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Cowrie Cove Guest House
Cowrie Cove Guest House
Cowrie Cove Guest House
Cowrie Cove Guest House
Cowrie Cove Guest House
Cowrie Cove Guest House
Cowrie Cove Guest House

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9.6

Exceptional

49 reviews

49 reviews

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9.7

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 90 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Umgeni River Bird Park 6.6 km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 8.4 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 8.7 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 9.2 km
Suncoast Casino 9.2 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 11.2 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 12.3 km
uShaka Marine World 12.5 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 29.4 km
Nearby landmarks
La Lucia Beach 90 m
Glenashley Beach 330 m
La Lucia Mall 500 m
Umhlanga rocks Beach 610 m
Virginia Beach 1.0 km
Virginia Airport 1.6 km
Parish of the Blessed Sacrament 1.7 km
Airfield viewing spot 2.1 km
Beachwood Beach 2.3 km
Natal Shark Board 2.5 km

Cowrie Cove Guest House

4 Cowrie Terrace, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa, 4051 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Umhlanga part of Durban, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous uShaka Marine World. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

90 meters to the beach

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.7
Distance to city center5.5 Km
Location rating9.7
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport17.1 km

Rooms available at Cowrie Cove Guest House

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.7

Standard Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
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Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
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Superior Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Garden view
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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Double Room Suite
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    Deluxe Suite King Bed
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Double Executive
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Cowrie Cove Guest House?

          Check-in is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Cowrie Cove Guest House?

          Cowrie Cove Guest House is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cowrie Cove Guest House has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Durban with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

          Is breakfast offered at Cowrie Cove Guest House?

          Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Cowrie Cove Guest House.

          What is the smoking policy at Cowrie Cove Guest House?

          Cowrie Cove Guest House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What restaurants are nearby Cowrie Cove Guest House?

          Cowrie Cove Guest House is located in Umhlanga, famous for good restaurants such as Old Town Italy, Circus Circus Cafe and Jack Salmon Fish House.

          What popular shopping places are close to Cowrie Cove Guest House?

          Cowrie Cove Guest House is located in Umhlanga area which features shopping places such as Gateway Theatre Of Shopping, Granada Square and Africa Art Gallery.

          What are popular attractions near Cowrie Cove Guest House?

          Cowrie Cove Guest House is located in Umhlanga area, which is famous for attractions such as Wavepark Gateway, Durban View Park and Natal Sharks Board.

          What popular beaches are close to Cowrie Cove Guest House?

          Cowrie Cove Guest House is located in the Umhlanga area, which includes La Lucia Beach, Glenashley Beach and Umhlanga rocks Beach.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Cowrie Cove Guest House?

          Cowrie Cove Guest House is located in the Umhlanga area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Natal Shark Board, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve and Hawaan Forest Nature Reserve.

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          What people love about Cowrie Cove Guest House

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Excellent service, friendly staff, extremely clean, perfect location, right on the beach!"

            Chantel

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            January 9, 2022

          • 10

            Exceptional

            "Will definitely be returning!"

            Chantel

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            January 9, 2022

          • 10

            Exceptional

            "Would highly recommend"

            Caitlin

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            December 18, 2020

          Property ranking|Compared to 1,226 Durban properties
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          Value for money score
          9.7/10
          Location score
          9.7/10
          Service score
          9.6/10
          Cleanliness score
          9.4/10
          Better than
          99
          %
          of Durban properties
          Better than
          99
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          Better than
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          Overall rating:

          9.6

          Exceptional
          49 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.4
          Facilities
          9.3
          Location
          9.7
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          More about Cowrie Cove Guest House

          More about Cowrie Cove Guest House

          Cowrie Cove Guest House

          Wake up to a magical day and enjoy all that Durban offers with a stay at Cowrie Cove Guest House.
          Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides taxi services to help you find what you want in Durban.
          Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's tours. The hotel's on-site laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
          In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
          Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Cowrie Cove Guest House include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including cable TV available in select rooms.
          The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Cowrie Cove Guest House begin with a complimentary breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
          Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the golf course on site in the hotel.


          Around the property

          This is your chance to explore all that Durban has to offer. If you're a fan, you'll want to relive the greatest sporting moments of the local team at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 8.3 km away. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Golden Mile located 10.5 km away.


