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The Square Boutique Hotel & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   250 Umhlanga Rocks Drive | Durban, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
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Ranked #14 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Solihull
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed i the hotel for two nights and had a room on the first floor. The room itself was very clean and had a lovely bathroom with shower. We did not eat in the hotel or use the bar, however we did use the rooftop pool which was very relaxing and you could just about see the sea from... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights at the Square boutique hotel recently that is situated in Umhlanga Durban. It is rated a four stars and is part of the Three Cities Group. At the time of writing the hotel has a brand new feel to it and does not have that damp and dank fishy odour to it yet. It is situated a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

When booked for Umhlanga Rocks, I somehow expected to see the sea from my room, even a side view. Unfortunately this is not the case from this hotel. I will add that the hotel looks and feels great with good quality woodwork in the rooms. The rooms also smells fresh. I do feel that it is too pricey for a... More

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We recently spent a weekend at the hotel before travelling on to other holiday spots. We really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast could do with a bit more variety and waiters should receive more training, but a pleasant stay. Clean room, close to the beach and attractions. Good shuttle service. Excellent reception staff. Keep up the good work. The only disappointment... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Beautiful hotel Great service Absolutely clean Peaceful Delicious Food At the Restaurant (try the rack of lamb with red wine rew, Yummy) Rooftop pool with a bar Spa, sonar, steam room and a gym Close to Gateway mall and the beach Will definitely go there again

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

This abomination of a hotel has neither a reliable internet service nor a bar for residents after 10.00 PM. This is the second time I have stayed here. There will never be a third time. These Micky - mouse hotels need to understand that customers expect the internet service to be as reliable as a flushing toilet, or warm water... More

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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Checked-in into a room that was not fresh, it had merely been "spray" with a fragrance as a mask. The phone was disconnected meaning could not call front desk. Someone was sent to "fix" the phone, which was a waste of time because a few minutes after he left, the phone was nonfunctional again. We eventually had to call the... More

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Cape Town
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lovely medium sized hotel with contemporary interior located in Umhlanga. (I definitely prefer Durban North/ Umhlanga to central Durban. Glad I did not book on the Golden mile or Florida rd) The Square is probably better suited for business than leisure considering the hotel's location in and amongst various (small) office blocks and slightly further away from the beach than... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I went to the hotel in the last weekend of October and I found it an extremely wonderful and pleasant experience. We were easily accomodated with an early check-in and a porter kindly escorted us to our room. The room was quite large, with ample space and modern finishes. The bathroom and especially shower were fantastic (endless space). The staff... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Convenient business hotel close to Gateway shopping centre and convenient for Durban King Shaka Airport. Rooms are functional, but lack a bath though. There is a shower! Breakfast is buffet style. TV did not work very well; international TV although advertised was unavailable. Free wifi did not last long Staff helpful and friendly and rooms clean

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Also Known As:
The Square Boutique Hotel
The Square Boutique Hotel Umhlanga Rocks
The Square Boutique Hotel And Spa
Address: 250 Umhlanga Rocks Drive | Durban, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Square Boutique Hotel & Spa 4*
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