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La Montagne
Reviewed 17 November 2012

We are the fortunate owners of a 16/365 timeshare studio and have been making use of the privillage for more than a decade.
It is nice to be back and observe improvements, such an enlarged pooldeck with the pool secured behind a glass enclosure with child-proof doors.
The resort is well maintained and staff always friendly. We were greeted with warmth by those that know as from previous visits.
Due to the restricted 3G reception at the 'top-of-the-dune' level we invested in a 'Poynting Direct' aerial which we were permitted to temporary erect on the patio. It makes a huge difference to reception.
The resort's entertainment team keeps the extroverts and kids well occupied.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Right on the beach this seems to be a young family orientated hotel with staff on hand to entertain the smaller children. The staff are very cheerful and helpful, the amenities functional and basic.The rooms all seem to have sea views as the hotel is stepped up the coastline and squeezed in between tightly packed holiday apartments. Not the place to stay if you want peace and quiet - we were there over a weekend and there seemed to be something on the go all the time!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

This resort is as close to the beach as what you can get. We had an apartment on the 8th floor at the back, but still had beautiful sea views and sounds. You can go for long walks along the coast starting in front of the resort, swim and surf the lovely waves. There are a couple of average to good restaurants and bars on the premises, and a lot of very good restaurants with in walking distance. A big bonus was the dinner theater ( The Pumkin Theater ) in the basement of the hotel, with some very decent shows on offer. Yes, the resort is a bit dated, but they are working very hard to renovate and upgrade. The units are a bit cramped for 4 adults, but the huge balcony with a very handy gas braai more than makes up for it! The service overall was good and the staff helpful. Bedding and appliances new and good quality.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

Spent a week in an apartment on ground level. View was great and the beach very close by on foot. Sadly the room was not up to standard. The bathroom caked with mould and mildew. The linens seemed clean and the staff were around daily to clean up but the place needs a facelift and and new furniture!

Room Tip: Don't get ground level apartment as passers by on the walkway always stare into your apartment o...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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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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1  Thank christiee123
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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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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: £59 - £138 (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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