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The Oyster Box

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2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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CAPE TOWN
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unique location, charming staff, beautiful rooms (albeit small) impeccable bathrooms, great veranda with amazing sea views. Tasteful and luxurious public rooms, a variety of restaurants, food not exceptional. Breakfast was excellent.

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OBHumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your 8-day stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled that you found the location overlooking the sea unique, the staff charming and the luxurious accommodation comfortable. I am equally pleased to hear that you enjoyed the public areas and the excellent breakfast buffet. I... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Magnificent views, warm and friendly staff who makes everyone feel special. Excellent breakfasts and exceptional high teas. We were treated like VIPs for our special weekend and loved every minute! The best masseuse in SA are at the spa.

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OBHumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review following your weekend stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, in particular the magnificent views, friendly staff, excellent breakfast and exceptional High Tea. Your kind comments regarding the fantastic spa therapists in the award-winning spa... More 

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69 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about The Oyster Box is excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay; the rooms are beautiful and the service excellent. The sea view rooms in particular are awesome. My young daughter loved the playroom.

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OBHumhlangaRocks, Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share you comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the beautiful sea facing rooms and the excellent service offered by the team. The staff are passionate about ensuring every guest leaves wanting to return. I... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel has everything that you need. It is beautiful throughout. The food is of exceptional quality. We were there for a family wedding, which was everything of the best. Service is second to none, all the staff that we encountered were helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

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OBHumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box on the occasion of your family wedding. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the special day and were blown away by the fantastic service and friendliness of the staff. They are passionate about ensuring every guest enjoys their visit... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Seaview family room overlooking Indian Ocean on the top floor. The quality and friendliness,helpfulness of the staff at all levels in all functions (special mention of Isabel our turndown lady)was great and many other top hotels could learn from this example. The buffet breakfast including champagne is a great way to start the day- no lunch needed!... More 

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OBHumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. Your kind words are wonderful to read that the staff were friendly and helpful throughout the hotel and I will ensure that I share your kind comments with the team. We constantly endeavour to exceed our guests' expectations of... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from another 4 night stay at The Oyster Box and can't wait for the next visit....already! From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave you are spoiled beyond expectation and nothing is too much trouble. Tyler, Wayne and the rest of the team at this fine hotel know just how to make you feel special and... More 

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OBHumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted to read that you felt right at home and enjoyed all the attention to detail throughout the hotel. I would also like to thank you for your kind comments regarding my team and the way... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 single women booked 2 last minute Classic Single Facing Rooms for one night. We arrived around 4pm, checked into our beautiful room, inquired about separate beds and were told they would split the beds during our turndown service! We had pre dinner drinks at the Lighthouse bar, then ate dinner outside at the Ocean Terrace. I had the best... More 

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OBHumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the fish and chips on The Ocean Terrace followed by the delicious chocolate brownie. I am equally pleased to read that you enjoyed relaxing by... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get married and stay over at the Oyster box that night. From start to finish their attention to detail and the efford they put into making your stay as enjoyable as possible can not be beaten. This is the best hotel, and I would recommend it to anybody. *tip - dont forget to go up... More 

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OBHumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted to hear that your wedding day was memorable and that we contributed towards making your special day perfect. I have to agree that the view over the ocean from the Lighthouse Bar is absolutely stunning and... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely the best hotel in Umhlanga. I was upgraded from a standard sea view to a luxury sea view and the room was clean, though small. No complimentary bottled water which is unusual for an establishment of this nature. Decor was nice although the plastic seat covers in the breakfast room was again unusual for an establishment of this nature.... More 

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OBHumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay at The Oyster Box. I am most concerned to hear of your comments with regards to the staff, as our friendliness is something the hotel has become well recognised for. It is also such a pity that you also stayed with us for such a... More 

Durban, South Africa
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

THE most fantastic hotel we have stayed in thus far.. right on our doorstep.. And we have travelled to most parts of the world! I cannot fault Oyster Box at all, everything was superb from the friendly staff attending to your every need, to the surprise chocolate covered strawberries and champagne on the first night of our Anniversary, private cinema... More 

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OBHumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your stay with us to celebrate your anniversary at The Oyster Box. As returning and much-valued guests, it is wonderful to receive your positive feedback and I am thrilled to hear that we have once again exceeded your expectations. Your kind words concerning the superb staff will... More 

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