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Salt Rock Hotel & Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Salt Rock
Reviewed 13 January 2014

* Great location with awesome natural views of the salt rock vicinity
* rustic / humble venue with friendly, helpful staff
* clean, simple accommodation
* Yummy breakfast and dinner - buffet with a wide choice to suit all taste buds that change on a daily basis so you will never get bored
* lovely large pool which is friendly for all; with pool side service from the chef himself - Mo
* 2 minute stroll to the beach and tidal pool
* for those that love fishing - a good spot to spend

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

All rooms face the sea and is a great advantage if you were to receive one of the last rooms available. Normally you get the cleaners room.

Good food and great service.

The hotel also has a nice view of Shaka's castle/tidal pool with direct beach access.

Great fishing spots like the one on top of Shaka's castle and around have landed a couple of big ones over the years.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Quinpretoria
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

The hotel also has a 'hidden secret', a club house and pool, just across Basil Hulett drive, where the most amiable of managers, John Smale, oversees the good stock of beverages and good 'value for money food'. Relaxed, with big TV screens, and plenty of atmosphere, one can rally trip out here

Room Tip: face east an get the lovely morning sunshine as your alarm clock
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank HillDavid_13
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is a great value for money beach resort. The only con is that there are no separate smoking designated sections which means that everyone gets exposed to awful cigarette smoke especially at the pool and on verandas.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank Babybumps
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

The food is good and well presented on the buffet. The atmosphere in the dining room is somewhat lacking due to it being really old and somewhat 'tired'. The rooms are terrible! The furniture is old, the beds are uncomfortable, the bathrooms are old and inadequate and the bathroom wasn't properly cleaned which was rather off putting. That being said, the hotels location is excellent, the swimming pool area is great, the hotel is right on the beach with the waves crashing in the background, and the staff are generally friendly and most helpful. As I'm a frequent traveller and am fortunate to stay in numerous hotels, I feel that if money was spent on this hotel, it would be a first-class holiday destination due to its proximity to the beach and what it has to offer.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank GusBehn
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed here about 6 years ago and it has since been nicely renovated.
The hotel has the most wonderful location on the beach and the views cannot be beaten.
Friendly helpful staff really makes the stay - The rooms are spacious, comfy beds, modernised bathrooms, the only criticism I would have is that the towels were a bit small and scratchy and the pillows were a bit hard. Otherwise we will go back

Room Tip: We had the honeymoon suite on the 6th floor - 613 nice and spacious with lounge sleeps 4-5 and small...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank crony-club
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

It was a very brave decision to go back to an Hotel that we had been to and enjoyed three months before. However we were in Kwa- Zulu Natal and had a week to spare so went back again
The last day of our previous visit saw the return to the Hotel of the General Manager and his obvious management style is "walk about management". Everyone had a smile on their faces and one always had a cheery good morning or whatever.. The room was three doors away from our previous room and fractionally smaller because the bathroom had been renovated. (I wonder if the architects who specify bathroom basins etc ever get to use them)- Impractical and the shallow basins forever splash out. Minor carping.
My wife has a serious garlic allergy but on our previous trip the message only seemed to have got through the the kitchen by the last day. This time, the Head Chef was waiting for us at reception and discussed with my wife her private menu for the next five days.
There were a couple of conferences at the Hotel and the participants exuberance lifted the ambiance in the evenings
The waves continued to crash outside our room as before and we felt fully at home
We availed of thee three days plus package and felt that we had good value for our money
The Hotel is well located and we had no trouble in finding our way to the Airport and to the City on one occasion. We will do it again
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Room Tip: Last time we were in 306, this time 303 but on going renovations means that almost any room on this...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank erewhon
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Additional Information about Salt Rock Hotel & Beach Resort

Address: Basill Hulett Drive, Salt Rock 4391, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Salt Rock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Salt Rock
Price Range: £103 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Salt Rock Hotel & Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the gem of the Kwa Zulu-Natal Dolphin Coast, Salt Rock Resort, consisting of Salt Rock Hotel, Caravan Park, Salt Rock Palms Timeshare and Salt Rock Country Club. Salt Rock Resort is nestled amongst tropical palms on the golden shores of the warm and sparkling Indian Ocean. Salt Rock on the Dolphin Coast is home to hundreds of resident Bottlenose Dolphins and is a small resort 50km or 30 minutes north of Durban. Transfers from Durban International Airport are easily arranged. Salt Rock is surrounded by several world class golf courses. The largest shopping centre in the Southern hemisphere is a mere 20 minute drive away. ... more   less 
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