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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a very popular hotel right on one of the best beaches in Kzn in Umhlanga-old colonial style charm with modern touches. Friendly staff that go out of their way to serve. Delicious breakfast buffet and a curry selection to satisfy everyone. Their high teas are definitely worth indulging in-def must spend an afternoon with friends drinking champagne and savouring the... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is absolutely wonderful! The location is stunning so ensure you book a room with a sea view. Our room was lovely, decorated in pastel whites and sea greens, very stylish. We took afternoon tea, which was great value for money and highly recommended. Served on beautiful pink and white old fashioned china, the buffet was delicious with lots... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest Your very kind words are sincerely appreciated and we will be sure to share them with the team! Thank you for your lovely feedback with regards to the location of the hotel; we are truly fortunate to enjoy the gorgeous views we do. We further appreciate your wonderful comments about the stylishness of the room and that... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to the Oyster Box for a family weekend away. Everything about this hotel is 5 star from the rooms to the food and setting. What is most exceptional is the service and friendliness of the staff. They went over and above to make our stay special; even to the extent that the chef made my 2 year old... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. Your very kind words are sincerely appreciated and we will be sure to share them with the team! Thank you for your lovely feedback with regards to the hotel, our friendly staff, and that you enjoyed the rooms and gorgeous views along with our Grill Room and Ocean... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant, perfect service and thanks to Nadiya for the great hospitality. I recently went with my partner and child for dinner, at The Ocean Terrace at Oyster Box to celebrate her birthday.

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Dear Valued Guest Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. Your very kind words are sincerely appreciated and we will be sure to share them with the team! We are so glad to hear you had a great time for your partner’s special occasion. We hope to welcome you back to the Ocean Terrace and Oyster Box soon!... More 

London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived from the UK after a very long trip, to be met at the airport by a comfortable car with a smiling helpful driver.From then on our stay was perfect. This hotel has got it all: superb situation ,fabulous food, & wonderful service.

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

Dear Valued Guest Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding. Your very kind words are sincerely appreciated and we will be sure to share them with the team! Thank you for your lovely feedback with regards to the driver that collected you and we are truly delighted to hear you had such a super stay and enjoyed... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed here for one night, but was very impressed wíth this loveły hotel. OUr room had a sea view, with a balcony so you could enjoy it. Staff very helpful. We had the Indian buffet for dinner which was so delicious with plenty of different dishes to try. The only thing we were disappointed about, was that we... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding. Your very kind words are sincerely appreciated and we will be sure to share them with the team! We are truly delighted to hear you had such a relaxing stay and enjoyed the rooms and gorgeous views! We have also passed on your lovely feedback with regards... More 

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very impressive hotel, with a super location next to the ocean, more staff than residents when I stayed, and large rooms well appointed with tasteful decor. Breakfast on the terrace with a pod of dolphins passing by is a particular memory. It is not cheap but there are deals to be had (although not by me). I guess it's... More 

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Dear Valued Guest Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding. Thank you for your kind words about the hotel and ideal location of The Oyster Box. We are most fortunate to enjoy the views we do, and I am glad to hear you had the opportunity to see dolphins from our Ocean Terrace! It is such a... More 

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

I recently sent my parents for dinner to The Ocean Terrace at Oyster Box to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They called the very next morning to brag about the amazing service which they received and what they described as some of the best tasting curries they have ever tasted as an Indian couple. They also noted the exceptional personalised... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding. Your very kind words about the hotel and Oyster Box team (not forgetting the unsurpassed view!) are sincerely appreciated and we will be sure to share them with the team! We are truly delighted to hear your parents had such an amazing dinner on their special 30th... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location over looking the beach.However it is a pet friendly hotel but they should not allow dogs in the restaurant it is a health hassard.Now to the staff I would love to praise one staff member who was so polite & looked after us each morning he was a young man named Marlon sorry I cannot say the same... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding. Thank you for your kind words about the ideal location of The Oyster Box. We are most fortunate to enjoy the views we do. As said, the hotel is indeed pet friendly, and we can assure you every measure is taken to ensure our hygiene levels are... More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply a stunning hotel, in a stunning location, with the most amazing staff and food! We got a 6 nights for the price of 4 offer to add in to the excellent experience we had staying here. Highly recommended!

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Dear Valued Guest Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding. Your very kind words are sincerely appreciated and we will be sure to share them with the team! We are truly delighted to hear you thought the hotel was stunning and that our staff and food stood out for you! We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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