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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2016

A hearty welcome by owners which made me feel at home. Room excellent in a tranquil environment. Close by amenities with an honesty bar and pool. Ample and secure parking. Also suitable for weekend getaways with friends.

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

Dear Ludwig Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest, which we so appreciate. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you also enjoyed the tranquil environment. We do hope that you will return to Anchor's Rest for another visit in the near future, hopefully for a longer... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

Very good service and very hospitable easy access to beach front -5 minute walk. Good place for couples and business. Rooms very nice and spacious with good facilities. Peter and Cilla make you feel at home.

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

Dear Jennifer Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that we will see you again in the not too distant future as we so enjoy welcoming regular guests to Anchor's Rest. Warm... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Anchor's Rest for 4 nights with my 88 year old mother. Before we arrived Cilla and Peter, the owners, were extremely helpful -providing excursion details and contacts at the La Lucia tennis club, so I could play a little during the stay. Then the moment we arrived Sandy, the manageress, made us feel right at home. Nothing... More 

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

Dear Martin Thanks so much for your wonderful review of Anchor's Rest, which we really appreciate. It was a pleasure to help you with information on activities in and around the area of Umhlanga Rocks as it can be confusing for first time visitors to know where to go and what to do. Sandy is an absolute gem and makes... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I had a wonderful stay at Anchors rest. Everything was perfect. I stayed in the self catering room which was great value for money, clean, and very comfortable. The staff were so friendly and organised a reliable taxi service for me to and from the airport before my arrival.

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Boksburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Without a shadow of doubt, the best guest house I've visited. highly recommended. Great location, the service was great, even the reception. Very clean too. The staff is friendly and they have great facilities.

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

Thanks so much for your wonderful review of Anchor's Rest. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities so much. We do hope that you will return for another visit so that you can join our list of regular visitors as we so look forward to welcoming people back for successive visits. Kind regards Cilla, Peter and... More 

Meyerton, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Excellent accommodation with very friendly staff / owners and I have absolutely no complaints . I will definitely stay again in the future.It's proximity to the Boulevard in Umhlanga is ideal and I didn't need the car.

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

Dear Frank Thanks so much for your great review, which we were so pleased to receive. We are always delighted to get good feedback from our guests as this is what motivates us to keep on striving for high standards and to meet our guests expectations. So that is wonderful news that you will come back for another visit. Isn't... More 

Lincolnshire, Uk
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

A beautiful B&B within easy walking distance of bars, restaurants, shops and beach. Peaceful garden setting with a small pool. Our room was clean and comfortable. Upon arrival the hostess immediately made refreshments for us. There is an "honesty bar" in place and a comfortable guest lounge as well as table and chairs outside. Would stay here again and recommend... More 

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

Dear Grandma Smarties Thanks so much for your lovely review on Anchor's Rest. It really warms our hearts when we read such positive reviews as we then know that we have met our guests expectations. We are pleased that you enjoyed the facilities of the Guest House and that you found the short walking distance to all the facilities of... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I stayed at Anchors Rest from 24 - 28 August 2015 whilst travelling on business. Cilla, Peter and Sandy are very welcoming and all the staff friendly. Rooms are spacious, bathrooms luxurious, and everything is very well thought through. Even though it is a Bed & Breakfast, I felt as though I was being spoilt by the small details like... More 

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

Dear Marielle Thank you for your lovely review. We do appreciate your taking the time to write a review as we so value our guests feedback. We are pleased that we met your expectations and hopefully exceeded them as well. The bacon and banana pancakes are truly scrumptious so we are pleased that you enjoyed them. We do have a... More 

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had a wonderful time at Anchor's Rest, nice rooms, a superb breakfast and very helpfull staff and nicely situated . It was a delight to stay at your guesthouse and would very much recommend it to everyone !

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Anchor's Rest. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, as well as our great breakfast. I will pass on your compliments to our staff who will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spent here. We appreciate your recommending Anchor's Rest to other people and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2015

we stayed at Anchors Rest for a week and the hospitality was just amazing, Peter,Cilla and Sandy made you feel so at home, the place is only a few minutes walk from the beach and " The Village" , I would definitely go back and stay there. Thanks for everything guys. Dexter and Julia

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Dear Dexter and Julie Thanks so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay at Anchor's Rest and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time spent with us. We hope that you will be back for another visit some time in the near future as it would be wonderful to welcome you back. Kind regards... More 

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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: RM356 - RM525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“If walking a problem make sure you ask for a room that doesn't have a steep staircase.”
 of 5 bubbles SharonS193, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the double rooms, as the larger rooms were booked, yet we were more than comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles AndyLawler, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lovely s/c room in the garden on lower level”
 of 5 bubbles UARtraveler, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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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!”
 of 5 bubbles Penwyllt, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
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