The Oyster Box is a low rise, sea-front hotel done out in an attractive colonial style. it is part 1950s and part recent expansion. The hotel is well-run, friendly and spotlessly clean. The rooms are spacious and high quality. Staff are all very well-trained and helpful, especially the excellent front-desk, who were knowledgeable about local restaurants and tours (if you have a spare half day take Greg Garson's Durban tour, it's really interesting and can be booked through the front desk). The only downside is that the bars are popular and get very crowded - but I guess that means they're good! The Grill Room restaurant has great food at reasonable prices and rightly deserves its place as one of Durban's best. All in all an excellent hotel
- 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