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Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Ranked #30 of 43 Hotels in Durban
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Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
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Reviewed 6 November 2005

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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Reviewed 3 November 2005

Reasonable Hotel right on the seafront.
rooms are of good standard a little coat of paint is needed here & there.
Views are good front and side rooms.
Breakfast is good but hectic if you need to eat early.Leave until around 9am if you can it is then peaceful and relaxed.
Reception staff are good on the whole.Raj the porter is very good and most helpful,he should be one of the main receptionists in my opinion.Use him for information and advice if he is around.
The 2 restaurants are good.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed 27 April 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Erika S
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Reviewed 2 March 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank ChristetCorinne57
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Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Room Tip: clim ne marchais pas cote mer chambre bruyante
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank pierre c
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Reviewed 25 February 2017
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Room Tip: vue sur mer imperatif
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sylvie D
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Reviewed 25 February 2017
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Room Tip: demander une chambre face à la mer!
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Thank Chantal D
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Address: 85 Marine Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #30 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Price Range: £64 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Tropicana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Hotel in South Beach area, 10 minutes from city center. ... more   less 
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