          Reasons to stay here

          This hotel scores higher than 99% of the city's accommodations on value for money
          Past guests rate facilities here higher than 99% of the city's accommodation.
          This hotel's food and dining score higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Exceptional
          Facilities

          9.3

          Most talked about facilities

          Beach

          7 mentions

          Breakfast

          6 mentions

          Swimming Pool

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Garden
          • Golf course [on-site]
          • Swimming pool [outdoor]
          • Tours

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • Hot water linen and laundry washing
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Protective screens in common areas

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • BBQ facilities
          • Breakfast [free]
          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Daily housekeeping
          • Dry cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Laundromat
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          Access

          • Pets allowed

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Taxi service

          Available in all rooms

          • Air conditioning
          • Balcony/terrace
          • Bathtub
          • Coffee/tea maker
          • Desk
          • Extra long bed
          • Free bottled water
          • Internet access – wireless
          • Mini bar
          • Non-smoking
          • Satellite/cable channels
          • Telephone
          • Wi-Fi [free]
          Location
          4 Cowrie Terrace, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa, 4051
          Exceptional
          Location

          9.7

          Airports

          • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
            17.1 km
          • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
            66.0 km

          Public transportation

          • Avoca
            4.6 km
          • Red Hill
            4.8 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Umhlanga Hospital
            3.4 km

          Convenience store

          • Caltex Star Mart
            800 m

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            500 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Umgeni River Bird Park
            6.6 km
          • Moses Mabhida Stadium
            8.4 km
          • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
            8.7 km
          • Mitchell Park Zoo
            9.2 km
          • Suncoast Casino
            9.2 km
          • Durban Botanic Gardens
            11.2 km
          • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
            12.3 km
          • uShaka Marine World
            12.5 km
          • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
            29.4 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • La Lucia Beach
            90 m
          • Glenashley Beach
            330 m
          • La Lucia Mall
            500 m
          • Umhlanga rocks Beach
            610 m
          • Virginia Beach
            1.0 km
          • Virginia Airport
            1.6 km
          • Parish of the Blessed Sacrament
            1.7 km
          • Airfield viewing spot
            2.1 km
          • Beachwood Beach
            2.3 km
          • Natal Shark Board
            2.5 km
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).

          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from11:00
          • Check-out until12:00

          Getting around

          • Distance from city center5.5 Km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNo
          • Number of floors2
          • Number of rooms 9

          Reviews of Cowrie Cove Guest House from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          9.6
          /
          10
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness9.4
          Facilities9.3
          Location9.7
          Room comfort and quality9.7
          Service9.6
          Value for money9.7
          High score for Durban
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (32)
          8-9 Excellent (5)
          7-8 Very Good (1)
          6-7 Good (1)
          <6 Below Expectation (0)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (9)
          Jun - Aug (10)
          Sep - Nov (8)
          Dec - Feb (12)
          All guests (49)
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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Themba from South Africa
          Business traveler
          Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 1 night in September 2014

          Great stay”

          Food, rooms, access to anemities

          My stay at Cowrie Cove was great. The room was clean, spacious, and looked fantastic. The staff was beyond friendly, and I appreciated the easy access to the beach as well as short drive to the vibrant Umhlanga restaurants. If pets are not your thing then the hotel may not be for you. Otherwise the accommodation is deserving of it's grading.

          Reviewed September 15, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ruth from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Standard Suite
          Stayed 7 nights in February 2018

          Serene, Balinese bliss with a beautiful beach on the other side of a garden gate.”

          Attention to detail is key. Cowrie Cove gets this right on so many levels. From the stunning decor, delicious breakfast, vast selection of teas and home baked treats at tea time, gorgeous Charlotte Rhys toiletries and delux bath mats. Cowrie Cove is a sensory sensation. One can only commend the lovely Caroline and the humble Qubus for ‘getting it so right’. We can’t wait to return. Ruth and David Tulip London UK

          Reviewed February 20, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Madelaine from Sweden
          Couple
          Stayed 6 nights in February 2014

          Pleasant and personal stay”

          Superb breakfast, helpful and nice staff, nice and cosy

          Our stay was great! The room was nice and cosy and the staff was really helpful. They drove us to Umhlanga when ever we needed a lift and helped us to arrange adventure tours in Kwazulu-Nathal. The beach next to Cowrie Guest House is beautiful and there is towels and beach mattresses to borrow.

          Reviewed February 27, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Robert from United States
          Business traveler
          Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 5 nights in July 2016

          Great b&b”

          I was in town for a conference and all hotels near the ICC were booked. I chose Cowrie Cove because of the many positive reviews. The reviews proved to be spot on. Staying there was a true pleasure. There's so much to praise; beautiful setting, welcoming staff, luxurious room, etc.

          Reviewed July 27, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Lorna from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

          Outstanding guest house - highly recommend”

          Just stayed at Cowrie Cove for a fantastic 4 nights. Simply the best. Wonderful rooms - huge comfy beds & amazing bathrooms, lovely accommodation and grounds, great breakfast and honesty bar / teas, coffees available all the time, plus lovely grounds and quick access to the Indian Ocean. Caroline and her staff couldn't do more for you. Quite literally - even picked up items at the shops for us! Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you!!

