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Aha Royal Palm
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“Once again an excellent experience”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

I stayed at the Royal Palm in May during the Tourism Indaba and all that I can say is "Excellent job Shamini and team". As always it was a great experience from arrival to the rooms and standards, breakfast and the dinner in Dish. There is no one area to fault. You and your team truly run an exceptional Hotel.

Hope to stay there again soon.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Newcastle, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

As my heading says great apartment , great location, just the service was not up to three cities standards. Restaurant was terrible so my advice ESP. For breakfast is don't rather go to Tasha's or even the wimpy is better, don't waste you money. Someone smoked in my room while we were there which was irritating as a non-smoker with a baby management didn't seem to do much, otherwise not bad great place if you don't need service.

Room Tip: 2bed apartment is great.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

When I first came to SA, I stayed here for 2 months. I use this hotel now once a quarter for functions and my colleagues stay here every 3 months too. The rooms are more like mini-suites, with a bedroom separated by sliding blackout doors, and a deep bathtub as well as shower.
It's a quiet hotel, but plenty of bars as restaurants across the road if you want something more lively, at Gateway, the biggest shopping mall in KZN.
5 mins away from "The Village" for a taste of Umhlanga beach life, and 15 mins from the airport, this is a great place to stay!!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

The rooms are suites in the true sense of the word. Segregated living area and bedroom with a kitchenette make it perfect for a short or medium term business trip. The kitchenette is well equipped with few utensils, a microwave and a fridge. A huge balcony with options to sit out. The location is perfect with the huge gateway mall across the road. The beach is a couple of miles away and is a comfortable walk away. I would have liked a better breakfast spread but this is a minor squabble.

Room Tip: Take a junior suite.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

We stayed in a junior suite and was absolutely stunning. Can only imagine what the penthouse would be like. ideal position and location, opposite gateway. After a long hot day in Durban's summer weather, we really really appreciated this hotel. very nice, a definite must and reasonably priced. Very peaceful sleep.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

Having grown up in Durban and visiting this city many times each year, I was nervous when this hotel was recommended by a friend.
I'd never heard of it !
I'm glad I did - it's spectacular.
Within walking distance of Gateway shopping mall and 3 minutes drive from the beach - it's ideally suited.
Although our room did have a nice balcony, it overlooked some grubby apartments...no big deal. No sea views.

The room itself, we opted for a suite - was magnificent.
Generous cupboard space, a pretty entrance, stunning beds, beautiful bathrooms and a really great living room.

It certainly helped to have a fridge and microwave in the room too !

Breakfast was well laid out and very good.

I will certainly recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone.
Top marks and I look forward to revisiting soon.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed at the Royal Palm just before Christmas. The rooms are fantastic, however the cleaning service left much to be desired. The breakfast was the same thing everyday which is not on for a four star hotel. Really think the staff need training on customer service. The reception staff and porters were great though.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Aha Royal Palm
Address: 08 Palm Boulevard | New Town Centre, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa (Formerly Three Cities Royal Palm)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aha Royal Palm 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 20 minutes from King Shaka International Airport and in close proximity to the La Lucia Ridge office estates, the Umhlanga village and the Umhlanga beachfront, Aha Royal Palm is an ideal location for both business and recreational travel. The Aha Cities Royal Palm Hotel offers a selection of stylish accommodation, from junior suites to studio and 2 bedroom apartments, through to 2 and three bedroom penthouses. All rooms and suites feature numerous facilities and state of the art technology. ... more   less 
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