If you are ever planning on treating yourself with utterly excellent accommodation, then look no further than staying at The Oyster Box.
From the moment you drive in, one is greeted by the most polite and professional porters who help you with anything you might require. Mudzi, one of the porters, was perfectly charming and washed my car inside and out in less than an hour because he thought it needed it (which was great). The front desk staff, in particular; Claude, are charming and very helpful and knowledgeable about any request you might have. I went for a 90 minute Swedish massage which was wonderful. The whole spa and its facilities aim to soothe and relax and the staff once again, are discreet and impeccably polite. I was in an ocean-facing room which was well-appointed and incredibly comfortable. The amenities, cleanliness, bedding and everything about the room are world-class.
I went for lunch at the ocean terrace restaurant which was fantastic. The curry buffet is a must-have.
I met with friends for drinks in the lighthouse bar which is lovely and has outstanding views of the sea. A large selection of fine Gins made me incredibly happy as well as having the correct garnishes for each type. (as a gin snob, I was thrilled to be offered cucumber with my Hendricks)
I had a lovely night's sleep followed by a breakfast with huge variety and excellent quality.
I cannot get over the excellent service of all the staff, they are all so polite, welcoming and make you feel like a celebrity wherever you are in the hotel.
I look forward to returning as soon as possible. Thank you!
- 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