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Garden Court Umhlanga
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 February 2012

This is a lovely, clean and modern hotel in an excellent location with a nice sea view. All the staff members involved with dinner and breakfast are very helpful and are prepared to go the extra mile. The ladies at reception immediately created a "welcome" feeling on arrival....great stuff. Having a stand-alone shower and not having to shower in a bath is also a big plus. This was my 1st stay at Garden Court Umhlanga, and certainly not my last. This was certainly the best Garden Court I have every stayed in. My only minor negativity was that not all the room TV channels were working.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room. The higher the better.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

My wife and 2 very young kids stayed here for 5 nights during Christmas (Dec 2011). The room was clean and beds were very comfortable. Complimentary buffet breakfast was great with lots of variety. In room service was also great with food being delivered to our room within minutes. We also chose to have dinner at this hotel and i tell you what, we were never dissapointed. Our kids even got gifts from father chrismast on christmas day.

Hotel is also in very close proximity to Umhlanga main beach and the Gateway mall and there's lots of restuarants nearby as well. On our last day we definately didn't want to go back home, even enquired if they had more rooms available because we wanted to extend our stay. South African cricket team were also staying at the same hotel because they had a boxing day test match at Kingsmead stadium.

This is a lovely hotel and I highly recommend this it for both familes and couples.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

The hotel has recently been built, a legacy of the FIFA 2010 event in South Africa I would imaging.
Very well located - walking distance from the Gateway shopping mall.
Well decorated and tastefully finished.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Definitely a favourite when visiting Durban, easy access to airport, shops and beach. Wonderful nights sleep and beautiful breakfast ensures that everyday is great, relaxing just happens....met interesting people ...with a gym too

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Garden Court Umhlanga for two nights, and I did not want to go home at the end of my stay. The hotel is beautiful, the staff are so nice and one feels right at home. The breakfast is so good, and the coffee from the coffee machine, what can I say, I wanted to purchase one for my home!.

I will def. be back and can recommend this hotel without any hesitation to anyone. It is one block from the big Gateway Centre, and one feels very safe walking around at night.

We stayed in the Garden Court Marine Parade prior to this stay, and one cannot compare the two hotels.
Love this place, want to go back!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool, best view ever!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

Second time we have had week-long stays in this hotel. Clearly a very well managed hotel, with very friendly and efficient staff. Although it is located away from the beach, it is 2 blocks away from the Gateway Centre, which has many shops and restaurants.The hotel's pool is very small, and gets a bit busy when the 'beach' weather is poor. The hotel is only just over a year old, so it is modern and comfortable. Food and service are both good. Great place to stay of you are prepared to travel to beaches.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

We stayed at the Garden Court Umhlanga for a week. We had an excellent stay. The room was well-sized and nicely decorated. The room had a very distant view of the sea. We ordered room service - the food was good but the selection was very limited. The breakfast was excellent. The hotel is nicely decorated, has a nice pool area and is well located.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Garden Court Umhlanga

Address: 7 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: £77 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court Umhlanga 3*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A contemporary interior design of fusing water features. The colours and textures of natural reed, sets the mood of the newly opened Garden Court uMhlanga. This hotel is ideally situated in uMhlanga Rocks. Within close proximity to the Gateway Shopping Centre and popular uMhlanga beaches. The hotel offers spacious guest areas with business and internet facilities to cater for business travelers.The hotel boasts a lush courtyard that offers guests a heated pool with a play-ledge for young children to enjoy. The gym facility on the 5th floor will ensure that health fanatics are also catered for. ... more   less 
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