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Anchor's Rest
Ranked #1 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Myself and best friend had an absolute lovely time at Anchors Rest. The hosts were super friendly and provided us with delicious and filling breakfasts everyday.

We stayed in one of the garden rooms which was a good size and quite private. The aircon was in top working condition, thankfully.

The location is great, just simply walk around the bend and down the road. Granted, it is a steep walk back. We walked easily to the shops and restaurants. We even walked at night. We felt very safe. One always stays vigilant but we (2 young females) had no issues. We didn't feel the need to hire a car. We decided to use taxi services to get to and from the airport and Ushaka marine world.

Fabulous holiday. Cannot wait to go again. Umhlanga is the perfect beach holiday destination and we will definitely be going back to Anchors Rest.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Dear Sarah

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely and detailed review. It really warms our hearts when we read reviews like yours as you so enjoyed your time spent at Anchor’s Rest and in Umhlanga Rocks.

We are delighted that you enjoyed the advantage of our Guest House, which is our position, as you can walk to all facilities of Umhlanga with ease and it is perfectly safe to do so, as you have mentioned – even two young women can walk around and feel safe.

We are pleased that you enjoyed our wonderful breakfasts, which we do pride ourselves on as we try and cater for all tastes.

We so look forward to welcoming you back to Anchor’s Rest for another fun, filled holiday.

Kind regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

I was there for three nights right from my Day 1 in Durban and the reception was awesome,the orientation lovely and the rooms fantastic.Peter, Cilla and Sandy are so warm to their clients and really helpful.Definitely,its a place I wanna go back and spend my days and Nights.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Thanks so much for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Anchor's Rest and our hospitality. We would love to see you back here again and hope that it won't be too long before we are welcoming you back as a 'return' guest.

Kind regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Had a lovely stay - both owner and staff were very friendly. I think the room we had was a little small but I think there are other large ones, Great facilities for guests and great breakfast. Good spot for staying to explore the area.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Dear Linda

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at Anchor's Rest. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our great breakfasts. We always say that a guest won't go hungry with the extensive breakfast menu which we have.

The room which you were booked into is our standard room and it is the smallest room which we have. We most certainly do have much bigger rooms which open onto a tranquil, tropical garden or overlook the pool deck with a view out to the ocean. So we hope that you will return to our wonderfully sunny shores to book another stay at Anchor's Rest so that you can experience one of our large, superior rooms.

We would love to welcome you back as one of our 'repeat guests'.

Warm regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Having been touring for a month from Cape Town all along the coast and inland to Grahamstown one or two nights at each stop, what a pleasure to spend 8 nights with Peter and Cilla, wish they had availability for longer but although we booked in May they were already full from 20 Dec. We had the Strelitzia room, very private, wonderfully spacious and well equipped, great to have self catering facilities so as not to have to go out all the time. We know Umhlanga very well having been many times over many years, AR was in a great position, walking distance to everything - great when it's so busy and difficult to find parking. It was also very quiet, our hosts and Sandy added to the very pleasant experience, great breakfasts and well stocked honesty bar. Will definitely be returning to our new home in Umhlanga!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Anchor's Rest and thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay.

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip before reaching us, we are most envious. It is so rewarding for us when our guests call Anchor's Rest their 'new home' or 'home from home' as then we know that we have met their expectations and hopefully exceeded them.

We are delighted you enjoyed our wonderful breakfasts and that you made use of the honesty bar as it is a great facility for guests.

We look forward to seeing you back at Anchor's Rest for another visit, hopefully not too far away. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014.

Warm regards,
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Anchores Rest is a superb place to visit, the staff and the owners are very hospitable, friendly and make you feel.at Welcome, like you are at home. The Guesthouse is clean, neat, cosy, luxurious and quiet. My wife and I always enjoy our stay at Anchores Rest, we always look for an.accuse to.book there, it is like a home.away from home

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review on Anchor's Rest. We always enjoy having you stay with us and look forward to your visits as it's like welcoming friends back .

Please do find another excuse to come back to your 'home away from home'. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful 2014.

Warm regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

The only regretful thing about our stay was the fact we had only booked to stay for 2 nights! It was fantastically located just a few minutes walk from Umhlanga village, extremely clean and the hosts were so welcoming, helpful and genuinely interested. The breakfast was delicious home cooking and the rooms individual and comfortable. The honesty bar was a great touch too. Would highly recommend a stay here

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

We so enjoyed reading your review as we love it when newcomers to Umhlanga really enjoy our little piece of Paradise. Thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments about Anchor's Rest which gives us such a wonderful sense of satisfaction.

We are pleased you enjoyed our great breakfasts and that you made use of the honesty bar which I make sure is well stocked for our guests.

Next time you come to our wonderful sunny coast, please do stay for longer so that you can experience more of the area.

Warm regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Anchors Rest was a home away from home, secluded, peaceful and comfortable. Everything was so accessible, and the rooms were always clean when we got back from the beach. The service was impeccable with attention to detail. I will without a doubt be returning soon. Many thanks to Sandy as well as Peter.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Thanks for calling Anchor's Rest 'a home away from home' as this is what we have set out to achieve - a welcoming, homely environment, with good service of course.

Our housekeeping staff do work hard to make sure that guests' room are cleaned thoroughly and look fresh and inviting.

We look forward to seeing you again when you return for your next visit to our little haven in Umhlanga, which we are so pleased you enjoyed.

Warm regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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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
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Ranked #1 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: £61 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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