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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
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It could have been my company, but I would like my Groundhog Day to be at the Oyster Box. Excellent service, great food, gorgeous rooms, spectacular view, an amazing spa, I wouldn't know what else to ask for, except another day there...

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, I have been fortunate to travel to no fewer than 10 countries in the last 12 months and been blessed with the opportunity of stopping at some damn fine establishments. From all of the satff who have served me, the attentiveness and professionalism of Danny's Team has been the benchmark. Quite exceptional. Well done, well done indeed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a stunning hotel! We have been to the Oyster Box several times and it never seems to disappoint. We always stay in the luxury see facing rooms and they are so luxurious with a breathtaking view of the ocean whilst even laying in your bed. The hotel is elegant and the staff are extra friendly. The breakfast buffet is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the first impression of any hotel is so important....this surpassed anything we have ever had anywhere in Africa.The entire offer compares to the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok,so from this perhaps feel can be conveyed.The Grill Room formal restaurant was really first rate with a really excellent SA wine list.The 10 curry buffet is really fun...the breakfast choice is exceptional.This is a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently spent one night at this very smart hotel. We landed up in a family room (just the 2 of us) on the ground level with a magnificent view of the ocean. Very comfortable bed, and vert smart decor. The service from the staff was outstanding. We ate dinner in the Grill restaurant and had an... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Over a period of 49 years – 1966 to 2015 – I have visited the Oyster Box, ( Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) for splendid meals, business visits, meetings and for family occasions. HOWEVER, I had have never spent a holiday there! So I decided to do exactly that from Wednesday, 7th to Saturday, 17th January, 2015. Without... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your fantastic comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you found the time to spend your holiday here and that you consider The Oyster Box to be the best hotel in the world. I am thrilled you found the staff to be professional and... More 

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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stay for 4 nights in a luxury sea view room on the top floor with views of the lighthouse each day as we woke up . This hotel is very cosy and efficiently run , bundles of friendly staff servicing your every whim , nothing is too much trouble and virtually anything you want , they will already have... 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 post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed yourselves and that you found the facilities and services offered to be amazing. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the friendly and efficient staff. It is always wonderful to receive... More 

Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's rare that you find a hotel that lives up to your hopes after everyone else has said it's great - but this is my new all-time favourite. Right from the start when the front desk man welcomes you by name and with a glass of juice/champagne, then shows you around the place, including the cute yet sophisticated cinema, introduces... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Oyster Box following your recent stay with us. The feedback from our guests is so important to us and your wonderful compliments are highly appreciated. I am delighted that The Oyster Box has become your new all-time favourite. Excellent service is at the very heart of The Oyster Box... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we confirmed our stay, we were made to feel like royalty (as we have on every visit here) The pillow menu and the choice of fragrance for your bathroom amenities sets the tone for the amazing holiday you are going to experience! Upon our arrival in Umhlanga, we were collected by the most incredibly friendly and knowledgable... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind review following your recent stay at The Oyster Box. I am delighted you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and that you were made to feel like royalty. We constantly endeavour to exceed our guests' expectations of service and it is always positive to hear when these efforts have been noticed. I will ensure that... More 

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

We spent time at OBH from 11th January 2015 to16th January 2015. You certainly dont need to venture outside the hotel as it does offer enough relaxation. A stroll on the beach via the access from the hotel, two pools to choose from, delectable food selections in the various restaurants and bars. The service was excellent with special mention to... 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 post your review following your recent stay with us. It is wonderful to read that you were thrilled with all aspects of the hotel and found it to be most relaxing in your sea facing luxury room. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the staff. I am pleased that they... 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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