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Umthunzi Hotel & Conference
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Port Shepstone
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 October 2013

A great place to get away for a break. Stunning accommodation in a beautiful setting. Large rooms with 180 degee sea views. Management and reception staff extremely helpful and efficient. It is going to be a wonderful conference centre, hopefully will still be able to accommodate families.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Sharon W
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AnriUmthunzi, Front Office Manager at Umthunzi Hotel & Conference, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Thanks so much Sharon. We are definitely wanting to grow our leisure market notwithstanding our success as a conference and wedding venue, and we are most encouraged to know you and your family had an enjoyable stay at our hotel!
Since you stayed here we have opened our 30 roomed airconditioned, Deluxe Family suites (sleep 8) as well as our fantastic 30 SOUTH RESTAURANT as well as The Lantern Bar. So do come back again!

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Umthunzi Boutique hotel early this year, and I'm afraid to say neither of us was impressed to a point of referring this establishment to friends and family. We arrived to no staff personnel, except a security guard who wasn't very helpful, so we had to find our own way around to our room. Some may also find 'boutique' a bit of a lavish description for what we found to be an average hotel, which didn't have general hotel facilities such as a lounge area or an in-house restaurant. The breakfasts were good and fulfilling, save for some of the waitresses, whose distant mutterings coupled with attitude written all over the face, made for an at-times displeasurable breakfast experience. A definite thumbs-up would however go to the rooms which were cleaned beautifully, again the good breakfasts, and the lovely pool. We also appreciate the manageress's kindness in allowing us to check out later than the hotel check-out time.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Noxolo M
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AnriUmthunzi, Front Office Manager at Umthunzi Hotel & Conference, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

we really appreciate your review, thank youNoxolo. Your comments can only help us improve our service to you, our guest which is ultimately our aim. What we have done since you were here is opened our new Terrace Deck, our Restaurant and our lovely public lounge area as well as a new reception area at the top. We are now open from 6am until 10pm. With the addition of 30 new rooms, we have dropped the name "boutique" but are in the process of changing that on all the websites, including this one. Do have a look at our website of the new Phase 2 of which we are very proud and getting lots of great reviews on. If you are in the area, please do pop in and have a look for yourself.

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Have to compliment the excellent service from reception when booking holiday. Enjoyed our stay, comfortable and relaxing. Very smart pool area and deck, took loads of stunning pics. Staff very friendly, not intrusive. Have already recommended to family and friends. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

We really enjoyed our weekend at Unthunzini. Our bedrooms were spacious, well appointed, king size bed, percale linen, lovely balcony overlooking the pool and a sea view thrown in for good measure. To get the view you have to brave lots of steps, but at least you are walking off the generous breakfast. Lots of lovely restaurants close by. The hotel's bar and restaurant is closed on the weekend, so B&B only. Obliging staff.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Highly recommended accommodation due to excellent customer service which surpasses anything we have seen anywhere else. The room was magnificent and the breakfast very tasty. The manageress wen out of her way to make us feel completely settled. We are confident to recommend this Hotel to other travellers.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Thank you to everyone at the hotel who made my stay a great one. Food was excellent, rooms luxurious and staff so friendly.
Will definitely come again as well as recommend you to friends and family.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jonty M
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Our visit to Umthunzi was an absolute pleasure. The lovely, tastefully furnished rooms with wonderful sea views outdid our expectations. We enjoyed countless happy hours around the pool with stunning ocean views. A great place for evening sundowners. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the management team treated us like we were family.We will definitely be back very soon.

Room Tip: If possible ask for a sea facing room. The sunrises are sublime and its always great to get an idea...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Umthunzi Hotel & Conference

Address: 60 Commercial Road | Umtentweni, Port Shepstone 4235, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Port Shepstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Port Shepstone
Price Range: £93 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Umthunzi Hotel & Conference 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Umthunzi Hotel & Conference is an award winning, uniquely, affordable luxury venue that welcomes Leisure guests, Business delegates, Events and Wedding parties and Restaurant diners. The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is one of the finest and most recreational coastlines in South Africa. UMTHUNZI, a modern and contemporary Hotel and Conference Centre is situated in Umtentweni near the bustling town of Port Shepstone. Only an hour south of Durban it is ideally located for you to explore all the many and varied local attractions. Cemair now flies from OR Tambo direct to Margate airport, which is just 15 minutes away. With stunning sea views of the Indian Ocean and a short walk to the beach, you will experience the best that the Hibiscus Coast has to offer. With its all equable climate and pleasant water temperatures, you can enjoy both beach and bush getaways all year round. For adventure, golfing, fishing and birding enthusiasts, the region is unsurpassed. ... more   less 
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