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“Wonderful place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Anchor's Rest

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Anchor's Rest
Ranked #1 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I was immediately taken by Anchors Rest from the moment I arrived, it is a beautiful building in every aspect. The outside is stunning as are the communal areas, pool and rooms. More important even than that was the warm welcome I received from Cilla and Peter, they really do give you a warm feeling as if they are old friends that you have come to visit. The location is also great as it is short walk to the local bars restaurants and beach.
I was there on a business trip and it was a great place to relax and reflect on the day but I would also recommend Anchors Rest for family holidays. I am also told by my wife that I have to stop talking about this place and take her with me next time
Looking forward to going back there soon

Room Tip: My room was excellent and I said I wanted the same one next time, but I was informed that they have...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Benson2008, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. It was a great pleasure having you stay with us and hearing about your interesting travels. We certainly hope that you will bring your wife on your next trip to Umhlanga so that we can meet your other half.

Warm regards
Cilla and Peter
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Three wonderful days at this clean, professionally run and well-located establishment. We could not find fault with anything during our stay and Peter Rose and his wife Cilla are amiable and provided up to date local knowledge. They are ably assisted by Sandy who is friendly, polite and professional.
There is plenty of attention to detail here and a visit to Anchor's Rest is a worthwhile experience - a place which you can book at stay at with confidence!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank setCapeTown
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Den Bosch
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

We didn't make any reservations and just dropped by. Had a great stay. Two stays actually. We were supposed to stay there for only one night before goig to Drankensberg. We had such a nice stay that we decided to book te room for two more nights after returning from The Berg and prior to our flight to Capetown. Left dirty laundry on the first stay, so it could be cleaned before we returned. Super! We had the smallest room, but that's a standard size room for us europeans, so that was not a problem. Cosy lounge-area with a well-equipped bar. Breakfast was exellent. Super-pancakes! Thx Sandy, Peter and Cilla (we know you are keeping an eye on Tripadvisor in a good way). Keep up the good work! Greetz Martin and Esther

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank MartinNL
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Benson2008, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Anchor's Rest so much. We were delighted that you decided to return after your trip to the Drakensberg. Many guests enjoy our wonderful breakfasts, so it is good to read that you thought they were excellent.

We hope to see you back at Anchor's Rest during your next trip to S.A.

Warm regards
Cilla Rose
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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

My husband and I went to Umhlanga because he promised me a nice beach stay in the middle of a winter trip in South Africa. We had an absolute lovely time. The owners gave us fantastic recommendations on restaurants and we can not say enough about how relaxing and lovely this stay was.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Missy B
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Benson2008, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Thank you for complimentary review. One of the many advantages of living in Umhlanga Rocks is that we don't experience winter, so as you said, you had a great beach holiday in the middle of a winter trip to S.A. Where else in S.A. could you get such wonderful weather in winter. One of the great advantages of our temperate, sub tropical climate which we are so glad you enjoyed.

It was great meeting you both and we hope to see you back at Anchor's Rest for another visit.

Warm regards
Cilla Rose
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Singapore
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38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Amazing place. Great hosts, great rooms, great set up, great breakfast. Location is perfect right in downtown Umhlanga. We stayed only one night as we were heading to Sani Pass but it was wonderful. Rates were reasonable and everything was perfect. I cannot find one thing that this place can improve on. STAY HERE!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank canadiann0mad
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Benson2008, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
What a pity that you could only spend one night in Umhlanga Rocks, as it has so much to offer leisure travellers, like yourselves. However we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you most sincerely for your wonderful review.

Warm regards
Cilla Rose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2011

Anchors Rest has been a home away from home for me. The rooms are wonderful, comfortable and luxurious. The breakfast is great and the owners treat you like a valued guest. Extremely helpful and friendly. Relaxing areas are really nice, pool wonderful and the garden private. Witin walking distance to the shops and the beach. Very reasonable rates. A gem on the north coasts for sure.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracysteytler
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Benson2008, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review, 14 June 2011
Thank you for your wonderful review. It delights us when we read a review like yours as it's great to receive such positive feedback from our guests.

It's a pleasure to have you stay with us and we always look forward to your visits.

Warm regards
Cilla and Peter Rose
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Wilderness
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28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2011

We have stayed at Anchors Rest twice already and hope to go back soon. It as a lovely place to stay in. Beautiful surroundings, close to the beach and village, and ever so comfortable. The rooms are delightful, private and absolutely spotless. Cilla and Peter
are really friendly hosts, always on hand,, yet respect your privacy at all times.

Room Tip: The Strelitzia Room is really great.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SUNSETS_AND_SEA
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Benson2008, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review, 4 June 2011
Thank you so much for your complimentary review. It is always a pleasure to have you stay at Anchor's Rest and we look forward to seeing you here many more times in the future.

Cilla and Peter Rose
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Property: Anchor's Rest
Address: 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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