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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal

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thefamily...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Quiet, relaxing and a place to recharge your batteries”
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Searock is an extremely comfortable and well-equipped apartment. The unit has stunning sea views that can be enjoyed from two of the bedrooms and the lounge. The verandah enjoys morning sun until midday and then there is shade enabling you to take in the picturesque views whilst relaxing on the patio furniture.

The kitchen is well equipped with a modern washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine.

The unit is serviced every alternate day and the lady is willing to do laundry for a small fee.

The unit has a double electric garage together with security present every evening.

The location is suitable for all travellers as it is five minutes to the seafront and shops.

Filip was the perfect host and provides for all your needs whilst on holiday. We will most definitely visit again!

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Liked best: Seaviews, verandah and shower
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
8 Oct 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review.! It's a pleasure indeed to receive such positive feedback following your recent stay, and we're delighted that our location, facilities and service are well-suited to your needs. "A Home away from Home" Kind regards, Filip Engelen
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Stephen M
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Searock is an excellent choice for a family staying in Umhlanga”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My wife and 19 year old daughter and I stayed in the Searock apartment for a week, and were v pleased all around. The owner/manager, Filip Engelen, and his wife Priscilla, are v considerate, attentive, responsive and very professional. The pricing is moderate and affordable. The apartment is a beautifully decorated and maintained three bedroom, with a reasonably well equipped kitchen, a large living and dining area, an expansive terrace, and a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. WIFI is good. All appliances are quite young in age, the apartment comes with an individual locked garage space for a car. Someone comes to clean every other day, and is open for a modest price to do laundry. Security for the apartment building is quite reliable
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A lovely walking path on the ocean begins at the base of the hill, and is either a short walk from the apartment or a short drive to a parking lot at the base of the trail.

Getting into the village is simple, by foot, by car, or by Uber. Oyster Box and Beverly Hills Hotel are both nearby, both have exceptional restaurants and great views. Be sure to make reservations in advance.

The commute to downtown Durban is 15-20 minutes and easily navigated.

The commute to Shaka International Airport is a simple 15-20 minute drive.

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Liked best: Magnificent view and quiet privacy
Liked least: can't think of anything
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Aug 2016
Hi Steven, Thanks for taking your time to write a review regarding your recent stay at Searock, amidst your busy schedules. It was an absolute honour and pleasure in hosting you and your family . We are delighted to know you enjoyed the apartment and its ideal location. You were all so easy to communicate with. It felt like having friends stay with us. Thanks for taking care of our apartment and leaving it in an immaculate condition. We hope that on your next visit to South Africa, you will be returning to Umhlanga. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards Filip & Priscilla
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589brent
Albury, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
“Excellent location”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Thank you Philp, Your location was perfect for us , family loved it . We have a great time , close to all amenities Many thanks we will be back.

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Liked best: Location, close to the beach
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Aug 2016
Dear Brent
Thanks for taking your time to share your experience at Searock. I am glad to know you and your family had a wonderful stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Searock on your next visit to Umhlanga.
Regards
Filip
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Megdxb
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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“Lovely apartment”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Perfectly located, this apartment is spacious and comfortable and was just right for our family of 5 including three young children. The beds were very comfortable and the maid washed the linen and towels every second day. The apartment was spotless upon arrival and Filip the owner was always on hand to help us with any queries. We had a wonderful holiday and would definitely come back. If you're looking for a place within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants with stunning sea views then this is for you. The only thing we missed was that the apartment was not within walking distance of a swimming beach so we had to drive every day - but it is literally a 2 minute drive with ample parking. We would definitely come back!

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
Hi Megan, thank you for taking your time to write a review.
We take great pride in acting as a ‘home away from home’ for all of our guests and it is lovely to read that you felt so welcome and comfortable and had a wonderful holiday in Umhlanga.
I am extremely glad you took the opportunity to take advantage of our beautiful surroundings. Being situated in the heart of Umhlanga, close to all amenities and walking distance, we overlook the ocean with direct beach access. We are also a very short walk away from countless restaurants and stores in Umhlanga Rocks, as well as being a stone throw from the beach. We looking forward to your return, Kind Regards Filip
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moberholz...
Welkom, South Africa
1 review
“Tranquility, neatnes, spacious and a very safe place.”
Reviewed 8 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

The service was excellent and the owner personally attended to detail and the needs of guests. The locality of the apartment is in a safe and strategic place.

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Liked best: locality and neatness
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
9 Jan 2016
I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay in the apartment and exceeded your expectations, with attending to personal detail and all needs of our guests. I hope that we might have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the not too distant future, and that I might assist in the reservation process for your next visit. With Warmest regards, Filip Engelen
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