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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel lives up to international 5star standards and is well located on the north beach. The food in the restaurants is very good, especially the Jichana Grill which is outstanding. A trip to the twenty-something floor rooftop pool is also worth a visit. Breakfast was excellent too.

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Iver, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just back from a stay at the Maharani, in connection with a conference. Really nice room, pleasant staff. The facilities such as the restaurant was a bit boring. The pool not too good, but fortunately I was able to use the facilities at the Elangeni, two doors away and they were good.

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Steyning
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great location and fine for the stopover we needed. The rating increases to 5 star for the meal we had in the grill Jichana where the food was great and the service from Pearl was excellent.

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Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've recently been for a corporate breakfast. The food was tasty and punctual. On the weekend we spent a few hours on the pool deck where we had lunch. There was the standard menu and then burgers being prepared on the side. The chef bent the rules for us and made a mix 'n match. It was a little busy... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Elangeni is Zulu for "day in the sun." The hotel in on the shore, facing the East. Sunrise over the sea is glorious. The staff was cheerful, helpful and accommodating in every way. Things were not perfect, but any problem was quickly addressed.

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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 enjoyed your stay, despite the lapse in service standards which you experienced. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for a couple of nights this week on business. I am not sure if I was given an upgraded room because I am a Black Card member or if the hotel was running on high occupancy. As I stayed here on the weekend as well and was given the room as per my booking. Never the less,... 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 enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More

Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Right on the ocean front the windows from you room offer beautiful ocean views day and night. While the rooms are a bit worn, they are clean and spacious. I was very impressed by the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff. Attending a conference in the Durban Convention Centre proved no problem. The hotel is in easy walking distance. I... 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 successful conference in Durban and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next travel to South Africa. Regards Samantha More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a great 3 nights stay here, very conveniant for all the amnities & facilities you need to enjoy around the beach front. The staff is very helpful too. The hotel is located so conveniently as there are many options to enjoy the Durban beach. The food was amazing and there were so many varieties available whether it is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm at the hotel for a conference. It's fine as a conference venue, but you would have to work hard to get worse service. Upon my arrival, I was told not to be in my room from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. because there would be renovation going on on the floor above me. While I was upgraded to 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. Please accept my sincere apologies for the lapse in service standards that you have experienced during your stay. I would like to make contact with you in order to address the issues - please could I ask that you make contact with me via the reception desk or on Samantha.Croft@tsogosun.com... More

Richards Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall its a pleasant place to stay in, ideally situated & safe with helpful staff who make u feel special. As mentioned previously little things have been curtailed to keep costs down. Vegetarian dinner options are very limited considering you are paying the same R 275 for a buffet dinner also Breakfast did not offer much for a vegetarian-limited cereal... 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 and for your valuable feedback, which has been passed onto our Executive Chef. We will most cetainly look into increasing our offering in order to better cater for vegetarians. 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
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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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