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Forest Manor Guesthouse
Forest Manor Guesthouse
Forest Manor Guesthouse
Forest Manor Guesthouse
Forest Manor Guesthouse
Forest Manor Guesthouse
Forest Manor Guesthouse

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9.2

Exceptional

159 reviews

159 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 160 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Umgeni River Bird Park 7.8 km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 9.6 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 9.9 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 10.4 km
Suncoast Casino 10.4 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 12.4 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 13.4 km
uShaka Marine World 13.7 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 30.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Umhlanga rocks Beach 160 m
La Lucia Beach 650 m
La Lucia Mall 1.1 km
Glenashley Beach 1.6 km
Natal Shark Board 1.7 km
Durban View Park 1.9 km
Umhlanga Main Beach 2.0 km
Virginia Beach 2.2 km
Gorimas 2.3 km
KZN Day Clinic 2.4 km

Forest Manor Guesthouse

62 Forest Drive, 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 indoor pool and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center13.9 Km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport15.9 km

Rooms available at Forest Manor Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Family Unit
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed and 2 single bed...
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed
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Presidential Suite
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 king bed
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Manor Suite
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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King Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Economy Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Honeymoon Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Forest Mahogany - Honeymoon Suite
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
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Single Room - Superior
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Forest Manor Guesthouse?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. 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.

    How do I get to Forest Manor Guesthouse?

    Forest Manor Guesthouse is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 300 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Forest Manor Guesthouse also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Forest Manor Guesthouse has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. 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 Forest Manor Guesthouse?

    Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 125 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

    What is the smoking policy at Forest Manor Guesthouse?

    Forest Manor Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Forest Manor Guesthouse?

    Restaurants including Fish Umhlanga, Press Club and The Grill Room are popular in Forest Manor Guesthouse’s neighborhood which is known as Umhlanga.

    What popular shopping places are close to Forest Manor Guesthouse?

    Shopping options in Forest Manor Guesthouse’s Umhlanga neighborhood include Granada Square, Africa Art Gallery and Gateway Theatre Of Shopping.

    What are popular attractions near Forest Manor Guesthouse?

    Guests at Forest Manor Guesthouse can easily visit Wavepark Gateway, Durban View Park and Natal Sharks Board located in the Umhlanga area.

    What popular beaches are close to Forest Manor Guesthouse?

    Guests at Forest Manor Guesthouse can easily visit Umhlanga rocks Beach, La Lucia Beach and Glenashley Beach in the Umhlanga area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Forest Manor Guesthouse?

    Forest Manor Guesthouse’s nearby natural sights include Natal Shark Board, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve and Hawaan Forest Nature Reserve located in the same Umhlanga area.

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    What people love about Forest Manor Guesthouse

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "We had a totally awesome stay and it felt a lot like home away from home."

      Elizabeth

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      June 19, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "What a pleasure, from the explanation walk to the excellent breakfast."

      Gary

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      October 3, 2021

    • 8.4

      Excellent
      Staff 

      "The place is clean, well located and the staff are very friendly"

      Jiva

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      July 1, 2021

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,151 Durban properties
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    Value for money score
    9.1/10
    Service score
    9.5/10
    Room comfort score
    9/10
    Room size
    66 sqm.
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Durban properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Durban properties
    Better than
    99
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    of Durban properties
    Bigger than
    99
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    of Durban properties
    Overall rating:

    9.2

    Exceptional
    159 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.4
    Facilities
    9.2
    Location
    9.0
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    More about Forest Manor Guesthouse

    More about Forest Manor Guesthouse

    Forest Manor Guesthouse

    Never miss a single attraction in Durban when staying at Forest Manor Guesthouse. Getting around in Durban is easy when staying at this hotel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city.
    At Forest Manor Guesthouse, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Taxi and shuttle services provided by the hotel make exploring Durban even more convenient.
    Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including express check-in or check-out and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Forest Manor Guesthouse thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
    For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
    All rooms at Forest Manor Guesthouse are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Forest Manor Guesthouse even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the cable TV is provided in some rooms.
    In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar at your disposal. Forest Manor Guesthouse also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms. Drop in to the executive lounge for some high-end services in a luxury environment.


    Dining and things to do

    Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at Forest Manor Guesthouse. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
    Apart from amenities and services, Forest Manor Guesthouse goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hotel. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling, diving and wind surfing.
    If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of water park provided by Forest Manor Guesthouse. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hotel's golf course on site. Get social at the hotel's library and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


    Around the property

    Forest Manor Guesthouse is the perfect spot to explore Durban's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. Get fanatical about the local sports team at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 9.5 km away, where you can also find team merchandise and memorabilia. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Golden Mile located 11.7 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view.