          Reviewed April 05, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Mokgethi from South Africa
          Solo traveler
          Standard Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

          Excellent service! value for money, homely!!!”

          the finishes, service efficiency,proximity to private beach/ocean

          I enjoyed the stay at Cowrie Cove, you get personalised service from the owners and the staff in general, it's quiet aand private yet, close enough to all amenities in the surrounding area. the rooms are spacious and have exquisite finishing, the bed is superb and bedding is of high quality. real 5 star service and great value for money.

          Reviewed February 27, 2014

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Sydney from United States
          Business traveler
          Stayed 5 nights in July 2016

          Lovely guesthouse on the beach”

          Cowrie Cove is a beautiful house with its own path to the beach. It is not walking distance to shops or services, so a car or Uber is required. I had an elegant room with the one of the largest and fanciest bathrooms I've ever seen (and a great shower). The owner (and her multitude of dogs and cats) were very friendly and helpful. My only serious reservation is that internet access was slow and unreliable, to the point at which it was not possible to work from the guesthouse.

          Reviewed July 21, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kathy from United Kingdom
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

          Cowrie Cove lives up to its excellent reputation”

          Recommended to me by a fan of Cowrie Cove I have to agree that cowrie cove lives up to its very very good reputation . Also I had the best breakfast omelette ever , and I'm very fussy . Kathy Brown

          Reviewed July 01, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          DONNAE from South Africa
          Business traveler
          Standard Suite
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

          EXCEPTIONAL”

          Cowrie Cove is a beautiful guesthouse. A real treat. Home from home with added luxuries and beautiful animals. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.!

          Reviewed March 13, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Michael from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Suite
          Stayed 1 night in June 2014

          Great people”

          Good food, close to the beach and very nice people

          Relaxing and resting. Will use it again for travel to Durban

          Reviewed June 03, 2014

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Glenn from South Africa
          Business traveler
          Standard Suite
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          An excellent offering”

          Beautiful b&b, wonderful large room (ground floor) with one of the best showers I've ever encountered! Open the doors onto a covered patio, and take a short walk down to a pretty much private beach. Breakfast was a mixed affair, plenty of choice but pretty weak service, with staff clustered in the kitchen talking amongst themselves. Cappuccino machine not the best I've seen... Overall excellent though, and I will definitely return.

          Reviewed July 30, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sabrina from United States
          Group
          Standard Suite
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2016

          Exceeded expectations!”

          The rooms were nicely decorated, comfortable and quiet. The pool area is well maintained and relaxing. The private beach access was a major plus. The host offers everything you could possibly need for the beach, including mats, towels, umbrellas etc. The breakfast was also a huge selling point, with made to order eggs as well as a large variety of fruits, juices and cold cuts. I would definitely stay there again.

          Reviewed January 01, 2017

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Daniel from Switzerland
          Solo traveler
          Standard Suite
          Stayed 1 night in October 2016

          Short stay only”

          Right at the beach, lovely house with style. They have everything to make you happy .

          Reviewed October 10, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Caitlin from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2020

          Seaside paradise ”

          Immediately felt like I had landed on an island paradise - friendly staff, beautiful facilities, lovely comfortable rooms with easy access to the beach. Would highly recommend

          Reviewed December 18, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Marjorie from France
          Couple
          Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 11 nights in March 2017

          Excellent”

          Very good location, in a nice and safe area. The owner and the team are wonderful. Nice rooms, excellent service.

          Reviewed April 11, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ina from South Korea
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in April 2014

          best choice ever”

          great location amazing breakfast relaxed atmosphere

          Everything was si perfect i absolutely go back there beach is right next to a room breakfast was so delicious

          Reviewed May 11, 2014

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Steve from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

          Wonderful place”

          Great place to stay. Beautiful rooms and pool area. Noise from kids next door in the afternoons.

          Reviewed February 09, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          caroline from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

          Fantastic find ”

          We found this gem by chance and honestly one of the best guesthouses we have stayed in all over the world. Caroline is fantastic and goes over and above to make sure you are well taken care off. Book now!!!

          Reviewed March 28, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Allan from South Africa
          Business traveler
          Stayed 1 night in August 2016

          Great Experience”

          The Staff are super friendly. The included breakfast was divine! I would recommended this guesthouse to anyone! I will definitely be staying at this Guesthouse again.

          Reviewed August 15, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Peter from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Standard Suite
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

          Exceptional in every way.”

          Nothing too much trouble for Caroline and the staff. Highly recommended and would like to stay again. Great accommodation and wonderful breakfast.

          Reviewed February 17, 2016

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