We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Forest Manor Boutique Guest House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Forest Manor Boutique Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 114: English reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome guest house! The service from all staff was amazing! I will always stay at this guest house when I am in Durban for business! I would suggest that the owners look into upgrading the WIFI connection. The connection in the room was very weak and was not that stable. Otherwise the overall experience was great! Awesome breakfast in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank MikePollock
ForestManor, Owner at Forest Manor Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your feedback. We are currently waiting for the fire line connection to come online which has been promised for early next year. This will definitely improve on the internet connectivity. We apologize for not having blinds in your room, unfortunately they had to be removed to be repaired, but i can confirm that they are... More 

Warfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice guest house, well decorated, very clean and very comfortable. The guest house is also located in a nice and quiet area. My kids had a great time at the swimming pool and we all loved the breakfast.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Vanda P
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Exceptional service offered in an upmarket guest house. Each touch point was beyond superior expectations - from booking, to signing in, the quality of the furnishings, excellent wifi, honesty bar and full breakfast that was included. Highly recommended and I will be back for sure!!!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Caz P
Somerset West, South Africa
Level Contributor
76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This boutique guest house is very nicely furnished, spotlessly clean, with spacious bedrooms and comfortable lounge with honesty bar. Breakfast is somewhat disappointing as far as the cold offerings go, also no breakfast pastries such as croissants and the coffee is mediocre. However, the cooked breakfast was always hot, but you are limited as to what you can choose. Our... More 

Helpful?
Thank Domenique7
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The service was friendly and the room was nicely equipped but it was lacking on the finer detail. The rail in the bath was loose which was a bit of a concern to use to get out of the bath. It was also a bit disappointing to come home at 2pm to a room that was not yet made up... More 

Helpful?
Thank Reisby
Karlsdorf
Level Contributor
94 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have been at this guesthouse early September and all the three of us enjoyed this location: spacious, clean rooms with a nice breakfast on the lovely terrace. A safe place where the dog is walking around – this very calm dog also joined us during breakfast on the terrace. Definitely a recommendation.

Helpful?
Thank Dietmar_Bohn
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have stayed at forset manor before, a couple of years ago for around 7 days and it was great, we were planning to stay there for 10 nights in Jan 17 (+/- 30K stay) until i received such unwelcoming service. I did an online quote last night with my children included in the booking for the Forest manor suite... More 

Helpful?
Thank jonbakos
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The place was great and it was in a good location too. Close to the beach and also the Chartwell area for shopping and restaurants. Service was great and morning breakfast by the so awesome. I would stay here again!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank B2695EMkarenl
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I booked this guesthouse so that I could meet up with friends for a couple of days . We had the Milkwood room which was plenty big enough for 4 adults although there were 3 of us. The welcome was lovely, breakfast gave plenty of choice. Rooms very clean and location perfect for visiting the area. Having come from staying... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hols4evers
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
105 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Excellent value in a bed and breakfast that feels like a resort, with a swimming pool. (Jacuzzis/spas do not seem to be popular in South Africa). Full breakfast. Very secure and safe surroundings, though a wee bit off the main drag. The staff are very friendly and accommodating to your needs (specially when my credit card was hacked by someone... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank nzphotog

15 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near La-Lucia
2.7 km away
The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box
#2 of 18 in Umhlanga Rocks
1,515 reviews
1.7 km away
Teremok Marine
Teremok Marine
#1 of 18 in Umhlanga Rocks
303 reviews
2.7 km away
Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills
#3 of 18 in Umhlanga Rocks
849 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.5 km away
Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga
2.7 km away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga
0.9 km away
Burnham House B&B
Burnham House B&B
#2 of 22 in La-Lucia
75 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forest Manor is an luxuriously appointed and tastefully furnished contemporary 5 star boutique guest house, situated less than 200m from the beach and in close proximity to La Lucia Shopping Mall, Virgin Active gym, La Lucia Ridge Office Parks, Gateway Shopping Centre and the Umhlanga Hospital. It is also close to some of the top class golf courses and is 20 minutes away from the Moses Mabhida World Cup Stadium, the ICC and the new King Shaka International Airport. This sophisticated establishment portrays a touch of stylish attention to detail and is built around the magnificent Milkwood tree set in a central atrium. We boast a lavish pool area overlooking the designer built koi pond. The perfect setting for a delicious breakfast, which is included in our tariff, served alfresco on the patio or in the airy dining room. Meals are prepared by our friendly team of staff who offer personal and a caring service on site. The well equipped clinically clean home style kitchen adorned with granite tops and all the modern kitchen hardware essential for preparing 5 star cuisine. The accommodation comprises of a modern lounge area with state of the art entertainment systems including high definition Plasma screen TV, music system and DSTV. The walk in bar stocked with the finest wines and spirits for the discerning guests who would like to relax and unwind with a sun downer at the pool.Forest manor accommodation comprises of two luxury rooms Waterwood, Natal Fig, three superior rooms, White Seringa, Zulu Milkberry and Forest Mahogany. Milkwood the family unit which accommodates two adults and two teenagers, and The Manor Suite which is the executive facility consisting of its own personal lounge, private dining and is suitable for a boardroom meeting which comfortably accommodates 10 delegates. All the bedrooms offer unique comfort and are fully air-conditioned, supplied with ceiling fans, mini bars, hospitality trays, electronic laptop safes, High definition TV, Satellite TV, DVD players, i-Pod docking system, CCTV security cameras and Wifi connection. All beds are made up with hypo allergenic bedding and cotton Percale linen. All the rooms are on suite and offer heated towel rails, scales, hair and body dryers, exclusive bathing products, luxury towels and bath robes fit for royalty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Manor Boutique Guest House

Address: 62 Forest Drive, La-Lucia 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > La-Lucia
Price Range: €91 - €185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Forest Manor Boutique Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your Forest Manor Boutique Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Forest Manor Boutique Guest House staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Forest Manor Boutique Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Natal Fig room is very small! There was no blinds and the street lights let in allot light into the room at night.”
 of 5 bubbles MikePollock, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The family room, Milkwood, requires you walk through the second, very small bedroom, to the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Domenique7, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask when booking for a larger room!”
 of 5 bubbles 207randalm, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“20 minute drive from the airport, 5 minute drive from the beach, luxury on a plate would definitely stay again!”
 of 5 bubbles MelSwazi, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Forest Mahogany is a good and spacey room”
 of 5 bubbles Cantoniad, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay