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The Oyster Box

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Sharon&Joe Knowle, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Knowle, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not enough superlatives for this place. A real treat for the four of us at the end of another visit to SA (can’t keep away!) and understand the Oyster Box has been here for years but was being renovated when we visited Umhlanga before (which has grown into a massive place ). We were booked in efficiently and helped with... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oyster Box Umhlanga is by far the top hotel in Durban Kwa Zulu Natal , situated on North Coast and right on the Beach near the Lighthouse. 5 star delicious food and service par excellence and Managers and staff went out of their way to make it a wonderful experience.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have stayed twice in the past year. Service and ambiance is first rate. However, the food offering is the big let down. Same menu for lunch and dinner and choices are very unimaginative and poorly executed. Curry buffet however was divine.

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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at the Oyster Box after a long trip from Scotland , tired and weary and were immediately put at our ease by a warm welcome at reception. This Hotel is a one off, quirky and authentic with a wonderful atmosphere. Our room was excellent with a view of the famous Lighthouse and beach. The Restaurants are all fabulous,... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Oyster Box is always a great option, the beach front is lovely, the restaurants are good. The spa and mini movie theatre's are a great touch. The pool is a little crowded if it's in season but still lovely, rooms are not quite what you expect - lovely but different. Quite expensive for what you get though... nice to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Renowned boutique hotel in Umhlanga Rocks offers an extremely luxurious experience. Food is exceptional (breakfast buffet and high tea are essential). Bathrooms are a stand-out feature (wall-to-wall marble, great shower, great bath, double basin). Rooms are quaint and plush. Very high attention to detail throughout means there are tons of hidden gems to discover. Beautiful sea views throughout, rooms with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 4 enjoyable days here and found the Staff and Hotel first class. The food was mediocre but fortunately there are good restaurants in walking distance. Beach access is good and nothing is too much trouble - they just need to wake up regarding food and not live on their reputation.

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

On a recent business trip to Durban, I had time to pop into the Oyster Box for lunch. The famous Curry Buffet had my name all over it! The food was fantastic, as it always is, however, the service felt very mundane. Pedestrian even. The finesse and attention to detail I remember from previous visits are just gone, and compared... More

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OBHumhlangaRocks, Executive Chef at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments about your recent visit. I am delighted you enjoyed so many aspects of the Hotel. It was disheartening to read you didn't enjoy the food, I wish you had been more specific, so that I could ascertain what you didn't like. The vast majority of our guests enjoy our dinning options, I'm sorry... More

White River, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful hotel that offers a designer and stylish retreat. A fabulous location, great service, amazing curry night and devilish breakfasts AND it's KID friendly!!! What's not to love - my fave place to stay at the beach.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I spent our annual 2 nights at the OGH and again were not disappointed. This is the first time we have had afternoon tea and my gosh was it good. The room, food and service was 1st class and my kids won't stop talking about the yummy cakes. As I have mentioned in my previous posts this... 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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