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“Extraordinary friendly and welcoming hosts”
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Manaar House
Ranked #3 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed at Manaar House on the first night of our South African holiday. Extraordinarily welcoming and friendly -nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, Tina and Wayne. The room was comfortable, breakfast excellent and our only regret was that we stayed there only for one night. The property is beautiful and full of quirky details. We have already been recommending Manaar House for our South African friends so that they can spread the word as well.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful beginning to your South African holiday at Manaar House and thank you for recommending Manaar House to your friends.

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We stayed at the Manaar house for 5 nights, for a mixture of business and Holiday related travelling. The attention to the detail and the level of service and kindness that we were exposed to were something that we had not experienced before in South Africa, and perhaps not even elsewhere. There is a real wish to look after the guests and that makes a huge difference. Good breakfast, good location. To be trusted fully.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2013

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Manaar House and thank you for your complimentary review. It was an absolute pleasure for us to be your hosts and we look forward to your next visit to Manaar House. Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I stayed at Manaar House for 15 nights, in the self catering apartment, room 2. The apartment was excellent and surpassed my expectations. Its much bigger than I expected and had all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. A huge comfortable bed, kitchen and ensuite bathroom that was more than adequate. Free Wifi and satellite TV in your room was a nice touch too. I cant thank Tina and Wayne enough for the warm welcome they gave me. They both work very hard to ensure you have everything you could possibly need and more.It felt more like staying with friends than staying in bed and breakfast accommodation.. I would definitely have no hesitation recommending Manaar House to friends and family. It is a head and shoulders above other accommodation I have stayed in before in Umhlanger Rocks.

Room Tip: Room 2 is in my opinion ideal for 1 or 2 people. Very private with everything you could possibly nee...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank merni5
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Thank you for sharing your favourable review and comments of Manaar House on Trip Advisor.
We hope to see you again in the future for a longer stay.
Kind regards,
Wayne and Tina

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Extremly friendly and service minded hosts who know the area and the country very well. Booked our restaurants and taxis without asking them. They really did everythign to make our stay a very nice one. If you in Umhlanga you should stay with them.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pat M
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you to stay at Manaar House. We pride ourselves on service delivery and exceeding one's expectations. We hope that you will visit Manaar House again in the future.
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Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

I stayed at Manaar for only one night, but it was a great experience! I felt welcome as soon as I arrived. Tina and Wayne helped me out with recommendations and some practical things. The accommodation itself was perfect. Nothing negative to say.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
Thank Bart209
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Thank you for your wonderful comments relating to your stay at Manaar House. We so enjoyed your company and having you to stay at Manaar House. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the facilities in the studio self catering unit. We hope that you will pay us another visit in the near future. Best regards Tina and Wayne

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed in manaar house for a weekend trip to Durban, the location was ideal and the service was impeccable. We loved the recommendation on activities by Tina and Wayne,they were wonderful hosts. Join them if you plan to spend a few days in Durban!

Room Tip: Their none self catering rooms overlook an amazing garden, definitely recommend it.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Thank you for positive review of Manaar House. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and your compliments are appreciated. We hope to see you both again in the near future.
Kindest regards Wayne and Tina

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Manaar House is definitely one of the best places to stay in Durban/Umhlanga. We stayed there for three nights in the self Catering Apartment. The a/c duplex unit was extremely spacious, spotlessly clean, nicely furnished and well maintained. Not a single word of criticism worth mentioning here, except maybe that it is located pretty close to the motorway, so having breakfast on the large roof terrace might become a bit noisy. But the best thing to report was the warm, generous and very welcoming hospitality. Tina and Wayne made us not feel like guest but like friends, I daresay they really adopted us. We became part of the family! They arranged everything for us, provided insider's tips on where to go, which the best restaurants were etc. and, though busy with running their business, always found the time for a little chat. The Umhlanga beaches are within a walking distance, but we recommend taking the car as it is not a nice walk. Our overall rating: Excellent value for money. We will be back!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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ManaarHouse, Manager at Manaar House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay at Manaar House and we thoroughly enjoyed your company. We are delighted to hear that Manaar House met with your expectations, and the team at Manaar House look forward to seeing you and the family again on a future visit. Warm regards,
Tina and Wayne

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Additional Information about Manaar House

Address: 16 Manaar Road, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: £61 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Manaar House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests have the choice of B & B or self catering accommodation. 2 luxury en-suite double bedrooms with full en-suite bathrooms (separate bath & shower) and 2 well appointed self catering units with modern, fully equipped kitchens. All bedrooms / apartments have satellite TV, air-conditioning, telephone, FREE wireless internet facilities and their own private entrance. Self catering apartments are also fully serviced. Barbeque facilities are available. Swimming pool and hot tub. 2 minutes drive to the beach and Umhlanga Centre. 5 minutes drive to Gateway. Secure undercover parking. ... more   less 
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