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Crooked Tree Cottage
Ranked #4 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Northern Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Amazing accommodation with fantastic hosts and a superb location!”
Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

My fiancé, family, friends and I stayed with Helen at The Crooked Tree Cottage for 8 days in January whilst we were in SA for our wedding.

We were so impressed with the cottage and the two rooms we booked. The pool area was fantastic and we were able to brai. There was parking available for our hire car and our guests.

The location was spot on, Helen and her husband were friendly, helpful and nothing was ever too much.

We would go back tomorrow and stay at Crooked Tree without hesitation. We would recommend Crooked Tree to anyone-a couple, friends, families.

It was perfect and if my brother gets married in SA (he was so impressed with everything) we will definitely be staying with Helen.

Her follow up was very thoughtful, considerate and much appreciated.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Helenoe, Manager at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you all had the most amazing time and are glad we could contribute to your experience in a small way! We would love it if you all came again for another wedding so let us know when!!!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

Travelling a lot leaves one with the problem of where should I stay. At Crooked Tree I have found exactly what I wanted. Friendly hosts and an excellent room. Good breakfast and even follow - up after the stay - Perfect

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Room was well kept and in pristine condition with more than enough space.
Very impressed that the room also had more than what I was expecting as they even provide cereals in the room.

Area is quite and well maintained and the room which I stayed in had great views.

But the reason why I would recommend anyone staying at the Crooked Tree Cottage is the hospitality, from the warm and friendly welcome to getting to know each other over breakfast, the friendliness will definitely be the reason why I will revist the Crooked tree

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 28 April 2013
Hi Jerome
Thank you so very much for the review, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and we enjoyed meeting you. We do not often get guests from Umtata - we are still talking about the number of Spars you have there! Hope we see you again soon!
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Polokwane, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2013

We really enjoyed our stay. The hospitality was lovely and the rooms were beautiful. The place surpassed our expectations. Thank you. We will definitely come back when we visit durban again and will recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 22 April 2013
Hi Lethabo
Thanks again for the positive comments and I am pleased you all enjoyed your stay! Hope we see you again same time next year!
Regards Crooked Tree
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2013

We had a fantastic experience at Crooked Tree Cottage. Helen and Reinhard were fabulous hosts. They were incredibly hospitable. The cottage was lovely as too were the cooked breakfasts! A perfect stay

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 14 April 2013
Thanks so much Maryanne?,Miss the company at breakfast and looking forward to Lisa's pic in 3 months!!!
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Good value for money, tastefully furnished and exceptionally clean. The location is high up on a hill with good views of Umhlanga Rocks and the ocean and coveniently located to all major amenities and access roads.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Tried the luxury rooms this time round and was extremely happy. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is very tasty with huge portions, thanks to the chef! Friendly hosts. Debbie@united-scientific.co.za

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Helenoe, Manager at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 19 March 2013
Thanks Debbie!! Hope to see you again soon!
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Property: Crooked Tree Cottage
Address: 39 Hilken Drive | Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Crooked Tree Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in November 2005, Crooked Tree Cottage is a 6 room accommodation establishment located in Umhlanga, Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Umhlanga is a premier holiday destination and has the added advantage of being close to some of the business giants located at La Lucia Office Park, Ridgeside (a new development), Gateway and Mount Edgecombe. So we can cater to both the Holiday visitor and Business person alike. There is plenty to do in the area for both types of visitors – beaches, conference centers, restaurants, township tours, kite surfing, mountain biking and most importantly, King Shaka Airport is only 15 min away. Crooked Tree is run by Reinhard and Helen Oehler, both of whom like to take a personal approach to running things. Reinhard is Chief Cook as the breakfasts are his specialty, and Helen runs things in the background, managing bookings, marketing and accounts etc. They both however like to interact with as many of their guests as possible and are often found chatting away at breakfast time. ... more   less 
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