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Tropicana Hotel

85 Marine Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel right on the golden mile. Breakfast delicous, wifi good. Good value for money! Stayed 4 days whilst attending a conference at ICC. parking available in adjacent building. Overall a good stay. Thanks to friendly and helpful staff.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Low midline hotel with noisy elevators and restroom ventilation into the room! An unusual approach indeed. No plugs next to the beds. My room was pretty large, with desk chair and easy to reach plugs over the desk. Otherwise, good AC, friendly staff and nice view of the ocean. Breakfast ok.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had not stayed in Durban on the Beach front for many years. I am follower of cricket and rugby but wanted to see what else Durban now has to offer. I booked the Tropicana because of its location, close to the cricket ground for future trips, right on the beach and easy access to other attractions I was keen... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the tropicana as i was attending a wedding in kzn. I chose the hotel primarily for the view and proximity to the beach, which is a stone throw away. However had i known the condition of the hotel and the horrible service to go with it i would of changed my mind. The rooms are dirty. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I arrived at the hotel after a long flight from London England. After reading the reviews I was most concerned about the Hotel and wondered if I had made the right choice. The Check in was easy the reception staff were more than helpful to say the least. Then on to the room with no idea of what I was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Rooms are dirty and saw crawling insects - really not a good hotel. The place needs some renovation and upgrades. I was really not impressed at all. If it was clean at least that could have made a difference. Lots of things in the building is in need of upgrading

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Stuart D, Manager at Tropicana Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize for your unpleasant experience. The housekeeping and pest control service providers have been notified of your review and are complying to prevent a recurrance of your experience. The hotel is continually undergoing varoious upgrades and renovations. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If planning to go with a family to Durban,this will be o good choice. Pls don't expect luxury,there is not such thing there,but SAFETY,CONFORT,and a SUCCULENT BREAKFAST.. Coming from a 3 days stay in a Guesthouse,to find this kind of breakfast was very very NICE. Yea,I know,the parking is outside the Hotel and then you must pay R55 per night,I... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

For the low cost that I paid at the hotel, I must say that the services were amazing. And as an absolute food-lover, the food didn't disappoint one bit. NOTE: it would be nice if the wifi was available in the rooms as well instead of just the first floor and as a bonus...FREE WIFI :)

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The internet could be in all floors except for the business loundge. The food at the Clippers bar was amazing and the staff was very helpful as well. The rooms are very clean. You need to request in advance for a sea viewing room.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

hotel in need of refurbishment.carpets smell and rooms are substandard.broken phone,mould in the bathroom and flies in the dining hall.bad experience overall.we were on a family holiday,last minute decision hence could not get rooms elsewhere.booked tropicana as we have visited their other property at natal spa which way better.

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