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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 2 days ago
Tony20202014 Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely awesome, beautiful view and top class service.Breakfast at the poolside verandah is a must.The restaurant(the Grill room) we went to for supper was superb.The staff are very friendly and our room had the most amazing views.Oyster Box Hotel and 12 Apostles are my favourite local Hotels.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide me with some feedback following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted to hear that you found the hotel absolutely awesome with beautiful views over the ocean and with excellent service levels provided by the staff. I am pleased you enjoyed the buffet breakfast on The... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a truly impressive hotel. It is airy, grand and yet incredibly welcoming, with impeccable service. Although a large, busy hotel, the staff made the effort to get to know us and always made us feel very special. If you have children, this is a wonderful place to stay as they really go all out to make children feel... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind review following your recent stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular your son James. I am especially delighted to read that you enjoyed the beautiful ocean view whilst relaxing on The Ocean... More

Durban
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently attended the LIV Village fundraising breakfast in the Pearl Room. What a wonderful event. It was a cold buffet breakfast and it did not disappoint. From smoothies to smoked salmon, selection of cheeses, fruit platters, cold meats and pastries. The selection was impressive and delivered on taste. The service, as always, was impeccable. The waiters were attentive without... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent visit to The Oyster Box to attend a function in The Pearl Room. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of the event from the impressive selection of delicious food to the impeccable service delivered by the attentive staff. I would also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oyster Box was chosen by my corporate hosts and did not disappoint. Set above the beach, my double room was well equipped with an amazing view and comforting sound of the waves. Hotel provides an awesome breakfast set on the poolside verandah to replenish you after a stroll along the promenade. Friendly staff, good service and beautifully presented - a... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your taking the time to share your wonderful comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted you found the hotel to be more than comfortable, with your room overlooking the amazing view of the ocean and with the sound of the waves to lull you in the evening. Your kind... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow amazing and that doesn't even begin to describe my experience at this breath taking Hotel. The level of service I received has always been friendly and professional from the housekeeping staff to the mangers; for me its the true the definition of service excellence. The food is always magnificently prepared, delicious and appetising. Its by far the best hotel... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind comments following your visit to The Oyster Box. I am delighted you found the staff to be so friendly and the excellent level of service amazing throughout. We constantly endeavour to exceed our guests' expectations and it is always promising to hear that these efforts have been noticed. I shall ensure... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is situated in a beautiful area of Umhlanga. The staff are warm and friendly, which is a big saving grace of the hotel. The Oyster Box sadly lacks the qualities usually found in five star hotels. It is tired and in desperate need of referb, especially the breakfast room. The key issue with the hotel is the food.... 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 write, I am delighted you found the staff so friendly and our Spa amazing. The Hotel has recently had a multi Million Rand refurbishment, we get numerous compliments about how amazing its looking so unfortunately I am not sure what you are referring too? And what parts you found Tired. I... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Oyster Box over 4 nights. I have to say the first impressions of the Hotel were wonderful. The immediate impression of the exterior of the Hotel, the greetings from the staff, the quality and speed of check in and the quality and joy of the initial moments were literally like wow! ..... I have to say... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your comments about your recent stay. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed so many aspects of the Hotel. I am sorry you found the staff over attentive, we do pride ourselves in offering great service. We are renowned for our amazing breakfast, the amazing choice and variety of Items, I am... More

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I had to win the lottery the first thing I would do would be to book myself into the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga for a whole week. The hotel is beautiful, the view spectacular, and the service and food out of this world. It is our favourite hotel in the whole wide world, and whoever you are, 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 wonderful comments following your recent stay at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you found the hotel beautiful, the view over the ocean to be spectacular and the service and food out of this world. Our staff are passionate about ensuring every guest's experience here... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife recently came through a bout of cancer. Her insurance company (Platinum Life - three cheers for Platinum!!!) gave her an option to stay at any hotel (yes any!) of her choice. Being great fans of OBH, she happily accepted OBH. We decided to make our stay a bit longer and booked another day at our own expense, thus... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm delighted you ended this review by stating "Do go and Enjoy, You wont be disappointed" I actually remember dealing with your request personally, and we certainly weren't making excuses about the Valentines week end, it is our busiest period and we simply aren't able to... More

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

We visited the Oyster Box on Friday the 04/04/2014 and what an amazing experience we had with great food and excellent service, We were at the Ocean terrace and received top of the class service and was also assisted by France & Danny who made the visit extra special for my family & myself. My son was extremely happy with... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review following your visit with the family to The Oyster Box. I am delighted that you enjoyed your delicious meal on The Ocean Terrace and received excellent service from the staff. We will be sure to mention your comments to the relevant staff who looked after you.... More

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Additional Information about The Oyster Box

Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#1 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oyster Box 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime. ... more   less 
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