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Petite Provence B&B
Ranked #3 of 12 Salt Rock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 reviews
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“Tranquil beach holiday.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Since our first review of Petit Provance we became regular guests. With our last stay we stayed in the honeymoon room. This room is one of my favourite rooms it is so peaceful and quiet with a lovely patio in a stunning tropical garden with the pool just meters away. The breakfast is first class and served by friendly staff. It is clear that this is a successful B&B as they are continually upgrading the rooms and furniture. There is a authentic French provance atmospheres here that really add to the holiday feeling. This is a must stay if you are in the area.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

My husband and I stayed at Petite Provence in their honeymoon suite for the last leg of our honeymoon in January this year. It is a fabulous B&B with great facilities, beautifully decorated rooms and hearty morning breakfasts. Having a pool was also a strong plus as many other B&B's we looked at didn't have access to one.

All this aside, our stay was let down by the fact that although we booked the honeymoon suite no effort was made to make it a special experience or stay. If you are going to market a honeymoon suite (at a more expensive rate that your other rooms) it should have a certain standard service experience - rose petals, sparkling wine on arrival, being greeted at reception - and offer the privacy and quality a honeymoon couple expects. None of these attributes were present and we were hugely disappointed in this regard. To top it off other rooms at the B&B were more private and of a higher standard.

I can't fault this B&B for a holiday stay, however it lacked the service and warmth one would expect in a B&B atmosphere and it shouldn't be advertising a honeymoon suite.

Room Tip: The Lavender/honeymoon suite is located directly opposite the pool which was not clear from the webs...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

We booked in for 3 days in December 2011, facilities was great, but really found the staff and owner very unfriendly. Seemed like the fact that we are not tourist didn't help much. Each morning we had to go and order our own breakfast and the staff could hardly get a smile out. Such a pity when your accomodation is so expensive but the service is non existing.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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SaltRockJacntweet, Manager at Petite Provence B&B, responded to this review, 26 January 2012
Dear Jessica,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are very sorry your stay didn’t match your expectations.
Your stay was actually early January not in December.
We thankfully had a record December and were fully booked the entire time, but this took its toll on our employees who were quite exhausted and unfortunately one staff fell ill and we had to employ a temp who was not as efficient …

Our staff has been praised many times for their friendliness and the owner has been known to smile on some occasions ;-))
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

I stayed last night in a Full house and yet its still and peaceful and I could rest and enjoy everything just like the previous time.

Thank you to all the great staff.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Kranskop
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

A tranquil atmosphere, a stone's through away from the beach. We slept for two nights and received stunning service to say the least.

Every breakfast we were surprised at the variety of food set out to choose from. Served outside with soft piano music filling the air it was a French experience par excellence.

We have been to other guest houses in South Africa and traveled through Europe etc. But I feel that we finally found what we were looking for.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

Thanks for a lovely two nights at Petite Provence. The spacious room and quiet surroundings made for a wonderful time of rest. Staff is excellently trained and the hearty breakfasts something to look forward to. We loved being there.

  • Stayed November 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2011

I was just out of hospital and we decided to stay at Petite Provence once again for a few days of forced rest .
The owners made sure we had everything we needed and as usual the service was great. was lying in bed all day for 4 days and I can say the bed was very comfortable, and the view very restful (we stayed in the Laurier Room). I even received breakfast in bed every morning!
Thank you once again and we will surely be back!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Petite Provence B&B

Property: Petite Provence B&B
Address: 7 Umdoni Road, Salt Rock 4391, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Salt Rock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Salt Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Petite Provence B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and enjoy this unique French style Guest House, with splashing of lavender, the colors, and hospitality typical of Provence in the South of France, and year-round African sunshine. The best of both worlds! Petite Provence B&B is situated in Ballito-Salt Rock, 30 min drive from Umhlanga, Durban North, half-way between Umfolozi Game Reserve and Durban Airport. Our 4 charming en-suite rooms are equipped with air-conditioned, DStv, Wi-Fi, fridge and hospitality tray (kitchenette "on request"), crisp white linen, beach towels, patio and unique French touch. ... more   less 
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