I stayed on business. The Hotel has a great location due to proximity to the Conference Center (steps away) and it is also 10 min walk from the beach. They do advise you not go out on your own after dark. I used the Business Center a few times and the staff was absolutely amazing, they stayed after 7 pm, which is the closing time, to make sure I got everything I needed.
The gym is also decently equipped and open until 11 pm if I recall. The pool is outside therefore could not use it as it was winter time.
The reception staff was very friendly and in good disposition, the concierge though not the most speedy person managed to find a solution with my luggage wrapping though it is not a standard service.
The room had a see and stadium view, is of decent size ( similar to North American standards), high quality bedding, very comfortable beds, the one thing that was disappointing for me: the shower walls were not very clean . I did not get the chance to talk to reception about that as I had a hectic schedule, which is the norm for a business traveller. When on vacation you have time to check things, to take it easy, to report if something is not right. On business there is no time for that.
The breakfast was absolutely amazing, I have not seen so much variety in along time, from continental breakfast classics (eggs, beacon, various assortments of breads, hash browns, sausages, amazing sauteed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes etc) to indian food, salads, fruits, pastries, yogurts, cereals, nuts etc.
All in all it is a good hotel and overall you will have a good experience, mention when booking the shower cleanness and I am sure they will listen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Durban is an iconic landmark hotel offering superior accommodations in a supreme location near the Durban International Convention Center. All rooms offer panoramic views of the city or the Natal coastline, with easy access to Durban's beaches and central business district, perfect for meetings or events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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