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Ann Arbor, Mi
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 4-night stay at Anchor's Rest was perfect! The owners, Cilla and Peter, were quite helpful in planning our stay and their staff was exceedingly accommodating (kudos to Sandy). The location was perfect: close walking distance to the magnificent beach and the views of the Indian Ocean and only a block or two away from wonderful restaurants. Breakfast was excellent...

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Lancing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent the last 3 nights of our South Africa holiday at Anchors Rest and it was perfect. Lovely comfortable room and facilities. There was a huge choice for breakfast and nothing seemed to much trouble for the staff. We liked the 'help yourself' bar but didnt make enough use of it. With such alot to see and do in...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were only in Umhlanga 1 night on route to northern Kwazulu and were very pleased with our choice. The location is quiet but very conveniently situated within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Clean and comfortable accommodation where we were warmly welcomed. Our only complaint is the light that comes into the room at night from the outside lights...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely guesthouse where you are welcomed as family. Cilla and Paul have made this a secluded little haven where you can relax, meet others and feel chilled. Loved the 'bar'. Sandi is a treasure, we shall be back.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are going to Durban this could be a good place to stay, and take a taxi or Uber to Durban center about 10-15 min away. So nice, friendly service minded staff will welcome you. Rooms so nice, large, large bathroom, AC - all you need. If - and if you look for missing things is: if you check...

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Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay. The room, dining area was so clean.The staff and the owners were very friendly. I will surely stay there next time I go to Durban. Thank you so much for your hospitality Peter.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Joyce Thanks so much for your lovely review which we were so pleased to receive. We are delighted that you will come back to Anchor's Rest for another visit as this tells us that we met your expectations and hopefully exceeded them. I have passed on your thanks to Peter as well to the Housekeeping staff who are responsible...

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

All round a very enjoyable recovery break following three flights. But minus luggage for twenty four hours. A few minutes walk revealed a great variety of restaurants and cafes. Peter is great source of local knowledge and suggestions.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Peter and Carol Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Anchor's Rest, which we so enjoyed reading. Being without your luggage was definitely not the way to start a holiday, but you were very stoic about it, which is admirable after an international flight. I have passed on your comments to Peter and he replied that...

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A beautiful establishment with lovely peaceful gardens and sea views. Well organized. Friendly host. Visit was comfortable and pleasant. Facility is within walking distance to the sea, shops and restaurants.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Rob Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. We are always delighted when guests have enjoyed their stay with us and hope that you will return for another visit in the not too distant future. Kind regards Cilla and Peter Rose

Magherafelt
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Attention to detail excellent breakfasts and lovely room with everything you needed including cafietere and fresh coffee .Host extremely attentive and lovely pool, furnishings and a seaview What more could you ask for .Safe location with a short walk to the bustling restaurants.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your most complimentary review, which we were delighted to read. It is always so rewarding for us when guests have enjoyed their time at Anchor's Rest, as well as the wonderful 'village' of Umhlanga Rocks with it's vibey restaurants. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts, as well as having fresh filter coffee...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Anchor's Rest is located in a very quite street, but not far from the town. The room was very clean and had very good taste in decoration. The wifi in the room was very good. They serve good breakfast. Peter and Cilla are very friendly and full of knowledge. Cilla, even gave us lift to the airport to pick up...

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How lovely to hear from you and thank you for your wonderful review of Anchor's Rest. It was such a pleasure to meet the two of you and introduce you to our bustling 'village' of Umhlanga Rocks. We so enjoy meeting people from different parts of the world and helping them discover our wonderful country. We do hope that you...

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Anchor’s Rest is a small, friendly, relaxed guest house with the emphasis on peace, tranquillity and the personal touch. Whether you are on holiday or business, we will provide you with an ideal retreat and a warm welcome.Tropical gardens, sparkling pool, warm ambience and excellent service await you at Anchor's Rest, located in the centre of Umhlanga Rocks. An easy walk to the shops, restaurants, coffee bars, beaches and vibrant night life. The Guesthouse boasts four fully appointed en-suite bedrooms all of which are Wireless Internet enabled, with all the luxury and comfort for which we have become renowned.Each suite is delightfully furnished and has every modern facility, convenience and comfort - including air-conditioning and heating, king size bed with cool cotton percale linen, complimentary bathroom toiletries, hospitality tray, books and magazines for guests’ reading pleasure, personal safe and hairdryer. All rooms lead directly to the pool or garden and have private entrances.A full English or Continental Breakfast is served every morning.After a busy day sight-seeing, or sun tanning on the beach, relax around a sparkling pool, enjoying the magnificent weather and warm hospitality of the hosts. In the evening, bar-b-que under the stars, dine al fresco in the gardens, or stroll into Umhlanga to enjoy a variety of cuisine at any number of good quality restaurants.Secure off street parking is provided, airport transfers, car hire and private tours can be arranged. Solar heated swimming pool. Visa, MasterCard and Diners credit card facilities. Daily laundry service. Children 10 years and older are welcome. ... more   less 

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Address: 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $118 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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