Stayed at the Tropicana Hotel for 6 days in October 2005. The photos on the website show the pools on the front as though they belong to the hotel. These are public swimming pools. There is nothing wrong with the hotel, it is the area where it is located. Security staff warn you not to take any valuables at all out of the hotel and they will walk you to hotels along the front. The bar next door stated that there had been three robberies during one week. As the police station is opposite the bar this seems incredible. The area seems to be frequented with drug adicts and vagrants rummaging in bins and begging. Spending Sunday afternoon on the beach security were announcing theives were stealing people's towels and personal belongings. The whole front area seems to be run down. I know the authorities are trying to upgrade the resort but until this is completed. I would advise anyone travelling to Durban to stay in Umhlanga Rocks.
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