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“We found a peace of heaven!”
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Palapa Place
Ranked #4 of 8 Umdloti B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 March 2015

“Where do we start?, Not just you will stay in one of the most beautiful places with an outstanding view, built by Kevan and Marcella, you will feel amazingly welcomed as well feel that you are part of their family home.
From first contact over 900 miles away to when we left, both Kevan and Marcella have been fantastic, so helpful, accommodating and an absolutely lovely couple.
We stayed at the seascape cottage which has a beautiful balcony overlooking the sea, we loved this balcony so much that we called the little sanctuary of our holiday where we could actually enjoy the beauty of nature just there, where we were. All facilities of the cottage where in perfect condition, let alone their excellent taste of art & decoration.
The cottage seats at the back of a forest, so you literally feel you are part of the nature. We had friends coming to visit us on the week and nobody wanted to leave the place!
We would love to return to this peace of heaven and wish good luck for both Kevan and Marcella

Many thanks

Bella & Jay, London

Room Tip: We chose the Seaescape cottage with the most amazing view you can have.
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

We had the fortunate experience of staying at Palapa Place - Seascape Loft for 8 nights it was simply wonderful. The accommodation is of high standard and good quality and comfort with the most awesome view. The quiet fans were a god send in the heat and although there was load shedding this did not affect us at all as we ate out most days but there are all the necessary facilities in the open plan kitchen. We enjoyed lounging on the large couches looking out at the view and there is a wonderful high ceiling with such quiet fans hung from the ceiling it was a joy as we could sleep with them on. I would highly recommend this accommodation. We enjoyed walking to the beach which is simply down a small stretch of road and waking up to the sound of natural sunlight and the sound of birds - memories that will stay with us for ever. Thank you to Marcella and Kevan for looking after us - good luck with all the future plans/ideas you have.

Room Tip: Seascape for us was just the best and fulfilled our needs as a couple - there are a variety of diffe...
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Palapa Place is a place not to be missed! Absolutely perfect in every sense of the word. Quite, peaceful, beautifully and stylishly decorated with the most amazing views! Stay in the loft!!
The hosts, Marcella and Kevan are such gracious hosts! I will return again and again!
My hide-away and home away from home!

Room Tip: The 'Guest Suite' is perfect for solo travellers and couples. The Best of the Best is howev...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Palapa14, Owner at Palapa Place, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, so happy you enjoyed Seascape Loft and our seaside village.

Best regards
Marcella and Kevan

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

I stayed in the lovely guest suite, the place was stunning, listening to the waves on the beach as I fell asleep. Marcella (the owner) was brilliant, she picked me up from Durban aiport and as I didn't have any food with me she advised where a good place to eat is that wasn't far away at all (just up the road) pizza - great choice! I only stayed one night but I could have easily stayed more!!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Palapa14, Owner at Palapa Place, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014

Thank you so much for your review, much appreciated. I know I had responded to you at the time privately, just realized though, that I should respond in the public forum. Kevan and I trust you are well?

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Kevan and Marcella

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Marcella is a great host who is always friendly and helpful, that alone makes Palapa Place a place to visit again. The units are cosy and modern with beautiful views of the sea, and a short walk to the beach. We definately want to visit again.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Palapa14, Owner at Palapa Place, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments, we appreciate it very much and are looking forward to your return visit in November 2014.

Kind regards
Marcella and Kevan

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Additional Information about Palapa Place

Address: 55 Newsel Road, Umdloti, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umdloti
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Umdloti
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rates are from: R450.00Pn Single. David's Cottage:R980.00 Pn. Seascape Loft: from R950.00 To R1, 400.00 Pn. All low season rates. Palapa Place offers self catering, seaside village accommodation. Comfortable, home away from home, private cottage, AA Travel approved "Highly Recommended. Children welcome. 100 Meters from beach. 10 Minutes from King Shaka Airport. We are in a quiet peaceful cul-de-sac. Within a 20 minute walk to restaurants, 10 minutes to Umhlanga Rocks, golf courses nearby. Great spot for surfing, kite surfing, rock pools for children, relaxing on the beach, see dolphins, whales in season, nearby movies, shopping, so much more. Please note that all units have a stove to cook on, an oven, microwave, fridge with the exception of The Guest Suite. This is a semi self catering unit, so is equipped with a microwave, bar fridge, toaster and kettle. This is a unit which is suitable for those who like to eat out and just have light meals when in. Daily service, including week ends, laundry close by on a drop off and collect basis. Palapa Place 'where the living is easy' ... more   less 

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