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Gooderson Beach Hotel

107 Marine Parade Beach | PO Box 10305, Durban 4000, South Africa
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Straight after Christmas I headed to Durban with a friend to watch England play cricket against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test Match. We chose the Gooderson Beach Hotel for our first three nights. Its location is great and right on the beach and only a ten minute walk to the cricket ground. Its ideally suited to for uShaka... More 

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Matola
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this Hotel. The building is quite old, but with lots of charm. My parents, and most of the in-crowd in the 1960´s used to go to the Beach Hotel and it is still a great place to visit. The food at Pier 107 restaurant is fantastic, not meant to be Michelin star food, but honest food that is... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valued feedback. We are delighted that you had a great stay and that we will be your hotel of choice when you next travel to Durban. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Witbank, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor kept hotel. Rooms are fine however bedding have burned marks on it. The smell of cigarette smoke is bad in the rooms. The restaurant is very poorly kept however the buffet breakfast was nice. Staff at reception was not very friendly and not helpful at all. Hope someone buys this hotel and return it to its former glory.

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your latest review of Beach Hotel, we appreciate the time that you took to write to us. Please accept our apology for the poor service during your stay, any criticism albeit negative is taken very seriously in our constant endeavour to make our Guest’s stay more pleasurable. Remedial action and improved procedures have been put in place... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service from the hotel staff was nothing to write home about but the rooms were well kept.We stayed in a 6 sleeper self catering apartment and were pleasantly surprised at how well kept this apartment is.Flat screen TV and all the kitchen utensils and cookware needed.I read a lot of negative reviews about this hotel that I ended up... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback, we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in the self catering room. Please accept our sincere apologies for the lapse in service standards experienced during your stay. Your feedback has been shared with the team in order for them... More 

Wamuran, Queensland, Australia
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34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Before I looked out over the beautiful Indian Ocean's crashing waves from my 7th floor room I had to clean the windows! This hotel has seen better days, that's for sure and it is in need of refurbishment. The friendliness and happy faces of the staff just couldn't make this grimy hotel better. It was dirty in the room (although... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you did not have an enjoyable stay at our Hotel. Measures are in place to ensure we maintain the condition and cleanliness of our roomst. We do encourage our guests to bring to our attention during their stay any concerns they may have, in order for us to rectify as a matter of urgency.... More 

Durban, South Africa
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146 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We have been back three times now for a few reasons. That's so we could sit on the veranda, sip on a sundowner, smell the sea breeze, and then tuck into a super tasty seafood platter and mutton curry. Even if you are from Durban do give this a try. It's an old Durban classic. Sat or Sun mid afternoons... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your dinner with us. We hope to welcome you back very soon. More 

East London, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

all good and very comfortable excellent food great staff. felt safe and at home at all times. central area for swimming ,near bus route and taxi service right on door step .booking in was quick and simple and the front desk was very helpful in giving advice on different things to do in and around Durban.

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We will pass your thanks to our friendly staff. We are looking forward to welcome you back very soon. More 

Pretoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I experienced the best stay, receiption and cleaning staff were GOD sent. I was assisted with a smile in my request. Bathrooms need improvement, TV channels didn't meet the standard of the Hotel. Thank You

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass your thanks to our friendly staff. And we are looking forward to welcome you back very soon. More 

Dundee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lifts not working to second floor walked up dark stairs toilet was broken and shower is dirty corridor noisy food is good dinning area neat helpful staff in dining area good access to restaurant food good

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are in the process of upgrading our lift and apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced. We hope to welcome you back very soon. More 

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Zimbabwe
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This hotel is greatly located, right by the beach, near food outlets and Ushaka Mrine World. Its a home away from home and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast was always well prepared. I did not have a car during my stay, however i can imagine that people with cars would have difficulties as i did not see any... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We will definitely pass your thanks to our friendly staff members. We hope to welcome you back very soon. More 

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