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Garden Court South Beach
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 February 2013

A well established hotel in the Garden Court chain. It is excellently located on the Durban beach front. You will have a 180 degree view over the ocean and beach front from the harbour to the right and Umhlanga to the left. If you awake early enough round 05:00 in Summer you can enjoy the bright rays of the sunshine into the room, as Durban faces to the East. The informal trading kiosks are right across the street and nice to browse there for Durban memorabilia. The breakfast buffet is delicious !! The room service is not expensive. Staff are helpful and friendly. Checking out service is quick and efficient.

Room Tip: Definitely choose a room with an ocean view at an extra fee.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2013

Dear Christien H

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We love the fact that you loved your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sunny regards
Amar and the GC South Beach Team

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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Garden Court has the most AMAZING staff. Always ready to help you with a smile on their faces. The breakfast is delicious. A wide variety to choose from and always served fresh.
The view of the ocean is wonderful and visible from every part of the hotel.
Their beach towel service is a great idea and quite helpful for people who are staying there for a long time.

Room Tip: The higher you are, you get to see more of the ocean. Also, the lift doesn't pass by your room o...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2013

Dear missZombo

WOW; thanks for the great review and the fantastic photographs which you have posted. You have made the team's day by being so kind and thoughtful, and posting about Garden Court South Beach.

Please hurry back, we look forward to having you to stay soon.

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed 14 February 2013

The hotel needs renovation (acctually it started) and there were wi-fi problems but the locatuon - right on the beach (ask for ocean view) is fantastic The staff was nice and helpful. . The rooms are standard, but clean. Breakfest was very good.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Thank uzico
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2013

Dear uzico

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Yes, the renovation has started and we are so excited by it. The team is really sorry to hear that you had connectivity problems - this is being raised with our IT specialists to ensure good connectivity going forward. We hope you will always choose us as your home away from home when you are in our wonderful country.

Once again, thank you for posting, and thank you so much for choosing Garden Court South Beach.

Kind regards and very warm wishes
Amar

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Reviewed 28 January 2013

We arrived in the rain ,reception staff was very helpful ,general staff always greet you and were friendly .The room was clean and comfortable .The hotel got their parking within the building which helps when raining . The hotel is situated on the beach front which made it very easy for the kids .The choice of food for breakfast was fantastic .The main attrqactions Ushaka Marine world ,Moses Mabida stadium is within walking distance .The hotel is under renovation at the moment affecting the pool area . Will recomend this hotel as its nice and pricing is right .

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Vijay P
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2013

Dear Vijay P

We are so glad that the staff were of help, especially in the rainy weather. We are glad to report that the pool will be open shortly, and the paintwork will be finished in early May - leaving the Garden Court South Beach with a crisp clean fresh feel.

The team is grateful to you for choosing to stay with us, please call again soon!

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

The location of this hotel can't be beat. It's right across the street from the beach and right in the middle of a lot of paddling pools, arcades, and carnival rides on the promenade and within walkign distance to Ushaka Marine World. The hotel itself is fine and what is to be expected of a three star hotel. The rooms and common areas are clean and the room seemed upgraded with a flat screen TV with a good number of DSTV (cable) stations. The housekeeping services were very good and each day the maids left two cookies (nice touch). We had a sea facing room which had a wonderful view of the Indian Ocean.

Breakfast was good and had all of the fixings including an omelet station, juice bar, and fresh fruit. During the weekend they opened up additional omelet stations to keep up with the crowds.

There was an outdoor pool in the hotel but it was closed for renovations during our stay. Although there were signs that informed people about this at check-in, it would have been better if they posted this on their website when I made the reservation. In any case, given that the hotel is right on the beach and there are a number of free and paid clean public pools within walking distance this was not really a big deal.

Room Tip: Sea facing rooms are a bit more expensive but it was worth it to sleep with the window open and wake...
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2013

Dear epac25

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us at Garden Court South Beach. It is so exciting for the team to see that others agree with us ... we have a superb location which is really quite ideal. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back!

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed 15 January 2013

My kids and I stayed at garden court south beach for december holidays.We had a wonderful time.We were given a room on the 23rd floor which has a beautiful view of the ocean.The rooms were neat and clean linen.The staff was friendly and helpful,Sunny was so helpful.Oh!breakfast buffet was delicious.We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank caroline h
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2013

Dear Caroline h

Fantastic! We love to hear that you and your kids had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback with us, the team takes great pride in your review.

Please come and stay again soon!

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed 31 December 2012

This is the cheapest Tsogo Sun hotel on the whole golden mile. The rooms are tiny, and outdated styling wise, but very clean. So its bare basics accommodation at a good price. The breakfast buffet has a great selection, and is what I expect of a hotel chain. The staff are very helpful. This is really a family friendly resort, where people don't mind you walking in sandy and wet from the beach across the road and standing in the reception queue or in the lifts. The hotel has a small outdoor pool that is good for a post beach splash. The garden rooms open onto the pool, which is not ideal for privacy or noise control. The are outside the hotel is prime in that it is located across the road from a swimming beach, roadside craft stalls, and the amusement park. The area is known to be dangerous at night though, so don't carry all your valuables with you.

Room Tip: Ask for the highest floor available, as the noise from the beachfront travels up. And remember speci...
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Azima M
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

Dear Azima M

Thank you for choosing Garden Court South Beach, and for taking the time to post this review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the location and we totally agree that being close to the swimming beach, craft stalls and amusement park are big advantages. We wish you all the very best for the New Year, please come and visit soon.

All the very best wishes for 2013,
Kind regards
Amar

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Additional Information about Garden Court South Beach

Address: 73 OR Tambo Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Durban
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#3 Best Value Hotel in Durban
Price Range: £66 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court South Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 414
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Durban, this affordable family-friendly hotel offers stunning panoramic views of the historic Durban Harbour and the Indian Ocean. A stone’s throw from the modern aquarium and oceanarium, uShaka Marine World, this hotel also allows for easy access to the SunCoast Casino and Entertainment complex, miles of golden beaches and the culturally rich Durban CBD. This Garden Court Hotel is the ideal destination for business and leisure travellers. ... more   less 
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