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The Oyster Box

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THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Room Service
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Spa
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
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The Oyster Box offers and provides it all. We started vacationing there 8 years ago as a couple and have continued to do so throughout the years - taking our daughter there for the first time when she was 6 months old and have continued to do so. The Oyster Box has maintained
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review following your family-stay with us at The Oyster Box. As returning and much-valued guests, your feedback is most important to us and I am thrilled therefore to hear that we have again exceeded your expectations and are still blowing you away with our amazing service and attention to detail. It is wonderful that your daughter loves the Holiday Club, exclusive to in-house children and that she loves our staff who are passionate about ensuring the children's (and adult's) time with us is amazing. I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable visit soon. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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The Oyster Box is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever visited. So much thought has gone into making this hotel more than just a hotel. It is luxurious but not pretentious. The relaxed, old world charm of the place draws you in, transports you to a gentler time and
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 19 Jul 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel, in particular the quiet clock library showcasing a splendid collection of clocks which are serviced frequently. I am sure Mrs. Tollman will be very excited to know that you have been enjoying her famous sesame chicken recipe and the entire old world charm of the hotel. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Lovely summer holiday with great food and comfortable accommodation. Staff are very friendly and the buffet always amazing! As well as the high tea. Very busy over high season. There is an activity room fun for the kids
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your summer holiday stay with us at The Oyster Box. I will be sure to share your comments with the team regarding your delicious food, comfortable accommodation and encounters with our friendly staff. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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A weekend away at the iconic Oyster Box proves that this grande dame of old school luxury, charm and class is, like a great bottle of wine, improving with age.. If that is possible. The team that works there do so in complete harmony to produce top class service and food. The
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your weekend stay with us at The Oyster Box. Feedback such as yours is most important to us and I am absolutely thrilled you found everything to your liking throughout the hotel, from the attention to detail to the delicious food in the restaurants. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Sadly my father passed and I needed to attend his funeral in Umhlanga Rocks. I grew up in Umlanga and The Oyster Box is part of my childhood, I’ve continued to visit now that I reside in Cape Town and have stayed many times over the last 25 years. The Hotel has been renovated
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box over such sad times. I am pleased the staff were able to pass on their condolences in their own way. I am thrilled you were blown away by the amazing service provided by the staff. They are passionate about ensuring every guest's stay with us is amazing and that every guest leaves wanting to return. I look forward to welcoming you back for many more memorable moments. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your interest in dining at The Chef's Table situated in the kitchen of the hotel. There are 3 Dinner menus from which to choose, starting at R1500.00 per person, with a minimum of 8 people, served Mondays to Thursdays. Should you be interested in making a reservation for this unique experience, please contact our restaurant reservations department. We look forward to welcoming you. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Is the ocean terrace and grill room halaal?
Dear Future Guest, Unfortunately The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room Restaurants are not Halaal. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Is this hotel suitable for a 12 year old
Dear Future Guest, Absolutely! We definitely cater for families. The hotel is situated right on the beach and we offer an in-house Cinema for residing guests and two swimming pools, one sea facing and a garden pool. There is a also a large shopping complex 5 minutes away. I look forward to welcoming you! Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Dear Future Guest, Thank you for your enquiry. We do offer a selection of items which are Gluten Free. However, please specify you are allergic to gluten when making your booking with restaurant reservations as each outlet offers different variations. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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We dressed semi formal or smart casual. I would call the restaurant to confirm but on the occasions we've been there, I did not see anyone with a t-shirt or shorts. The food and service is outstanding.
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"Get an ocean view room"
"all rooms are most enjoyable"
"First floor for easy access, it also has great sea views."
"Ocean facing on a high floor for the best views"
"Best of everything, worth every cent"
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PRICE RANGE
US$302 - US$1,100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
oyster box umhlanga rocks
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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