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The Oyster Box

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2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Oyster Box in January for a week. We had booked the Intimate Wedding package, and the whole day was perfect from start to finish. Ginny the wedding planner was wonderful and made our day so special. I cannot praise this hotel and staff enough. The hotel is in a perfect position overlooking the Indian Ocean and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have wanted to stay I this hotel for so long and I can truly concur with all the reviews it is amazing! All of the staff, the food, have the curry, the views, the attention to little details all down to perfection. Loved lounging by the pool soaking up some sun, watching monkeys scampering on the roof. Staff actively... 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 review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed an amazing stay and found the staff helpful and the attention to detail perfect. It is always wonderful to receive such positive feedback as it serves as a great motivator to... More 

London, UK
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224 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sadly we only stayed one night at the Oyster Box! It was perhaps unfortunate for us that it was New Years Eve. The hotel was hosting a formal Titanic Themed New Years Eve Dinner and Dance. Not our cup of tea to be honest but it did mean none of the restaurants were available that evening which was a shame... 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 comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box on New Year's Eve. I am delighted that you enjoyed your luxurious garden villa with private plunge pool and all the amenities and special treats. I am so pleased that you found the food delicious and amazing delivered by... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just returned from our sixth stay at the Oyster Box and without fail our experience there is always top class. This is a very peaceful hotel with a breath-taking location, exceptional food and without doubt the staff there are what make us return, time and time again. We are already looking forward to our next stay and will... 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 review following your sixth stay with us at The Oyster Box. As returning and much-valued guests, your feedback is most important to us and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed a top-class experience. The breath-taking location of the hotel overlooking the ocean is most popular and I... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nowhere in Durban says ‘special occasion’ quite like the Oyster Box .We frequently see celebration scenes on social media and the distinctive red and white décor and the iconic Umhlanga lighthouse tell us exactly where the celebration is taking place and we know it is special. This wonderful Durban Hotel, which welcomes animals and children as comfortably as catering for... 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 stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the luxurious accommodation offering all amenities, the delicious food in the restaurants and the first class standard of service which exceeded your expectations. The staff are... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at The Oyster Box over Christmas and it was such an incredible experience,one I will never forget. The service and care offered by the Staff was second to none and the little personal touches made it a truly amazing holiday . I was helping to look after my grandchildren and the provision for them was excellent ...the little... 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 comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the Christmastime experience with the grandchildren and that you all enjoyed an amazing time of being spoilt from the time you arrived. Our staff are passionate about ensuring every guest's experience with us... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not sure where to begin. From the moment we were collected from the Airport until we left 3 days later we were totally taken care of in such a special way. The staff are truly amazing. They all LOVE working at the Oyster Box , they told us so, and it showed. Service couldn't be faulted and nothing was too... 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 review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. It is wonderful that you found all aspects of the hotel to your liking, especially the dedicated staff who all enjoy working for The Red Carnation Hotel Group. I am especially delighted that you spent time in the award-winning... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To say the 'OB' gets better and better would be an understatement. The hotel is a yearly highlight for the family and it just gets better every time. The staff know you by name and some of the best in the world. A few key staff which made our stay so wonderful : Zama, Charlie, Danny, Wayne, Jameel, Fayeez, Charmaine,... 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 comments following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. As returning and much-valued guests, your feedback is so important to us, as it assists in maintaining the high standards of detail and service for which we have become so renowned. Thank you for sharing the names of those... More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Oyster Box had everything you need to make your holiday a fantastic experience. The staff are efficient and friendly.The hotel is comfortable and interesting, from the library to the cinema to the pool are. Food is interesting varied and served with such perfection. I love the location. It is just on the beach. A perfect place to walk at... 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. I am delighted you found the hotel to be comfortable and interesting throughout and that you found the staff efficient and friendly. We constantly endeavour to exceed our guest's expectations of service and it is always positive to hear... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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123 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at The Oyster Box many times and Wayne and his team just get better and better. Things are everchanging, whether it's the High Tea or the Patio menu, or simply the way in which the hotel is run. In all our travels all over the world, we have NEVER encountered such, warmth, humility and authencitity from management... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. As returning and much-valued guests, your feedback is most important to us and I am therefore delighted to read that we have once again exceeded your expectations to make your stay memorable in every way. I look forward to... More 

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