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Gooderson Beach Hotel
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

This wasnt as bad as everyone made out.Its right across the road from the beach,The staff were friendly and helpful at times.The breakfast buffet was very good although the restaurants menu could do with a spruce.The internet wifi is stupidly expensive too.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Anthony6297
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

The best example of just how bad this is, was the hotel manager telling us that they were not really interested in what we thought, as their target market is school kids visiting Durban. The place is really, really dirty. The bathrooms are unclean, there were cigarette stubs everywhere, kids running up and down stars and corridors, the lifts were out of order so we had to carry cases up 6 floors. The staff don't care at all. I am gong to request that ebookers remove from their listing as I would not want anybody else to be subjected to this hellhole. It is cheap, but rather stay at the Holiday Inn Express!!!

Room Tip: Do not enter the building...
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank RichardGartland
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Please don't even consider staying here! The SMELL was horrifying. Grime can hide from the eyes but not from the nose!!!

The area is dodgy and rundown. Not safe to walk around at all. The pavements outside were crawling with crowds of howling people.

The hotel is badly run down and needs a major overhaul. In fact to get rid of that smell it would probably need to be completely gutted.

Once we were in our room we managed to make alternative accommodation plans and THANKFULLY got out of there within fifteen minuets!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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7  Thank Zingaradurban
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

Nice position on the seafront, good breakfast with quite an ample choice, friendly and helpful staff, spacious rooms, very affordable. The down side is that the rooms are very basic, would need quite a lot of maintenance and most important, not very clean. The towels and sheets we were given were dirty, bed cover also had seen better days....

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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6  Thank Charlie7_71
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

The hotel staff was unfriendly especially the porters. The area is very unsafe, very dodge characters around- you couldn't just walk accross the road to the beach.
The bathroom was in a terrible state! White shower curtains were turning cream and had stains on it. The bedroom had a strong damp smell and bedding had a lot of fluffs which irritated my skin. Overall experience was just BAD!! I would not recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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9  Thank AyshaZoutenberg
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