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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our family with 2 kids stayed for 1 night at Gateway country lodge of 18 Feb. The lodge is lovely with immaculate gardens. The family room we stayed in was huge and the hygiene standards were very high. The owners Ina and her husband provided very personal service to all guests and we were made to feel most welcome for...

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you found our accommodations homely and comfortable.

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had a great stay at Gateway Country Lodge, unfortunately the owner was away, but the lady who stood in, Debbie was really great so were the staff. Breakfast was very nice and the place was nicely laid out and private and we felt safe. The only drawback was that it may be a bit difficult to find if you arrived...

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We do have detailed directions on our website and also GPS co-ordinates that new guests can follow. Failing that we can give directions if you phone us as we know the roads well. Thanks again for your comments we really appreciate feedback.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Perfect location for access to Airport and conveniently close to Mall for restaurants /bars and shopping. No bar in hotel but an " honesty" fridge with drinks is available. There was not a lot of choice for us, but we may have just been unlucky. Just leave details of drinks taken and settle up on check out. Staff friendly and...

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We hope you can stay a little longer on your next visit to enjoy more of what we have to offer.

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stayed at the Lodge for 3 nights. Really a beautiful place to relax and unwind though not far from the hustle and bustle if you fancy. But more important, it is a very safe place. Would recommend this place to anyone travelling to Durban and surrounding.

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you felt that you were in a home away from home.

Reviewed 14 November 2016

I arrived rather late in the evening due to a delayed flight last week and was very warmly welcomed, a very comfortable, friendly atmosphere and super breakfast !! I highly recommend this lovely place !

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate your comments.

Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Everybody was friendly and very helpful and understanding, even the pets was awesome. Breakfast was really great with a variety of goodies to choose from. Was a really fun stay with a awesome atmosphere. Would recommend to family and friends...keep up the good work.

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

A home away from home is what we are looking for. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. See you next time you visit Umhlanga Rocks.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Fantastic venue with a stunning Garden with absolute tranquility all around. An excellent host and hostess provided a relaxed atmosphere. I spent 9 day's at the lodge. Very neat, tidy and felt like home after a day or two. The breakfasts were served with a friendly smile and the service was great .

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

We try to give the atmosphere of a home away from home. We are very happy that you felt this way. We are looking forward to your next visit to Umhlanga Rocks.

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Upon arrival we received a friendly welcome from Ina and we were quite impressed by the peaceful surroundings and beautiful gardens. Prior to our check in, I requested that the windows in my suite remained closed at all times due to arachnophobia. Well, clearly this instruction was not taken very seriously, as some of the windows were wide open. I...

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to air your grievances. We take pride in our cleanliness and attention to detail, but clearly we were not up to standards on your stay. We appologise most profusely for this and have reviewed your feedback with our team. However upon reading our multitude of other reviews they seem to have a completely different...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A lovely country garden setting. Excellent breakfast . Very riendly staff and management. Comfortable enough. The bar fridge in our room was very noisy - so we switched it off. Other than that - all good.

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InaReq, Owner at Gateway Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate the feedback. Well done you handled the fridge problem excellently as we have no solution to the humming noise. Looking forward to your next visit to Umhlanga Rocks.

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2016

What an excellent experience! Friendly staff, neat, clean, relaxing atmosphere and will accommodate your every need! The lodge is situated not far from all the buzz, restaurants, malls and beaches, they can arrange a taxi service and will make dinner reservations on your behalf!

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Thanks for your kind review. We try to make your stay like a home away from home and in your case it seems to have worked. We are looking forward to your next visit.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gateway Country Lodge is a homely up market guesthouse in Umhlanga Rocks with a feeling of country living while conveniently situated minutes away from the Gateway Theatre Of Shopping, Umhlanga Ridge office park and Umhlanga's world renowned swimming beaches. Our Bed and Breakfast is nestled within two acres of beautiful and tranquil garden with an abundance of bird life and butterflies. All rooms are en-suite and comfortable with quality percale bedding. We have a variety of rooms offering private entrances with verandas. We are more secluded than the Durban hotels and therefore have the benefit of peace and quiet after a long day at the beach or in the office. Some of our most attractive features are our beautiful garden setting, our ample secure parking, comfortable rooms, televisions in each room and a swimming pool. We also have a guest lounge with an honesty bar for your relaxation and a wireless hot spot for internet access. Gateway Country Lodge B&B is owner-run by Ina and Eugene and is ideally suited for discerning business and leisure travelers who can look forward to a warm welcome, superb hospitality and a home away from home. Our accommodation is within easy driving distance from The Durban ICC, multiple sports stadiums, golden beaches, King Shaka airport, Sun Coast and Sibaya Casino, Craft Markets, and UShaka Marine World. We are also well situated en route to St Lucia, Hluhluwe and Umfolosi Game Reserves and is in the province of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Gateway Country Lodge - the jewel of Umhlanga and Umhlanga Rocks' best kept secret. ... more   less 

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Address: 3 Woodland Close | Prestondale, Umhlanga Rocks 4021, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: RM306 - RM405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Country Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are great”
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“My 3 stars is only because we had the room next to the breakfast area. Otherwise it would have got 5 stars from me.”
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“Room 9 was great for my family. Children in 1 room and the adults in another.”
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