Stayed here for a few nights and it is a beautiful hotel with amazing service! Love the decor and area. We stayed in a loft room- absolutely gorgeous! There are nice touches, like cinema for rainy days, free stuff for your kids etc. Only downside is the food- it was SO expensive (like R90 for a sandwich!), and sometimes food was good and other times a R80 salad would come with no dressing and few ingredients. I would order from the kiddies menu, as the portions are also so huge! I would rather eat a smaller amount and pay less for quality food. High tea OK- very pricey for what you get-West Cliff high tea much better!
Also-they have an excellent shuttle service, you pay for the pick up from the airport but to restuarants and activities nearby it's free andthe drivers are excellent!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks