I stayed at Audacia during a recent trip to Durban. The hotel is in a gorgeous manor house with high ceilings, spacious rooms and cosy communal areas.
When I arrived, I couldn't find anyone to check me in - so I wondered around the house looking for staff and until I found someone in the restaurant.
My room was spacious and the bathroom was of a generous size. The bathroom was dated and in need of a thorough cleaning. There was mould on the walls in the shower and tiles that had come off.
Service at dinner was almost non-existent and at times just peculiar (champagne brought in an ice bucket with no ice?). The food was okay and it was a little irritating that a few of the wines listed were not actually stocked. They were also out of sparkling water.
Breakfast was good and the service team was really good... attentive and friendly. It almost felt like a completely different place.
The hotel offers free wifi - but I was not able to log on at all during my stay. This was hugely inconvenient as I had specifically chosen a hotel with wifi so I could do some work.
So summary? Great location, beautiful old building that could probably use updating and service that is inconsistent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1928, African Pride Audacia Manor is a lavish hotel centrally-located minutes from the ICC, the Golden Mile beachfront and Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kingsmead and Kings Park. All our rooms have balconies that provide 180 degree views of the city and the ocean, while our Coach House offers private courtyards with outside spa baths and outdoor showers. We offer a personalised service to all our esteemed GUESTS, so whether you are in town for business or leisure, our team will ensure a fantastic stay and great memories. ... more less
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