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The Merry Crab

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing and so going back! Amazing and attentive staff. Quiet and cozy perfect retreat for couples, nice treat to get away from all the city craziness. Loved the cats, everyone there feels like family

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderful little world on its own. Be sure to feel part of the Merry Crab community. After one visit you will be enchanted, sure to return. We are sure to revisit over Holiday season. This will be third time to return. You come to know the regular visitors as they too return year after year. They become your friends...

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Jerusalem District, Israel
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Overall the place is pleasant accommodation basic, but functional, parking tight but secure and everything you need. Merry crab has no credit card capability and only accepts cash or EFT. Cellphone reception and wifi a challenge but with patience it works. Fans only, no aircon, reasonable Brasil facilities and rooms are close to one another and share a common wall....

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely setting, lots of tropical trees and plants. Cosy room with a small balcony and personal braai. There's also a nice pool but the beach is just a walk away. Local restaurants are close by, we walked along the beach and up a set of stairs and there we found a restaurant with ocean views.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 3rd anniversary at this beautiful seaside lodge being a couple that enjoy the ocean and outdoors it was ideal for us since the beach is accross the road .The lodge has a bar on the premises has well as a chill area known has the potjie boma where you can mingle with the other guests,The pool is...

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 14 August 2016

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

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Kenya
Reviewed 19 April 2016

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2016

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Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 8 February 2016

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On arriving at our little piece of paradise you will be met by "The Crew," our helpful and friendly staff, who will ensure that your car is parked in our secure off street parking area. You will be ushered into the newly built and decorated reception / lounge and entertainment area which has been designed for relaxing with family and friends, playing board games, reading and watching television. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Merry Crab

Address: 439 Munro Drive, Glenmore Beach, Port Edward 4278, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Port Edward
Price Range: £38 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The cabanas and casitas have more space.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaB939, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All cabanas private but ones higher up are probably quieter...”
  • Each unit has its own wooden deck and BBQ area
  • Cabanas look onto ancient Lala palms and inviting pool...
  • Steps leading to the wooden decks of the cabanas...
 of 5 bubbles MCC_XYZ, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Summer means bugs, carry insecticide. Only a fan meant the door was open a lot so lots of bugs. Upstairs has views & sounds of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Churayl, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The cabana or Casita are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles beverleys120, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The further back, the better you can hear the waves at night. Ahhhh, bliss”
 of 5 bubbles DeonL_13, 10 Apr 2014 | Read review
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