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Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful establishment with lovely peaceful gardens and sea views. Well organized. Friendly host. Visit was comfortable and pleasant. Facility is within walking distance to the sea, shops and restaurants.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Rob Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. We are always delighted when guests have enjoyed their stay with us and hope that you will return for another visit in the not too distant future. Kind regards Cilla and Peter Rose

Magherafelt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attention to detail excellent breakfasts and lovely room with everything you needed including cafietere and fresh coffee .Host extremely attentive and lovely pool, furnishings and a seaview What more could you ask for .Safe location with a short walk to the bustling restaurants.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your most complimentary review, which we were delighted to read. It is always so rewarding for us when guests have enjoyed their time at Anchor's Rest, as well as the wonderful 'village' of Umhlanga Rocks with it's vibey restaurants. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts, as well as having fresh filter coffee...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anchor's Rest is located in a very quite street, but not far from the town. The room was very clean and had very good taste in decoration. The wifi in the room was very good. They serve good breakfast. Peter and Cilla are very friendly and full of knowledge. Cilla, even gave us lift to the airport to pick up...

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

How lovely to hear from you and thank you for your wonderful review of Anchor's Rest. It was such a pleasure to meet the two of you and introduce you to our bustling 'village' of Umhlanga Rocks. We so enjoy meeting people from different parts of the world and helping them discover our wonderful country. We do hope that you...

Charlotte, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of ten of us from the United States started our trip to South Africa with two nights at Anchor's Rest. This was to allow any stragglers in our group to catch up, and to recover from jet lag. The rooms are delightful with everything we needed and the location is central enough for an easy walk to the...

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Paul Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Anchor's Rest which we were delighted to read. It was a pleasure meeting you and the rest of your group and helping you to ease into your trip in South Africa. You were a truly delightful group of guests and we were sorry to see you go. We are...

Richmond, KZN
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had decided to spoil ourselves for once and chose Anchor's Rest from a vast selection of quality accommodation in the Umhlanga area. We are so glad we did because this establishment well and truly delivered - all the right boxes were ticked.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Jeff Well, what more can we say than "Thank You" for such a lovely review. There certainly are many Guest Houses to choose from in Umhlanga Rocks and we are delighted that you chose Anchor's Rest for your retreat. It is also so rewarding for us to read good reviews from our guests and to know that we have...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I will definitely be back to stay at Anchors Rest. The rooms are lovely, I stayed in a Garden Suite. You have everything you need in the rooms, the attention to detail is great, and there is the option of self-catering with a well equipped kitchen, there is also have a table and chairs outside the room on a lovely...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had the best and comfortable stay with my friend at the Bnb, the rooms are nice and cozy, spacious, the only thing that was a concern is that on the advertisement it stated "Sea vie facing room" but that is not quite as this gave us the impression that the place is by the sea - but at a...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Anchor's Rest Guest House is a stone's throw / walk from the restaurant and social scene in Umhlanga. It's a well maintained guest house with highly personable hosts. I only stayed one night, but I can see how families would enjoy the self carering option.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Staff were friendly, extremely helpful and accommodating. I was very impressed with the attention to detail right down to the little pair of scissors on the tea tray to cut all sachets. Kitchen was well equipped and I was surprised with the price for the room! Will definitely be back?

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Shiloh Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be back. We so enjoy welcoming guests back to Anchor's Rest for successive visits, so it will be a pleasure to welcome you back, hopefully in the near future. It is very heartwarming to read that you found our...

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A home away from home. The environment is welcoming, friendly and warm. The breakfast is more then satisfying. The accommodation is comfortable and suitable to even a business traveller. The location is perfect for entertaining clients.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our Guest House suitable for your needs, as well as the location being ideal for entertaining clients. Umhlanga Rocks is a wonderful little gem on the north coast with so much to offer...

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Anchor’s Rest is a small, friendly, relaxed guest house with the emphasis on peace, tranquillity and the personal touch. Whether you are on holiday or business, we will provide you with an ideal retreat and a warm welcome.Tropical gardens, sparkling pool, warm ambience and excellent service await you at Anchor's Rest, located in the centre of Umhlanga Rocks. An easy walk to the shops, restaurants, coffee bars, beaches and vibrant night life. The Guesthouse boasts four fully appointed en-suite bedrooms all of which are Wireless Internet enabled, with all the luxury and comfort for which we have become renowned.Each suite is delightfully furnished and has every modern facility, convenience and comfort - including air-conditioning and heating, king size bed with cool cotton percale linen, complimentary bathroom toiletries, hospitality tray, books and magazines for guests’ reading pleasure, personal safe and hairdryer. All rooms lead directly to the pool or garden and have private entrances.A full English or Continental Breakfast is served every morning.After a busy day sight-seeing, or sun tanning on the beach, relax around a sparkling pool, enjoying the magnificent weather and warm hospitality of the hosts. In the evening, bar-b-que under the stars, dine al fresco in the gardens, or stroll into Umhlanga to enjoy a variety of cuisine at any number of good quality restaurants.Secure off street parking is provided, airport transfers, car hire and private tours can be arranged. Solar heated swimming pool. Visa, MasterCard and Diners credit card facilities. Daily laundry service. Children 10 years and older are welcome. ... more   less 

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Address: 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: £64 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 of 5 bubbles AndyLawler, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
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