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“The best of Durban” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durban Spa
Ranked #21 of 41 Hotels in Durban
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best of Durban”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Ive stayed at couple of places in Durban but this was by far the best place ever. It caters to everyone whether its a romantic getaway of some quality family time. The jacuzzi for you and your partner or playing around in the heated pool. Getting yourself a well deserved message. And to top all off that you on the beach & you close to all the attractions like U shaka marine,Sun coast casino etc

Room Tip: Rooms that have a view of the ocean
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nazley B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ponoka, Canada
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88 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

My uncle and aunt got us a week at the Durban Spa so the price was right (free). A great location close to everything that the Durban Golden Mile has to offer...Ushaka, Vendors, Beaches with Lifeguards, Restaurants, Bike Rentals, Dive shops, Grocery stores.
Security was visible and available and at no time did we feel unsafe.
The heated pool, somewhat outdated and in need of lighting and a coat of paint, was still a hit with our 8 and 10 year old.
The staff were very friendly and attentive, especially the front desk gentleman Morne.
The building and rooms themselves will be in need of renovations soon!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank grouchycritic
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Johannesburg
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

When I first arrived at Durban Spa I was surprised at how clean it was, after viewing some bad reviews I was expecting it to be rundown.

I got the feeling that Durban Spa was more aimed at families and not really ideal for a romantic holiday.
I enjoyed being so close to uShaka and being able to see the sunrise. The staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Cathy T
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Durban, South Africa
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

stayed at durban spa off season. was pleasant and relaxing. good place to take the family.

Room Tip: had a room facing the sea as well as the harbour
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank abusufyaan
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

Spent 5 nights there while attending a tourism exhibition in Durban. I found the rooms to be spacious, comfortable and clean - stayed in a two bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen/lounge apartment.

I didnt use the hotels facilities so cannot comment on these but the strong chlorine smell from the pool was noticeable in the corridors and lobby.

The highlight was watching the sunrise over the Indian Ocean from the spacious balcony and my morning walks down the new and vastly improved Durban beachfront, just over the road. I felt quite safe walking along the beachfront and the OR Tambo Parade (previously known as Marine Parade) even late at night, police were always visible (though this may have been due to the Tourism Indaba). I wouldn't however recommend venturing into the streets behind the hotel on foot, particularly at night.

On site parking was safe and secure.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Tom V
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Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

The booking was done last year and I found the reservations staff although a bit slow on the response, very helpful and they made a plan to still find us something for INDABA.

We got a flat on the 10th floor, with 2 bathrooms. All was very clean and we could see that the SPA have put in considerable renovations since we last visited it in May 2010.

It is self catering, and really have the best selection of crockery, pans, etc that I have yet found in any accommodation of this type. Safe parking was also offered at a small extra charge.

The location was walking distance to Ushaka Marine world, and it was on the Golden Mile with a children entertainment and water world right in front.

The beds was great, but we were a bit cold at night and the pillows was very hard (but that is a personal preference).

I loved taking a swim in the heated pools in the evening, it was quite relaxing.

This place is not for the luxury traveler, but a family or someone like me on business that just need a good clean and friendly place to stay.

Room Tip: The rooms on the first 3 floors have balconies, but is very noisy. The ones higher up have more bed...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank AfricanProfileSaf
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

I enjoyed every moment of my stay. I loved where it was situated, everything was a walking distance and I didn't spend too much time on the road while driving.

I'm definitely coming back with my friends in September!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peaches_B21
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Property: Durban Spa
Address: 57 Marine Parade | P.O. Box 11671, Durban 4056, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
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Ranked #21 of 41 Hotels in Durban
Number of rooms: 88
Also Known As:
Durban Hotel Durban

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