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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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17 reviews
The Apartment
The open plan lounge
The comfortable lounge
The open plan plounge
The open plan dining and kitchen area
The modern fully equipped kitchen
The main bedroom en suite
The second bedroom
The third bedroom
The second bathroom
The private patio and garden area
The upstairs patio
The complex swimming pool
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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal

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DaveLD
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“Almost Perfect….”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We booked this location as we wanted to be close to the beach. Mission accomplished as there is a private walkway that takes 5 minutes to walk to the beach which is a huge bonus when you have a small child.

The condo had excellent accommodations with three bed rooms upstairs (twins that can be converted to kings). The master has a TV but the other two rooms do not. The master has a full en suite with a bathtub and another full bath upstairs and another downstairs. This place could very comfortably accommodate a party of 6.

There are no face cloths and if 6 people were really staying there, there would not be enough towels as they state they only change out your towels every 5 days. They have a washer and dryer in the unit as well as a dishwasher. Having laundry detergent and dishwasher soap would be nice touches to provide. There is a maid that comes daily. The internet was good. The beach toys and boogie boards in the garage were great to have. The patio area was good for napping and lounging. Covered parking was nice. Safe location with security guard and gate. The area is convenient to the village with restaurants and shops (walking distance). It is just a few minutes drive to Gateway Mall with good shopping including some American stores like McDonald’s, Toys R US, and Build-a-Bear. They provided us with an extra fan and baby cot. Two of our favorite features were the expansive DSTV service allowing us to catch some American football and watch the Food Network and the balcony that gives you an obstructed view of the ocean but it is still very nice. Our favorite spot was the wonderful lounging area downstairs with a nice TV.

As the title states, it was an almost perfect stay. The only downside were cockroaches and ants. Ants were plentiful in the kitchen on the bottom floor but that did not really bother us. We did find several cockroaches in the kitchen and living room. This place is so clean that I doubt this is a recurring issue but it was a bit of a negative. The manager said that they would contact the exterminator as they have fumigation done quarterly and should not be seeing these bugs. This issue would not prevent us from staying there again but would want assurances that creepy critters would not be joining us during the stay.

We loved the area and had a nice stay thus will definitely consider a return visit.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Beach access, lounge area with DSTV, patio
Liked least: The cockroaches but it did not ruin our stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Dec 2013
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at D3 Sea Lodge and the amenities provided in this luxury apartment.

Your suggestions and constructive comments have been noted and dish washing liquid and dish washer soap are now provided.

The roach issue has been taken up with the company that sprays the apartments on a quarterly basis. I am delighted to inform you that there have been no further reported problems.

We are glad to hear that you loved the area, the beach and surrounding attractions and we would love to see you again on a return visit.

Kind regards,
Tina, Wayne, Jack and Mark
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