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Crooked Tree Cottage
Ranked #4 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Home from home. Not your kind of plastic hotel outfit. Hosts are genuinely warm and receptive. Treated me almost as long time friend
Appreciated the crisp and clean linen, availability of good wi-fi connection

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Faan, thank you so much for the wonderful words, you are always such a gentleman! keep up the biking and and see you again in the future!
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

The Crooked Tree B&B was super accommodation with great food, excellent views and hospitality that could not be bettered. Helen and Reinard offer a wonderful place to stay with value for money, particularly for overseas visitors, and I would not hesitate to stay at the Crooked Tree again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Eileen - Thank you - you were a wonderful guest! Good luck with you know what and keep traveling!
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Johannsburg
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Excellent. Great location. Clean spacious room with a great view of Umhlanga. Breakfast was also outstanding. Helen and partner were most excellent hosts. Will be back on my next visit to Durban. Jerome

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Thank a lot for the great review Jerome, hope the golfing is going well, and don't forget to come again soon, we are holding your shoes for ransom!
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Sussex Uk
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Close to all amenities in Umhlanga. The lack of laundry facilities was a problem.
There is a local laundry which we visited but did not take advantage of as it did not appear very good on inspection. We did find a better laundry in the village itself.


  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Helenoe, Manager at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Thank you for the feedback and compliments. I have made a note about the local laundry and will try and address your issues with them. I do hope you are enjoying the rest of your stay and good luck on your travels!
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Crooked Tree is less than 5 mins out of central Umhlanga with great ocean views. What sets this place apart is the friendly owners who spend time chatting over their great breakfasts. If you are a visitor they have any info you want at hand and a relaxed banter is a good way to start the day.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
It was a pleasure and an education chatting to you as well......lovely to meet you and thank you for the great feedback. Hope your house sale goes well and all the best for your build!
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

The rooms are fantastic, hosts make me feel at home, sometimes I get too comfy and forget I need to go to work. There is a selection of breakfasts which are all superb and freshly prepared to your liking at the time you prefer. For family holiday's or business trips I would most definately recommend Crooked Tree.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Thanks so much Gayton, see you again soon!
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Jhb
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Crooked Tree Cottage was a pleasant experience, rooms are kept neat and clean, service is great, gives you a homey feeling. Its central to everything, very close to the beach and malls and easy access to highways. What i liked best is having easy access to all surrounding thats needed, the people are so down to earth pleasant to converse with and very helpful. I got recommened to Crooked Tree Cottage by a friend of mine he had the same great experience. I dont regret going there, would be my first choice on my next trip to Umhlanga. Thank You

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
It was lovely to meet you and thank you for the great feedback. Hope we see plenty more of you in the future! Special thanks to your friend that referred you please! All the very best for 2014!
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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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