First Group Costa Smeralda

Remington Lane MargateMargate4275South Africa
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About First Group Costa Smeralda

First Group Costa Smeralda is located as close to the sea as it gets in Margate and offers family-friendly accommodation in fully equipped apartments. All apartments have full kitchens.

Rooms range from three-bedroom, eight-sleeper units to two-bedroom, six-sleepers. Both have views of the Indian Ocean, as well as two bathrooms. Amenities include TVs, DVD players, and safes.

The hotel's facilities include a large outdoor play area with a trampoline, giant outdoor chess, and a jungle gym. A pool and BBQ facilities round out the options for on-site fun and relaxation.

First Group Costa Smeralda sits within a kilometre from many of the most popular restaurants in town, including Lilly's Bread Bin, RJ's Margate Steakhouse, and Senzi's on Faya.

In addition to being right on the beach, the apartments are located within forty kilometres of the Mbumbazi Nature Reserve. They are also just a ten-minute walk from Margate's main shopping area.


Remington Lane Margate, Margate, 4275, South Africa
Telephone: +27 393173394 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Organized activities for kids

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Can't beat the sea views

According to guests, the views of the Indian Ocean available from this property are simply to die for. The hotel's location on cliffs overlooking the sea allows guests to take in the sun's glint over the water each morning and each evening.

Truly self-catering accommodation

Reviewers say that unlike some properties, these apartments really are equipped to accommodate a self-catering vacation. The kitchens have all that one could need for the preparation of a wide range of meals. Furthermore, there is plenty of lounging space in addition to the bedrooms. Finally, reviewers add that the furniture is of high quality and the beds are very comfortable.

Great customer service

Travellers from around the world are made to feel right at home at these apartments. They say the staff do a wonderful job of caring for their guests. The managers are happy to respond to requests, and complaints are handled with the utmost professionalism.

Negative Reviews

Parking can be tricky

Visitors say that the parking lot is quite small, and as a result, it can be difficult to navigate in a large vehicle. Many say that it may be easier to park somewhere else if driving a van, truck, or larger vehicle.

Could use an update

Travellers say the rooms could use an update. Many point out that some of the areas of the apartments are a bit mouldy due to the proximity to the beach, and think the furniture should be refreshed to combat this.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 27 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
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    8.1 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 27 reviews