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“Very Impressive”
Review of Durban Spa

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Durban Spa
Ranked #21 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very Impressive”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

I am not a fan of the location of this establishment BUT Durban Spa has definitely managed to make an impression. I was pleasantly suprised by the quality of service and facilities Durban Spa has, considering it targeting holidaymakers on a tight budget. Thisbit the place to go if you sre on a budget and still want to experience 4 -star service and Durban's pleasures.
THE GOOD
- Right next to Beach
- Access to transport
- Impressive facilities, swimming pools, entertainment room etcs
- Very Affordable
- Easy access to restaurants, pubs, shopping centres

THE BAD
- It gets noisy during peak times

POLANSKI RATING: 8 ( Very Impressed)

*Polanski rating is out of 10

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Durban Spa is a lovely place to stay whilst in Durban. It has an indoor swimming pool which is heated and is conveniently on the beach front. The service is excellent. The staff seem sincere and are willing to help. Nicolene Brennan and her team run a good operation!
Worth a try!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Upon arrival at the Spa we realised that my partner, who has difficulty walking far, had left her crutches at home. The general manager, a lady whose name I have unfortunately forgotten, spotted her dilemma and offered offered a walker at no cost for the duration of our stay. if it hadn't been for this unsolicited act of kindness our movements around Durban would have been severely curtailed. We have visited the Spa many times and have always found it comfortable. However as the result of a massive refurbishment it can now truly be touted as 5 star.

Room Tip: Rooms up to 4th floor have a sea facing balcony
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

we traveled to dubs with my family to Durban Spa and it was great until check out time,the receptionist Sisanda Mzanca was rude we where in a harry for our bus which was leaving from durban station at 8am she made us wait for 30min for our breakage deposite and talking english to us as if shes not talking to fellow africans,her attitude stinks she belongs to the back office,we felt bellittled and if she continues to work the Durban spa will lose customers,but the was ecellent

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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South Africa
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Had a good rest at Durban SPA . Booked 3 apartments for the family. Service at check in was smooth and friendly . Staff always willing to assist . The sea views from my balcony apartment was excellent . I felt safe , even at night to go for short walks as the is security visible at all times . The children had lots of fun in the hot pools . The rooms were clean .

Stayed November 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Ponoka, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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
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Additional Information about Durban Spa

Property: Durban Spa
Address: 57 Marine Parade | P.O. Box 11671, Durban 4056, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Beach Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Durban
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 104
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