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“Good value family resort”
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Breakers Resort
Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Canada
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Good value family resort”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

If you're travelling from overseas, Durban will most probably be your second choice to the more glamourous and chic Cape Town, but if you've decided to visit, Umhlanga is the place. Sol Kerzner built his first hotel here , The Beverly Hills, but the coastline has plenty of excellent beach front properies [mostly timeshare] to offer. Among them, is The Breakers, with it's newly reworked pool area. Three and a half pools in total, including a training pool. Moderate water slides and other kids' activities. A three minute walk, and you're on the beach. Rooms are self-catering and offer everything you will need. The two bedroom unit we stayed in, can sleep six, but is more comfortable for four. There are two bathrooms, seperate shower, two tv's and a kitchenette with lounge and dining area. All rooms in the main building have an uninterrupted sea view. Your rate will heavely depend on the time of year, but phone the timeshare office directly at the hotel, and you will probably get a room like ours for around 100 Euro a night. This is unbeatable value! There are of course restaurants on site, but a short walk to the nearby shopping centre is well worth it. The hotel will also drop and fetch you. the self-service laundrette on the third floor will also come in handy.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Suffolk, UK
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Good location and convenient for airport. Although advised that Resort was full it did not seem to be crowded. Easy access to Umhlanga for restaurants etc., and good golf courses in the area. Building work in grounds not really a problem (scheduled to be completed mid-December).

Room Tip: All rooms have sea view - suggest floor 5 or above.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

This hotel treats young adults under 23 as criminals, restricting their access and ability to move in and out of the hotel. I chose to come to this place on timeshare to relax for a week after a tough year at varsity but I have been made even more stressed by being put automatically into a category of rowdy teenager who throws beds out of windows. This is money poorly spent and I will not be staying here again. The staff are rude towards me and this is not on. I am a paying customer and while I can understand why they may feel the need to do this they have made my stay an unpleasant one and I feel as if I have wasted money and time.

  • Stayed November 2011
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zambia
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Breakers resort is extremely well run and is ideal for families with children of all ages. Despite the renovation works going on at the hotel we had a very good stay.

Room Tip: balcony rooms on floors 3 and 4 but they dont have a seaview.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Randburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

this resort caters well to families because they have a full time childrens entertainment routine.
The 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments are roomy , as well as self catering - they have a small but well equipped kitcken.
the main bedroom is comfortable and spacious and there is a daily cleaning service.
Whilst the general beach is easily accesible , the resort is a 10 minute walk from the swimming beach and a 15 minute walk to the village.The 'boardwalk' stretches for 3km along the beach front and is safe and worth strolling along.
The resort is a good base to explore the region from but a car is needed .
on site restaurant and bar is available. The casino is about 5kms away and worth a visit.
take the trips to Gateway mall, Ushaka world and Moses Mabida stadium
I will ceratianly stay here again.

Room Tip: ask for a room above the 7th floor to get the best views.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

Great location - nothing beats the sound of the ocean. I was there on business and this isn't really a business hotel: poor WiFi, restaurant/room service quite basic. But the staff very friendly and helpful, and it would work very well for families looking for a break.

Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Gold Coast
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Reviewed 8 July 2010

Stayed here for 8 nights with 2 mates on a World Cup trip. Arrived to beautiful weather and went straight to the pool to sip cocktails and we joined in to the trivia quiz going on.

Staff were friendly and very helpful. Close to Gateway Shopping for those inclined, and loved walking the beachfront for the 10-15 minute stroll into Umhlanga.

Little far out if you want to play in Durban and would recommend getting a Mozzie cab phone number rather than the "house" taxi driver who meters you at about R260-300 for a one way trip rather than the fixed price cabs at night which we got for between R150-200 back to the hotel. But was the only negative if there was one.

Hotel clean and was good for us having a communal laundry that we used twice to catch up on washing.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Breakers Resort

Property: Breakers Resort
Address: 88 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#7 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Breakers Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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