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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sunland, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It beggars belief that within the ambient of the law of probabilities, there are no doubt some that may feel that this hotel does not tick all the boxes. Even with my expectations set at their highest pinnacle, given the fact that I am visiting a "Leading Hotel of the World', I was blown away. From the moment I crossed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

wow - incredible from the second you step into the foyer. The staff are incredible - so attentive - food is sensational - rooms are incredible - we had a family so had a villa with loft room. Highly recommend you stay here when visiting Durban (just 10 mins from the city down the freeway)

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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. It is wonderful that you found the staff attentive and the food sensational. I am thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the superior garden villa with loft room and were most comfortable throughout your stay. I look forward... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my 4th visit to the Oyster Box and it just gets better. This is truly a home away from home and the staff are like family. From the hugs we receive from the staff all fondly remembering us and our quirks, to the exceptional service- The "OB" is a gem! When you are there you never want to... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. It is wonderful to read that you consider us your 'home away from home' and that you find the staff friendly and helpful. The staff are passionate about ensuring every guest's stay with us is amazing and that every... More 

Johannesburg South Africa
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70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Truth be told there isnt much to be said because this is a genuine 5 star hotel with everything you would expect from a hotel of that standard. For us it was a wonderful spoil and the bonus of the position (walking distance to the beach and village), the sea views, and friendly staff, made our visit an absolute treat.... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted that you found everything to your liking, especially the friendly staff, the stunning ocean view and the wonderful location of the hotel within walking distance to the beach and the village. I hope I will have... More 

Rome, Italy
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location on the beach, hotel with atmosphere and nice service. My room was very nice - well appointed and with a lot of charm & warm feeling. The pool area is very nice, so is the restaurant. The food is very good and the buffet breakfast excellent. What sets this hotel apart is its decor and ambience.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful location on the beach and your comfortable, well appointed room. Your comments regarding the delicious breakfasts, wonderful service, amazing decor and ambience are equally appreciated. I look forward to... More 

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

We just returned from our 4 nights stay at the Oyster Box Hotel. We throughly enjoyed our stay. Our loft garden room was spacious and beautiful decorated with all the necessary amenities. There have a excellent kids club where my son was fully entertained and made new friends! The hotel offers a lot, a beautiful setting right on the beach,... 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 enjoyed the comfort and luxury of your garden room loft and that your son thoroughly enjoyed the facility of the children's holiday club. I am pleased that you were impressed with the... More 

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

From entering the Hotel, I felt welcome and expected... from the smiling security, the doormen and the reception staff! a welcome drink in hand we were taken to our Villa, with it's private plunge pool, spacious lounge and upstairs bedroom with a bathroom luxurious enough for me to want to stay in! A drink in the Lighthouse Bar followed by... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. It is most gratifying to read that you felt like royalty from the time you were welcomed on arrival. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel and experienced one of the amazing treatments in... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Oyster Box Hotel is valuable gem within the Red Carnations group!! We and our whole family are frequent guests at The Oyster Box Hotel and would ALWAYS be!! We have NEVER been made to feel so welcome and special at any hotel or resort we have ever stayed at before!! The Oyster Box Hotel is our home away from... More 

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Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to post your amazing review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the hotel, in particular the attention to detail, the feeling of 'home away from home' and the facilities for pets. Thank you for your wonderful... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most gorgeous hotel, best position, service on another level. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. Although the hotel is very fancy they cater for kids too. They think of everything. Room was perfect with our own patio and loungers. Towels and linen best money can buy. Breakfast was yummy. Try the curry buffet, delicious. It... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed all the facilities and wonderful service at the hotel and that you found the breakfast and ever popular curry buffet delicious. I am equally thrilled that you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very special hotel. The sort of place to choose when you feel you deserve time to be spoiled and soothed. The service was faultless, from the welcoming orientation tour, through all meal services (and we sampled as much as our weekend allowed) to the friendly reception, security and housekeeping services. The location is also stunning, making the... 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. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed a wonderful stay and found the service faultless, the location overlooking the ocean stunning, the food in both restaurants delicious, especially the curry buffet and all in all a marvellous... More 

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