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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We had initially booked for African Dreamz, then we were told that there was no electricity so we would be arranged into another bnb in the area. The initial exterior is deceiving, looks clean and classy and the problem is when you enter the rooms. The bedding (duvet cover), towels and the actual room are not clean. There are no... More 

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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay near a secluded beach. Situated near Virginia Airport so can be distracting at first, but the beach will soon make you forget about it. Their breakfast could be changed every other day, but still filling after the meal. A revamp should be on the cards as it could get better, but still great to stay at.

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1 Thank Melanie M
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2015

A home away from home!!! My friends and I booked our holiday at Dolphin Crest Guesthouse this pass weekend and were amazed with the excellent service we received due to the reviews we have read. The staff are very friendly, the breakfast was tasty. The rooms were beautiful. Very impressed with this place. My friends and I were actually sad... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

The worst place ever, .cockroaches around, the service is pathetic never mind the breakfast, you will go better with a packet of chips ,very poor admin and management avoid the place !! it is on sale.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

had to attend a wedding in dbn and stayed at dolphin crest. we literally just used it to sleep and shower as we were out most of the day. its a beautiful place, peaceful, although the stairs are a little scary esp with little kids and high heels.. food was average, first indian aunty I've discovered that doesnt know how... More 

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1 Thank Chan281
Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

It's one of the most disgusting places I have ever been in my life. The service is shocking the indian lady couldn't even speak to us it was like we were filthy instead sent her manager to deal with us the advertised place is not what we got but a dirty,bad smelling place doesn't deserve to be a bnb it... More 

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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

I was double booked on the 22nd November 2015. I couldn't get my room until I caused a huge noise(which was not pleasant at all). So if you're not a fighter and you don't want to fight for "a" room, don't book into this place cause you will only be told when you get to the place that you actually... More 

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Thank Thuthuka M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

Where do I start...first of all the Indian lady (receptionist) was not very friendly. She allocated us room 11. Please never agree to take room 11. It was stuffy and hot - it is had one small window. The bedding was dirty. The bed was supported by bricks. The side lamp did not work. The only good thing about the... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Checked in for 3 Nights.. Didn't stay Toilet had not been cleaned and smelt of pea. WiFi didn't work When making Booking took Days for confirmation. The Girl who checks guests in does her best with limited knowledge. Coming from a Tourism Background in Ireland this would rate very poorly. If you are looking for a Youth Hostel / Low... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

I booked a sea facing room with a balcony but instead got a room facing another house with no balcony and the windows wouldn't open. The room was stuffy and had a horrible smell. The shower leaked and flooded the bathroom. I complained to the manager Gavin Munthree about my bad experience but he wasn't interested either. The manager and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dolphin Crest Guesthouse focuses on Providing Quality Bed and Breakfast, Corporate Functions and Conference Facilities. The Guesthouse is situated in the La Lucia area and is managed by a Professional Team who are Goal Driven to deliver excellent service and cater to your every need.  We aim to transform your experience to a memorable one with joy, ease and peace of mind. Training, Product launches,Baby showers,Braais,Kiddies parties,Wedding ,receptions and much more ... We have our pool and entertainment area, for a sunset braai, or just a relaxing swim. For those who love the waves, our beach is just stone throw away, surfing or enjoying the views, this is one relaxing location ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Crest

Address: 4 Trevor Place, La-Lucia 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > La-Lucia
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room 9 is great for families”
 of 5 bubbles audreyk_kirby72, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“never book this place at all”
 of 5 bubbles Ms_Nkosi, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Take the room right on the top with the second spiral staircase going up. It has a balcony with little views of the sea as trees block it. Its spacious and private.”
 of 5 bubbles loshni, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I advise that you don't go to the guest house”
 of 5 bubbles Mmapato, 16 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Best room would by any available room at any other guest house in the vicinity.”
 of 5 bubbles WavesEdge, 12 Nov 2014 | Read review
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