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The Oyster Box

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't fault service and atmosphere. Rooms was very comfortable. Great position - Lovely walk on the boardwalk. We wanted a stay that was relaxing which is what we got, but definitely not boring. Look forward to our next stay with you.

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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 comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted that you found the accommodation comfortable and that you enjoyed a most relaxing stay. Thank you for your comments regarding the faultless service. Our staff are passionate about ensuring every guest's experience here is amazing.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is really a five star establishment to which I can relate to!! Truly spectacular service, outstanding rooms and views, great guests. Beautiful set up. Caters to adults and kids alike. Great bars and restaurants. Awesome. When can I go again?

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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 you found the hotel awesome and that you enjoyed the spectacular service, restaurants, bars and wonderful accommodation. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tropical Umhlanga is graced with a rare pearl in its Oyster Box. It is testament to a colonial history refurbished in splendour. From being pampered in a garden spa setting to gastronomic delights of a Grill room reminiscent of a by gone Belle Epoch you are transported by the elegant decor into realms of delight. Enjoy the roof top decor... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide me with wonderful feedback following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the colonial charm and splendour of the hotel, together with your relaxing treatments at the award-winning Spa. The Lighthouse Bar has always been popular with guests and locals... More

Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently stayed at The Oyster Box hotel while we were in South Africa to run the Comrades Marathon - an 89 km ultra marathon from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. From the moment we stepped inside this hotel we felt like royalty. Everything about it is outstanding. This must be the hotel with the most friendly and helpful... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide me with some feedback following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. It is wonderful to hear that you chose our hotel as your base for The Comrades Marathon and that you found everything to your liking including the accommodation with superb views over the Indian Ocean, the wonderful... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews of previous guests, I had high expectations. My expectations were exceeded. The staff, the service, the food, the facilities and rooms were all perfect. I could not have asked for a better experience. Also, I wanted to send a special shout out to Wellington the bellman, Brownyn at the front desk, and Danny Govender and the... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear that your expectations were exceeded throughout your stay and that you found the service, food, facilities and sea facing room to be perfect. I would also like to thank you for pointing out... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a joy this hotel is, from the friendly check in to the spacious ocean facing rooms and fantastic food and service, all is first class. I have been traveling throughout Southern Africa for some months and was recommended this hotel by some friends who had taken me there for the delicious afternoon tea on a previous visit to Durban.... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel, from the large spotless room with balcony overlooking the amazing Indian Ocean, to the extensive, popular Curry Buffet and Breakfast on The Ocean Terrace. Your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I visited the Oyster Box terrace resturant this evening. We were served by Rakesh who was absolutely excellent! This was my fiancés first experience at the hotel and he is hard to impress, but he was extremely happy with Rakesh's pleasant demeanour and courteous service. Thank you Rakesh for a memorable evening.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your recent visit with your fiancé to The Oyster Box. Thank you for pointing out the staff member that stood out from a service point of view, we will be sure to thank him for looking after you in order to create wonderful memories. Our staff are... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 10 nights at the Oyster Box and the level of service was superb. A hotel with so many guests yet manages to give such friendly and personal attention that will keep me coming back for more. The management style gave outstanding service and went out of their way to provide recommendations on trips and restaurants which made the whole... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review following your 10 night stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear that you found the staff to be attentive and friendly whilst offering an exceptional level of service for which we are renown. I am especially delighted to hear that the staff... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the weekend at Oyster Box with my hubby. What a beautiful hotel. What makes this hotel really stand out is their understanding of customer service. Every person that we dealt with from the driver who collected us at the airport to the housekeeping lady to the bartenders and waitrons are really doing a great job at carrying the hotel... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide me with some feedback following your weekend stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and found the customer service to be outstanding. We constantly endeavour to exceed our guests' expectations of service and it is always pleasing to hear... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fab hotel! It was very comfortable with charming staff and a lovely view. Waking up to the Indian Ocean crashing onto the beach was delightful Oh – and don't miss afternoon tea – what a treat! If I go back to Durban I wouldnt consider staying anywhere else. Well done to eveyone

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide me with some feedback following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear that you found the accommodation to be comfortable with an amazing view and that you found the staff to be friendly. Thank you for your comment regarding the popular High Tea which... More

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Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oyster Box 5*
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks #1 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks #2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks #2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks #2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks #2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
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THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime. ... more   less 
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