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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

decent business hotel with prime location in durban. all standard, decent value for money but nothing exceptional. checkin and staff service was what to be expected from a 3/4 star hotel, so not realistic to expect more

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dear Sir/Madam, I am a frequent guest at your hotels across Africa, including Nigeria and Kenya. Our stay at your Durban facility was completely underwhelming and we will not be returning. I recall watching an infomercial during one of my stays at your Sandton City Garden Court Facility, it was an overview of the renovations being completed at the hotels... More

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

Overall the hotel was excellent, room was perfect, variety of choices for breakfast and dinner and the staff was friendly. In house bar, swimming pool and SPA it is family friendly indeed. Definately a hot hot hotel to stay when you are in Durban, completely different from what it offered a decade ago

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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 and enjoyed the "new look" of the Complex, with the additional facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More

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

Four night vacation stay. Room clean and spacious for our needs, with a very comfortable bed and linen. Bathroom smallish, but more than adequate. Great location on the Durban beachfront with great views from our room. Fantastic staff. Used all the restaurants (Daruma, Jichana,Lingela,Vigour and Verve) and the food was excellent. Service was a little slow at the Panorama Bar,... 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 and managed to enjoy the variety of dining options within the complex. thank you for the feedback regarding the service in Panorama Bar - this has been communicated to the manager, in order for him to address with the team. We... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to take my fiancé and her family out to the Elangeni for breakfast as it was the morning of her birthday. We arrived at around 9am and because we were not guests we did pay a rather steep price for breaky. That was fine considering we go there quite often and it's usually worth our while. We were... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Maharani for a week. It was perfectly located with windows that open wide to enjoy fresh air and views of the ocean. Easy access to the beach promenade for walking and cycling, and to the local Durban tourism centre where there are great bus and walking tours available. I walked into the centre of town and... 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 managed to experience Durban as a City. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i've been staying at the maharni as part of the world youth chess championship. we are paying 300 bucks a room for two people including food versus the regular nightly rate of 150 bucks, so that's 150 bucks for 3 meals for 2 peopel. ok, for mahani food great, and it was for the first few days, but OMG it's... 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. As arrivals prior to Friday were arranged at short notice, all meals were offered in our usual buffet restaurant. As of Friday, the meals for all Guests attending the WYCC are offered in a separate venue, following the menu's as approved by the LOC. In hindsight, perhaps the menu served... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights during Indaba. First time to be there when full .... definetly a few cracks in the system ...waited 50 min for a steak ..somehow our order was lost but hats off to the waiter for keeping us amused .

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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 sicnere apologies for the lapse in service experienced during your stay. Although the hotel was fully booked, this is no excuse as we use this period to showcase the property to International buyers. I do hope that this has not marred your overall impression of the hotel... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a conference at the Elangeni in August. It's in a great location and can handle large numbers. The down side was simply that re corners and side halls are a little shabby and so you have a sense that it has seen better days. Staff were helpful though and it's in a safe and secure spot in 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 and a successful conference. The refurbishment of the bedrooms at the Elangeni tower forms part of the final phase of the refurbishment programme, which is due to commence in 2015. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Elangeni... More

Alexandroupoli, Greece
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106 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice hotel at nothernbeach part of Durban, The hotel is clean etc and has large rooms with standard decoration. Thruout the the whole hotel the age is really visible a renovation of the building would do great. great staff and good breakfast

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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. The bedrooms at the Elangeni tower form part of the final phase of our refurbishment programme, which is due to commence in 2015. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay and 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*
Number of rooms: 449
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