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Anchor's Rest
Ranked #1 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I manage a B&B and last week, I had a large group and needed another B&B to help out with the overflow. It is ALWAYS a pleasure dealing with Cilla, Sandy and Peter at Anchors rest. I know that my clients are looked after. I cannot attest to sleep quality or rooms, but SERVICE, is always excellent, and above all professional without loosing the friendly touch.
Thank you. Regards Fiona

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Dear Fiona

Thanks so much for your referral review, which was such a pleasure to read. In the hospitality industry it is great to have colleagues who are like minded and whom we can network with when we need to refer guests on.

You are also a pleasure to deal with and we value your support of Anchor's Rest.

Kind regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Friendly helpful hosts and staff. Easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants and we also enjoyed walking down to the excellent and safe promenade. We will try the self-catering option when we return.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Dear Julian and Lynda

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and just as importantly, that you enjoyed the facilities and close proximity of the 'Village'. The Promenade is absolutely great and I regularly walk our dogs to the beach and Promenade for a leisurely stroll, which we all love.

When you do come back for your next visit, we would love to show you the upgrades which we are doing to some of our rooms.

Kind regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

The location in Umhlanga is fantastic. You can safely walk to the central area for cafes/bars and to the beach. It is also a short drive to Durban city centre for the tourist stuff there, without the hassle of being down town.

We were made to feel at home and very welcome with the owners always around for some advice or a chat.

It was also very good value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Dear Sam and Alice

Thanks so much for your great review, which we were delighted to receive. It really warms our hearts when guests say that they feel at home at Anchor's Rest as we wouldn't want you to feel any other way. We also appreciate that you found it good value for money as everyone is 'cost conscious' these days. We are constantly striving to improve our standards and service, while still having market related rates.

Please do come back for another visit and then we will be able to show you to upgrades and modifications which we are doing at the moment.

Kind regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

A truly great place, whilst being only walking distance from the main restaurant strip, it manages to maintain a very peaceful and quiet setting, unusual for Umhlanga. Fantastic hosts and very comfortable rooms, definitely worth looking into when visiting the area, and will most certainly be back!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Richard

You have made our day with your wonderful review - thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review on Anchor's Rest.

We love hearing guests say that 'they will definitely be back for another visit' and most guests do indeed come back. We have a growing list of repeat guests and we would be delighted to have the honour of adding you to this valued list.

We will be carrying out a few changes to some of the guest rooms so we look forward to being able to show you these changes when you come back for another visit.

Warm regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Beautiful little place with very "homy" living room, self catering bar, pool and garden. Very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. Quiet, yet central location. Close to the beach, restaurants, motorway.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Bart

Thank you for choosing Anchor's Rest for your stay in Umhlanga. We are always delighted when our guests say that they have felt at home as this is what we strive to achieve - a relaxed, comfortable, homely environment so that you can concentrate on your business activities, while we look after you.

We hope that you will return to Umhlanga Rocks for another visit, perhaps a holiday next time with your family so that they can discover the delights and attractions of Umhlanga as well.

Warm regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We chose this guesthouse after reading the great reviews by other guests and were not disappointed. Peter was a fantastic host, very attentive, always on hand to assist with helpful tips and suggestions of where to eat, drink, etc. we booked the garden unit which was really private and comfortable. It had a little kitchenette which was really helpful although we did not really do much self catering. Breakfast was very good - there is a very good variety and quality available. Location is great, we got to stroll around to village every night for dinner and drinks and not worry about driving. Definitely will be back!

Room Tip: Garden suites offered great privacy
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Jay

Thanks so much for your wonderful, complimentary review. We are so pleased that Anchor's Rest lived up to your expectations - and hopefully we exceeded them!

Peter is a great host as he so enjoys the company of our guests and giving them information on where to go, what to do, etc. as he is passionate about Umhlanga and loves sharing our wonderful 'village' with our guests.

A big plus is that you can walk everywhere, even at night so you can enjoy a few glasses of beer or wine and stroll home without worrying about 'drinking and driving'.

Please do come back for another visit as we love welcoming guests back to Anchor's Rest for repeat visits.

Kind regards
Cilla, Peter and Sandy

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

An excellent stay with wonderful hosts Cilla and Peter. we had a great time for the short stay and will definitely go back as soon as we can. Felt like we were at home but without the housework and cooking.
PS: Thanks to Sandy for returning Veshant's chain, much appreciated.



  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Kammy

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest which we really do appreciate. We are delighted that you felt so at home and relaxed and that you will return for another stay and perhaps next time you will be able to book for a longer stay.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Anchor's Rest for another relaxing break.

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: £64 - £77 (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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