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Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Just want to say thank you for the short notice assistance from Andre and Bessie at the Albatros guest house. Me and my family were there just before easter weekend 2016 and even with a full guest house it is nice and quiet. The breakfast service is excellent, and delightfully tasty. Also the views from the family room and swimming... More 

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

Dear Mr van Zyl and family, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comment on TripAdivsor. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with us at Albatros Guest House. I am delighted that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and all we have to offer. We hope to welcome you... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were a party of 12 touring South Africa and Andre and Bessie made all of us extremely welcome. The rooms were lovely with great views and facilities, furthermore the breakfast was excellent, the only way I could sum up our stay was that we arrived as guests and left as friends, Andre and Bessie great hosts, thankyou

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

Dear Richard and rest of the group, thank you for taking the time to post a review for us on TripAdvisor. We are privileged that you have been able to share a part of your trip to South Africa with us. We have enjoyed the positive and friendly attitude of the whole group and please forward our invitation to everybody... More 

Durban, South Africa
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

One of the nicest places we have stayed in . Wonderful views , lovely accommodation and breakfast. Bessie and Andre are so hospitable and friendly. My husband was recovering from a broken leg and still on crutches so they moved us to the down stairs family room and, organized that we had a parking place right next to our room.... More 

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

Dear Alisha, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. It is always encouraging to receive such a positive feedback from our guests and especially from a senior reviewer. We are very pleased that you and your husband enjoyed the unit downstairs, and trust he will have a full recovery soon. We look forward to welcoming you back soon at... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We will easily recommend the Albatross to anyone we know travelling to the Margate area for either work or pleasure. Bessie & Andre are wonderfully welcoming hosts - and they have done a great job of thinking of the details that change a good venue to a great one. We were very happy to have been there !

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

Dear Catherine, feedback like yours is what motivates us and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words that you shared with the TripAdvisor community. We hope to welcome you back at Albatros Guest House in the near future. Kind regards Andre, Bessie and Team More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Hospitable, comfortable, accommodating and safe - what more could one ask for when looking for a relaxing time away! The rooms are very well kitted out and have the best coffee station we've ever had in a B & B! The views are amazing and the owners involvement in the day to day running of the establishment really lend that... More 

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

Dear Jane, thank you for taking the time to review our Guest House on TripAdvisor. It is always encouraging to received positive feedback from our guests. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Albatros Guest House in the very near future. Kind regards Andre, Bessie and Team More 

Queensburgh, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 17 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 More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

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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 More 

Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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 More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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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 More 

Durban, South Africa
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206 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: RM169 - RM200 (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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