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Durban Manor Hotel and Conference Centre
Ranked #36 of 42 Hotels in Durban
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Not at all recommended”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

Nobody availanle after 1900 hrs. Very old and stinky rooms. No restaurant available nearby. Not safe in the evening to go out.

  • Stayed June 2012
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Annemasse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

This place must be seen, even if you do not stay there. The common rooms are all filled with marquettry and amazing chandeliers exuding the charm of the type of club they would never have let your ancestors in...
The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms have been redone, there is no wifi.
Probably best for people with cars. quite close to "downtown" not there is much to do there, as far as we discovered.
The staff tried hard in their kind simple way. For our one breakfast poor Winnie had to make toast twice as she burnt the first attempt, as if she had never used the toaster before.
I ended up cancelling our second night and they promised to refund half my money: We'll see: I cancelled mostly because of the atmosphere of the city.

Room Tip: ask for one facing the Indian ocean
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

I spent two weeks at the hotel with two other colleagues in the 3 bedroom apartment. This was a large apartment with lots of common spaces which was important when you are staying somewhere for a long period. However, the building while looking great from the outside is really old and all the furniture was equally old (we named the place after "Casper" the ghost). Previous reviews warned of this matter so I was not too suprised but there was a lack of important thinds such as no room fridges for out food or even a microwave to reheat/cook stuff. Considering the size of the place there was lots of space to place it. The rooms were OK but the electrics in mine were all bad and the air conditioner did not work in the second week (lucky it was cool in Durban). There were no plugs to recharge my computer and equipment so I had to use a common space. The hotel treated us well, we had clean sheets in the rooms but never enought towels. The security was a basic as the life stopped in our common area and we only had a latch to lock it.

The area around the hotel was not safe to walk around after dark and we only ever got back after dark to the hotel. Not convenient with few real shops nearby and lots of homeless in the surrounding streets. The area is mainly used for people when they are passing through using a car etc. You could walk to the surrounding shopping places but again you would be better getting a taxi back.

The food was OK, we had a consistent breakfast each day that was filling and healthy. However, dinner was not well prepared and the food was at times poor quality. Despite all the problems the staff tried hard to ensure we had a good stay. While I would not stay there by choice it was far better than many other nearby places. It was close to the ICC and this was really important for me and my colleagues.

Room Tip: Rooms are all old and need of updating - just accept that it is going to be a bit strange!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Durban Manor Hotel and Conference Centre

Property: Durban Manor Hotel and Conference Centre
Address: 93 Margaret Mncadi Avenue | Victoria Embankment, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 42 Hotels in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Durban Manor Hotel and Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a prime position on Durban's Margaret Mncadi Avenue overlooking the bay and yacht basin. Stately and attractive Edwardian building with function rooms of generous proportion, including dining room, entrance hall, coffee shop, and seven function rooms. Accommodation in 37 en-suite rooms and a three bedroom penthouse. ... more   less 
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