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Crooked Tree Cottage
Ranked #4 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

The hosts were great. i would recommend it to all my friends and family. We enjoyed the breakfast and the cleanliness. Thanks for the upgrade, it made our stay even better. keep up the good work. My wife is already asking me when are we going back.


  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

It was lovely to meet you and we really look forward to having you visit again, come when you weather gets really lousy in winter, that is the best time here!!

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Awesome accommodation for a family. Spacious, comfortable, upmarket and central.
Added benefits were Wi-Fi, DVD, All bedrooms were en-suite and pool.
Definately will use again and for a longer time next time.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

As admonished - book earlier and for longer. You and your family were great to host and I would love to have you back, hope your overseas trip goes well, or has gone well if you are back already.

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Reviewed 1 October 2013


Crooked Tree Cottage is lovely, tranquil and very neat! My Family and I had an awesome time. Thank you so much Helen for your hospitality and valuable advice on activities.

We arrived on Friday 20th September and departed on Tuesday 24th. Our stay was pleasurable; Helen gave us maps and suggested activities that were child friendly. The rooms are very neat and well maintained.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Thank you for your great comments!

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Helen and Raid run this excellent property facing Indian Ocean. The property is just like a home and both husband and wife are so sweet and kind. I will be back to Durban in Dec 2013 and will stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2013

Thank you so much Muhammed, it was lovely to meet you. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of your cooking when you are next here!!! Enjoy your future travels.

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Friendly and assistive owners made my short stay enjoyable and worthwhile. The food was delicious and made to perfection. There was always a supply of goodies (teas, coffee, fruit juice, rusks, yoghurt) in the kitchen. The owners made an effort to ask how my stay was and suggested various things to do. Definitely value for money and will definitely go back!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2013

Thank you Gabriel for the great review, it was great to meet you. I do hope you enjoyed Umhlanga and there was enough to bring you back again!

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Stunning accomodation, more tv channels would be great though, but otherwise very homely atmosphere and ideal for a small family staying between 1 and five days. Helen is the perfect hostess. Will be back for sure.


  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2013

Hi Eugene - thanks for the review and suggestions, the TV channel recommendation is noted:) I hope the kids enjoyed their stay as well, they certainly seemed to be excited - but then girls always are when they are small!!

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

As a regular traveler i stay in hotels or B&B between 2 and 3 weeks every month but i got to say Crooked Tree is almost like home to me. Awesome hospitality, great rooms with a lovely views and a great breakfast. Helen and Reinhart are very keen to make your stay comfortable as possible.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

As always Willie it is a pleasure to have you here, we always look forward to seeing you. Thanks so much for the review! Don't forget to collect you bag on your way home this week!!!

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Additional Information about 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: £53 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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