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“Functional and practical with great mall access.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of AHA Gateway Hotel

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AHA Gateway Hotel
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Auckland, New Zealand
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103 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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“Functional and practical with great mall access.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Modern and functional design with cubicle like ablution area. Shower only. Room had all that was needed- but no extra comforts. Secure under-cover parking.
Front desk staff offered excellent service and assisted us with arranging a city tour.
Good value for money.
Great access to Gateway Mall and Umhlanga village and beach. Very central for a multitude of restaurants.

Room Tip: We had a standard twin room- which was adequate.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile


I had a day and 2 nights to kill as I was travelling through Durban from Mozambique,on to Jberg, then Toronto. I was very happy to have found this hotel.I have no complaints whatsoever. The room was relatively large with huge floor to ceiling windows.It was clean,modern and comfortable.
Located right next to the Gateway mall, I only booked the room without the meals included and got a very fair price I thought (about 99USD).
For meals, I just walked over to the mall or different restaurants close to the mall which was very practical. Also good for shopping if you have time.
The wi-fi was excellent and free.
Service was great. There were movie channels on TV with movies playing all day.
It took me 10-15 min to get to king Shaka airport and cost about R$275.00 ( about 28 USD).
I would definitely stay there again, and recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Hotel is conveniently situated and rooms have an upmarket feel. Staff are friendly and are there to assist. Needed an adapter and one was brought up to my room within minutes. Pity there is no assistance for luggage (none was offered on my arrival). Fantastic place

  • Stayed June 2013
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

We only spent one night at the gateway hotel, due to a last minute extension of our holiday. We were quite surprised at how stunning the rooms are, breakfast was good, staff were friendly, location was good, free wifi, however it was quite noisy in the early morning on the street side and the parking was a issue. We arrived quite late and the tiny hotel parking lot was already "full" we were told to park in the gateway shopping centre parkade, which we did not want to do because we had a rented car. There were cars with trailers that were taking up two parking spaces, and spaces that were prohibited beacuse they were loading zones and disability parkings. On our departure the next day, those so called prohibited parking spaces were now occupied by normal cars, one of which was a car belonging to gentlemen without disabilities who had also parked in the shopping centre parking and had no some how arranged for the hotel to let the park there. In addition to that some staff were seen parking in the hotel parking. We were not pleased with this, as well as the fact that the reception staff could not provide us with directions to get to the parking lot which is separate from the hotel entrance, perhaps they should provide valet service.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Calls itself a hotel, more like a night club! One does not expect to have to endure heavy dance music beating practically in the next room. I would not recommend this hotel at all! Upon asking the front desk to have the music turned down, the music is in fact turned up and we are informed that it will be turned off at midnight!

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sharon W
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

My boyfriend and I love visiting all new hotels and restaurants in Durban. We love the sun and beach and all things Durban! we visited Gateway Hotel in December and we loved the place. The room was great! We stayed indoors mainly and enjoyed lying in and being in no rush. The bathroom was huge and was just such a lovely experience overall. we enjoyed, more importantly, the breakfast!! he didnt appreciate the mall being so close haha but i only went down for ONE shopping trip haha.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Wow, was not so sure what were going to get by booking a hotel joined to a shopping centre, but it was a very good experience. The hotel was very well decorated, exceptionally clean and the rooms were very well equipped. The staff bent over backwards to make sure we had a good stay. The big bonus is the roof top pool and sun deck, which was very much enjoyed. You will not regret booking here.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Neil F
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Property: 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 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — AHA Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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