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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2013

As I am a sales rep and visit the Durban area quite frequently, I always stay at Tamarin Beach. I have done so for the last 5 years and I cannot say that I have ever had unfriendly service or that the place has ever been dirty. There is constant maintenance and upgrading going on and Mrs. Reeves, the owner... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

I stayed over the night of the wedding and have to agree that the place is run down and not maintained what so ever, myself and many other people that stayed there were up early cleaning the place and making sure all was in order, it would have been nice if there was actually someone there to state if they... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

When we arrived we were not greeted by anyone. We had to get our own staff in to clean the place as it looked like it hadnt been cleaned in weeks and were having a function there the next day. We paid in full at least 6 months in advance and were not allowed upstairs to clean until the next... More 

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TamarinBay, Owner at Tamarin Beach Self Catering, responded to this review

Definition of SELF CATERING Answer: Self-catering accommodation means doing all the cooking yourself instead of going out for meals. Its also means that food prices doesn't come under that bracket and needs to be supplied by yourself. So all self-catering lodges will have a kitchen for you to accomodate yourself. We have an email from the Guest a day after... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2013 via mobile

Tamarin beach house or Brigadoon beach house has a stunning location - right on the beach. Unfortunately they have a problem with over booking the house and we were told that our group of 19 could only be accommodated for two days instead of the three we booked for! Not a pleasant experience to be without accommodation on 3 January!... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 25 May 2012

We booked the bottom level (4 bedrooms) for a Corporate long weekend for 4 couples and arrived at this beautiful house in an even more beautiful setting. We were greeted by a very friendly and doting owner who made sure we were very well looked after for the duration of our stay. We were staying on a self-catering rate and... More 

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

Very unhygienic Guest House. Sewer smell in one bathroom. Establishment run down badly. Kitchen is very untidy. Floors throughout the house not cleaned well. very unhygienic to walk barefeet in the house, especially in the bathrooms. Shortage of hot water. bathrooms need maintenance very badly. Our family received very poor service. Parking area is not good. Establishment is on the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

This place was dirty , noisy, in dire need of a make over and lots of maintenance ! The service level was NEGATIVE in that we were treated badly ! There was NO HOT WATER and bringing this to the owner's attention resulted in a fight and we left ! DO NOT GO THERE !!!!

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Berlin
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

We spent 2 nights at this costly B&B. It was 3 times the price of an international 5 star hotel. The parking area is too small and can really only fit 2 medium sized cars or 3 small ones. We were charged for 2 rooms when we only needed one room. This B&B needs a full makeover and a paint.... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

Tamarin (once we found it) backs right onto a private beach which was amazing and really peaceful - if you like the sea and watching the waves this is a must, although the sea looked a little rough for my liking for swimming. There was also a pool and decking area. We stayed in a lovely large room with a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self Catering accommodation situated ON the Beach with several Options.Room Facilities:Crisp linenAir-conditioningSatellite connection (please bring your own DSTV decoder and smart card)Serviced dailySecure off road parking Fully supplied, very large open plan kitchen.Dining and Lounge area overlooking poolOption 1:4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (sleeps8- 12)Room 1 is a very spacious room that contains 2 king size and single or 5 singlesRoom 2 is a King size Room sleeps 2Room 3 is a King size Room sleeps 2Room 4 is a King and single sleeps 3Direct access to pool and Beach Includes:Serviced kitchenSwimming pool and direct access to pool and BeachR4275 per night (incl Agents comm) R500 refundable breakage deposit payable on arrival which will be refunded into your bank account Option2:7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms(sleeps 21)Room 1 is avery spacious room that contains 2 king size and single or 5singlesRoom 2 is aKing size Room sleeps 2Room 3 is aKing size Room sleeps 2Room 4 is aKing and single sleeps 3Room 5 is aKing and single sleeps 3Room 6 is aKing and 2 single sleeps 4Room 7 is aKing or Twin sleeps 2Includes:Serviced kitchenSwimming pool and direct access to pool and BeachBar with full size snooker table and private jacuzziR6555 per night (incl Agents comm) R500 refundable breakage deposit payable on arrival which will be refunded into your bank accountOption3:9 Bedrooms,7 Bathrooms(sleeps 26-30)Room 1 is a very spacious room that contains 2 king size and single or 5singlesRoom 2 is a King size Room sleeps2Room 3 is a King size Room sleeps2Room 4 is a King and single sleeps 3Room 5 is a King and single sleeps 3Room 6 is a King and 2 single sleeps 4Room 7 is a King or Twin sleeps2Room 8 is a King or Twin sleeps2Room 9 is a King and Twin sleeps3 (with private jacuzzi)Includes:Serviced kitchenSwimming pool and direct access to pool and BeachBar with full size snooker table and private jacuzziR7866 per night ((incl Agents comm. Excl VAT)R1000 refundable breakage deposit payable on arrival which will be refunded into your bank accountEnjoy:-Braai on the Beach-Walks on the Beach- Bonfires at night -Fishing -Swimming Pool Off course the Beach is our main feature, so if you want the comforts of stepping out your air-conditioned room and onto the beach for a walk or soaking up some sun, then you would love the comforts we offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tamarin Beach Self Catering

Address: 16 Eastmoor Crescent | La Lucia, Durban 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $571 - $999 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“All the rooms are large - no cramped hotel style rooms but Room 9 was great.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnW287, 25 May 2012 | Read review
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