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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I spent 4 nights at Fiddlers Rest during February. A lovely place with great en suite and kitchen facilities, plus a tasty cooked breakfast every morning. Tony and Lilian were brilliant hosts and catered for any needs I had, giving great advice about the surrounding area as well.

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Thank TimR1991
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Fiddler's Rest was my base during a 3-week business visit to Durban, and couldn't have been better for my needs. It is clean, quiet, comfortable, well appointed, secure and ideally located; the owners and their staff made me very welcome, and looked after me perfectly throughout my stay. There are supermarkets, restaurants and a great pub within easy walking distance.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This B&B is well located, has beautiful gardens and it is a comfortable place to stay. The owners are a very nice couple. We were a family of 4 (2 adults 2 children) and stayed at the Pool Cottage. The cottage was small but comfortable and the owners were very accommodating in arranging furniture around so that we could use... More 

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Thank RaphaelaCassier
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Such a warm and beautiful home and B&B, everyone was so friendly to us and it was extremely comfortable. Rooms were beautiful, very clean, tidy and beautifully furnished! I would recommend this to everyone visiting Durban! And will definitely be staying here every time I come and stay in Durban. Thank you for a lovely stay :)

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Thank emilydale93
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

This is a beautiful and charming boutique bed and breakfast in a lovely part of Morning side of Durban. We really enjoyed our stay here. The owners came out to greet our party (we were a group of 6 demanding girls) upon arrival. The place is full of lovely things and full of character that the owners have been collecting... More 

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Thank Mansourhe
Kingston, Jamaica
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2013

My husband, my sister and I stayed in the garden cottage at Fiddler's Rest from November 22 to December 4, 2012. The rooms were clean and well appointed, with modern amenities and well-kept grounds. The host was very pleasant and helpful. The only problem we experienced was with the Internet and cable service.

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Thank helene2611
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Having read lazybaucklan’s review I had to comment on this place. Having grown up in the area and now living in London I make sure I stay here when returning on business or holiday. This is clearly a family business and run with love and attention not the usual slap dash B&B attitude. The food is great, the location is... More 

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Thank Tim C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

The Fiddlers Rest is what it says it is - a luxurious and spacious bed and breakfast. We were a party of six adults and two children. Our suite of family rooms were large and well equipped with coffee/tea making facilities, a small fridge, hairdryer etc. They were spotless and charming with comfortable beds and crisp linen. Our hosts Tony... More 

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Thank LesleyMcA
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2011

Fiddlers Rest describes itself as an English style mansion which is odd as it reminds me of a 70's detached built from face brick. The owners provided a very nice breakfast each day and were very hospitable so you can't fault the service. Unfortunately the standard of accommodation makes it feel cold, outdated and functional rather than a welcoming and... More 

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Tiffany63, Owner at Fiddlers Rest, responded to this review

Firstly we wish to thank you for taking the time and effort to give your personal review of our establishment. We are indeed fortunate to have one of the most sought after addresses in Durban - this area is zoned exclusive resitential. We also do pride ourselves on maintaining a high level of service and cleanliness. Our house was built... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

We stayed 10 nights in the Fiddler's rest and would highly recommend it. Each morning we were served a delicious breakfast, including a lovely bowl of fresh fruit and a cooked breakfast. The room was extemely clean and comfortable.The accomodation felt very safe and we had our own entrance to the room, with a lovely patio to sit in the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fiddlers Rest is an English Style mansion set in lush tropical gardens. It is situated in prestigious Morningside and is minutes away from Durban's Golden Mile of beaches, trendy Florida Road which has many restaurants, all major sporting venues such as Moses Mhabida soccer stadium, Kings Park Rugby stadium, Kingsmead Cricket stadium, Durban Country Club Golf course and many others. Guests can be sure of warm hospitality a in gracious surroundings at Fiddlers Rest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fiddlers Rest

Address: 11 Havelock Crescent | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Cottage room is comfortable and private, ideal for self-catering.”
 of 5 bubbles RaphaelaCassier, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The family suite of 2 adjoining rooms highly recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles LesleyMcA, 12 Sep 2011 | Read review
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