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Three Cities Docklands Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Muhatma Gandhi Road, Beachfront, Durban 4069, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel before and there was no road access, due to the Munisipality of Durban working on some or other pipe system. I do like the retro look, and feel of the hotel, and stayed there , irrespective. Last night the road was open and the hotel is busy with an upgrade, even the service, which... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Heilavh, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us here at The Three Cities Docklands Hotel. Feedback from our valued guests is an important tool which we use to evaluate and understand our guest experience. We are glad to see that you have noted an improvement of the Docklands Hotel which we continuously striving to achieve... More

Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I stayed for six pleasant nights at Three Cities Dockside. The hotel has its own charm as a converted rail station or something like that. Renovations are continuing but I didn't find the disruptions inconvenient except for the loss of power and water my first day, but this disruption was beyond the hotel's control. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful.... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BCSaunders, Thank you for your recent review of your stay with us at The Three Cities Docklands Hotel. Feedback from our valued guests is an important tool which we use to monitor and access of service offering and understand our guest experience. Your positive comments have been sent through to our team for recognition of great service offered. Your... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

On arrival the safe never worked. I was there on a business course and needed a place to store my laptop at least. The shelf in the room was broken and never repaired despite requests. The booking was done via an agent and the agents system said there was a bar fridge, there isn't. The side light in the room... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank your for your review of your recent stay with us at The Three Cities Docklands Hotel. We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations and see to have dropped the ball in this instance, creating an un-relaxing and disappointing stay. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for this. I will contact you... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food in the restaurant was good, and the room was clean and fairly warm (we stayed here in winter) but those were the only positives. Nobody helped us with our luggage when we arrived or left, and due to ongoing refurbishment there were gaps in the floor surface that weren't fun to get a suitcase over after hours of... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kaeleigh Jessica, Thank you for your recent review of your stay with us at The Three Cities Docklands Hotel. The Three Cities Docklands Hotel is built in the historical Durban Point Precinct. This location is filled with history and the National Monument Walls form the back drop for our parking area. These walls are favoured by local photographers and... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm in love with Harbour, so when I saw the position near Ushaka and by the harbour I fall in love with the place. But we arrived late ( after calling reception to let them know) and nobody was a the reception, and the door of the hotel closed ( we get in by the restaurant ). We get a... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear belegaer_cpt , Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us here at the Three Cities Docklands Hotel. Reviews from our valued guests is an important tool in which we use to monitor our guest experience and your feedback will be passed through to the respective department heads for review and rectification. We would like to apologise... More

Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Although this property is part of a large chain, it certainly does not have the quality service or property details it should. for the price of the rooms they should be much better. there are no alarm clocks in rooms, no iron or iron board, and lighting is mostly cheap desk lamps. Staff in restaurant are apathetic to your needs... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear duricchio, Thank you for your recent review of your stay with us here at The Three Cities Docklands Hotel. Feedback from you our guests is an important tool in order to improve and exceed our guests expectations, and we appreciate your candid feedback. Your detailed correspondence with myself has been noted and passed through to the respective department heads.... More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We stayed at the Docklands Hotel for a single night in April 2014 and the hotel was being renovated/painted during our stay. The lobby and restaurant areas are simple and welcoming but we were unable to see/view the rest of the facilities as they were hosting some sort of local "market". The renovations and market would have been nice to... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Purity N, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us here at The Three Cities Docklands Hotel. The Three Cities Docklands Hotel is located in the historical Durban Point Precinct, which abounds with History and is part of the exciting new zone. Your feedback is important in order for us to constantly monitor and assess our... More

East London
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119 reviews 119 reviews
91 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I couldn't give this hotel a very good review, but its a good hotel overall and definitely not awful. The area is recovering from ruins so the first concern for a traveller would be the outside look and feel of the hotel and the surrounding area, but there are good new-look upmarket sky scrapper apartments surrounding the hotel that could... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you your recent review on your stay with us here at The Three Cities Docklands Hotel. The Docklands Hotel is a unique product merging the Historical Durban Point Precinct with Urban Industrial architecture. Our product does cater to the Young and forward thinking guest, yet with our refurbishment that we are undertaking currently, we are softening the feel of... More

Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Given that this is a Three Cities Hotel, you'd expect a decent experience but I was left terribly disappointed. Quite a few things went wrong. To start off with, the hotel is being renovated and there are contractors all over the show - this was not communicated beforehand. When we arrived at the hotel after a long day's work, we... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the Three Cities Docklands Hotel. Please accept our sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations for your stay with us here at the Three Cities Docklands Hotel. On the note of the Night Market, I would like to inform you that this market has... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. Its a Beautiful hotel, modern furnished and the breakfast was really tasty. Infortunately the location is poor when you are there for visiting the city as a tourist. We had a pitched noise coming from the air conditioner. And the staff did not care about it. Whe I give them a second... More

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AndrewMerrill, General Manager at Three Cities Docklands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Fran Gabiatti, Thank you for your recent review of the Three Cities Docklands Hotel. Our guest’s feedback is of utmost importance to us and we value your input regarding your recent experience. The Durban Point Waterfront area is in the City Rejuvenation area and is moving towards hosting new and dynamic zone within the greater Durban Precinct. Offering prime... More

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Address: 40 Muhatma Gandhi Road, Beachfront, Durban 4069, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Three Cities Docklands Hotel 3*
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