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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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63 O.R.Tambo Parade | Durban Beachfront, Durban 4001, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellently situated property looking onto Durban beachfront and very safe to wonder around. Lovely hotel and I was fortunate enough to have been put in a room on the top floor - WOW! What a treat.

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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed as a group booking and arrived very late due to flight problems, staff were very good in getting our rooms for about 30 tired people. Room was nice with a fantastic view. The hotel was clean through out, breakfast was great. Staff helped us with Taxis making sure we got to where we wanted to go! Overall was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel while attending a conference in Durban. The hotel is situated by the beach and I had a lovely view of the beachfront from my room. Lovely restaurants within the hotel. Nice and friendly staff. Room was beautiful at the Maharani. However, the breakfast buffet was minimal, not much of a choice there. Overall good stay.

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. As we are a complex, breakfast is served in two venues, Ocean Breeze @ Elangeni & Vigour & Verve @ Maharani. The breakfast offering at Ocean Breeze does have more variety. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next travel to South Africa Regards Samantha More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed 5 nights while attending an international conference in Durban and was very pleased with this hotel. My room was in Maharani but you can use all the facilities in both towers and charge all back to you room. Breakfast is best in Promenade Restaurant in Elangani as you have views out over the coast. The V & V... More 

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am pleased that you hada great stay and look forward to welcoming you back in summer. Regards Samantha More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elangeni appears to be be a venue for business and conferencing. Hotel is situated at the Durban Beachfront, which is truly the warmest place to be in winter in South Africa. There are several excellent restaurants in the hotel. Parking in the hotel though is a nightmare. Beware is you have luggage, you will have to lug this up 2... More 

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are exploring the possibility of installing a lift from the basement parking to the lobby at Elangeni, however, in the interim, Guests may park in the porte cochere upon arrival, where our porters and doormen will assist with the offloading of luggage. I am pleased that you enjoyed your... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first and most important thing when entering a room is warmth. I got that from staff but certainly not from the room temperature. It was miserably cold and this coming from a Gautenger! I paid a fat lot to enjoy my stay at the beach and could have booked into another cheaper beachfront hotel which my family and friends... More 

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the heating elements not working on the air conditioning system. We are in the process of rectifying this shortcoming. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Poor condition of the rooms. Poor hospitality.We stayed in a non smoking room yet we could strongly smell smoke.lots of building disturbance.room was poorly serviced.no hot water to bath.a very bad experience!

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please accept my sincere apologies for your disappointing stay. your feedback has been passed onto the team, in order that they address the shortcomings which you have highlighted, in order to ensure that we improve on these elements. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Elangeni &... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful stay with my family...location was amazing, service was great and staff exceptionally friendly especially towards the children which isn't something we see often. Room was very comfortable, pool was really warm, bar service great and the choice of restaurants was awesome !!

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am pleased that you had a great time in Durban and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy staying at Elangeni and Maharani Hotel, the rooms are clean and the food is nice (especially its variety). I specifically enjoy seafood for dinner and breakfast. It is also a walking distance to the beach and its amenities. Generally, the best hotel to stay in Durban

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second stay at Maharani Elagheni. It is great if you check into a hotel and the reception staff recognises you from a previous stay. It is the holy month of Ramadan and the hotel was spot on in delivering my morning breakfast a 5.05 am in order for me to commence my fasting for the day. The hotel is amenable... More 

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay and that we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

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