If you are travelling to Durban, the Marine Parade Garden Court gives great value for money. It is conveniently situated across the road from the Amusement Park and the beach paddling pools. The down side is that the screams from the Amusement Park revelelers may keep you up at night if you are a light and early sleeper. The park does not close too late, so catch a movie on the DST until 11pm and you should be ok.
Nice Souther Sun biscuits and tea/coffe greet you in the room and the breakfast buffet is big and mmmm. You may have to queue for your eggs if you want them fried.
The buffet dinner is R150 per person and R75 per adult. If you think that is too expensive, there are a number of take-aways around the hotel, or take a drive down to Shaka Marine World and enjoy one of the many diners there.
The best part of the hotel is the pool on the 30th floor, and the grassed sun-decks on the 28th floor. You have to plan to spend some time there. The views of Durban beach and the Indian Ocean is spectacular. The staff is well trained and friendly. Oh, and don't worry about bringing beach towels: they provide you with a token system.
In 2014, they are going to spend a fortune on re-furbishments, so be careful when you book in. This time next year, it will look and feel even better, I am told.
There is parking at R60 per night, but when busy, it gets too full and you then have to resort to off street parking. Rather park in front of the hotel: the car guards there are registered and professional. There are no car guards at the back of the hotel,but there is a Nativity Scene (widest definition thereof) if you travel there in December or January. Don't forget to have a look at it. It's put on by the Durban Electricity Department.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Garden Court hotel is situated on Durban’s world-famous Golden Mile. Offering sun-drenched beaches, guests are offered comfort, hospitality and that little something extra. This hotel is at the centre of Durban’s beachfront and offers attention to detail without compromising on the good value that characterises the Garden Court brand. It is the perfect alternative for visitors to this fun seaside city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Court Marine Parade Hotel Durban