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The Oyster Box

5.0 of 5 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed one night on our tour of South Africa and were delighted to be upgraded to a Garden Villa with a huge downstairs sitting room and lovely bedroom overlooking an internal garden. The lawn and lighthouse with views over the sea are lovely and we found the reception staff and concierge extremely helpful in particular the young lady who... More

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ray and I had the most wonderful garden Villa for the night of the 22nd November. We could not believe the space we had - 3 TV's including one in the bathroom. Lovely comfortable bed and the whole experience was out and out excellent. The breakfast was more than one expects - from the Champers / oysters to the lovely... 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 kind review about your recent stay with us. It is wonderful to read that you chose to celebrate your birthday at The Oyster Box and that you felt the entire experience was excellent. Your kind comments that your room was comfortable and the breakfast exceeded your expectations are equally... More

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was my Mum's 80th birthday so the family (some of whom came from Spain and Gibraltar) decided to have high tea at the Oyster Box. Absolutely superb! There's no other way to describe it, and how proud I was to be able to boast about something really, really good in SA, for a change.

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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 visit to The Oyster Box to celebrate your Mum's 80th birthday at our popular High Tea in The Palm Court. I am delighted to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and that you found everything to be absolutely superb. I look forward to welcoming you... More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I returned to Oyster Box for the 8th time since its refurbishment, it just gets better. The staff are attentive and will remember who you are and what your likes are. Always a joy to go back. Breakfast of Oysters and sparkling wine, followed by anything you want and their curry buffet for dinner is just wonderful.... 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 amazing review following your visit to The Oyster Box. As returning and much-valued guests, your feedback is most important to us and I am therefore thrilled that we have once again met with your expectations to make this a memorable visit. Your kind words that the staff are attentive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The moment we passed through the entrance gates we were transported into another world. A birthday experience of luxury, sheer indulgence and memories which will remain with us forever. Our Garden Villa Suite had its own plunge pool where we lounged and sipped on delicious cocktails before heading to the Light House Bar to meet with special friends. Thank you... 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 recent stay with us. It is wonderful to read that you chose to celebrate your birthday at The Oyster Box and that you felt it was an experience of luxury, sheer indulgence and memories which will remain with you forever. Your kind comments that you enjoyed... More

Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this magnificent hotel at the end of August/beginning of September. From the minute we arrived , everything about our stay here was just wonderful. The staff couldn't be more helpful . The breakfasts were amazing. Our room overlooked the ocean and the view and the sound of the waves was spectacular. The food was wonderful especially the... 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 review our hotel following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted that you enjoyed so many aspects of the hotel and found the staff to be most attentive and helpful. We are renowned for our amazing breakfasts, the choice and variety of items. The Grill Room too... More

Cape Town
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to The Oyster Box Hotel since I was a child. Over many years it has always been a very special Hotel. My father used to take us there for the best Langoustines and undoubtably the best curry in South Africa. In October, my husband and I spent a night there to celebrate my 63rd birthday. I... 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 at The Oyster Box. It is wonderful to read that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us and that you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the hotel. As returning and much-valued guests, your feedback is most important to us and I am... More

Taba, Egypt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what an incredible place with top class service from the minute you arrive at the entrance gate and is carried throughout the hotel. I cannot recommend this place high enough, a huge thanks to Wayne and his team for an unforgettable evening.

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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 visit to The Oyster Box. I am really pleased to hear that you experienced top class service throughout the hotel and that you enjoyed a most unforgettable evening. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager More

Hillcrest, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our reservations were efficiently handled and our reception on arrival was wonderful. Our sea facing room with a balcony was beautiful, comfortable and luxurious. We enjoyed the Spa experience All the staff are so welcoming and friendly. Enjoyed all the delicious food especially the breakfast.

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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 kind comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed such a wonderful stay and all aspects of the hotel from the comfortable sea facing accommodation to the restaurants and award-winning spa. Thank you for your comments regarding the courteous... More

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge "Thank You" to The Oyster Box Spa! I was treated like royalty! An 'out of this world' experience! Thobeka you are incredible! A beautiful lady who has 100% passion for what you do! Thank you for a wonderful day!

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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 visit to our award winning Spa at The Oyster Box. I am delighted that you found your experience "out of this world" and thoroughly enjoyed being pampered. Thank you for pointing out the staff member you found to be completely passionate about her job. Our staff... 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*
Number of rooms: 86
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