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Saldanha Bay Municipality, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Past 2months I am staying at TheCrooked Tree for business. I have been treated like royalty. They are always very helpfull. The rooms are very spacious and clean. The breakfast to die for. I can defnitaly recommend The Crooked Tree to everybody.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

It is a real pleasure to have you staying here. We do hope your trip at all works out the way you want it to.

Northern Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed with Helen back in Jan 2013 when we went to SA to get married. When we decided to go back to SA last month we had to stay at Crooked Tree Cottage again. It is in a fantastic location. About 20 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from Durban, 5 minutes from Gateway shopping centre and 2 minutes...

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Wes and Lisa Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was really great to see you both especially 2 yeasr after your wedding. We had a little more time to get to know you better and really hope we see you again when you are in this part of the world - don't...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The room was specious, enough for couple with kids. The environment was very friendly and warmly. We felt like we are at home. Helen and her Husband are the best in welcoming and accommodating guests.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. it was a real pleasure to host you and your family and see your children enjoy the dogs and the beach. I do hope we see you again another time. Until then all the best for the coming year.

Meyerton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were very happy with the rooms, everything was well serviced and our hosts were very warm and welcoming. Thankyou for your hospitality. I will recommend The Crooked Tree to all my friends and family.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Marinda. Hopefully the next time you are i Durban the weather is better! All the best for 2017

Newcastle, South Africa
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The service I received at Crooked Tree Cottage was very efficient and very friendly. The room and bathroom were lovely and very comfortable, as well as spotlessly clean. The guesthouse has a great location - only a few minutes away from shops, restaurants and hospitals. I will definitely stay here again!

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Heather. Many thanks for the review. I hope your hubby is feeling much better. Hopefully we will get to meet him when you are next in Durban. All the best for Christmas.

Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I have been staying at Crooked Tree for more then 2 years now when I have to be in Kzn for business. My stay at Crooked Tree is always fantastic and I feel very at home. The place is always very clean and the hosts Helen & her husband are very friendly and so helpful. Breakfast is fantastic, they prepare...

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Rozelle thank you for posting such a wonderful review. Reinhard and I always enjoy your visits and news and here's looking forward to many more visits in the New Year. Merry Christmas!

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I accidentally booked at this B&B thinking it was the one next door as they both end in "Tree". The host (Helen) was terribly unfriendly and unwelcoming. There was no "warmth" at all. They advertise as a B&B however they dont serve breakfast over Dec, this is the busiest time of the year?! When they do serve it, it is...

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Charlissa I always like to personally respond to all my reviews. Here is my response to yours: When you booked, you were obligingly given the option to book as one guest for one night and 2 guests for a second night – we do not feel the need to overcharge our guests by charging a room rate. The rate...

Sempach, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I had a clean and well equipped room. The hosts were very helpful in planning my stay in Durban. I had good talks with them. There is a laundry very close bringing back the clean clothes to the Croojed Tree Cottage.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to host you and we do hope that you enjoyed the rest of your travels and finally got a good day for a swim in the sea!

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

When I made a booking, I was just thinking of a bnb but this place is beautiful and management is so friendly and accommodating. I love it! Helen keep it up! Most places need to learn from this place. I'm a hotelier and always expect high service standards and this place exceeded. Lesego

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review.

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Crooked Tree Cottage is a wonderful place to stay for a few days. It is central located, not far from the beach and the centre. Helen and her husband are very nice, social people, very willing to give you information and help if necessary. We certainly would recommend this place.

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Helenoe, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review Danny. We enjoyed having you here and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip, even if it was only a couple of days to go! All the best until next time, maybe we can convince your wife to go Bungy!!! :)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crooked Tree cottage is a lovely 3 Star Bed and Breakfast/Self Catering establishment in the heart of Umhlanga Durban, Kwazulu Natal, one of the top South African holiday accommodation/tourist hot spots. It is a stones throw away from Umhlanga Village with beutiful beaches. The accommodation consists of a choice of a 3-roomed cottage and/or 3 Studio suites, all of which are let as B&B accommodation most of the year. They are both, ideally suited for those of you who prefer to holiday on a self-catering basis. The cottage can accommodate 6-7 guests and the studio units can accommodate 2 sharing with 1 family suite accommodating 2 adults and 2 small children. ... more   less 

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Address: 39 Hilken Drive | Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: €71 - €89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crooked Tree Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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