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Garden Court South Beach
Ranked #4 of 44 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2013

other than very average service levels at frontofhouse this hotel offers excellent value at every level. rooms are clean and breakfasts are consistently ftesh and.substantial.situation especially for beach access is incomparable

  • Stayed: May 2013
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Dear lieslanher

We are so glad that you enjoyed the beach access - it is very beautiful and we are so proud of our location, and so happy when our guests enjoy it !

Our front of house team are brainstorming for ways to improve on their service offering so that we can improve in this area. One great addition coming up is our free wifi service of 350 mb per day.

Thank you so much for staying with us and for reviewing us here on Trip Advisor, please visit again soon.

Kind regards
Amar and team

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

I stayed at Garden Court South Beach for the second year now during Indaba and again had an enjoyable stay. The staff is friendly and very helpful and the rooms are what you would expect for a Garden Court. Unfortunately for me I had a room on the second floor and had no view of the Durban beachfront. Bummer. The hotel is nicely situated to get around Durban from, just a pity the area immediately behind it isn't that nice anymore. Breakfast has a good variety but I missed my pancakes on my last morning. Looking forward to stay again next year.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Dear Firefly Africa

It's great to see another review from yourself - many thanks from the whole team! Our breakfast room upgrade and refurbishment is almost finished and we look forward to your reaction to it - we are sure you are going to enjoy it!!

Safe travels, and please come back soon.

Kind regards
Amar and team

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Reviewed 17 May 2013

This is the 4th year we've used this hotel as residence during the annual tourism Indaba. It is centrally located, offers good value for money and great service. The rooms are comfortable and immaculately kept. I am excited to learn that Tsogo Sun Hotels will offer complimentary wifi in their rooms from 1 June-fantastic!
The hotel offers a great breakfast selection, but I did find the dining room a bit stuffy this year. I suppose it is due to the renovations, and I hope that it will be fixed soon. I did not enjoy smelling like bacon and eggs, especially when I am seeing clients!
The only drawback is the Mustard Grill Restaurant situated on the gorund floor. The service is shocking and the food is nothing to write home about. The hotel uses this restaurant for their in-room dining. Make sure that the operator repeats your room number, otherwise you will not get your order!
I believe that this restaurant is damaging the hotel's reputation, but it is making a pot of money as it is the only restaurant on the premise, so it is unlikely that anything will change. Take my advice and rather make the effort to eat at one of the many fine restaurants in Durban!
I will definitely return; see you next year!

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1  Thank Lize Z
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Dear Lize Z

Indaba is always an exciting time of year, and we are so glad that you stay with us while attending, thank you.

I have personally met with Mustards Grill management to map the way forward. We are also doing extensive renovations to our breakfast area and it's going to be a really great venue. I am sure that you will enjoy the changes in both restaurants on your next stay.

The team thank you for this feedback and for your support. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed 8 May 2013

By choosing Garden Court South Beach I made an excellent start to my holiday in South Africa. It is beautifully located. The beach is just across the road and the room views are stunning. Sleep quality was excellent and rooms were a fair size. I was in the double double bed room as was travelling with family. Hotel is very child friendly. Breakfast was just too good with a huge variety. We were there over the easter weekend. Loads of people but the service was excellent. Highly recommended hotel if you visiting Durban.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank HuseinE
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Dear HuseinE

The team is excited that we could give your holiday a great start. We wish you and your family a great holiday further, in this beautiful country of ours.

Please come back soon! We wish you God's blessings on your travels.

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed 3 May 2013

Thank you very much for the hospitality, i stayed @ south beach for two days, and it was so nice and clean.The staff is very friendly nice breakfast, everything is splendid and i will definitely come back next year.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Dear Norah K

The team are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. On your return trip you will see a great revamped breakfast room, and a few other upgrades, which we are sure that you will enjoy.

Thanks so much for your support!

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed 11 April 2013

There is another Garden Court hotel just a few blocks further up the coast in Durban that looks to be a slightly more up market hotel. However, the Garden Court South beach is clean and tidy and the staff are friendly and helpful. If you need something that the hotel doesn't advertise, it is worth asking the staff. For example, we had to leave the hotel on one day before breakfast was served so the hotel provided us with a packed breakfast to take with us at no extra cost. The rooms are basic but well maintained and clean. The Garden Court South Beach offers good value for money.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ben M
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2013

Dear Ben M

We could not agree with you more ... if our guests don't see what they need we ask them to please talk with us ... we will always do our best to make each and every stay a great experience. Thank you so much for choosing Garden Court South Beach, and for taking the time to post this review. We hope and trust that you will always choose us as your Durban home.

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights for the SA Nipper Champs on Addington beach ( almost opposite the hotel ) and it more than meets the *** grading. Good size rooms, big breakfasts, very friendly staff, very good food at the restaurant, super bar staff and very helpful concierge called Sunny. The hotel can be noisy and the sounds of toilets flushing in neighbouring rooms can be distracting.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Dear ThomasZA

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please don't wait for the next competition to stay again - we would love to welcome you back soon!

Until then all the best with the lifesaving.

Kind regards
Amar

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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: £63 - £78 (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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