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uMhlanga Sands Resort
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

In July. 2013 we stayed at Umhlanga Sands for the first time. We have 2 teenage kids and we were expecting a 4 star experience. The Hotel has a rundown feeling more of an aged casino than a resort. The main pool area is carpeted with false lawn not what you would expext of a 4 star establishment.

At check in, at 2pm as prescribed we arrived at a room still being cleaned after an 8 hour journey, forced to stand and wait while the previous occupants dirt was being removed from the room.

There is non exisitng security with the premises open to the beach with no access control and advertising of timeshare luring strangers onto the property. A false sense of security for the many families with small children.

Althoug we enjoyed our time at tbe sands it was not without constand worry about security. I would rate the hotel no more than a 3 star.

This will not be our first choice into the future

Room Tip: The lower rooms below floor 5 has an outside balcony overlooking the ocean
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank qwixrwp
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

this is a must as family to experience
smooth check-in on a very busy day
spotless rooms, well maintained and positioned
kid friendly, well actually totally equipped for a family with kids, either small or teenagers, something for all the kids
wonderful stay

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Chantel E
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

I visit this resort regularly and we're regularly reminded why this is our favorite holiday destination. Great facilities and service, always something to do and not forgetting the unbelievable Indian Ocean views. It feels like you're actually sleeping on the beach.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank suhail1603
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

We visit this wonderful hotel regularly and every time we come here we are stunned by the quality of service and facilities.

The full program to entertain us and the kids every day, makes us feel like we are on a ocean cruise, without the seasick associated with the cruise.

The restaurants in the hotel is convenient and of good quality.

Checking out on a Saturday can be a problem as a lot of guests are checking out at the same time, I suggest staring early.

I can recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms have a sea view. If you want to be away from the noise select a floor higher than the 4th. The floors below 5 have larger balconies.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank Boschenvaal
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

It is an absolute pleasure to go to Umhlanga Sands. Great activities and entertainment and friendly service! A definite thumbs up to the Entertainment Team for their upbeat, enthusiastic and professional attitude towards the guests.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Desmari G
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