    Reasons to stay here

    Facilities at this hotel are rated higher than 99% of other accommodations in the city.
    Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 99% of the city's other accommodations.
    Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Exceptional
    Facilities

    9.2

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

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

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Diving
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Golf course [on-site]
    • On-site entertainment
    • Snorkeling
    • Squash court
    • Swimming pool [indoor]
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Water park
    • Wind surfing

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Breakfast [free]

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Land sports

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

    Access

    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Shuttle service
    • Taxi service

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Bathrobes
    • Complimentary tea
    • DVD/CD player
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • Free instant coffee
    • Hair dryer
    • In-room safe box
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Sewing kit
    • Shoeshine kit
    • Shower
    • Slippers
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    • Wooden/parqueted flooring
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Vegetarian
    • Full English/Irish
    Location
    62 Forest Drive, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa, 4051
    Exceptional
    Location

    9

    Airports

    • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
      15.9 km
    • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
      66.4 km

    Public transportation

    • Avoca
      5.3 km
    • Red Hill
      5.9 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • KZN Day Clinic
      2.4 km

    Convenience store

    • Caltex Star Mart
      420 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      420 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Umgeni River Bird Park
      7.8 km
    • Moses Mabhida Stadium
      9.6 km
    • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
      9.9 km
    • Mitchell Park Zoo
      10.4 km
    • Suncoast Casino
      10.4 km
    • Durban Botanic Gardens
      12.4 km
    • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
      13.4 km
    • uShaka Marine World
      13.7 km
    • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
      30.1 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Umhlanga rocks Beach
      160 m
    • La Lucia Beach
      650 m
    • La Lucia Mall
      1.1 km
    • Glenashley Beach
      1.6 km
    • Natal Shark Board
      1.7 km
    • Durban View Park
      1.9 km
    • Umhlanga Main Beach
      2.0 km
    • Virginia Beach
      2.2 km
    • Gorimas
      2.3 km
    • KZN Day Clinic
      2.4 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: 1 year(s).

    Children 1-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until22:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee300 ZAR
    • Distance from city center13.9 Km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)125 ZAR

    The property

    • Local Tax ID/ Rental License4180188171
    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors2
    • Number of rooms 7
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened1996
    • Most recent renovation2013

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

    Reviews of Forest Manor Guesthouse from real guests

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    9.2
    /
    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.4
    Facilities9.2
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality9.0
    Service9.5
    Value for money9.1
    High score for Durban
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (12)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (1)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (0)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (3)
    Jun - Aug (5)
    Sep - Nov (3)
    Dec - Feb (3)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kathleen from Australia
    Couple
    Economy Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

    A great find”

    Our last three nights in South Africa were to explore Durban area. A friend suggested looking for something in Umhlanga it was truly our lucky day when we discovered Forest Manor. From the moment we arrived the staff treated us like family and we were encouraged to make full use of everything this beautiful home has to offer. The location is great just far enough off the main highway to be quiet. A great selection of beautiful restaurants just a five minute drive away (including the famous Oyster Box Hotel and Restaurant). There is not one thing I could give a negative comment about here. Albert the manager and Amanda in reception were very generous with their time and local knowledge. The ladies who did everything else were beautiful and friendly although they went about their tasks barely being seen. Top Marks and I hope you come back from this rotten virus busier than ever.

    Reviewed March 30, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bianca from South Africa
    Group
    Family Unit
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Beautiful place!”

    I went with mother and 2 bridesmaids to fit dresses for our big day. Stayed over at Forest Manor in the family unit and truly enjoyed every moment! The guesthouse is Beautifully decorated and very modern, the rooms are stunning, breakfast delicious, staff very friendly! Will definitely return and recommend to friends!

    Reviewed November 28, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nonkululeko from South Africa
    Business traveler
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Excellent service”

    The staff at the guest house where vey friendly and welcoming. The guest house is very warm & homely. Very very comfortable. Really enjoyed my stay. Nonku

    Reviewed December 17, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jabu from South Africa
    Couple
    Honeymoon Suite
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Exceptional”

    This is the most fantastic facility, everything is just impeccable, the service is excellent, the staff is magnifique,

    Reviewed June 26, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bekazi from South Africa
    Group
    Family Unit
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Exceptional”

    This is a lovely place, and the friendly staff. I had an awesome time with my two friends. We'll definately go again.

    Reviewed December 07, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alexi from South Africa
    Business traveler
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Everything was perfect”

    Great location, close proximity to many great restaurants, perfectly clean and the breakfast was fantastic!

    Reviewed April 20, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Refiloe from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Family Unit
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2019

    Clean premises and friendly staff”

    Breakfast was amazing and the staff was always helpful

    Reviewed December 16, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mahendran from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

    Beautiful Guest House”

    We really had a wonderful time :) Highly recommend

    Reviewed December 28, 2020

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    JAMES from South Africa
    Couple
    Manor Suite
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Excellent.”

    Easily the best Guest House I've stayed in!

    Reviewed June 29, 2016

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    8.0
    Excellent
    farzana from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

    Experience ”

    Staff so helpful

    It was really good

    Reviewed August 12, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Elizabeth from South Africa
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2022

    Best service in a while ”

    We had a totally awesome stay and it felt a lot like home away from home. The property is well kept, staff are most amiable and always willing to help. The rooms were cleaned daily which was really nice. This has now become our preferred home in Etekwini and I will most definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Durban.

    Reviewed June 20, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gary from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2021

    Good vs Better”

    What a pleasure, from the explanation walk to the excellent breakfast. Could not fault a thing.

    Reviewed October 03, 2021

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Jiva from South Africa
    Couple
    Economy Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2021

    Great Stay”

    The place is clean, well located and the staff are very friendly

    Reviewed July 01, 2021

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Thomas from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

    Nettes Guesthouse, alles modern und guter Service”

    Hoher Zimmerstandard, Servicelevel, Allgemeine Facilities

    Alles gut. Jederzeit wieder.

    Reviewed April 13, 2015

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