for money. Across the street from the beach and very close to some restaurants. It has a calming effect after a days work.

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2015

WOW. I can't believe I am only getting around to this now. We loved it here. Rory was so friendly and accommodating. Waking up to the sound of the sea washing up on the beach. Gosh I want to go back. Everything you could possibly want is in walking distance. Great little Java Café. We will definitely be contacting Rory... More 

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sharmelsheikh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We loved this place and would definitely return. We loved Rory, the owner, who is a lovely and relaxed man - he very soon became a friend. There are 3 self-catering units under the house where he lives, each tastefully decorated in Balinese style - large comfy bed, TV, small kitchen area, hot running water, quiet, lovely gardens with the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed here to dry out after a 7 day all girls cruise. Found a very warm and hospitable Rory waiting to greet us. Arrived too early but were able to leave our bags while off on the daily hunt for the perfect G&T. Superb variety of watering holes very nearby. Accommodation simple and adequate. Rory's serenity permeates throughout. Was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I visited Umdloti beach from 11- 15 March 2015, and stayed at Mei-Pen-Lai. The open-plan, ground floor unit has been beautifully decorated with authentic Balinese furniture and the attention to detail is impressive. It is classified as a self-catering unit with a small kitchenette. Hardwood floors and a queen-size bed lends a sense of luxury to the unit, and it... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Mei-Pen-Lai Umdloti

Address: 10 South Beach Rd, Umdloti 4350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umdloti
Number of rooms: 3
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“Beware of the image posted and do your homework. Most images posted on the net are far removed from reality”
 of 5 bubbles fsebarc, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are awesome, all them enormous and all have views!”
 of 5 bubbles greggwilson2016, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Any would be good but we loved our Room 1”
 of 5 bubbles GhostlyFairy, 23 May 2015 | Read review
“any of the 3”
 of 5 bubbles unicornfish, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Unit 1 and 2 are the best. Nr 3 has a bigger kitchen and bathroom, but a restricted ocean view.”
  • Garden view from unit 3
  • Ocean view from unit 1
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 of 5 bubbles Rini1313, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
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