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Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
bombay
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40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good for a short stay”
Reviewed 17 December 2011

Situated in a lovely place. The room looks out onto the sea and just behind the hotel is the Gateway mall. Complete business hotel though. The hotel feels like one in every way starting from the quiet almost dead ambience to the small breakfast spread. The rooms don't come with free wifi

  • Stayed January 2011
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Holiday Inn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Dear Bombay,

Thank you for your positive review on Trip Advisor in December 2011.

The Holiday Inn Express Brand offers a new decluttered limited service brand catering to the corporate and leisure short stay guest. Also a great new addition since October 2011 is the offering of free Wifi service to all guests offering 30 mb per day.

Once again thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back at the Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga.

Kind Regards
Andrew Merrill
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Having not stayed at a Holiday Inn in years I was pleasently surprised by the Holiday Inn Express Umhlunga. Modern deco, clean rooms and adequte facilities for a short business stay (2 nights). The rooms are well designed and spacious enough for a doule bed, couch and work station. Bathroom is well laid out and has an amazing shower with instant hot water. Connectivity to internet was quick and effecient but more free time could be added. If you are a morning person an ocean view room will offer the most amazing sun rise over the Indian Ocean. Had a drink at the bar and watched some football with good atmosphere and friendly service. Breakfast is buffet, which had a reasonable selection of the normal items. Room prices are OK, could be cheaper but overall value for money.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2011

As usual,everything you expect from Holiday Inns - modern, clean and very good service - breakfast (included) not too bad either. Will be staying here again.

Room Tip: We had a sea view (in the distance!)
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2011

Stayed one night, good location on the ridge and right by Gateway. Modern clean rooms and no issues. Close to airport and def recommend.

Room Tip: Def ask for a seaview!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Stayed for just one night prior to flying out of Durban. Very convenient for the airport, the staff were friendly and very helpful and the rooms were very smart and clean. Only negative was a bit of a niff from the shower waste pipe!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Jhb
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga on the 24th and 25th June 2011. At 2am on the 26th of June the fire alarm went off and they asked us via an intercom message to evacuate the hotel immediately. There was a lot of panic and people stood outside the hotel for 20minutes. There was not a staff member in sight to give instructions or for any assurance etc. After 20mins people started walking inside trying to find the staff. There was only one staff member who we could not find. All the while the intercom with the evacuation was till blasting away. Babies and kids and old people all stood outside in the cold . Eventually people started going back to their rooms with the intercom still blasting the evacuation message. I thought this hotel let us down. What if there was a real emmergency: fire or something worse. Where were the staff or emmergency personel?
Truly a frightening experience........ Will not be staying at this hotel again

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

There's a "Now open" sign outside the hotel, so it's almost brand new, and it shows. No frills, but modern and comfortable rooms, which is the norm at Holiday Inn Express hotels. This one, however, has a nice little outdoor swimming-pool, which was unfortunately out of order during my stay.

I got a seaview room, but I wish I had got one of the two rooms that have a terrace in every floor. They must be great, but even as a platinum member of Priority Club, and the hotel not being full at all, I wasn't offered any of them.

I just spent 12 hours at the hotel and didn't explore Umhlanga, which looks quite nice from the distance, but apart from a nearby shopping centre, it's in the middle of nowhere, only convenient for the motorway. But it's a good hotel anyway.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga
Address: 2 Ncondo Place | Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road, Off Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga 3*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DURBAN-UMHLANGA offers stunning sea views. Ideally situated within walking distance to the upmarket Gateway shopping and entertainment centre and within short driving distance from the Umhlanga beachfront. ... more   less 
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