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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Mom, daughter and I had a lovely girlie weekend here. It is beautiful and upmarket with a down to earth feel about it. The rooms are simple elegance and have everything you need. The breakfast is gorgeous - a great variety and all so fresh; laid out so beautifully in an elegant dining room. Amanda was so lovely, helpful... More 

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sylvangrove, Manager at Sylvan Grove Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Diane Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and for your kind words. I am so sorry about the mop and cleaning bucket story! Please accept our apologies. Thandi is very caring about the guests in her rooms. I am sure she did not realized that it can give a wrong impression. Will... More 

Darmstadt, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in a very safe area, 10 min away from downtown, this guesthouse offers clean and comfortable rooms, with sat tv, a/c and minibar w reasonable prices. Wonderful pool, excellent breakfast and good management! To be recommended, with kids!

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sylvangrove, Manager at Sylvan Grove Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed staying with us ! We really hope to see you one day again. Warm Regards Amanda & Team More 

1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We want to thank Sonja and the entire team who made our stay a pleasure. Super clean everywhere and super friendly. This will be our first choice for the next time visiting the Durban area. Easy and fast access to the airport makes it the perfect place for an early flight out of Durban. Also the beach is just a... More 

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sylvangrove, Manager at Sylvan Grove Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. We love what we do and it is very rewarding to hear that our guests feels welcome and are happy with what they have experienced! We are sure we will have the pleasure of meeting you again in the nearby future. We look forward to welcoming you back !... More 

Orange County, California
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was the perfect place for us to stay. The location was excellent, quiet but not far away from the beach or the town. We booked 2 rooms and both were lovely, spacious, clean and well equipped as were the bathrooms. The rooms had balconies with a great sea view. Breakfast was excellent. My Dad was with us and he... More 

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sylvangrove, Manager at Sylvan Grove Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us this nice review. It is always important to us to have feed back from our guests. It was a pleasure to have you and your parents here and I am so happy that all of you enjoyed it with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future !... More 

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We really had a good stay at the lodge. Very clean and the staff were brilliant starting from the reception down to the kitchen. We had good breakfast and the service was great. Will definitely come back again

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sylvangrove, Reservationist at Sylvan Grove Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and thank you for your kind words. We are happy to know you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we have the pleasure to see you again soon, hopefully for a bit longer ! Kind Regards Amanda & Team More 

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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Very good location in a quiet area. Room is spacious. Kids had their own room. Very clean and comfortable. Perfect breakfast with a lot of choice (continental breakfast) The team is just great ! We felt at home

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sylvangrove, Manager at Sylvan Grove Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Olivia Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you in the near future again when you are in this area. Kind Regards Amanda & Team More 

Fiji
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Not sure if you can have an actual favourite after only 48 hours but Sylvan Grove has the charisma between the environment and lovely staff to do just that. Having travelled all the way from Fiji for the Int. AIDS Conference to find Durban booked out we were fortunate to get rooms here and were in contact with Amanda Joubert... More 

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sylvangrove, Manager at Sylvan Grove Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Litia Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. Thank you for your kind words. It was so nice to have you and your family here with us. We really enjoyed looking after you! I am so happy to hear that you loved our place! It would only be an honour to have you... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The place located in a nice surrounding and the lady was very helpful with information.very easy to be reached from the highway. Good restaurants very closed. Breakfast was a bit poor and although we mentioned one of us is vegan we still did not get anything that suits this diet.

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sylvangrove, Manager at Sylvan Grove Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Yochi Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. It is always good the hear feedback as it helps us to improve where we can. I will definitely have a look at our vegetarian/ vegan menu options. It is important to me to cater for all. We hope to see you one day again. Warm Regards... More 

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145 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Sylvan is a great choice for those like stylish comfort who wish to avoid the high prices and heavily trafficked chain hotels. I spend a night in July 2016. Friendly service from Amanda and a nice courtyard where they served a tasty South African breakfast, included in the price. The rooms are fine - comfy bed, nice fixtures in bathroom.... More 

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sylvangrove, Manager at Sylvan Grove Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and thank you for your kind words. We are happy to know you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we have the pleasure to see you one day again, hopefully for a bit longer ! Kind Regards Amanda & Team More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016

A well maintained, quiet and peaceful B&B if you are visiting Durban for pleasure or business. The rooms are more than adequate and well provisioned for your needs. The breakfast is a feast of cold meats, cereals, fruit salads and a full hot, freshly prepared English breakfast too. I'd really recommend this as a place to stay.

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Dear Graham Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward welcoming you back! Kind Regards Amanda & Team More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sylvan Grove is a 4 Star Guest House situated in a quiet residential area of Umhlanga Rocks, with a tranquil tropical garden, inviting swimming pool and prolific bird life facing the Indian Ocean. Our double rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, complimentary tea & coffee facilities, hairdryers, bar fridges, safes, telephones, wireless internet & satellite TV. Secure parking on the property. Night guard on duty every evening. The swimming beaches with lifeguards on duty, Gateway Shopping and Entertainment Centre and an extensive choice of restaurants are within a few kilometers. For the sports enthusiasts there are numerous facilities nearby, tennis, bowls, gym, nature walks, deep sea fishing, scuba diving and micro light flying are activities which can easily be arranged. Our coast is renowned for its scenic and world class golf courses. Dolphin and Whale watching, deep sea fishing and scuba diving launch from our local beach. We are a 15 minute drive from the Durban CBD, International Conference Centre, uShaka Marine World, Sibaya and Suncoast Casinos. Umhlanga and La Lucia Ridge Business Parks are close by. The World Heritage Sites of the St. Lucia Wetlands and the Drakensberg Mountains and The Big 5 Game Parks are a 2 hours drive. Children over 5 year welcome. Local and national sight seeing tours arranged. Onsite parking. Airport (20km) and local transfers by arrangement. Major credit cards welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sylvan Grove Guest House

Address: 49 Sylvan Grove | Herrwood Park, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $115 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sylvan Grove Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are excellently placed and are very quite.”
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