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Durban lodging

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Durban lodging

My daughter & I are spending 2 nights in Durban next March. We don't know what area to stay in for an optimal balance of convenience and safety: city centre, Beachfront or Morningside in the Berea. We'd love some opinions and lodging suggestions.

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1. Re: Durban lodging

City Centre - definitely not

Beach Front - Elangeni is the only hotel I would recommend and maybe Sun Coast (all the others are tired and dated old fashioned 70's style buildings)

Morningside - lovely guest houses to stay in and close to all amenities.

Suggestions: The Neuk http://www.theneukguesthouse.co.za/rates.php, Mythai http://www.mythai.co.za/, Audacia Manor africanpridehotels.com/audacia-manor.html, The Quarters http://www.quarters.co.za/, The ST James on Venice http://www.stjamesonvenice.co.za/ to name but a few.

The other option is to stay in Umhlanga right on the beach: Beverly Hills, The Oyster Box, Breakers, Southern Sun Hotels, Holiday Inn, etc.

www.kimssouthafrica.blogspot.com

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Kim,

The Holiday Inn Umhlanga is about 2km from the beach, according to Intercontinental Hotels, which owns the Holiday Inn chains.

Are you referring to a different "Holiday Inn"?

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No, that would be the same one, it is the only one mentioned that is not right on the beach. www.kimssouthafrica.blogspot.com

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4. Re: Durban lodging

Agree fully. Umhlanga or Ballito is the only option. Durban downtown and main beach is severely run-down. Stay away!

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5. Re: Durban lodging

I have to disagree, with navigator. I also would stay in the Durban suburbs suggested by proudlysa or the Florida Road area. That way you have easy access to the sites of Durban. The OP asked about Durban so this might be important.

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