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Queensburgh, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, lovely views, lovely rooms, well serviced with a lovely breakfast. From the water in the pool to the very Accomodating Bessie and the young Mr Andre, evrything was perfect..David and Reshmee

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Dawid and Reshmee, Thank you very much for such a valuable feedback . Andre said you have made a friend for live- calling him the "Young Mr Andre". We wish to welcome you back to Albatros Guest House in the not too distant future. Regards Andre , Bessie and Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 17 November 2015

The Albatros guest house is absolutely a great getaway.. clean & comfortable rooms. Superb service... We were greeted by Linda.. very friendly and helpful... makes you feel right at home. The breakfast by the pool side is absolutely amazing... you actually wake up to the smell of coffee in the mornings. friendly and helpful staff... would recommend this to couples...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Harshiz, Thank you for staying with us on your anniversary. We are pleased to hear that we could live up to expectation. We are always in search of excellence and I will make sure to share your compliments with Lynda and Staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards Andre, Bessie and Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Just been on a 4 night stay in Margate staying at The Albatros Guest House. Andre and Bessie were amazing hosts and so accommodating at all times. Our room had amazing views and we spotted dolphins on 2 occasions from our balcony. Would love to stay there again.

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for staying with us. It looks like you made the best of the great view and enjoyed the dolphin spotting from the Guest House. Thank you for sharing your review with the TripAdvisor community world wide. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards Andre, Bessie and Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Great location. Well equiped, clean and comfortable rooms. Andre & Bessie were wonderful hosts and very accomodating. Amazing breakfast and sadly only had time to enjoy it once. The hosts were even there to see us off.

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for staying with us. You are a Level 3 Contributor, and this is very special to us that you share your review with the TripAdvisor Community. We wish you many more safe and pleasant travels and look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards Andre , Bessie and Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 27 October 2015

A friend and I recently spent a weekend at the Albatros Guesthouse. It was a really pleasant experience from the time we arrived and Andre carried our suitcases up to our second floor room. The room was very comfortable, and the view from the balcony outstanding. We were able to see whales and dolphins from there.The cheese and wine waiting...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Helen, Thank you for staying with us and posting such a brilliant review on TripAdvisor. It is good to know you have enjoyed the view, whales, filter coffee, cheese platter, our great breakfast and all the other extras on offer. We are thrilled that you felt so comfortable during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Excellent!! Andre & Bessie are the most accommodating hosts and a GREAT couple. An overall 11/10 experience. Highly recommended and can't wait to go back.Beautiful rooms and views. All you need & more

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Andre, "THE BEST EXPERIENCE " is a wonderful review - thank you. We do try our very best to make every stay as pleasant and comfortable as a possible. We really enjoyed having you stayed with us and look forward to the next time. With very best wishes. Andre, Bessie and Team

Reviewed 27 September 2015

The Albatros Guest House is a gorgeously appointed house overlooking the ocean. The hosts are warm and extremely accommodating. Being parents to a busy three year old boy, we rarely get the treat of a weekend away. We had a wonderful couples getaway at this beautiful Guest House. The rooms are large and spacious with a private balcony overlooking the...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ashina, Thank you for providing us with such a valuable feedback. Having had the opportunity of being part of making your birthday such a memorable one, brings us great joy. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to the next time. With very best wishes. Andre, Bessie and Team

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Wonderful spot! Our hosts Andre and Bessie were fantastic. Clean, spacious rooms, delicious breakfast. Rooms supplied filter coffee which was lovely for our early morning start. Views from the rooms were stunning - an additional treat was watching the whales from our balcony. Definitely recommend for a relaxing getaway.

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn, Thank you for posting such a positive review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and do some whale watching from your balcony. We truly are privileged with fantastic views and can enjoy whale watching and dolphins playing in the ocean. We wish to welcome you back to Albatros Guest House in the...

Saldanha, South Africa
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Andre & Bessie made us feel very welcome from the moment we stepped through the door! Excellent attentive service in a most beautiful home. The location is perfect - central and easy to find.Our room was superb with a magnificent view & a most comfortable bed! A spot of whale watching (thank you Bessie for the use of your binoculars)...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Lesley, Thank you for staying with us and posting such a brilliant review on TripAdvisor. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback from guests, especially from you who are a Level 2 Reviewer. We are delighted that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back at Albatros Guest House in the very...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Amazingly Beautiful. Perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy a perfect weekend break. wish we could have stayed longer. Comfortable, warm and top class accommodation. clean and well equipped. Andre and Bessie are a loving and warm couple, who go the the extra mile to meet your every need and to make your stay a memory to last forever. We...

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Dear Charmaine, Thank you for posting your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and celebrating your 37th wedding anniversary at the Albatros Guest House. We are always in search of excellence and will make sure to share your compliments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon....

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the sunny South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, Margate is one of the prime holiday destinations in South Africa. The Albatros Guest House & Golf Tours. Situated within walking distance of the beach & bustling village, while at the same time in the middle of the notorious 'Golf Coast'. From the pool deck or your own private balcony, you have an expansive 180° sea view, where you can relax and watch whales & dolphins which abound during the natural phenomenon of the annual sardine run, 'the greatest shoal on earth'. Each of our luxury air-conditioned rooms has a full en-suite or private bathroom (shower & bath), TV, tea & coffee, and balcony with sea view. Breakfast is enjoyed on the deck in the mornings - a great way to start the day. Children over 12 years are welcome. Other facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, bar, pool table and undercover braai (barbecue) area. If lazing around the pool is not for you, there is plenty to keep you busy during your stay with us. Sandy beaches stretch for miles along the coast of the warm Indian ocean, which offers a variety of activities including safe, protected swimming, surfing, or scuba diving with the sharks at Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal. Whale & dolphin watching boat trips, angling and deep sea fishing trips are also very popular. For the avid golfer, the area boasts 6 of South Africa's top 100 golf courses according to the Complete Golfer Rankings, which are guaranteed to test your skills & astound you with their scenery.For the nature lover or adrenalin junkie, extreme adventures at the spectacular white river rafting - in season. There are a host of restaurants & pubs, where you can enjoy a quick bite to eat or a leisurely evening meal. A visit to a crocodile farm, a flip in a microlite, gambling at the Wild Coast Casino, arts & crafts, horse riding we have it all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Albatros Guest House

Address: 20 Homestead Road, Margate 4285, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Margate
Price Range: $85 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Albatros Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Go for the executive suite the views of the ocean are wonderful”
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