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Albany Hotel

225 Smith Street | Albany Grove, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #34 of 42 Hotels in Durban
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Plumstead, South Africa
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the Albany again after 20+ years, one is immediately faced with the reality of change with owners trying to bring the establishment in line with the times. With the olde world replaced by more modern furnishings and fittings, those who like me appreciated the Olde World may find it difficult to accept the "new look". The entrance has... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly the Albany Hotel is not in a safe part of Durban and you can not afford to set a foot outside after dark. Almost all the staff is very unfriendly and unhelpful. The beds are uncomfortable and our carpet seemed that it had not been cleaned in a while. After the first cleaning two of our jackets dissapeared from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a dated hotel in an excellent location in downtown Durban. They seem to be working hard to renovate the place. Several parts of the hotel are still in need of renewing, but lobby and the rooms are very nice and modern. They have also recently replaced both elevators.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as it was very close to the Kingsmead Sahara Stadium, close to which Comrades Expo is hosted... It is perfect if you are participating in Comrades! Hotel was undergoing some construction when we were staying there and one lift was not working. Rooms are comfortable overlooking the main street. Restaurant had average breakfast option and very limited... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Sorry for spending two nights from my vication in thia place. Located in a middle of a scary place with drunk disturbing young pepele. They sisnt have the room for 3 we ordered so one of us slept on the couch. They gave us free breakfast, that was more discusting than the whole stay.

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Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When I arrived at the hotel I was attended to by a grumpy lady at Reception. She persisted on speaking to me in Zulu although I indicated to her that I do not speak the language. Just because I an black does not automatically translate to me speaking Zulu. I had to pay R200.00 in cash for parking which nobody... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We booked online ..pictures do not give the right impression of this hotel ...After reading all the other reviews I can't add much more .....bad news. I can see they are trying to upgrade but there services now are way below standard .Will not return.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stayed at the at this hotel for 3 nights in May 2015 , had gone there for a business trip with 3 other colleagues and had 2 rooms , when we arrived there the first impression was great with the fresh new look reception and the staff all in smiles . We checked in nicely and where allocated our rooms... More 

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Hermanus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stayd here during the Indaba Travel show 2014 and 2015 From last year to this they' ve done a lot of positive upgrades, like a complete new entrance and lobby area. there is also a new coffee shop at the entrance. Talking about coffee, the coffee in the breakfast room is the best! The rooms are clean and ordinary,... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

No safe area , parking nearby, breakfast not inclusies. Ask for upgrade room , some rooms are really too small. Hygiene : watch out for cockroches ! Very big ! Location: oppositie main square, Friendly and helpfull staff

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