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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Over priced for what you get. Bathroom is just bigger than double cupboard. You cannot open the shower door (opens onto the sink) and have the bathroom door closed at the same time without a squeeze between the sink and the closed bathroom door. No place to hang your towel to dry, unless you hang it directly above the toilet...

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We arrived early to check in and then went off for the day. We received a warm welcome and shown around our room and the lounge and outside area. The room was clean, well furnished and comfortable. On our return in the evening, we were able to get ice and wine glasses from the honesty bar, no trouble at all....

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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

My heart is back home. .... I just love this place... Peace, tranquility, serenity and a whole lot of awesomeness... Not to mention Sybil.... The best innkeeper by far.... !!! It is by far one of the nicest B&B's I have ever stayed in. It's 4 stars doesn't do Villa Calla justice. My family and I are having a wonderful...

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Caljan, Owner at Villa Calla, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your lovely review - always a pleasure hosting guests like yourself Warm regards Janelle Freysen (Sybil)

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

A really wonderful place to stay - comfortable room, great breakfast, kind and caring hostess and very convenient location. A real home away from home. Janelle adds so much warmth, is friendly and goes out of her way to help. I highly recommend this fantastic b&b. Will certainly be back

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We stayed in Villa Calla from the 20th to the 31st December and we have a wonderful time. Janelle the owner / landlady is like a mother hen and I mean than in the nicest possible way - very caring and makes you feel like you are a guest in her home. The honesty bar was a nice touch. In...

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Caljan, Owner at Villa Calla, responded to this review

Thank you Yvonne and Bruce for the glowing review - it was lovely meeting and hosting you and we certainly hope to see you back in the not too distant futre! Hope you have a prosperous 2016 Warm regards Janelle & Calla

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Dear Janelle, Thank you very much for your hospitality. The rooms are super luxurious and relaxing. Everything to the finest detail is extremely immaculate. The garden is stunning, the pool super inviting and the furniture georgous and relaxing. I enjoyed my nights here at Villa Calla more than the 2 nights in a King Superior Room in The Maharani. The...

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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Villa Calla for two weeks during World Routes Summit 2015. It is an amazing guest house. Spotlessly clean. Attention to detail beyond comparison. It's the perfect home from home. Friendly and helpful staff. Owners are amazing. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

The perfect home away from home. Glad I discovered this well appointed guest house. Incredible and efficient staff and friendly owners make this a place I will return too time and time again, wether for work or vacation...I will be back, just found my new favorite place to stay in Durban.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

My partner and I stayed twice at Villa Calla during the month of February and it turned out to be a pleasant place to relax after 2 weeks travelling across South Africa. The house is situated in leafy crescent up on the hill and near others B&B. The building from the street side looks unremarkable, but has a very well...

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Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Had an excellent time. Owners are friendly and always happy to spend time with their guests. The rooms are comfortable with AC and wireless and the breakfast is excellent If you are ever in need of a place to stay North side of Durban. This is the one.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Calla is a beautifully decorated home situated within a safe 5 minute walk from shops, restaurants and Umhlanga's Blue Flag beaches. All rooms have their own patio, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, safes, hairdriers, DSTV, tea/coffee facilities, toiletries, beach/pool towels and are serviced daily. Breakfast is served in the sunny dining area overlooking a sparkling pool. Calla and Janelle have a passion for people and will bend over backwards to assist guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Calla

Address: 36 Stanley Grace Crescent | 157 Ridge Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $145 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Calla 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Try to avoid the room over the garage”
 of 5 bubbles Yvonne138, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in two different rooms, number 7 was my favourite, separated from the main house (together with room 6) it has its own stairs and I didn't hear any noise from other guests or staff. As mentioned in another review, rooms in the main house may be affected by people's noise - I did woke up by people arriving or leaving at around 4 am while staying in a room in the main house). Being on the first floor number 7 has a balcony with seaview, while other rooms have a patio to the garden/pool area, which is also pleasant but you may have 'neighbours' that smoke or are noisy while using their patio - although the patios have a divide your privacy is not complete.”
 of 5 bubbles Ludalua, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
“our room over looked the garden and was delightful”
 of 5 bubbles pinkbaglady, 5 Jun 2012 | Read review
“I was in room 4, at the end of the passage. Large, well appointed and quiet with access to the garden and pool from your own patio.”
 of 5 bubbles Umhlangababe, 13 Mar 2012 | Read review
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