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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“south africa”(8 reviews)
“place to stay”(7 reviews)
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Laundry Service
Shuttle Bus Service
Air Conditioning
Smiths Cottage is owned an run by Pat & Keith. Situated above the Umgeni Bird Park and only 5-10 mins away from beaches and all major attractions. Comfortable ,clean, homely and highly praised by Lonely Planet and proud holder of Trip adviser Certificate of Excellence for 2014.
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5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
14.8 miles to Louis Botha Airport
15 restaurants are within a 1 mile radius
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Dear friends, Nice place to stay, Owner of house very helpful. Nice place to be as backpacks. Safe place to stay. They can help to arrange tour if you r new in Durban. Pool is amazing. House is very clear.

1  Thank Subhashis M
Response from keith s, Owner at Smith's CottageResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you Subhashi for your kind review so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will return one day

Reviewed 17 March 2018

So much love in this place!! The owners are super friendly to every one and give you great, usefull information for your further trip. The facility is always clean and is well planed. Warmly recomendet =)

Thank markusstaedler
Response from keith s, Owner at Smith's CottageResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words it really makes my day to meet such lovely people with such positive words. We hope you enjoyed the rest of South Africa and take many good memories back home with you. Kind regards Pat & Keith

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed here at the end of our 3 week vacation for 4 nights. It was a great end to our holiday, Pat, Keith and their son couldn't have been more helpful. They advised us on all the best things to do in Durban, lent...More

Thank ljothompson
Response from keith s, Owner at Smith's CottageResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for your warm and positive review, so good that you felt at home as that is what we are about, kind regards Pat & Keith

Reviewed 9 February 2018

It's in a very relaxing setting and the owners Pat and Keith went above and beyond to make sure i had a great stay. From giving lifts and advise to lending bikes. I ended up staying a lot longer than i planned.

Thank Martin B
Response from keith s, Owner at Smith's CottageResponded 5 March 2018

So glad you had a great time here with us in our home, w wish you safe and happy travels, Pat & Keith

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice and safe place in Durban. The hosts are very nice, took tours with us and drove us sometimes to the city center or to the ATM. The pool, toilets, rooms etc. were very clean. Thank you very much

Thank Daniel H
Response from keith s, Owner at Smith's CottageResponded 5 March 2018

Glad to hear you had a safe and relaxing time at Smiths Cottage. Thank you for your positive response. Pat & Keith

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Shuttle Bus Service
Laundry Service
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$18 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$18 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (21)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (2)
Pool & Beach (2)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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"Es hat für jeden was da, da die räume so unterschiedlich sind."
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"Although the cabins were good it seems the place to stay is the pool house."
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"The pool house is WONDERFUL."
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"No WIFI in the individual rooms but internet available for a price."
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