Sandals Guest House
Sandals Guest House is centrally situated in the quiet residential area of
Umhlanga Rocks, only 200 metres from the beach and one block
away from the heart of the village where there is an abundance of top class
restaurants and coffee shops.
Chartwell Drive, where we are located is the main road through the village of Umhlanga. Our 4, five star luxury en-suite bedrooms are all uniquely and individually styled in warm earthy tones and calming whites and have all the comforts and conveniences one would expect from such an establishment.
The Pansy Shell room, a spacious sea facing suite opens onto the patio and pool area. Perfect for honeymooners or those guests wanting that something extra, the stylish and modern bathroom boasts a lavish walk in shower and luxury bath.
The Urchin room, equally elegant also has a sea view. It too has a beautiful bathroom with a modern designed frameless glass shower as do the Cowrie and Conch which also has a bath. All our rooms have an extra length king size bed with an option to configure them as singles except the Cowrie, which comes standard with a king size bed.
The Conch room has it's own access to our beautiful garden and the Cowrie looks on to an atrium open to the sky. They are all fully air-conditioned, equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, have TV and individual satellite with a bouquet of channels, telephone, a dressing table with hair dryer, full length mirrors and plenty of cupboard space with a cupboard safe.
For tranquility and some light stress relief you can relax and soak up the sun around our huge, beautiful swimming pool it's like a European spa bath whilst taking in the view of the sea from the expansive patio or enjoy a sundowner from our open bar area. Swimming pool and beach towels are provided. Enjoy a casual walk along the promenade which is just 200 metres from us, it meanders approximately 4 km's along the beachfront and is a very popular exercise route for joggers, more serious walkers or families going for a stroll.
There is plenty of secure on site parking available. ADSL internet access is available and the guest house in it's entirety is a wireless hotspot. A desk top computer is available to be used by those guests who do not have a lap top with them. With more and more businesses having moved out of the city centre of Durban to the business parks of La Lucia and Umhlanga we are finding more executives making full use our very convenient location.
Sandals is centrally situated for a variety of activities and excursions in Umhlanga, Durban and Kwa Zulu Natal. The area is a golfers paradise with the following courses within easy reach: Zimbali Country Club, Durban Country Club, Umhlali and Princes Grant. The fabulous shopping centres of Gateway and La Lucia are both only 3 km's away.
Other activities that can be arranged are: deep sea fishing, dolphin viewing, horse riding in Umdloti, guided walks through the nature reserve, local tours and for the ladies (and gents) an outing to the spa.
Other local places of interest include uShaka Marine World, Bat Centre (Local African Arts & Crafts), the Barnyard Theatre, Sibaya and Sun Coast casino and that Sharks Board. We are within 200 metres of the M4 motorway which goes straight through to the city centre of Durban with all it's attractions. The M4 is also the link to the N2 national highway which is the access route to Zululand with all it's world renowned game reserves such as Hluhluwe and Imfolosi, Phinda, Mkhuze, Ndumo and Tembe elephant park.
The famous wetlands of St Lucia are found along the Elephant coastline as is Sodwana and Kosi Bay. Both Swaziland and Mozambique beckon a little further on. The Drakensberg mountains, the uKhahlamba, the Zulu name for the Barrier of Spears (a world heritage site) is found 2 hours inland on the N3 national highway close by to the famous battle fields of both the Anglo Boer and Anglo Zulu Wars. Qualified advice on tours is available and airport transfers are easily arranged. So, Sandals is ideally located for and has much to offer: Business Executives, Golf groups, Both local and International tourists
Please Note: No children under the age of 12 years
AA Travel Guides and American Express Accommodation Awards
- Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
- AA Travel Guide Category Finalist 2007
- AA Travel Guide Category Finalist 2008
- AA Travel Guide Category Highly Commended 2007
- AA Travel Guide Category Highly Commended 2008
- AA Travel Guide Category Highly Commended 2009
- National Accommodation Association
- Tourism Grading - 5 Stars
- air conditioner (all units)
- airport transfers
- bar/cocktail lounge
- beach (less than 500m)
- boat trips (less than 5km)
- bowls (less than 5km)
- braai / barbecue - communal
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- car hire (less than 20km)
- casino (less than 10km)
- DSTV in room
- exercise facilities (less than 5km)
- fishing (less than 3km)
- golf (less than 5km)
- horse riding (less than 5km)
- internet facilities
- laundry facilities (less than 2km)
- laundry facilities onsite
- live entertainment (less than 3km)
- lock-up safe
- medical facilities (less than 5km)
- movies / cinema (less than 5km)
- nature trail (less than 2km)
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- parking off-site
- phone in room
- radio in room
- reptile park (less than 20km)
- restaurant (less than 5km)
- squash court (less than 5km)
- tea / coffee making facilities
- whale watching (less than 10km)
- wi-fi / hotspot