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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Very neat and comfortable room, relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff! Around the corner from Chartwell Ave. With numerous up market restaurants! Walking distance from the beach front. Beautiful gardens and scenery.

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

Dear Ian Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to write a review on Anchor's Rest. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the position of the Guest House to be so convenient. We are spoilt with the climate along the north coast as even in winter our gardens do look lovely - despite...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Our room could not be faulted. Everything was on hand to make for a very pleasant stay. Sandy, the manager, is most helpful. Excellent breakfast. King size bed very comfortable with large TV. Anchors Rest is highly recommended.

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 23 June 2016

What a lovely place. Very friendly and helpful people. The cheetah room was lovely and private, with all you need for self-catering. The location is close enough to walk wherever you need to go. I will go back if next in Umhlanga.

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

Dear Mike and Margot Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and in particular in the Cheetah room which is indeed a lovely, private room. We are also pleased that you enjoyed being able to walk everywhere, as it's good to be able to walk to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We arrived a little late due to flight delay and were greeted with a friendly smile and tour of the premises. The location is excellent, only two blocks from the main restaurant strip in Umhlanga. The room was spacious, bathrooms clean and the pool area stunning.

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

Dear Lynette Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. Sandy, our Manageress was looking after the Guest House in our absence and we know that we can always rely on her to look after our the Guest House and our guests as she is excellent at her job. We are pleased that you enjoyed...

Dortmund, Germany
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Ideally located, near to the Beach and Restaurants we really loved this House and it's People ! Sandy and Staff were so friendly and helpful to assist realizing our activities! Short Transfer to the International airport and durban City !

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

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Anchor's Rest and that you felt so at home. Sandy is a wonderful manageress and really enjoys interacting with guests and assisting them with any enquiries or queries which they might have. It is also good to hear that our staff are friendly. We hope...

Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 4 night for the start of our South African trip and found it to be a perfect place to be based to explore umhalanga and Durban. Sandy, who helps with bookings, trips, etc. was so helpful and nothing was too much effort to ask! The location is a short stroll to the main strip and the beach,...

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

Dear Leo Thank you so much for your most complimentary review of Anchor's Rest, which we were delighted to read. Sandy is indeed a gem as she loves dealing with people and is very efficient and knowledgeable. We know that we can rely on her to look after our guests in our absence as she has been with us for...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We found the place to be very clean,comfortable & private.It was a great 1st year wedding anniversary getaway,close to all amenities and other attractions.Pete was very welcoming & friendly. we have already recommended it to friends & family. God bless (",)

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

Dear Kegan Thank you for your complimentary review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your first wedding anniversary at Anchor's Rest and we hope that you will return to celebrate more wedding anniversaries with us. Thank you as well for recommending our Guest House to friends and family, which we do appreciate. We look forward to welcoming you back in...

Cape Town
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I had a great room and experienced great service and an excellent breakfast. Every little detail was provided for in the room making it both comfortable and practical. Close walking distance to restaurant and amenities.

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

Dear Sue Thank you for your lovely review, which we so appreciate. We are delighted that you enjoyed your overnight stay at Anchor's Rest and hope that you will return in the future for a longer stay next time. We are so pleased that we met your expectations and hopefully exceeded them. Please do return for another visit as we...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Enjoyed my stay here very much, the room was very comfortable, the hosts helpful and polite and the breakfast delicious. It was great staying in a quiet residential neighbourhood and yet be just a few minutes walk away from plenty of eating places and the beach.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Anchor's Rest as well as the breakfast. Plus the great location of the Guest House which makes it so easy to access the facilities of Umhlanga. We look forward to seeing you back at Anchor's Rest in the future. Warm...

White River, South Africa
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very comfortable and clean. Well situated. Delicious Breakfast (although plain full cream yoghurt was missing on the buffet, only fruit flavours available). Parking a little tight but overall a great place to stay, friendly staff and lovely owners.

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Dear Sharon Thank you for taking the time to write a review, which we do appreciate. I must apologise for the delay in my response, as in my haste to answer you I obviously hadn't posted my response correctly as I see that it hasn't been displayed. I have only picked this up now that we have returned from a...

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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 

Additional Information about Anchor's Rest

Address: 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: £69 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“If walking a problem make sure you ask for a room that doesn't have a steep staircase.”
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