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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   63 O.R.Tambo Parade | Durban Beachfront, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rated stars BUT!... Long queues to checking with 4terminals but only 2 staffed at 5pm(if there is a rush of checking in at this time make staff available) also we had been standing in the queue to checking for 15minutes and heard one of the staff say 'here comes a VIP' so... I immediately said I definitely hope we are... More

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Bangalore, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at Southern Sun Elangeni for 03nights in July2014. This hotel is huge with almost close to 700 odd rooms with many varieties of the room. All rooms are spacious with all modern facilities and with free wi-fi accessibility in the rooms. Ever friendly & courteous staff made my stay comfortable. And the location of this hotel is fabulous.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel faces the Indian ocean and you can hear the waves and smell the wind... Comfortable rooms, pleasant services, lot of channels, reliable wifi. Breakfast time the restaurant is pretty full, waiters are struggling with the crowd. Buffet selection is epic, likewise for the dinner. Nice pool and pool bar. Wine selection is poor though. Pretty good restaurants. Amazing... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located near the beach front, this hotel is actually three separate towers all conjoined to form a single hotel. The rooms are pretty standard as far as hotel rooms go, however the staff are exceptionally friendly and exemplary. They go further than an extra mile to assist. As far as the choice of restaurants, there are a few and my... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Weekend will certainly return, would perhaps make it a bed & breakfast for the rate we paid, otherwise it makes it very expensive. But on the whole great service and very comfortable. I will certainly recommend it to friends

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Summary Great Location Breakfast – food and options were great Good service Good clean rooms Parking is an additional cost Duration of my stay My family (Wife 2 small kids 2 year old and 3month old daughters) checked in on for 5 nights (check-in Saturday 26 July 2014, check-out Thursday 31 July 2014). Detail General note I previously wrote a... 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 gave us another try (albeit the Maharani tower), and had a better experience. The product does differ, although the staff do work between the the two towers. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Regards Samantha More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 8 days for a conference and could definitely recommend it highly. Efficient, clean, walking distance from conference centre, staff very friendly with excellent breakfasts. Big advantage staying on waterfront is you can swim in the ocean morning and evening without any big organization and enjoy the surging waves from your bedroom window all the time. The... 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 great stay during your conference and managed to enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean. We look forward to welcoming you back to Durban when you next visit South Africa. Regards Samantha More

Sandton, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being right on the beach front is fantastic. The beach area was beautifully renovated. with lots of joggers, cyclers and other people around, as well as the police presence through out the day and night, makes it a safe place to enjoy ourself.The hotel has also been renovated and we had a wonderful stay. Visiting uShaka Marine World is a... 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 enjoyed the beautiful promenade and Ushaka. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Regards Samantha More

Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to SA and Durban. I had an overall pleasant experience as the Hotel Staff were very courteous and helpful. The food was good and the location excellent because my room faced Beach directly. Proximity to interesting places too very good. If you ever visit Durban, you may wish to consider Tsogo Sun - Maharani Tower...

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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 enjoyed your time in Durban, whilst attending the conference. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Regards Samantha More

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

Absolutely delightful, I will be sure to visit again & again. We checkin and recieved a warm reception and after specifying of the occassion being our anniversary, got to the room, to the surprise of champagne & chocolates. Staff were helpful and friendly and the facilities were awesome - Chris

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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 created some great memories. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Regards Samantha More

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Address: 63 O.R.Tambo Parade | Durban Beachfront, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani 3*
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Radiating energy and elegance across the Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites you to take your place in the sun. From the stylish bedrooms with breath-taking sea-views to the variety of restaurants and recreation facilities, visitors can look forward to the vibrancy, colour and culture of Durban's premier hotel destination offering more choice than ever before, from service and hospitality through to accommodation and dining. Absolutely everything under one sun! ... more   less 
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