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Reviewed 13 August 2012

After having a terrible drive down due to the snow, arrived to a warm and welcoming reception. The staff were so understanding.after 18 hours of traveling my daughter slept all the way so there was no way she was gonna sleep. I was handed a pair of glasses from the deputy resort manager and told to sleep at the pool while the entertainers look after my daughter. Anything and everything that we needed was available. My daughter '4' had an absolute ball, always entertained. The staff were always friendly. For a pure relaxing holiday this is definitely the place to come. A week ago we were in mauritius and now wish I had rather spent the week here too. I love this place don't want to leave.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

In July 1999, we became owners of a studio for 16 out-of-season days. We've been going every year since. We have had a few complaints over the years, but look forward each year. The patio is as big as the sleeping area, and lovely. Willard's beach is just down the stairs. There is a lovely promenade along the edge of the beach, where lots of well-formed bodies often jog.

Room Tip: Level 1 is at 'dune' level - nearest to the sea; however, by-passers could be a nuisance.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

This resort is currently being renovated, and access to the outside area, pool etc is very limited. We were not advised of this when booking or when checking in. 70% of the units have been renovated and the balance will be complete by end of 2013 apparently. Our unit with 2 bedrooms was not yet renovated and had old fittings and fixtures. Cleanliness was not an issue at all and the staff kept the unit spotlessly clean.
The resort is pretty much right on the beach, and once the common area renovation is complete it will be very nice. The location is great for people wanting to spend a week at the beach and you can regularly see dolphins from your terrace.

Room Tip: Lower rooms below the pool area are renovated.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

The place looks nice with rooms facing right at the beach. The place need some real refurbishment inside the apartments especialy the studios. Staff are very friendly and entertainment and a spa what a great experience.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

This is an establishment that worked well in the 80's however now it needs a major revamp. The only good atribute about this hotel is its proximity to the sea and the beach, otherwise it creeps with 'old' everywhere. Service is poor and food quality poorer. Try other newer places in the area, there are a few good options..

Room Tip: During the holiday season the place is full of large families and hundreds of kids, so if you are lo...
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Enjoyed our stay overall with good entertainment and attentive staff. Lovely walks on the beach and a spa in the hotel.
Make sure you get a refurbished unit as the older units are very old and not fit for use. Also get the unit that are close to the beach and not set back.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Units are set back and you have to stand to see the view and waves. Nice view of dolphins etc.
entertainment very good, general areas very good but rooms a little tied and need some TLC

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Montagne

Address: 100 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito 4399, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Ballito
Price Range: £40 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Montagne 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated along the Dolphin Coast, just 15km from King Shaka Airport, 120 luxury terraced apartments with breathtaking sea views await you at La Montagne Resort Hotel and Spa. With restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine and room service, a great in-house Wellness Retreat, a live supper theatre club, squash courts, swimming pool, magnificent seaside sun deck and a daily entertainment programme for the whole family, La Montagne is guaranteed to fulfil your holiday dreams. The resort also boasts superb wedding and conferencing facilities with a full banqueting function, themed evenings and special activities. ... more   less 
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