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“3 Night Family Stay”
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Review of Poynton's Cottage

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View south from front lawn
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View south from front lawn
One of the two main bedrooms (m.e.s.)
Other main (front) bedroom (m.e.s.)
View from front lawn, looking towards beach
Living Room
Front of cottage
View of beach through garden
Beach scene
In the garden
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Westbrook Beach, KwaZulu-Natal

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Gary B
Bromyard, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“3 Night Family Stay”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Overall we enjoyed ourselves, the beds were comfortable, the showers adequate, very nice sitting outside listening to the sea and playing on the beach.
If you need somewhere to go unwind with a good book then this is the place for you.
Parking for 2 cars with car port, large kitchen with washing machine (no drier), dishwasher, fridge and freezer. 2 rooms with double beds and bathrooms, 3 rooms with 2 single beds (1 double bed in one) that share 2 bathrooms. TV area and outside 4 chairs and sofa with coffee table facing the sea.
The only let down was the place was clearly done up some years ago and little has been done since so its beginning to look tired and the furniture/equipment/utensils are showing excessive wear, the pictures above are what it must have looked like when last face lifted.
On arrival in the evening from Newcastle we went straight to the information pack to find where to buy groceries etc, the pack is lacking information on this. There were telephone directories, fishing trip and takeaway food sheets from 2007-2009, but no information telling you the nearest supermarkets are15km to the north or 25km to the south in shopping complexes (there aren't any shops in between). This is important since the place doesn't have wifi/internet access and 3G signal is very poor (go to the bottom of the garden).
The house comes with a cleaner who lives on the property for which you will need to pay 125 Rand a day.
The house is in a gated community and has a house alarm which you set for the outside sensors at night.

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Liked best: Access to the beach
Liked least: Poor information pack, telephone directories and leaflets from 2007-2010 in the drawer nothing up to date.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jenna M
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“Amazing view, comfortable cottage, ON THE BEACH!”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in May 2014
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Stayed here last May, spend all day on the beach exploring rock pools with the kids. Comfortable rooms with everything you need. Kitchen well equipped with plenty of fridge and freezer space. Serviced daily by friendly lady, Rachel, who even set the table for all our meals!! Close to shopping centres in Ballito. It was the most perfect, private spot for our family to unwind and relax. Highly recommend.

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