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Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Reviewed 30 December 2011

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights over the Christmas period. It's situation in a great position at the top of Umhlanga, offering spectacular views of the ocean. It's first interior impression is good, modern. However, our room was extremely dirty, we complained and were moved to another room in around twenty minutes. The second room wasn't too clean either but we pointed out a few spots of dirt and the staff were willing to sort it out. The showers, could however, do with a good scrubbing. The breakfast was the same on all three days of our stay. Fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries, sausages and scrambles egg, tea coffee, etc. the cost of which is included in your stay. Parking under cover has to be paid for at a cost of R60 per day. All in all, we enjoyed our stay, it had all we required and offers wi-fi too.

Room Tip: If you enjoy looking at the sea, request a sea facing room higher up
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

In all respects I enjoyed staying at this hotel. Still new from the World Cup development drive, the place is neat and has a good quality finish in the rooms.

The staff here are brilliant, everybody was friendly and professional throughout my 5 days here.

A little far from the centre of the village, but during December this is actually a blessing.

Can not comment on the food as there are plenty of places to explore in the area

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony (rooms 311, 411, 511) or a room on floors 3,4 or 5.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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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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Thank oncethegrey
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Holiday Inn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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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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Thank DBNCLTDXB
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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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Thank Duncan W
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Additional Information about 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: £61 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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