Well where do I start? What should have been a 2 day stay turned into two weeks! Myself and 2 friends were delayed going back to work within the shipping industry and our hosts Douw and Anne Marie made us very very welcome indeed.
The rooms are absolutely spotless and the beds are made everyday as well as cleaned. The beds are very comfy and the linen is perfectly white. I felt guilty sleeping in the bed as it looked that nice! Each room has a mini fridge stocked with wine beer and chocolate, nice touch. The bathrooms are well laid out with powerful showers and hot water, there is also shower gel etc and even sewing kits...I mean there is attention to detail but Ann Marie goes well above that...
The Outside Area
There is a lovely swimming pool which has the cleanest water ive seen in a long time, it is constantly cleaned and filtered. The best place to unwind is what we nicknamed " The Man Cave" a huge traditionally built hut has the biggest bbq pit ive ever seen and also a pizza oven, which was put to good use during our stay. we spent many many hours in here using the wifi and socialising, a great place to relax.
Unbelievable breakfast, stunning coffee machine and every thing you would expect from a large hotel never mind a guest house, full English breakfast is amazing and everything is laid out so beautifully, its a work of art. We were lucky enough for our company to supply us with lunch and dinner and it was crazily good. Ann Marie can really cook and Douw loves getting the giant bbq (which is built into the structure complete with chimney) on the go to cook all the meat. We were in meat heaven!
To give this guest house a 5 as on here is not doing it justice really as I know good, I know excellent but this is absolutely crazy out of this world phenomenally excellent. I give it 2 lots of 5 green circles. Nuff said.....of course your only trouble now is getting a booking! Good luck with that!
PS Message to Mel the owners daughter. Thank you so much for looking after us and taking us out and about, we had the best time ever! I nearly had a tear in my eye......hhheeelllooooo!!
and to Douw and Ann Marie, your hospitality and kindness holds no bounds. Thanks for the braais, the red wine, the company and the laughs. never to be forgotten. Danke, danke, danke!
Love from Terry, Carl and Marc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akanan Guest House is a stylish guest house in La Lucia; flanked by the Indian Ocean with Durban City and sports stadiums on the south and Gateway, Umhlanga and the airport on the north. We are very easy to find just off the M4 freeway between Durban and Umhlanga Rocks.The owners will be your hosts for the duration of your stay and be assured of our best service and warm hospitality at all times.The guest house holds a reputation for the finest cuisine and hospitality. Breakfast is generous, consisting of a buffet of Fresh Fruit salad, Fruit Juices, Cereals, Yoghurts, Cheeses, Cold Meats, Muffins, Breads, as well as a freshly cooked English-style breakfast.It is a dream destination for leisure travellers, business people and sport lovers.The house offers 4 luxury rooms and 1 self-catering unit. The rooms and the self-catering unit have expected luxuries and amenities. Each of these is tastefully decorated. An air-conditioner, ceiling fan, Commercial DSTV channels, cherry, complimentary coffee and tea station with biscuits, microwave oven, limited cutlery and crockery, bar fridge, hair dryer and safe is standard in each room.The one self-catering unit offers a fully equipped kitchen.The house offers an entertainment area with a bar and pool table and board games. A comfortable lounge to relax in is available. A swimming pool is available on the premises to cool down from the hot summer sun. Akanan offers services and facilities at a nominal fee: Laundry Service, Telephone & Fax Facility. Other Services provided at no cost are Wireless Internet Access, Secure Parking, and Arrangements for Shuttle Services, VIP / Tourist Protection and Day Tours. ... more less
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