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Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arrival the staff where very friendly and enthusiastic, the room was clean and to our liking and I can't talk enough about the beautiful view and the great breakfast. The service is amazing, thank you!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice ocean view from my room, the sound of the waves crashing, the lovely Jacuzzi for relaxation after a long day of solving problems at work. I would recommend this place if you want to take your spouse on a honeymoon or as a getaway.

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Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

27 pensioners from Howick on a 4x4 trip visited for lunch. We were given the menu a week before. We were so impressed with the highly efficient and extremely polite and pleasant waitrons. The great variety of excellent food was attractively served and it was not too expensive. The lawns and view added to the relaxed holiday atmosphere. Thank goodness...

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305gh, Operations Director at 305 Guest House, responded to this review

It was a delight to have you end your adventure with us at 305 Guest House! Your jovial mood during lunch was highly infectious. We do hope that you will pop in again for a visit. Thank you for thr lovely compliments! Best wishes, Jolene Els (Operations Director)

Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not normally stay at a 4* establishment, but my usual accommodations were full. Room 12. What a disappointment. Waited 20 minutes to check in, after a very long day ... The room was large but there was no attention to detail. The chandelier had cobwebs on. The curtains had mould on. In the bathroom there was a dusty...

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great service. Good price. Restaurant has a nice variety and good quality food at a good price. Kids friendly and excellent cleaning service daily. Great breakfast included in the price every day. Very friendly owner that entertained our kids. Will definitely return.

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305gh, Operations Director at 305 Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Arno! Many thanks for the wonderful feedback. Guests such as you & your family are a pleasure to host at our guest house. Wishing you an amazingly happy & Prosperous 2017! Best wishes, Jolene Els (Operations Director)

Thabazimbi, South Africa
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Simply the best guesthouse one could visit for an amazingly good price. Staff is very friendly and rooms spacious, neat and equipped with everything one needs. Great sea view and to top things of its near many attractions such as the galleria shopping center. Best value for money for a B&B guesthouse on the coast.

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305gh, Operations Director at 305 Guest House, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for such a spectacular review of our guest house. Hope to have you stay with us again soon! Best wishes, Jolene Els (Operations Director)

Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My families two rooms were unfortunately not next to each other as one would expect when booking for 2 rooms, but not the end of the world. The parking was plentiful, rooms were fantastic, beds comfortable, amenities good, views over the sea unobstructed and wonderful (except for the collapsed decking hanging perilously over the sheer drop).The troupe of monkeys clambering...

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305gh, Operations Director at 305 Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a detailed review about our guest house. All feedback is highly appreciated. Controlling noisy guests is always tricky, our apologies for their lack of consideration to others during your stay. Kindly note that the guests in reference have no connection whatsoever to any of our guest house staff. We are elated that you enjoyed your...

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

An amazing darling guesthouse. We stayed at various 5 star and 10 star resorts this year but this place outshines all the others. Staff go out of they way to make sure guests are comfortable. The rooms are neat and comfortable. Breakfast was heavenly. Sea views are beyond beautiful and management makes you feel like royalty. The massage area is...

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305gh, Operations Director at 305 Guest House, responded to this review

It is truly amazing & encouraging to receive such wonderful feedback from you, our most valued guest! We are elated that you loved your stay with us so much. Our staff & myself have a huge passion for this beautiful guest house, that we have the privilege of looking after. Best wishes, Jolene Els (Operations Director)

Holon, Israel
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We chose this hotel as close to Eland lake game reserve (accommodation on game reserve itself wasn't available). We have upper room with ocean view and with balcony,unfortunately don't have enough time to enjoy this nice room and especially with ocean view. Just one point: service of receptionist is not proper to such good hotel,we ask woman about glass for...

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305gh, Operations Director at 305 Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Our apologes for the receptionists oversight. Our view is indeed amazing! Best wishes, Jolene Els (Operations Director)

Reviewed 19 September 2016

I had such a wonderful weekend stay at 305 over this past weekend! All I can say is WOW!! From the awesome staff who made sure I was comfortable from the minute I walked in, to the amazing views from my room and lovely breakfast! 305 is one of the best guest houses I have been to! I must come...

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305gh, Operations Director at 305 Guest House, responded to this review

Wow! Wow! Wow! A huge big thank you for such a stellar review of our guest house. We are elated that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us & that you will be returning! Best wishes, Jolene Els (Operations Director)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
305 Guest House is an AA & TGSA accredited 4 Star luxury accommodation with unspoilt 180 degree sea views, facing natural forests and the Indian Ocean. Situated in the heart of South Durban, you can while your time away by relaxing on our deck looking out onto the sea & watching dolphins and whales! All our rooms are individually designed with unique colours and natural stone floors. Numerous choices of beverages for you to choose from. Your stay at 305 Guest House includes a variety of fruit, muffins, snacks and freshly made fruit salad & yoghurt at our Buffet Table for your breakfast. Choose either a scrumptious continental breakfast or a variety of other dishes such as an omelette with flourishings of cheese! Our dinners are cooked daily in our kitchen using quality AND quantity as a perk to your stay! PLEASE NOTE: Dinners are ordered at reception and either delivered to your room or served in our dining area. Our prices beat our competitors. We offer a quality service with a friendly atmosphere from all our staff! A Massage and Nail Spa on the premises allows you to be spoilt on your door step by our professional technicians. Gym to work out in whilst facing the Indian Ocean watching ships pass by and whales frolicking in the sea! WE do have an on site coffee shop that is open 7 days a week from 7am to 3pm. WE also do offer 2 x golf driving range nets for our keen golfers. 305 Guest House is one of the most talked about hotels in the area and a short walk to The Galleria Shopping Mall allows you to shop till you drop and see South African Culture. The Tala Game Reserve and the Lion Park is only a drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 305 Guest House

Address: 305 Ipahla Road | Athlone Park, Amanzimtoti 4126, South Africa (Formerly 305 on Ipahla)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Amanzimtoti
Price Range: £48 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 305 Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Upper room with ocean view”
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 of 5 bubbles chimik72, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room was to the left of the entrance. Very quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles 856chantals, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Eishhh, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles L0uise007, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The cappuccino's are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles Refilwe_Mosia, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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