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uMhlanga Sands Resort
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Work Trip”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Stayed here as part of a work trip and was stunned by the location, our room had a beach view and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore was the perfect way to wake up of a morning, not to mention the benefit of a balcony being ideal for relaxing with a drink after a busy day.

Staff were great, seem to know the area very well and always available to help with taxis etc. cannot fault them for such excellent service.

Overall a lovely hotel that comes highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

From arrival to departure we had excellent service. Upon arrival the entertainment staff made sure we feel welcome and special. Children were greeted with excitement. Everyday from 10h00 the children and adults were entertained at the family pool. Games, competitions, crafts and so much more made it fun to be there early till late. Entertainment staff made the effort to get to know each and every child and adult. It was a great place to meet fellow holiday makers from across the globe.

We stayed in a 6 sleeper unit, which had 2 seperate bedrooms with own bathrooms, a kitchen, lounge and dining area. The main bedroom and lounge had each a flat screen HD TV with it's own DSTV decoder. The unit was stylish decorated and fully equipped. The view from our private balcony showcased lovely sunrises and the playful lights of the ships, awaiting approval to enter Durban harbour, from dush to dawn. What a pity to leave after 2 weeks!! But, we will definitely return next year.

Room Tip: We chose a 6 sleeper unit, although we were only 4, since it is more spacious and luxurious.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We vacationed at the resort from 2/9/13 to 2/24/13. The staff were very pleasant, always helpful & ready to assist. The rooms were nicely cleaned, daily. The rooms are spacious, with kitchenette area( fridge & microwave, all dishes provided- no stove) Best ocean views & easy beach access. Seeing security personnel on site & along the boardwalk put me at ease to enjoy my vacation no matter what time of day/night we walked along the board walk or in the town. I used the hair salon twice & the staff did a great job on my ethnic hair. The restaurants were conveniantly located at the resort- ample menu selection & affordable dining prices. I like the Braai meat packs. I can't wait to go back for another vacation, but make sure to pack wash cloths since they are not provided; however beach towels are provided by the resort.The resort is close to shopping & entertainment as well. I.m counting down the months to my return.

Room Tip: No matter what room/suite you have, all accommodations are excellent with panoramic views of the oc...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

The staff and management team were always available and ready to assist when ever we needed help. The entertainment team had us eating from their hands. I am ready to go back soon.

The pools and relaxing area are well equipped. The restaurants and bar staff as well as the food was great.

Room Tip: We had a great room on the 8 floor the views were amazing.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

The location is very close to the beach,is clean and well serviced and very friendly staff.For a self catering unit,there is no electric stove to cook or prepare meals,therfore pre-cook all meals before coming,the fridge is of a reaonable size.The unit can become very cramped and small if u travel with much bigger kids.The bathrooms were very small,was daunting initially,but got used to it.Overall,the stay was pleasant.The exceptional views from the apartment ,is really the highlight.The top floors usually have the best views.

Room Tip: The top floors have direct views of the ocean.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Sands and it was as wonderful as the last, and as good as any Hotel we have been to. The staff are exceptionally friendly and they have a well skilled and dedicated Entertainment team who plan activities for the whole family. The room is serviced daily with bathing towels and domestic towels changed as frequently as you like. The views are almost limitless and are interrupted only by the ships on the horizon, waiting to dock at Durban's harbour. The main swimming beach is 200m from the hotel. Durban main is 15 minutes drive and all the best attractions are within 25 minutes drive. The two restaurants in the hotel offer great service and fare. They both offer room service.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Andrew W
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Quality timeshare resort at Umhlanga, near Durban, on the north coast. A great resort with all the extras - swimming pools, restaurants, beach and in close proximity to shops, shopping centres, restaurants and places of interest.

Room Tip: All the rooms are sea facing in a great resort on the beach.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about uMhlanga Sands Resort

Property: uMhlanga Sands Resort
Address: 44 Lagoon Drive | Myezo Park, Umhlanga Rocks 5099, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — uMhlanga Sands Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An idyllic resort located mere steps away from the pristine Umhlanga beachfront, the Umhlanga Sands Timeshare Resort is the perfect location for travellers looking for something out of the ordinary. Sporting easy access to all the major tourist attractions as well as fantastic facilities geared towards holiday activities, the Umhlanga Sands is a perfect destination for families seeking self-catering Timeshare accommodation in KwaZulu Natal. ... more   less 
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