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“Good location but room is noisy and bathroom dated”
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Flamingo Lodge
Ranked #7 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

The location of the lodge is great, and at first blush seems nice enough. Not luxurious, but fine. However, the Pelican room is awful because it is situated right next door to the stairs and parking lot, so is noisy late at night and in the mornings. When I told the owner about this problem, he just shrugged his shoulders! Outrageous. And I was still whacked with the full bill..... Not recommended very highly.

Oh, and when I arrived for breakfast 15 minutes before the scheduled breakfast time ended, they had packed up breakfast! When I asked, I was sulkily given breakfast.

Room Tip: If you don't mind noise and a slightly dated bathroom, this is fine.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Great location friendly staff. They acccept kids but we felt awkward as we told several times to keep them quiet - and not excessively early in the morning. Kids are Kids and if you accept them on the premises you have to accept they do make some noise.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

Loved the Flamingo Lodge - beautiful view from the veranda over morning breakfast. Sea view in the distance. Excellent service, beautiful rooms and the location is of the best.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Daytonahotels
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

This lodge is colonial style with such friendly and helpful staff. It really is a 5 star service with very comfy beds and great facilities.

Geoff let me stay until after 2p.m. on checkout day with no extra cost - very fair!

Lovely place, staff and food. Excellent all round.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled solo
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Thank elfiemarden33
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

Stayed here for a couple of nights and was impressed with everything on offer. The rooms were large and well maintained. Breakfast on the balcony was very nice, the owner provided useful tips and the location to the centre of Umhlanga Rocks was great. All round great stay

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

We were staying in Durban for the 2nd Lion’s test and wanted a cheap and convenient location to stay for 2 nights.

The Flamingo lodge B&B provided this at a decent price. The facilities were clean, breakfast was good and the self-service bar was well-stocked.

Thank Sidicks
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Flamingo Lodge

Address: 15 Flamingo Lane, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: £61 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Flamingo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flamingo Lodge is a 4 Star establishment situated in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks and is closest of all the Guest Lodges (200 Meters) to the main "Blue Flag" bathing beach and the Beach Front Promenade. The Promenade is ideal for those people who like to walk or jog and is about 4 kilometers long, with spectacular scenery, open air restaurants and the occasional sighting of dolphins or whales. Umhlanga Rocks is situated some 10 minutes from the new King Shaka International Airport, and just 12 kilometers north of downtown Durban. Very close to the famous Gateway Shopping Centre and surrounded by world class Golf Clubs. Park your vehicle in our safe car park and you are within a 2 minute walk to the beaches and to the various first class restaurants and shopping facilities that the Village has to offer. Each of the eight tastefully decorated bedrooms all has their own en suite bathrooms/showers, as well as their own private patios. All rooms are equipped with Satellite Television, Safes, Tea/Coffee making facilities and individually controlled Air-Cons. and Fans. One of the rooms is a self catering apartment consisting of a double room with ensuite bathroom (with a bath and a separate shower) a separate television lounge which has a sleeper couch, kitchenette and dining area. The whole Lodge is an "Internet Hot Spot" so people with their own wireless computers enjoy free internet facilities. The Lodge provides for its guests an Honesty Bar as well as an Internet Cafe, where guests can down load their digital pictures on to Disc. A Full English Breakfast is served outside on our balcony, with great views of the sea. We have an arrangement where a few Village restaurants offer a discount to our guests. We have several world class golf resorts within a 10 kilometer drive. Dolphin viewing, Deep-Sea Diving and Fishing Safaris all start from "Grannies Pool" which is just in front of us on the beach. The Moses Mobhida Football stadium is just 10 kms down the road The Drakensberg Mountains with its many resorts are about a 2 hour drive from Durban as are the many Game Parks that surround the St Lucia Wetlands. We can organize all your tourist requirements or business needs through our Reception where the staff will do what they can to make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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