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Garden Court Umhlanga
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
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43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“what a great hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

we stayed here with our 2 kids on a recent trip to Durban. What a great hotel with friendly staff! Breakfast was superb with a nice variety even for vegetarians. The heated pool was a welcomed relief especially after spending the day at the beach. The rooms were neat and clean with a great shower and a bath. Very convenient to be able to walk to Gateway shopping center and is just a 10 min drive to Umhlanga too. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Arishas, Deputy General Manager at Garden Court Umhlanga, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed our heated pool and our proximity to the shopping mall!

It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to your return in the not too distant future!

Warmest regards from the Garden Court uMhlanga Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

We stayed here for 4 days with all my best friends and our kids. The place is excellent in all respect. The kids do not understand why we had to go back home,LOL. a day does not end without my daughter talking about the hotel, I think the pool is a winner with them. I also think if u can introduce more kiddies activities and some entertainment for New Year's Eve will make the place 100% perfect.

We r certainly returning even though they feel summer holidays are a long time from now.

Mbuyi.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Arishas, Deputy General Manager at Garden Court Umhlanga, responded to this review, 13 February 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Garden Court uMhlanga. We are pleased that we were able to create Great Memories for you and your family! I was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel!

Warmest regards from the Garden Court uMhlanga Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

I have reviewed this hotel in the past but this time I stayed here with my husband and son. The staff where friendly and helpful.
I was worried about the noise factor as one of the AFCON soccer teams was staying at the hotel but we did not hear a sound from them.
The pool area is fantastic. My son loved the kids pool and sandpit which was well stocked with toys. As a business hotel this place really goes out of it's way to be family friendly.
I have stayed in a number of Garden Court hotels but this one really is a cut above the rest. Rooms are modern and comfortable.
Breakfast is excellent and the variety of foods staggering. You could have three different meals with what they provide.
This hotel really is by far the best place to stay in the Umhlangha area.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Arishas, Deputy General Manager at Garden Court Umhlanga, responded to this review, 31 January 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Garden Court uMhlanga. We value your return business and are delighted that that you enjoyed your stay with us!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future.

Warm regards from the Garden Court uMhlanga Team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

We stayed here for couple of nights during the december holidays and we really enjoyed ourselves.We had a pool facing room,rooms are nice size with latest design and decor the pool is rather small but we did enjoy the warm water,all in all a nice hotel lovely location close to the beach and a walking distance to the gateway shopping centre

  • Stayed December 2012
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Arishas, Deputy General Manager at Garden Court Umhlanga, responded to this review, 29 January 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Garden Court uMhlanga. We are delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future.

Warmest regards from the Garden Court uMhlanga Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

I have seen many hotels in the same rating as this one but this facility is on the class of its own. The rooms are not massive but better and bigger than many European four star hotels. I love its heated pool and location of the bar. A short walk to the mall and you can have different food and the hotel breakfast is the best. The gym facilities are excellent and the staff are so professional and always ready to help the guests. Walking around the block or jogging is very safe hence the location is one of the best in Durban. I congratulate the Manager and the team. The spa is good and very reasonable price wise, they are indeed selling a services and not discouraging guests to run away.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Arishas, Deputy General Manager at Garden Court Umhlanga, responded to this review, 16 January 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Garden Court uMhlanga. Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased that you had and enjoyable stay with us and look forward to your return in the near future!

Warmest regards from the GC uMhlanga Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013 via mobile

This hotel was opened during the 2010 world cup and the hospitality has definitely extended beyond that. Rooms are contemporary and modern like therest of the hotel.

Excellent breakfast.
Ample undercover parking.
Friendly staff.
Location is excellent. Situated in upmarket neighbour hood walking distance to gateway mall

If it Ws on the beach I would rate this hotel as a top ten in south Africa. Still excellent never the less.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Arishas, Deputy General Manager at Garden Court Umhlanga, responded to this review, 14 January 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Garden Court uMhlanga. We a pleased that you were well taken care off and we look forward to your return in the not too distant future!

Warmest regards from the Garden Court uMhlanga Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Garden court for three nights over the December/ January holidays. Our group consisted of five families with a total of 19. Initially we were only planning on spending two nights there and due to a booking mix up at Tamarin beach house and we were pleased when the Garden court was able to accommodate us at short notice. The rooms are modern and well equipped. The heated pool was a win with our kids and they even had a magician to entertain them. The food was good and the service was great. The hotel staff even helped us when we requested an early check in because we were exhausted after our boat cruise. The close proximity to Gateway shopping center is also brilliant. I can recommend this hotel and I plan to be back soon.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Cathy W
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Arishas, Deputy General Manager at Garden Court Umhlanga, responded to this review, 14 January 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time a write a review on Garden Court uMhlanga. It was pleasure having you with us and we look forward to your return in the not too distant future!

Warmest regards from the Garden Court uMhlanga Team
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Property: 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 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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