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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The innkeepers are here to give you advice and they're very cool! The private lounge (for the dormitory users) is good to rest ! The bed in the dormitory are comfy (low headed) but it doesn't mind for sleep ! Not quite expensive for the dormitory! If you're gonna stay (long or not) in Durban a recommended you this Backpacker...

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1Thank Oscar L
Reviewed 22 October 2016

These guys were the ones that offered us a room for the night when Akidogo would not check us in anymore even though we had a booking there. This place is warm, the owners are really friendly and helpful and upon arrival, everyone was sitting in front of a fire as one big family. You feel like they don't do...

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2Thank Roland W
Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Such a nice, homey place to stay in Durban! It felt instantly like home and I was treated as if I was a long time friend. We arrived late and Keith had made sure we had dinner to eat. The cabins were lovely and we'll maintained, with charming sliding french doors. It was great to take a swim in the...

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1Thank sherenajumping
Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went down to Durban for the weekend to go and watch the Springbok game at Kings Park. We drove from Joburg and arrived at around 19:00 during cold an rainy weather. Garry came out to meet us and upon discovering that we were four guys and not two couples like he expected he promptly sorted out the cabins converting...

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1Thank Breedster
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Unfortunately we had a bad stay here. Pat and keith were not present, i think it was their son who was in charge. Quite loud rugby on the outisde TV which was very close to our room but this didn't bother us too much. Host friendly and accommodating but communal areas felt quite grubby- kitchen/shower room etc. Bedding seemed clean...

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1Thank mmmp4cj2
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality Pat & Keith. The pool cottage was perfect. Clean, well equipped, private parking spot, beautiful pool and garden. Honestly, it was PERFECT. We could not have asked for anything more. THANK YOU for making our stay so easy!! You are the best, and we WILL be back!

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3Thank AngelaClarkZA
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I have stayed at Smith's Cottage and had a great time there. Everyone is friendly and the room is clean. I would highly recommend that budget travellers stay here when visiting Durban. Felt like I am part of the family.

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3Thank Reynard v
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I initially intended on staying for one night and ended up staying for three. Garry's hospitality was beyond what I had ever experienced before. The cottage is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood, located a short bike bike ride from the beach. The facilities are clean and well looked after. The prices are cheap considering what you get, so if...

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3Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality Pat and Keith...you have a beautiful place with an amazing atmosphere and I loved meeting all the guest from all over the world...chatting about there travels around the fire by the pool...I'll be back with my family soon too

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3Thank Johann d
Turku, Finland
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stayed for four nights in January. Such friendly owners and relaxed athmosphere in a nice neighbourhood. Clean, spacious dorm and good choice of breakfasts. Would definitely recommend and return there if we ever come to SA again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, and homely and highly praised by Lonely Planet and proud holder of Trip adviser Certificate of Exellence for 2014. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smith's Cottage

Address: 5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: £13 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Smith`s Cottage Hotel Durban
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“Although the cabins were good it seems the place to stay is the pool house.”
 of 5 bubbles Breedster, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The pool house is WONDERFUL.”
  • View of the pool house from the pool area.
  • Gorgeous garden view for the front door of the pool house.
  • Double Bed in the Pool House. Lovely vanity mirror and cupboard on the other wall.
  • Twin beds in the 2nd room (picture was taken merging two photos which is why it looks a bit skew
 of 5 bubbles AngelaClarkZA, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No WIFI in the individual rooms but internet available for a price.”
 of 5 bubbles 763leahc, 7 May 2015 | Read review
“There is a big dormitory, as well as some private rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Tobi1968, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask about the private rooms/chalet between the house and dorm rooms. Perfect and such a bargain!”
 of 5 bubbles shilohmilo, 21 Sep 2014 | Read review
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