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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for four nights in March as part of our annual road trip - 40 nights in 11 properties this year, so this review is relatively objective. Easily found with secure parking. Ideal location for restaurants, bars, shops and the beach - all withing easy walking distance. Hosts were welcoming and informative without being intrusive. We were in the...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Anchors Rest in Umhlanga. The B&B is very well located, walking distance to the beach and there are a variety of great restaurants in its immediate surrounds. It's also very close to Gateway shopping centre, and quite central if you wanted to travel to Ushaka, the Harbour or the Airpot. We particularly enjoyed the...

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Alicia Well, what can we say apart from "Thank You" for your amazing review of Anchor's Rest. It was so good reading your review that I read it a couple of times and then printed it out for all of our staff to read and enjoy. I do read the reviews from TripAdvisor to all of our staff members,...

Ware, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in the Green Room from 12 March 2017 Arrived late on Sunday afternoon after delayed arrival of Rovos – met by Peter – introductions followed plus short tour of the public areas and the intricacies of the room and numerous keys Room described as honeymoon suite - based on ground floor underneath the lounge and...

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Peter Thank you so much for your most complimentary and comprehensive review of Anchor's Rest. It really warmed the 'cockles of one's heart' to read your wonderful review and how you enjoyed all the facilities of your room, as well as those of the Guest House. So glad you liked the "honesty bar" which is a great bonus for...

Nottingham UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5nights at the end of our tour of KwaZulu-Natal and found it an excellent place to relax . The hospitality was very good and the house was close to the beach and local restaurants It was also so close to the Gateway shopping centre At the time of our visit the pool was cool but that...

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Paul Thank you for taking the time to write a great review on Anchor's Rest which we were delighted to read. We are pleased you enjoyed the easy access to all the facilities of Umhlanga, which is a bonus if you don't want to drive everywhere. Thanks for your recommendation of Anchor's Rest and we hope that you will...

Colne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really friendly and welcoming hosts and very helpful. .Well presented rooms. We had the garden room on the bottom floor. It was really quiet apart from the early morning sounds of the birds and monkeys.Located close to all amenities. Loved our stay and would definitely recommend.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Sheila Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest, which we were so pleased to receive. It is always such a pleasure for us to know that we have met our guests expectations and hopefully exceeded them. Your endorsement of Anchor's Rest is very special to us and we are delighted that...

Groblersdal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful and relaxing stay, and the location worked well for us. Our children also enjoyed the fast WiFi, which was included with our stay. The atmosphere is stylish and relaxing at the same time.

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Wigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fab. stay at Anchors Rest.From the minute we got there to leaving we were treated so well.Our rooms were spotless and contained everything we needed.Peter Cilla and most of all Sandy were brilliant hosts.Thankyou for a brilliant stay.

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Nagoya, Japan
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. Good location, easy accessibility. Lovely swimming pool with a very relaxing environment. Comfortable room with a great bathroom, loved all the space in the bathroom! Will definitely recommend to friends.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stayed only very briefly but would have loved to stayed longer. The location was good, with easy walking access to restaurants and sea front. The accommodation was superb, and the garden in front of our downstairs room was lovely. We left early so did not have breakfast.

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Cilla R, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Rupert Thank you for your great review of Anchor's Rest. There is one thing that we need to fix and that is for your to stay longer next time so that you can enjoy all the facilities of the Guest House as well as our delicious breakfasts. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your room and the tranquil...

Reviewed 11 March 2017

We knew Anchors Rest would be top notch after our first email exchange. The team are exceptional and we were given lots of helpful advice pre and post arrival. We arrived to a sincerely warm welcome in a down pour resulting from the cyclone that had passed close off the coast. The next morning the sky was blue and temperature...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Anchor’s Rest is a small, friendly, relaxed guest house with the emphasis on peace, tranquillity and the personal touch. Whether you are on holiday or business, we will provide you with an ideal retreat and a warm welcome.Tropical gardens, sparkling pool, warm ambience and excellent service await you at Anchor's Rest, located in the centre of Umhlanga Rocks. An easy walk to the shops, restaurants, coffee bars, beaches and vibrant night life. The Guesthouse boasts four fully appointed en-suite bedrooms all of which are Wireless Internet enabled, with all the luxury and comfort for which we have become renowned.Each suite is delightfully furnished and has every modern facility, convenience and comfort - including air-conditioning and heating, king size bed with cool cotton percale linen, complimentary bathroom toiletries, hospitality tray, books and magazines for guests’ reading pleasure, personal safe and hairdryer. All rooms lead directly to the pool or garden and have private entrances.A full English or Continental Breakfast is served every morning.After a busy day sight-seeing, or sun tanning on the beach, relax around a sparkling pool, enjoying the magnificent weather and warm hospitality of the hosts. In the evening, bar-b-que under the stars, dine al fresco in the gardens, or stroll into Umhlanga to enjoy a variety of cuisine at any number of good quality restaurants.Secure off street parking is provided, airport transfers, car hire and private tours can be arranged. Solar heated swimming pool. Visa, MasterCard and Diners credit card facilities. Daily laundry service. Children 10 years and older are welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchor's Rest

Address: 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $107 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We stayed in one of the double rooms, as the larger rooms were booked, yet we were more than comfortable.”
AndyLawler, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lovely s/c room in the garden on lower level”
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“Strelitza room was delightful.”
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“We had the garden rooms on the lower level and we were more than happy with their location quiet and relaxing!”
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