We area a comfortable, friendly Guest House situated right next to the Botanical Gardens in Durban, close to shops, restaurants, CBD, ICC and many other landmarks, 3klm from Beachfront, Ushaka Marine World Etc, Breakfast included, longer term rates/taxis, free wifi, loan laptop,/shuttles/trips organised.
Stacy is a warm and helpful host. Her house is great, and it's quite well located. I'll happily stay here again if I'm in Durban.
Botany Bay Lodge was our home away from home for several days. I felt safe and comfortable at the lodge the entire duration of our stay (it's a gated home with security cameras and two guard dogs). The hosts, Stacy and Wayne, have now become our new friends. They were so accommodating with helping to reserve our last-minute adventure plans; they even offered good recommendations on the value of certain tours and entertainment we were considering. They offered to call a taxi for us using their landline or personal cell phones, so we wouldn't accumulate international cell charges. Stacy even packed up a travelling breakfast for us to take on our day safari. She and Wayne far exceeded the expectations of great hosts.
Stacy is multi-talented. She is an avid scuba diver (she can offer excellent dive advice and connections) and she's a master bagpiper. She generally knows all of the exciting events and hip places around the area. Although incredibly helpful, Wayne and Stacy also respected our privacy and allowed us all of the alone time my husband and I could desire.
Lilly, the staff person, did an extraordinary job cleaning our room daily; it was spotless. Her breakfast every morning was the best in town -- perfect eggs. The pride she takes in her work is evident. Each room has an attached restroom and shower - very private. In fact, we rarely saw any of the other guests staying at the lodge. We had access to the fully-stocked kitchen; we also stored our perishable snacks in the refrigerator.
I would recommend this location to any traveler looking for an excellent deal on a safe place in Durban. Book now before everyone catches on to this best kept (website hidden): The free WiFi was a fast connection with unlimited usage. We were able to stay in contact while overseas. That was a huge selling point for us!
A beautiful and comfortable house. Great flexibility and kindness shown re check out times . Stacey was away but Lilly was welcoming and served a delicious breakfast. Thanks a lot . Would recommend.
This place is great! The rooms are very cute, the breakfasts are delicious, and the owner, Stacy, is so helpful. For example, she helped book a fun tour for me and called cabs whenever I needed one. The location is close to downtown and the beach, but in a nice area with the bonus of having the botanical gardens across the street. If I return to Durban, I will look forward to staying here again. Of all the places I stayed in South Africa, this also was the best deal. I expect a place like Botany Bay to cost more than it did. How lucky I was to find it!
Thank you Alison, for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you and we are more than glad that you had a comfortable and memorable stay in Durban.
We hope to see you here in Sunny Durban sometime in the near future.
Take care and keep up with the running as well as you do.
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