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AHA Gateway Hotel
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Checked in on Wednesday 24 for a two night stay. While the staff are very friendly, they had no record of my dinner club Corporate card even though we have a corporate agreement with Three cities Group. Paid for the stay on my private card to get things going.

This was the first time I was put on the Gate way shopping centre side, and frankly I prefer the road side. He noise from an event park outside the window is rather unpleasant.

Ordered dinner in my room both nights, service was quick. Missed a desert spoon on the first night. Second night was great,the steaks are great just don't order the sources that go with them, weak and sloppy.

Breakfast has always been a plus a this hotel and this trip was no exception. Maybe just up the service of coffee in the morning.

My major negative and the reason I won't be staying here again is that my bags were tampered with while I was at my office. I normally leave my bag set up to check on tampering and this is the first time I've been able to 100% confirm tampering.

Pity because it is a really nice, modern and Eco friendly hotel.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a few business days and decided to stay weekend. Nice setup. Very modern rooms. Top floor pool area was quiet and good for getaway. Close to Gateway centre for food and shopping.

There was a conference on the Friday I was there but away from main areas I was in. Enjoyable.

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Thank Lawrie_C
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We had a great stay at the hotel. Everyone was very friendly. We were impressed by the hole complex. The hotel is very good situated for the shopping center, beach. Very nice restaurant.
The staff is realy nice. We arrived with a real dirty car out of the Drakensberge. I was thinking about how to get a proper car. When I came to the parking lot the next morning, the car stud there like out of the showroom. That's real coustomer care!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Fairwell61
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

My wife and I stayed at The Gateway hotel at the end of January, it was an awesome experience. The hotel is brand new with very Modern features in teh rooms. We are not normally the modern chic kind of couple but we were staying in Umhlanga which has become a modern chic kind of place, so when in Rome! The value for money is execellent, the breakfast which was included was a vast array of everything you can imagine is served for breakfast, you definitely won't go hungry. I would recommend this hotel for business stays and jsut for a night or two of luxury and shopping as it is right next to gateway shopping centre.

Room Tip: I would request a room facing the water park.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank travel4life52
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

The Gateway hotel is adjacent to the Gateway Shopping Mall, one of the largest in SA.
The hotel is modern and clean throughout. Breakfast is buffet style. Staff were very friendly. Located 15 minutes walk from the beach

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrMcAl
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

Just had a really good stay at this hotel.

I stayed in a very clean and neat room - perfect for the business traveler and couples.
- Very comfortable beds and top quality bedding.
- Room cleaning was excellent
- Workspace in the room was really good with a very comfortable desk and leather office chair.
- Modern room and bathroom layout and excellent shower.
- The General Manager, Mr Keith Bentley is willing to go the extra mile to assist customers and that is appreciated by a frequent traveler!
- The Gateway Centre is about a 2 minute walk away (undercover) and there are many options for restaurants or take aways.
- If the weather wasnt overcast I would have loved to swim in the rooftop pool!!
- Great central location to business areas, highways and the airport
I will definitely be staying here again!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Skyfall_Ryan
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

This Hotel is close to all amenities, it is attached to Gateway shopping centre and close to UShaka Airport, There is a Netcare Hospital close by and lovely sea views of Umhlanga Rocks, The Hotel staff arranges transport for you to fetch you from the airport and to take you back also. Their staff is very friendly and the place is well kept and clean, the restaurants nearby have good food. It is good value for your money

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Thandi D
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Additional Information about AHA Gateway Hotel

Address: corner Centenary Boulevard & Twilight Drive | Gateway, Umhlanga Rocks 4321, South Africa (Formerly Three Cities Gateway Hotel)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: £64 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — AHA Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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