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SUN1 Durban

65 Masabalala Yengwa/NMR Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
SUN1 Durban
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I stayed here for 3nights, hotel is reasonable nd the Stuff is very friendly. The hotel is very clean and it's nearer to most of the Attractions in Durban. The only problem will be the noise as it is near the bus station but other than that it's the best.

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Durban, responded to this review

DEAR tumikiwe Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our hotel and for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours sincerely, Sun1 Hotels Management More 

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Sun 1 in Durban ( formerly Hotel Formule ) offers value for money..... Especially if three of you share the room. This is a no-frills hotel that offers the basics. Clean, comfortable and safe. Situated right next to a national bus terminus and close to Durban railway station, the Sun 1 is relatively within easy walking distance of the... More 

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Durban, responded to this review

Dear Roy2323, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our hotel. Your comments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Sun1 Hotels Management More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

When I travel the following is important: safety, cleanliness and value for money. The Sun1 Durban met these three criteria. If you are looking for the lifestyle of the rich and famous, this is not for you. Some positives: - close to Durban (rail) station and long distance bus terminus - People Mover bus system very near hotel - rooms... More 

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Durban, responded to this review

DEAR brijoh Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our hotel. Your comments are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Sun1 Hotels Management More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The rooms need bar fridges in them for drinks.They also need DSTV for entertainment we cant leave our homes with DSTV ONLY to find that our hotel has SABC that really needs to be sorted out but otherwise everything else is ok

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Durban, responded to this review

Dear Xolisaniprettyn, Thank you for taking the time to complete our Guest Survey and informing us of your recent experience at our Hotel. May we apologise for the inconvenience caused as a result of the lack of choices available for entertainment relating to DSTV. Our rooms are designed with the budget conscious traveller in mind and provide all the services... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Must say that this is such a basic accommodation establishment. Thinking that there is beter places to stay and at the same amount. Was not impressed at all. The passageway smelled like old socks and rooms smelled musty. Not recommended.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I just loved it,the fact that its also at the station,should i come by bus or train anytime of the night,will be much easier for me to get there.Jeani gave us more information with regards to how to get to other destinations.

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Durban, responded to this review

Dear Nomakhosigenevak, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and your comments are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Sun1 Hotels Management More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very good hotel, very clean and very good service. Day of arrival : Friday 04 July 201 to Monday 7th July 2014. The service received was superb from the day of arrival until the depature date. The rooms were cleaned daily.

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Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Very poor location next to a busy long distance bus station. We were given a room where the air conditioning did not work. They said that they had a few other rooms where the guests were yet to check in, but per them the condition there was worse. The window was tiny and keeping it open did not help. It... More 

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