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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Cape Town
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A local university arranged a 4-day workshop and accommodation at this venue, this week. I was most pleasantly surprised! As I understand it, this is one large hotel spread over 2 buildings. Depending on the arrangement you have with them you could stay in 1 building and have your meals (dinner or breakfast) in either of the 2 buildings. The... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hitel front desk was very welcoming even upgrading our room as we walked in with a screaming baby. Housekeeping is a bit lacking but the new bathrooms are a very welcome improvement from before. I think they are still renovation as we heard banging and drilling from very early on in the morning. The room was a bit cold for... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The last time I stayed at this hotel it was one of 3 hotels on the strip in an area that was not very safe. Things have changed this time around with the 3 hotels being one and the area seems much safer than before. The staff are friendly, the rooms upgraded and there's so much to do within the... More

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Kempton Park, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I received a good welcome by the staff was very friendly accommodative. The checking in process and the room I stayed in was top class. During check out process I received an excellent service since was rushing for a workshop so it was quick as if the staff was aware of my exigency.

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was at the elangeni hotel for our film festival, the service was just exceptional and the food was out of this world. I had a great time in the city of Durban and i cant wait to go again. welldone durban.

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

Overall Good Experience and would easily recommend to Friends and Family. Breakfast Menu was great but service could have been a bit faster. Did order room service and that was very good. Great location.

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

i had a very bad experience at this hotel. The front desk staff is rude and doesnt have patience with the guests. my room walls where dirty and also the bathroom walls. The standard has dropped and wouldnt advice anybody to use this hotel.

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Samantha_Croft, 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 lapse in service standards expereinced from our front desk and houskekeeping teams. This is definitely not the standard that we pride ourselves on delivering. Please could I ask that you contact me on Samantha.Croft@tsogosun.com in order that I may obtain more details and... More

Pretoria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this hotel several times in preparation for the World Youth Chess Championships. The services, food and staff is excellent as one would expect from a 4 star hotel. The rooms are spacious and the hotel is very well located. The parking is a bit cramped and could be difficult to navigate and maneuver for certain people.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post y our review. I am delighted that you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back when the tournament take place later this year. Regards Samantha More

Brooklyn, New York
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15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Maharani for two nights. My room was spacious and had a fantastic view and a very comfortable bed. The roof deck was lovely - nothing up there besides a small pool and grassy area but the view was fantastic and it was a nice place to hang out during the day. The breakfast buffet was one of... More

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Samantha_Croft, 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 and enjoyed the facilities on offer. Please accept my sincere apologies for your experience with the concierge. Your feedback has been passed onto the front desk manager, who has taken the necessary corrective steps, as the young lady who interacted with... More

Pretoria South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay exceeded my expectactions my room was big and i had the use of the most comfortable blankets for winter I enjoyed the gym and the most beautiful view of the sunrising from the beach from my room or gym that was magic

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Samantha_Croft, 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 we managed to exceed your expectations and that you had a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Durban. 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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Southern Sun Elangeni Durban
Elangeni Hotel Durban

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Durban #2 Business Hotel in Durban
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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