Had a great stay at the Oyster Box. Wonderful sea facing room. Small plumbing issue when we arrived which was dealt with immediately while we were at dinner.
The pool was really a slice of heaven, and to see the dolphins going by was a real treat. Spotlessly clean, sunblock on offer at the poolside bar.
Meals were excellent, we had breakfast, a lunch and dinner, service was prompt and courteous.
Our only complaint was a very long wait for dinner at the grill room, about a 2 hour wait. They had a huge party but only really managed to bring things out when we cancelled our entrees and gave us a free dessert for the inconvenience.
I must say though, that the staff were outstanding and I must make special mention to Eric who made every effort to make our stay memorable and to Tyron who went above and beyond in exchanging our vehicle which was only blowing heat in 30 degree weather.
Thanks for a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks