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Villa Calla
Ranked #25 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 February 2010

The breakfast is extensive and varied, the rooms look out onto the pool where we spent a couple of restful days before returning to Johannesburg for our flight home. Janelle arranged trips for us, booked restaurants, advised on where to go and where NOT to go, helped with a problem with our hire car. Carl her son is always on hand to supply drinks from the bar and rearrange sunbeds as required.

This is the second time we've been back and would not hesitate to recommend to our friends. Also a good location for beach and bars/restaurants and safe to walk into town at whatever time of the evening.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank TPCMargaret
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Reviewed 18 February 2010

We have spent our last South African night in Umhlanga Rocks. We were looking for a nice guest house for our last day. After some visits, we have stopped our quest in Villa Calla. Janelle welcomes us warmly and the villa was just perfect (beautiful, clean, spacious...). Many thanks to Janelle who help us to spend a great last night and day. It was exactly what we needed.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank fabelou
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Reviewed 7 January 2010

We stayed at Villa Calla and highly recommend this lovely B & B for any travellers.

We often travel overseas and the wonderful way the hosts, Janelle, Calla & Carl treat us was fantastic. The rooms are very neat and spacious and the staff members very helpful & friendly. Janelle and her staff really bend backwards for their clients.

If you ever go to Umhlanga Rocks, Villa Calla is defenately the place to stay!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank LouiseKwaZulu
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Reviewed 5 January 2010

Awesome service, very nice rooms and great food. A home away from home.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank DalisuDube
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

This is just an e-mail to everyone that made our stay at VIlla Calla pleasant. It felt like home-away-from-home. Your fantastic hospitality made us feel as if we were part of your family.

The facilities were superb and could honestly not find a fault with anything. The location of the bed & breakfast is great. Within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants.

Please tell all the ladies that prepared our breakfast with love and care every morning that they are truly amazing. Even though we all came back with a few extra kilos around our bellies.

Good luck with the year ahead, we wish you and your family everything your heart desires.

We will definitely tell all our family and friends about your stunning place.

Love to you all and till we meet again.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Thank NAD3
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Reviewed 27 December 2009

Having travelled quite a lot (leisure as well as business) ranging from basic to five star accommodations the welcome in Villa Calla was the worst we ever experienced.

We stayed only for one night. When we arrived we were welcomed by (apparently) the manager of Villa Calla. We were fully overpowered by his extreme rudeness and impatience. Before we had any time to get out of the car he was hitting on the boot of our car and pushing us to get out. He gave us no time to take the luggage out of our car (‘…you won’t need that for one night…’). In 2 minutes he showed us our room and the house. When we asked for early breakfast (confirmed by email in advance), he said nothing to know about that. After he disappeared we heard him fulminating in the house. Apparently he was in a very bad mood. However, to our opinion it is fully unacceptable to express this to the guests in such a manner.

The rooms are clean and well equipped. However, the house is rather thin-walled and the airco dripped continuously into the shower. Although located in a quiet area with a nice garden and swimming pool, the distance from the house to the restaurant area of Umhlanga is a bit far for a safe walk by night.

In the morning we met the owner Janelle, she had arranged our early breakfast without any problem. She was really warm and friendly.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 December 2009

Couldn't wish for a better place to stay. Janelle, family and staff are so helpful nothing too much trouble. Rooms are clean ,well equipped with lovely patios over looking the garden and pool, which guests can use.
The breakfast room well laid out and plenty of choice from continental to a full English breakfast. A well stocked bar for guests and t.v. lounge if you would rather mingle
Villa Calla is only a short stroll from the excellent varied restaurants, shops and beach of Umlhanga, I personally would not at night walk alone to the restaurants but again Janelle has helped us out with a lift. but there is ample parking in the secure grounds.We have stayed with Janelle many times and when we're back in the Durban area Villa Calla is where we will be staying.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank dianamfullwood
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Additional Information about Villa Calla

Address: 36 Stanley Grace Crescent | 157 Ridge Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: £91 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Calla 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Calla is a beautifully decorated home situated within a safe 5 minute walk from shops, restaurants and Umhlanga's Blue Flag beaches. All rooms have their own patio, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, safes, hairdriers, DSTV, tea/coffee facilities, toiletries, beach/pool towels and are serviced daily. Breakfast is served in the sunny dining area overlooking a sparkling pool. Calla and Janelle have a passion for people and will bend over backwards to assist guests. ... more   less 
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