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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Ranked #3 of 44 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 February 2014

This is a well positioned hotel across the road from the North Beach. Our room was quietly located on the 20th floor with fabulous views of the ocean and the bay. There were 2 super comfy double beds and well equipped bathroom with separate bath and shower. Good restaurant with friendly professional servers. One tip. We were on room only basis. They wanted R190 pp for breakfast. Ask for the breakfast menu, as continental breakfast is only R75 pp.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Samantha_Croft, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

As a Group, Tsogo Sun is currently reviewing the breakfast offering, to ensure that we deliver a "value for money" experience. In the inerim, our new dining facility offers an a la carte menu (with the exception of peak season).

I am delighted that you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards

Samantha

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Room was OK, view is spectacular and the location is safe and clean (Well done Durban Municipality), service in the restaurant was very slow, however the breakfast and other meals were fantastic. Check in and out services were very good. The hotel is expensive but we will go back again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Samantha_Croft, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

I am delighted that you have seen a noticable improvement of the surrounding areas in Durban (the promenade being one of Durban's best assets). We have been working very hard with City, in order to position Durban as a "weekend away"destination.

We look forward to welcoming oyu back when you next need a break!

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Samantha

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

I regard this hotel mostly for tourist because SA patrons would see it as expensive although while on business my stay was great. I would not mind staying here while on holiday using my rewards. Regards

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Samantha_Croft, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

We aim to accommodate both International and Local travellers (for the purpoae of business and leisure travel), which is why there are such a diverse variety of offerings available at the complex.

I am dleighted that you had a memorable stay and look forward to welcoming you back during your next holidays.

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Samantha

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

The Pool at The Maharani is not at all what I hoped , run down ,no service , no towels and very tired looking.
No parking or place to stop in front of the hptel upon arrival . I had to stop up in the street and walk down with my luggage , the first time i was offered assistance whas when i was in a very slow moving queue at check in. No welcome whatsoever. I had asked for a room with a view and got the worst room possible 2233 that has a concrete slab on the left where other rooms have windows and completely blocking the view to the noth coast , after asking for a room with a view a noticed that i was booked into the only verticlal line of rooms that do not have a view, the mornings I had to be at Client at 7 in the morning and had no breakfast because they only open at 7 not very accomodating for Buisiness . I do not have any idea why it is called the Maharani and Elangeni as the is a block of flats inbetween them and you have to walk down the street from one to another , the have absolutely nothing to do with one another .....I really did not enjoy my stay. I have a feeling that I would have enjoyed the Elangeni more as ther pool areas are very neat and accomodating with a Bar and dining facilities on the same floor.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Samantha_Croft, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

Please accept my sincere apologies for the disappointing experience during your stay. John Aritho, General Manager Maharani tower will be in touch with you in this regard.

Regards

Samantha

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Reviewed 8 February 2014

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The stay was great
The hotel staff was good, the meeting facilities where great. The meals at v&v were great and affordable. Your conferencing facilities was very great. The shower is spacious and

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Samantha_Croft, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

I am delighted that you had a great stay and enjoyed the new dining facility V&V.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Samantha

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

We had an excellent single night stay at the Elangeni recently.

Location is fantastic, right on the beach front with easy access to the ocean promenade and all the various beachside activities. It's one of a number of big hotels along this strip and reputedly one of the better ones.

Our room, a standard double on the 15th floor, was large, clean and comfortable with a very modern bathroom and all the added touches you would expect from a hotel of this standard (A/C, fridge, safe, toiletries etc). The ocean view was unbelievably good.

A number of (no doubt) good dining options are available within the hotel but surprisingly few quality choices in the general area outside it. The Ocean Basket just down the road is probably the best choice if you don't fancy "eating in". The breakfast buffet is supurb, served in a room with a lovely outlook over the pool area. The only minor annoyance was the surprising absence of a toaster!

Highly recommended for a beach-side stay in Durban.

Room Tip: The upper floors have unbelievable good ocean views
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Samantha_Croft, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your review

I am delighted thatyou had a great stay and enjoyed the new facilities. Toast is offered by the waitrons and served to the tables, however, we are in the process of reviewing this and placing a toaster with the health breads.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Durban.

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Samantha

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

thouroughly enjoyed it. nothing to report
the facilities were outstanding and i would love to get married at this venue
specifically the great Ilanga or the Sky Bar at Maharani hotel.
i will certainly go back!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Samantha_Croft, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

I am delighted that you had a great stay and would like to spend your very special day with us one day.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

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Samantha

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Additional Information about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Address: 63 OR O R Tambo Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#2 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#2 Business Hotel in Durban
Price Range: £109 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani 4*
Number of rooms: 449
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Radiating energy and elegance across the Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites you to take your place in the sun. From the stylish bedrooms with breath-taking sea-views to the variety of restaurants and recreation facilities, visitors can look forward to the vibrancy, colour and culture of Durban's premier hotel destination offering more choice than ever before, from service and hospitality through to accommodation and dining. Absolutely everything under one sun! ... more   less 
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