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“Cosy, quiet and enjoyable”
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The Saffron House
Ranked #5 of 12 Salt Rock B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

The owners are friendly, warm and helpful.Very comfortable rooms with all amenities and delicious breakfasts. This guest house is neatly tucked away in a quiet spot, surrounded by trees. Very beautiful area and was a wonderful stay

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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

this bed and breakfast is simply lovely, the rooms are very confortable, good bathrooms, the pool and the trees around are wonderfully refreshing after a long day in Durban or on a hot beach, the owners are very friendly and give very good recommendations. Their French toast for breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Great stop over place with good facilities. Quaint ambience, nestled neatly in the bush and not too far from the main highway and extremely close to the beach. Ian went beyond the standard which improved the quality of our stay. Definitely recommended for passing through couples.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

We had a lovely stay at the Saffron House last week. We pretty much had to run in and out between meetings, but the evening's sleep was very peaceful in the rooms and the hosts really have gone through a lot of trouble to make us feel at home. Will recommend to anyone!!

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

Very spacious room with a good bed & a small couch. Flowery decor (à la grandma's teacups). We had a room immediately right to the entrance, view on the pool. No noise from other guests whatsoever. Good free wifi in the room.
Host Ian is professional, he may not show his empathy in a way or at moments one might expect: he felt he does care about his guests! We had an unfortunate experience during an excursion which we booked based on a flyer displayed in his lounge; seawater destroyed most of my husband's (expensive) camera equipment. Upon our return at the B&B, when we told Ian what happened, he just dryly looked at us and summarised: "so you want me to indicate a good camerashop in Durban"? At that moment we did not feel particularly cared about; but after that we learnt that Ian -at his own initiative- contacted the boatsman as well as our travel agent, giving us an account about what he learnt. We appreciated that.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

I have been returning to The Saffron House for 5 years now. Ian's place still stays a gem and his hospitality is great, always up for a chat and loves to socialise with his guests. Stays good value for money and his breakfasts are always well prepared and weather permitting you can breakfast on the patio, its just lovely. Thanks Ian for another great overnight. Wish I could have stayed longer. Next time we must have a drink at your bar on the patio!

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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

We stayed as a couple for the weekend. We'd taken an uber to Saffron house from the airport so we were without our own transport for the duration of our weekend stay. Check in was painless and quick and the rooms were well-appointed and overlooked the pool. We were relieved to find that Saffron House is fairly close to the beach (5min walk) and restaurants (10min walk) but far enough away to be quiet and removed from other holidaymakers. Ian and Jenny were kind enough to let us know that they would drive out and fetch us if we needed and when we were out for dinner they also sent us a text to let us know that Saffron House was going to be loadshed. We essentially walked back from our dinner in complete darkness but it was spectacular because with all the lights off we had a clear view of the stars and could practically see the milky way. It was a very romantic walk home. Breakfast was delicious and perfect. Little details demonstrated a kind of thoughtfulness that is right up my alley, for instance, a beach bag with two towels and an umbrella in the room to take down to the beach. The staff were very friendly. I did enjoy our stay and our hosts and their sweet kitty cat.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Saffron House

Address: 15 Robbins Road, Salt Rock 4392, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Salt Rock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Salt Rock
Price Range: $119 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Saffron House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After traveling throughout Europe and Africa, we settled here in South Africa on the beautiful tropical Dolphin Coast. The Saffron House has all the best of our experiences, attention to detail and private gust areas. Our rooms each have private entrances, modern bathrooms, air-con, mini bar and satellite TV. Stroll back an easy 400m, from the beach and swim in our large pool or relax by our well stocked bar. Breakfast is served outside on our deck. Children welcome, Secure off road parking, close to local restaurants. ... more   less 
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