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The Oyster Box

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently hosted 100 guests including international visitors at this hotel and the organisational ability, professionalism and friendliness of all staff from the banqueting manager to the serving staff was of the highest standard. In addition, the food was very well prepared and presented with unusual and varied choices which satisfied everyone's taste. We would highly recommend this venue for... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Oyster box for 4nights in one of their lovely suite. We were happy right from the time we were picked up from the airport by a very friendly driver who offered us snacks and all sorts on our way to the hotel.We however thought that the check in pocess and check-out were a bit too long.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have had the pleasure of staying at the oyster box many times now for various reasons one of them being our wedding anniversary. I cannot rate this hotel enough it is exquisite. From the grand entrance with the incredible staff outside waiting to greet you to the luxury of the rooms, every detail has been carefully thought out 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 share your wonderful comments following your recent stay with us at The Oyster Box. As returning and much-valued guests your feedback is most important to us and I am therefore thrilled that we have once again met with your expectations and made this visit a most memorable one. I am delighted... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After reading all the great reviews there's nothing much I can add, The Oyster Box Hotel is a must on your list of hotels to stay in when in Durban. The one small complaint is that the WI-FI is capped but this does not stop me from giving them 5 stars.

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Dear Guest, I am absolutely delighted to read your wonderful thoughts on your stay with us at The Oyster Box. Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. I hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is great, View is beautiful, Lots of different atmosphere/room and etc. Service is excellent, Good variety of product in the Boutique: clothes, hat, scarf, tshirt, and the Jewellery is great too! A must go in Durban area

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

Dear Guest, It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food, beautiful view over the ocean and excellent service. Thank you for taking the time to post your kind comments. I do hope that you will return again soon. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager More

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yesterday my colleague an I where afforded the amazing privilege of being pampered at The Oyster Box spa as an incentive from our Company. Nothing beats the warm feeling of being acknowledged by every staff member. We first enjoyed our lunch at the Light House Bar, great food and drinks with a magnificent view of the ocean, later we were... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your kind words following your recent visit to our award-winning Spa at The Oyster Box to enjoy your Company incentive. I am thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to the Lighthouse Bar, prior to being treated like royalty to a traditional massage in the Spa.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just returned from our holiday where we spent three wonderful nights in the Oyster Box hotel. The staff were extremely professional and accommodating. Our every need was seen to. The hotel has everything you need and more. It is an experience that is not easily forgotten or topped. We have been lucky enough to spend time in hotels... 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 wonderful review following your three night stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted to hear that we exceeded your holiday expectations and that you found the hotel to be superb, with extremely professional and accommodating staff. I look forward to being able to welcome you back... More

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

Visited some relatives who were staying at the hotel and loved it so much we stayed for the night. As you drive up to the hotel you can feel the atmosphere! The parking attendant full of beans and manners great first impression. Then the entrance a step back in time it reminds me of the Imperial Hotel Tramontano in Sorrento... 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 following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed taking a step back in time when entering our world class hotel. It is fantastic to hear that you were well received with excellent service and that this... More

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely afternoon spent at the prestigious Oyster Box Hotel yesterday. We had drinks and a cheese platter at the Lighthouse Bar overlooking an incredible view of the beach, followed by a traditional massage at the beautiful Spa. The staff is very warm and friendly. The facilities are impeccable. I would highly recommend this hotel for any occasion.

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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 kind review following your visit to The Oyster Box yesterday. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your drinks and a cheese platter at the Lighthouse Bar which boasts superb views over the ocean. It is fantastic to hear that you also thoroughly enjoyed your treatments at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just wanted to commend Bee our waitress at breakfast by the . She was very attentive, smart, friendly and look after us extremely well. She made our day with her bubbly personality, friendliness and professionalism.

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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 visit to The Oyster Box and for pointing out the staff member that stood out from a fantastic service point of view. I will ensure your lovely feedback is shared with the waitress concerned. Our staff are passionate about ensuring every guest's experience here is... 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*
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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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