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Crooked Tree Cottage

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I accidentally booked at this B&B thinking it was the one next door as they both end in "Tree". The host (Helen) was terribly unfriendly and unwelcoming. There was no "warmth" at all. They advertise as a B&B however they dont serve breakfast over Dec, this is the busiest time of the year?! When they do serve it, it is...

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Sempach, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a clean and well equipped room. The hosts were very helpful in planning my stay in Durban. I had good talks with them. There is a laundry very close bringing back the clean clothes to the Croojed Tree Cottage.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to host you and we do hope that you enjoyed the rest of your travels and finally got a good day for a swim in the sea!

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

When I made a booking, I was just thinking of a bnb but this place is beautiful and management is so friendly and accommodating. I love it! Helen keep it up! Most places need to learn from this place. I'm a hotelier and always expect high service standards and this place exceeded. Lesego

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review.

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Crooked Tree Cottage is a wonderful place to stay for a few days. It is central located, not far from the beach and the centre. Helen and her husband are very nice, social people, very willing to give you information and help if necessary. We certainly would recommend this place.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review Danny. We enjoyed having you here and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip, even if it was only a couple of days to go! All the best until next time, maybe we can convince your wife to go Bungy!!! :)

Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had an excellent experience at the Crooked Tree Cottage. The owners are quite kind and attentive to your needs and assistance. The Cottage is well located in Umhlanga with a gorgeous view over the Indian Ocean. We will return back there when coming to Durban.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am please to see you arrived home safely and I do hope you all enjoyed your shopping and family visit. It was a great pleasure to host you all here and I would be honored to have you stay again.

Pretoria
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Enjoyed staying here. Neat and clean set up. Friendly service. Very affordable. Beautiful sea view from balcony. Breakfast is tops - Reinhardt makes excellent omelettes! It was an enjoyable experience for me and I think their offering is excellent value for money.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks Johan. I will show this to Reinhard he will be pleased. I hope we see you again soon!

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have been to Dbn a couple of times now and this is by far the most comfortable guest house in that city. the owners are fantastic! I will be sleeping there from now on. I have recommended the place for all my colleagues and friends.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks Gift - we always appreciate referrals. I hope we see you soon again as well.

College Station, Texas
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I traveled to Umhlanga from the U.S. for an international conference and had an excellent experience at Crooked Tree. The hosts were very accommodating and went above and beyond my expectations- leaving helpful maps and tips of the area and happy to answer any questions that I had. They also make fantastic breakfasts. Very enjoyable couple to talk to, and...

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete this review. It was a great pleasure to host you and really interesting to hear your stories. I still have your bat postcard on my notice board...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Crooked Tree earlier this year. The facilities offered are excellent. From the kitchen which was well equipped, to wi-fi, to the sparkling swimming pool. The room was serviced daily. It was kept beautifully clean and comfortable. We will be sure to recommend Crooked Tree to everybody!

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for recommending our B&B to the world. We hope to see you again on your future travels.

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are booked in to rooms 1,2 and 3 make sure that breakfast is part of the package. Make sure that you confirm you know exactly what room you are getting so you can make arrangements for breakfast as we found this confusing. once we were settled into the correct room, we were very impressed with this establishment

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crooked Tree cottage is a lovely 3 Star Bed and Breakfast/Self Catering establishment in the heart of Umhlanga Durban, Kwazulu Natal, one of the top South African holiday accommodation/tourist hot spots. It is a stones throw away from Umhlanga Village with beutiful beaches. The accommodation consists of a choice of a 3-roomed cottage and/or 3 Studio suites, all of which are let as B&B accommodation most of the year. They are both, ideally suited for those of you who prefer to holiday on a self-catering basis. The cottage can accommodate 6-7 guests and the studio units can accommodate 2 sharing with 1 family suite accommodating 2 adults and 2 small children. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crooked Tree Cottage

Address: 39 Hilken Drive | Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $89 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crooked Tree Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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