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“Not ideal stay for couples”
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Breakers Resort
Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
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4 reviews
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“Not ideal stay for couples”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

This is a good family resort and they have 3 swimming pools and the children take over all 3 swimming pools, so if you would like some piece and quiet there is no chance of that. Not ideal either is the afternoons the locals all arrive with all their children to spend time at the pools.

Attention needs to be given to the number of braai's in this resort. The overall service at this resort is very poor and not all staff are friendly and helpful. The quality of food at this resort is poor.

When we arrived at the resort we had no assistance with our luggage and was not offered assistance either. The aircon in our room was not working. Our overall stay at this resort was very average and we will not be back.

Room Tip: We asked for a room on the 7th floor because we wanted a see view but was given a room on the 11th f...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

I visited Durban for an extended weekend break from Joburg. Rather than stay in any of the hotels on Durban's main beachfront (Marine Parade / O R Tambo Parade), I opted for something a little off the beaten track. And since I had a toddler with me, a kitchenette was important, hence I was looking for self catering facilities. And I could not have done better than Breakers. The resort has the trappings of a hotel, with the added benefits of self catering. It is located at the end of Lagoon Drive in Umhlanga Rocks, adjacent to the Umlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. Consequently, the beach is almost secluded, with just the right number of people from the resort and adjacent holiday rentals so as not to feel deserted. The resort has a private access to the beach, which is about 20 metres away. There also a great paved 2.5 km jogging track all the way to the lighthouse, for the more energetic.

For those not familiar with Durban and its surrounding areas, Umhlanga is like a posh suburb along the coastline. And Umhlanga Rocks is just the right distance from Durban (about 15 kms on the M4) so not to be too far. The other places like La Mercy and Tongaat are a little too far.

The resort has a small gym (which unsurprisingly, no one seemed to use), a great pool and water activity area with slides which was very popular and a small kids activity area. The resort grounds are quite spacious and have a outdoor play are for kids too, There is also a poolside bar and entertainment area, and a restaurant Blu, which I did not visit. At the the other end of Lagoon Drive, towards Lighthouse road there are a number of eateries and pubs that operate well into the night. Durban itself is an easy 15 miunute drive away on the M4.

The Resort has a timeshare section, and an owners section which can be booked directly. I was quoted R1200 by the resort for a studio unit, but got it for less from Lightouse Group (The booking fee however was a bit of a dampener). I enjoyed thetime spent at Breakers, and would recommend it to anyone planning a family trip to Durban.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have a private sit out area, hence better than those on other floors which do not...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Reception staff do not use shoes!!! pathetic appearance as the reception is the first point of contact. i was made to wait over an hour on my wedding day as staff was too lazy to open a drawer and give me the key to the room, she instead just told me it wasnt there.
security requested my guests park on the yellow line,of which they were fined. the management of the resort was unhelpful and to date i have not recieved a response from him. guests that visited me the following day was made to wait at reception, while they called me at the room, weird!!! AS THERE WASNT A PHONE IN THE ROOM!
this is sad, as the resort itself is stunning. totally amazing....

Room Tip: 514,excellent view and spacious.not to mention neat.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

If you're travelling from overseas, Durban will most probably be your second choice to the more glamourous and chic Cape Town, but if you've decided to visit, Umhlanga is the place. Sol Kerzner built his first hotel here , The Beverly Hills, but the coastline has plenty of excellent beach front properies [mostly timeshare] to offer. Among them, is The Breakers, with it's newly reworked pool area. Three and a half pools in total, including a training pool. Moderate water slides and other kids' activities. A three minute walk, and you're on the beach. Rooms are self-catering and offer everything you will need. The two bedroom unit we stayed in, can sleep six, but is more comfortable for four. There are two bathrooms, seperate shower, two tv's and a kitchenette with lounge and dining area. All rooms in the main building have an uninterrupted sea view. Your rate will heavely depend on the time of year, but phone the timeshare office directly at the hotel, and you will probably get a room like ours for around 100 Euro a night. This is unbeatable value! There are of course restaurants on site, but a short walk to the nearby shopping centre is well worth it. The hotel will also drop and fetch you. the self-service laundrette on the third floor will also come in handy.

Room Tip: Book this hotel directly and save money. Ask fore Jean in the timeshar office if you're looking...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Suffolk, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Good location and convenient for airport. Although advised that Resort was full it did not seem to be crowded. Easy access to Umhlanga for restaurants etc., and good golf courses in the area. Building work in grounds not really a problem (scheduled to be completed mid-December).

Room Tip: All rooms have sea view - suggest floor 5 or above.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Breakers Resort
Address: 88 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price range (per night): $139 - $228
Hotel Class:3 star — Breakers Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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