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“Sunshine Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Beverly Hills
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   54 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Cape Town
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Sunshine Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Beverly Hills Hotel in the vacation village of Umhlanga Rocks just north of Durban, South Africa is a real gem. This 5-star establishment has a long history of style and service. When you walk into the front lobby, the warmth of the smiles and attentive service is something you do not experience often. The GM John is always on hand and his friendly, professional manner is a personal touch you rarely experience. All rooms are sea facing and the pool deck is an absolute oasis where you can relax in the warm South African sunshine. Situated close to some if the best shopping in Africa and fine dining establishments, The Beverly Hills rates as one of the best in the country.

Room Tip: Ask for room on the pool level. They are separate from the main building and the views of the Indian...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lorna G, Public Relations Manager at Beverly Hills, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Valued Guest -We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Sunshine Paradise ! We hope to see you back soon. Kind regards John de Canha, General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luanda, Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Beverly Hills Hotel is very nice hotel situated in Umhlanga Rocks in Durban.The Staff is nice and very welcoming,they are always ready to help in case you need something.The Hotel offers great facilities gym,pool,meeting area...The pool area is very nice, you can relax grab a chair and the staff will offer you something to eat and drink,they will even clean your glasses! The food is awesome,especially for breakfast,the main dishes for breakfast are cooked in the kitchen(eggs,sausage,meat...)and you can choose a from a variety of side dishes like fresh fruit,all sorts of bread and cheeses,cold cuts,sauces,cereals...The breakfast service also offers various drinks like freshly made juices,and hot drinks coffee,tea,hot chocolate.The food quality is amazing.
The rooms are nice and offer a great view of the Indian ocean,the beds are comfortable and the bathroom has a tub and hot shower.The rooms are very clean.
The hotels location is perfect you can wake up and take a long walk along the beach,swim in the ocean,go visit the stores around the area and if you want to catch a movie you can go to Gateway mall which is situated 10 mins (by car) away from the hotel. When you come back to the Hotel you feel very welcomed and at ease.At night you can order room service (BTW -->the Beverly Hills Burger is awesome,and so is the lamb curry) or walk in to one of the restaurants near by to have a nice meal.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lorna G, Public Relations Manager at Beverly Hills, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel very soon. Your 'burger' awaits! Kind regards John de Canha General Manager
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We enjoyed 3 glorious days in our poolside room. The luxurious room furishings in ice-blue provided a cool contract to the warm pool deck. From the moment we stepped into the hotel until we left the staff were friendly and helpful, but also unobtrusive. The breakfasts are superb with lovely ocean views. I deal for a business or holiday!

Room Tip: Choose a poolside room ..... quiet, private, hear the sea and enjoy the views!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lorna G, Public Relations Manager at Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future. Warm regards John de Canha , General Manager
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

This is a classic hotel. Old fashioned service with the GM - there to welcome you and genuine about it. Nice lobby and restaurant. Great sea view rooms. Lovely pool and dining area. Great service in all areas. GM also arranged a transfer for the girls to go shopping. Nice touch. Room nice, bathroom good. Older but clean and shower over bath.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lorna G, Public Relations Manager at Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Dear Valued Guest Thank you for writing a review. It gives us great pleasure to know you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards John de Canha General Manager
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Johannesburg
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43 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is the views from every angle. Absolutely the very best SA can deliver. The attentive staff and guest relations also to be commended. The atmosphere in the shared areas is very classy and the the ambience excellent.

The rooms are rather small and in need of a decor revamp to suit today's tastes whilst maintaining the heritage feel.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lorna G, Public Relations Manager at Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future. warm regards John de Canha General Manager
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

From the incredibly friendly welcome to the complementary wine and massive snack platter in our room to the great service we loved this hotel.

The setting is amazing and the hotel is beautifully designed to maximize your views. Umhlanga is filled with lovely shops and restaurants and plenty to do during the day or night.

One of the best hotels in Durban without a doubt. Really worth the money.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lorna G, Public Relations Manager at Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your review. We agree with you, our views are beautiful and every room has an uninterupted views of the Indian ocean! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel very soon. Kind regards John de Canha, General Manager .
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 hotel reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This hotel has a beautiful location, directly on the beach. The rooms are not huge but it has everything you need including a coffee machine.

The thing that makes this hotel very special is the attention to detail and the little things that the staff do to make your stay memorable. We were sitting next to the swimming pool and the staff brought out ice creams. My daughter cut her foot and the staff went out of there way to make her feel better.

We booked with our Discovery Travel benefit which made the price of this hotel much more affordable. This hotel is very expensive if not booked with this benefit.

Breakfast was extensive and delicious!

Room Tip: The room at the end of the corridor had an additional sleeper couch
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lorna G, Public Relations Manager at Beverly Hills, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future warm regards John de Canha , General Manager
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Additional Information about Beverly Hills

Address: 54 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#3 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#3 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#4 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Beverly Hills 5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Umhlanga Rocks is one of South Africa’s premier leisure destinations. Boasting glorious weather, loads of attractions and glorious golden beaches it’s easy to understand why. For luxurious holiday accommodation and all rooms facing the indian Ocean,the Beverly Hills Hotel, with its picture perfect setting and marvelous facilities, is the hotel for discerning travelers. Step in side and you will sense you have arrived at a very special place. A landmark iconic hotel renown for professional intuitive service ... more   less 
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