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Johannesburg, South Africa
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100 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our third stay at the Pearls of Umhlanga, and second at Apartment D2-7. Firstly thank you to Gerrit who met us late into the night to give us the keys as we were running quite late. The apartment is still very well maintained and exceptionally clean and tidy at all times thanks to Zodwa whom was very pleasant.... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The self catering apartment at the Pearl is exceptional. The 2 bedroom apartment was great. Latest furniture & fittings. The view of the beach & surroundings was absolutely spectacular. Currently undergoing construction, so you need to bear the noise. Not bad though. Weekends is very noisy as there is parties all around, loud music. For a family with kids, this... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This apartment was modern and well furnished and equipped for a family. Pearls is conveniently located within walking distance of good restaurants and, cafes and other holiday resorts, and has easy access to the beach. The views from the balcony will be stunning once the construction is complete. For those wishing to sleep in late remember that one of the... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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128 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed at the The Pearls for a conference in Durban. Transportation to and from the International Conference Center took about 20-25 minutes by taxi or car. Uber is quite easy to use in Umhlanga and only half the cost of taxi. The condo was quite spacious with a huge deck overlooking the sea. There are shops, restaurants, and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We regrettably booked two suites from Solina at Pearls of Umhlanga for the Durban July weekend. I have reason to believe that we were proscribed the very moment we arrived. It started when we didn’t produce the first card we used for securing the apartments in January because it had expired, replaced and the owner had destroyed it (who keeps... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The apartment is very good and equipped with high quality appliances and a high quality finish, but unfortunately we were not properly informed prior to our arrival that we were going to be in the middle of a massive building site (and apparently this is going to continue until December 2017). Although the website mentioned the possible noise, nowhere did... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were booked in at. 12 on Palmsuites. Aurora street. uhmlanga. The place had a very bad smell comming from the shower drains. Directly above Gateway Shopping Mall, very noicy. The curtains is poorly maintained. The balcany chairs were broken. No place to braai

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Toronto, Ontario
1 review
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Wonderful place all new great views. Lots of luxury spacious clean friendly secure. Friendly organized. Great accommodation. Beautiful weather great pool could be heated but very big and nice loungers

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We booked our stay through booking.com and would advise you to take a wide berth if thinking of booking through the person advertising on there. The complex itself is fabulous and the location is awesome - but unfortunately the owner is dodgy! Due to title of the advert (The Pearls of Umhlanga Apartment 11-1) we thought that it was "The... More 

Thank summerfun2016
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is the place to be. Perfect location at the beach and good restaurants near by. The building is not a Hotel but residental flats. It makes the building feel empty. The main entrance for walking is towards the beach which make it quite a long walk to get to restaurants.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Pearls

Address: 4-6 Lagoon Drive | Durban, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: €267 - €827 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Pearls 4.5*
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Pearl Tides ground floor unit 8”
 of 5 bubbles WizzyRobinson, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best is a corner unit sea facing”
 of 5 bubbles Mr_and_Mrs_786, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Wifi never worked”
 of 5 bubbles 723traceyh, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Strictly ask for a sea view room only! PB Unit 44 is nice!”
 of 5 bubbles RuchiMarella, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Apartments facing the sea would be first prize. We had to crane our necks to see the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles NashB2000, 30 Aug 2014 | Read review
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