Guest Reviews

Most Outstanding Stay

I highly recommend Kingston Place Guesthouse, we had the most outstanding stay, the rooms
we're clean and beds comfortable. Veranda with ocean view.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
Tasty breakfast.

kzn2024 , March 2024

Roodepoort, South Africa

Amazing Hospitality

Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality. We really has a relaxing stay. We will be back soon.


Gourav, March 2024


Family outing

The area is nice, quiet and clean. Owner and staff were very friendly, breakfast was delicious, in summary we all enjoyed our stay and wish we stayed longer. The place is suitable for families it is also close to the beach.



Best Service

It was truly amazing, the stuff are prompt, friendly and very helpful. The breakfast is absolutely on point to fit your taste buds. It is 12 minutes waling distance from the breach and the sound of the ocean and the sun raise and set can be viewed from the rooms. I will definitely stay here again.



2 thumbs up!

I stayed 1 night at and had a wonderful experience!
The couple who own the place and live there were very kind and helpful! They assisted me with all my needs, much more then expected...
The room and facilities were great and indulging amazing location and all ana all - 2 thumbs up!


Great Guesthouse in Umhlanga

I stayed at Kingstone Place Guesthouse for two nights during a business visit.
The place is situated in an upmarket serene neighbourhood.
It is close to the highway and business district.
Hosts were great & accommodating for changes and place is clean and upmarket and great value for money.

Kobus B

Centurion, Pretoria

Enjoyable stay

Writing a review is not something I normally do but but my last stay, I feel, deserves a few lines at the very least. During the past 25 years I have travelled frequently to many different parts of the world and have experienced a whole range of accommodation types which include AirB&B, luxury hotels and guest houses. I can say with all sincerity that I do not recall a more peaceful and comfortable stay to the one I experienced at Kingston Place Guest house. The atmosphere was welcoming, warm and relaxed and I only wish I had been able to stay longer. The lady who prepared the breakfast was very friendly and greeted me each morning with a warm smile. I would recommend this guest house without hesitation.


Dabai, UAE

Great stay

I took my mother and my mother in law together with my 3 kids to Durban, we really had a good stay at Kingston place, the place is very clean, the owners are friendly and very helpful, the staff very warm and friendly ladies, the breakfast was nice every morning, thank you Kingston Place for making our stay a memorable one.


Home away from home

This was my first Bed & Breakfast booking in Umhlanga and it was a great choice. The location is close to all that I needed and the owners are friendly and helpful. The breakfast options are good and the staff are efficient and prepared the delicious meals timeously. The room was beautifully and tastefully decorated and met my requirements of a home away from home. The property was quiet and even the other guests were quiet and considerate. I will definitely keep using this Bed & Breakfast venue


Outstanding service and quality

Outstanding service and quality. The owners have an attention to detail and care!
My room had everything I could possibly need, hairdryers, bath shower and jacuzzi bath. The tea station had the biggest assortment of snacks and beverages I've ever seen in a guesthouse. The bed. linen and pillows are very good quality. The place is wonderfully peaceful. I will definitely go again!!



Ek wil net baie dankie se vir jul gasvryheid met my verblyf. Dit was werklik lekker om te kan ontspan en jul gastehuis is pragtig. Sal jul definitief aanbeveel onder my vriende en familie. Sal verseker in die toekoms weer kom kuier.,



Pietermaritzburg, KZN

Outstanding service

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kingston Place and all its employees for their outstanding service.

Since my appointment in Durban in November 2021 Kingston Place has become my home away from home. I have stayed with you on numerous weeks and what stands out the most is the consistency of your service delivery. Clean rooms with quality linen, self-help room kiosk’s, well prepared and wide choice of breakfasts, friendly staff that is always helpful, internet facilities with different TV Channels, ease of booking, owner involvement and last but not least the personal touch offered.

Thank you for making my home away from home as close to home as you do.


Branch Manager- CTN / DBN - Pecsser (Pty) Ltd

Chris Nieuwoudt

Cape Town

This is a real friendly guest house which has great service and a good atmosphere. The rooms are really clean well maintained and up to scratch. Honesty bars in all rooms and one on the balcony. Staff really friendly and serve a great breakfast that keeps you going for the day.

It is only 5 mins by car from Umlhanga CE nature where there are a variety of great restaurants for people to choose from catering for all tastes and at very reasonable prices. Spent 4 nights here and would recommend to anyone that its a good place to stay at very reasonable rates.



We stayed four nights in the honeymoon suite.
The room was very large and the bathroom just as big. The bathroom has a spa bath and a seperate shower. The bathroom also has two seperate wash basins, a his and hers as we used them! The towels they provide are so soft and very large! there is a little basket of complimentary toiletries and also some bath salts too!
The main room had a vanity mirror, honesty bar and a tv with basic dstv viewing.
The bed is huge! with plenty of pillows to choose from and very soft bedding too.

Best thing about this room? a full wall window you can wake up to the most beautiful sunrise over the ocean every morning. You can also see the guest pool below too.

This room is very private.

Breakfast in the morning consists of a full English however you like it! Cereals and omlettes.

The staff are extremely helpful and a credit to the house!

What was a nice little touch is that when we chose to sit outside in the morning on the first day, we sat at a particular table on the balcony, overlooking the pool and the ocean. The next morning when we returned for breakfast we found our table reserved for us, with all our cutlery placed just where we were sat before! This is service that goes one step further!

We travel to Durban twice a year, for sure we will book another stay soon!

Kelly H

Johannesburg, South Africa

We chose the place as it promised to be quite . We had a wonderful time with the host very helpful and knowledgable of the current news. It was better than the pictures with really large room very comfortable, the wifi was a plus too.We really got individual attention.

Moloko Annikie P

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Stayed 4 nights at Kingston Place B & B for business. Was quite well satisfied with the property, management, breakfast and staff. The proprietor, Rod, offered to pick me up from center of Umhlanga Rocks. The taxi rides thereafter were but $3 - $4 one way back to town. Rod gave me the name and number of the taxi driver he uses. Michael ansered the phone each time I phoned and was there t pick me up quickly.

Excellent choice of restaurants but a 5 minute taxi trip away into town. If you want the higher priced view, walk down the hill from the city center and have a drink at the Beverly Hills Hotel or the Oyster Box. My room was quite spacious with a queen bed and sofa. Good Wifi. Located at very quiet cul de sac on the hills overlooking the ocean.


Atlanta, Georgia

I had a great time I will definitely be back. The owner was so wonderful. Thank you so so much for your hospitality.

Bongani Ndlovu

South Africa

Comments:Work travel has meant I have seen too many hotel rooms with lack of personality in my life, so my mission is to find alternative accommodation, my agent recommended this B&B and locality and reviews looked good, once you get to Rod’s guest house you can quickly see why, spotlessly clean, great rooms, relaxed atmosphere, very reasonably priced, great breakfast (included) and a nice home away from home atmosphere that also allows you to wind down after a day working as you would at home, it’s a no brainer to go back here in future.