I am a business traveler and found out about the 305 Ipahla from a few colleagues. The fact that they referred to it as a "guest house" seemed odd to me, but apparently that is a normal term for a smaller hotel here. The staff here is absolutely incredible. I stayed for more than 8 weeks while working long hours on a project. They would cook a nice breakfast for me, clean the room while I was out, do my laundry at no extra charge, they would go above and beyond at all times.
One day when we had been working particularly long hours, we asked them to provide lunch for us. They made a nice selection of sandwiches, homemade muffins, and fresh fruit for us to bring with us and eat.
When a couple of us started to get homesick, they bought special foods for us and learned how to make breakfasts that we would eat at home that were very different from anything on their menu. They were happy to do all of this for us.
The team here treated me so well and it was a pleasure staying here. We got to know the people working here and they would often take time out of their days to talk and laugh with us. This is the most enjoyable place I have ever stayed while travelling for work and I would absolutely make the trip back over here to stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 305 Guest House is an AA & TGSA accredited 4 Star luxury accommodation with unspoilt 180 degree sea views, facing natural forests and the Indian Ocean. Situated in the heart of South Durban, you can while your time away by relaxing on our deck looking out onto the sea & watching dolphins and whales! All our rooms are individually designed with unique colours and natural stone floors. Numerous choices of beverages for you to choose from. Your stay at 305 Guest House includes a variety of fruit, muffins, snacks and freshly made fruit salad & yoghurt at our Buffet Table for your breakfast. Choose either a scrumptious continental breakfast or a variety of other dishes such as an omelette with flourishings of cheese! Our dinners are cooked daily in our kitchen using quality AND quantity as a perk to your stay! PLEASE NOTE: Dinners are ordered at reception and either delivered to your room or served in our dining area. Our prices beat our competitors. We offer a quality service with a friendly atmosphere from all our staff! A Massage and Nail Spa on the premises allows you to be spoilt on your door step by our professional technicians. Gym to work out in whilst facing the Indian Ocean watching ships pass by and whales frolicking in the sea! WE do have an on site coffee shop that is open 7 days a week from 7am to 3pm. WE also do offer 2 x golf driving range nets for our keen golfers. 305 Guest House is one of the most talked about hotels in the area and a short walk to The Galleria Shopping Mall allows you to shop till you drop and see South African Culture. The Tala Game Reserve and the Lion Park is only a drive away. ... more less
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