About Us

Being one of the best Bed and Breakfasts in Umhlanga, only the best staff will do! These are the people who ensure that whether you are staying at Manaar House or any of our luxury apartments in Umhlanga, your stay is a comfortable and enjoyable one.

Meet the Team

Jack and Mark

Owners

Jack and Mark

Both Jack and Mark have years of customer service and hospitality experience between them. Being hands on owners always ensures the highest levels of comfort and service. Their genuine passion for the hospitality industry, and our guests, definitely rubs off on all the staff!

Jonathan

General Manager

Jonathan

Joining us in mid 2016, Jonathan has extensive retail and hospitality management experience. Jonathan oversees the entire operation and is responsible for ensuring our websites are always fresh and current as well as managing availability in order for you to book efficiently and ensuring the rooms and apartments are always up to the standard that you have come to know from us.

Hermann

Reservations Manager

Hermann

Hermann knows the hospitality industry like the back of his hand. He has worked in boutique hotels and guest houses and is the first voice you will hear when calling in to enquire about reservations. He has been with us since early 2015. His friendly demeanor and never-say-die attitude will set the tone for your stay with us.

Maria

Housekeeper - Manaar House

Maria

Since October 2013, Maria has been providing top quality service to guests at Manaar House. From assisting with breakfast to ensuring the rooms are perfect, Maria gets a kick out of all the positive comments she receives when guests arrive to find their room spotless. Maria is always smiling and no job is too big or small for her.

Agnes

Housekeeper - D3 Sea Lodge

Agnes

Agnes maintains the biggest property in our portfolio, and has a fun time doing it. She has a fantastic sense of humour and can often be seen sharing a chuckle with a guest while she services the apartment. A diligent and conscientious worker, Agnes never disappoints when it comes to ensuring your apartment is spotless and well cared for.

Nozipho

Housekeeper - 14 The Shades & 105 Ben Siesta

Nozipho

Since 2013, Nozipho has proven herself to be not only a member of the team, but part of the family. She must suffer from OCD, as not as much as a grain of sand can be found in the apartments after she's serviced them. An absolute pleasure to work with, we can guarantee that your stay will be made better when you encounter Nozipho.

Neli

Housekeeper - 304 & 506 Lighthouse Mall

Neli

New to us, but not new to the industry, Neli has worked in many of the upmarket apartment blocks and has proven to be a vital member of the housekeeping team. Contentious and always smiling, you can be assured of nothing but cleanliness when Neli is servicing your apartment!

Buyi

Housekeeper - 302 Oyster Schelles & 702 Oyster Rock

Buyi

They say dynamite comes in small packages. This couldn't be more accurate when describing Buyi. Since joining us in January 2016, Buyi has found herself being responsible for the housekeeping of very upmarket apartments and rightly so. Her work ethic and general disposition has to be seen to be believed.

Beauty

Housekeeper - 102 Oyster Rock & 203 Oyster Quays

Beauty

Beauty has been with us since early 2015, and her genuine care for the job and the guests in the apartments is unbelievable. Housekeeping isn't just a job for Beauty, she embraces it and it shows in her upmarket apartments.

Bongiwe

Housekeeper - 803 & 1104 The Bermudas

Bongiwe

Bongiwe knows her apartments like the back of her hand. Always willing to go the extra mile, Bongiwe has proven herself to be a very important part of a team that strives for perfection. Looking after 2 of our newest apartments, Bongiwe knows the importance of her job and genuinely takes it to heart.

Khoki

Housekeeper - 13 The Shades & 802 The Bermudas

Khoki

There is no other housekeeper like Khokhi. Called the "Head Housekeeper", Khokhi has taught everyone in the team something new, and continues to do so on a daily basis. Diligent and contentious, we can guarantee nothing but a gleaming apartment when it's being serviced by Khokhi.

Pretty

Housekeeper - 43 Sea Lodge

Pretty

The newest member of our team, Pretty has been thrown in the deep end with looking after a very upmarket apartment, and has already proven that she's more than capable of maintaining our very high standards.

Cynthia

Laundry Supervisor

Cynthia

One might be forgiven for thinking that this is an easy job. With the amount of apartments we look after, the only thing Cynthia does is make it look easy. When you see all your clean towels and sheets you will know that Cynthia personally ensured that all of your linen and towels were spotlessly clean.