What a joy this hotel is, from the friendly check in to the spacious ocean facing rooms and fantastic food and service, all is first class. I have been traveling throughout Southern Africa for some months and was recommended this hotel by some friends who had taken me there for the delicious afternoon tea on a previous visit to Durban. I so enjoyed the afternoon tea that reminded me of the Raffles Hotel in Singapore that I was keen to stay here. I was not disappointed! Check in was fast efficient and friendly as was the car valet service. The large and spotless room with the balcony facing the Indian Ocean gave a great view to sit and sip an evening drink. The Curry Buffet was extensive and delicious with a good range of options both in taste and heat range. Breakfast on the terrace was as good as I have had in any hotel anywhere in the world, the view, service and food were all first class. The management obviously spend time on staff training as every staff member went out of their way to provide personal service, from the Executive Chef down to the housemaids and lift attendant all were friendly and caring. I can usually find some small thing that does not quite work but in this hotel I could find nothing. All in all a totally wonderful three night experience, many thanks Oyster Box. I will be back.
- 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