There's a "Now open" sign outside the hotel, so it's almost brand new, and it shows. No frills, but modern and comfortable rooms, which is the norm at Holiday Inn Express hotels. This one, however, has a nice little outdoor swimming-pool, which was unfortunately out of order during my stay.
I got a seaview room, but I wish I had got one of the two rooms that have a terrace in every floor. They must be great, but even as a platinum member of Priority Club, and the hotel not being full at all, I wasn't offered any of them.
I just spent 12 hours at the hotel and didn't explore Umhlanga, which looks quite nice from the distance, but apart from a nearby shopping centre, it's in the middle of nowhere, only convenient for the motorway. But it's a good hotel anyway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DURBAN-UMHLANGA offers stunning sea views. Ideally situated within walking distance to the upmarket Gateway shopping and entertainment centre and within short driving distance from the Umhlanga beachfront. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlang Hotel Umhlanga Rocks