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Review of Garden Court Umhlanga

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Garden Court Umhlanga
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Beijing, China
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A surprise ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

This lovely hotel is quite the dynamite that comes in small packages. Stayed there 5 nights in July. Good parking for your car; walking distance to Gateway Mall & Natal Sharks Board, big variety breakfast buffet (my kids enjoyed everything); friendly staff.
Rooms & bathrooms are super clean, bedding impeccable.
Wifi free
A great place to make a base & explore Durban

Stayed July 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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East London, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

It was a good trip. It was my 1st time to be at your hotel.I had a good time,your rooms were neat,your food was also good . It has been a good experience.Everything has been up to speed, it was a very enjoyable. I will definately come back to have this experience.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

It's not very often that I book into a hotel without ever checking the star grading. I was very surprised, after a few days, to learn that this was a 3 star hotel. In my view, it was a 4 star hotel with impeccable service and modern decor throughout the establishment.

The hotel is conveniently located close to Gateway shopping centre in a wonderful location in Umhlanga. It was absolutely perfect for walking around our 1 year old daughter in her pram.

Special mention to Merryl who took such great care of us, when we had a complaint or two :)

Looking forward to being back here again in the near future.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I stay at this hotel often for business. Breakfasts are EXCELLENT!!! Staff are lovely and friendly! The rooms are spacious, and bathrooms are a good size.
I stay fairly often and am always greeted by name!


  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Garden Court Umhlanga for 6 days and we loved the fact that it was only a few minutes walk to Gateway. Will visit again. The food was also great, especially breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Gauteng
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91 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

What an awesome experience as always. Thank you to a warm and hospital team of people who go out of their way to ensure service excellence. Special thanks to Meryl and Nirosh who took extra special care of us. The hotel is great for kids, a wonderful play area and heated kiddie pool. Great cocktails and an excellent choice of cuisine for every taste.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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190 reviews
107 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

I stayed at the Garden Court Umhlanga for three nights.
I had a late check in on my arrival and I was surprised I had the most smelly room in the hotel located on the first floor. Somehow the staff was saying that it is not a smoking room and then the version has changed by claiming that a smoking room was ordered but I rechecked the reservation and that is not the case.

I had a room on the 3rd floor, the room is very spacious and clean. the big minus is the lighting in the bathroom. This is all led lights so when you have to shave for your meeting it is just like shaving in the dark as led light is not spread and that causes shadows when you look at yourself in the mirror.

The breakfast is superb and the WiFi signal great.

The gym is small.

The hotel is five minutes by walk away from The Gateway mall.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Garden Court Umhlanga

Property: Garden Court Umhlanga
Address: 7 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court Umhlanga 3*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A contemporary interior design of fusing water features. The colours and textures of natural reed, sets the mood of the newly opened Garden Court uMhlanga. This hotel is ideally situated in uMhlanga Rocks. Within close proximity to the Gateway Shopping Centre and popular uMhlanga beaches. The hotel offers spacious guest areas with business and internet facilities to cater for business travelers.The hotel boasts a lush courtyard that offers guests a heated pool with a play-ledge for young children to enjoy. The gym facility on the 5th floor will ensure that health fanatics are also catered for. ... more   less 
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