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African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large and clean rooms. First night we stayed in the clockroom. It was a nice big room with an outside bathroom as well as an inside one. Only we did not have hot water. after several phone calls staff did try tot get it fixed but did not succeed. They did not offer us an other room immediately. so... More 

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Thank mjlamotte
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Mjlamotte, Thank you for your valued feedback about your stay at African Pride Audacia Hotel. My most sincere apologies about the inconvenience that you felt during your stay. Monkey's are becoming an increasing problem in Durban in general, there is unfortunately little that we are able to do about this, however we will take measures to prevent them... More 

Magaliesburg, South Africa
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127 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel build on a beautiful hill , colonial style, and it is above normal but not five star. Very clean but unfortunately stained carpets, beautifully furnished but no soul , something is lacking and that might perhaps be the owners input and or presence , the place is left to the device of the staff only... More 

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Thank hekpoortheksie
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Hekpoortheksie, Thank you for bringing all these issues to my attention. As this is a very old house, it needs a lot of maintenance and the last week was exceptionally quiet in the Hotel and therefore took the opportunity to do some much needed painting in the entrance. Apologies for the inconvenience. We follow the rules and standards... More 

New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Be ready to be transported to a different era and experience the colonial times. Ancient bungalow converted into a hotel, few rooms and very quiet. Huge rooms with huge bathrooms, you will totally fall in love with the place when you walk in, not to forget the big shared balconies. Breakfast is not a spread but ala carte, that is... More 

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for this beautiful review! I am so happy that you loved our hotel, and got to enjoy the 180 degree view of Durban from your balcony. I will work on the breakfast, thank you for this feedback! i hope we are able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards Melanie Campbell More 

Palm Springs, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This was our first trip to South Africa and we chose this hotel because we wanted a centrally located, luxury, boutique hotel that was in a nice neighborhood. We were 110% pleased with our choice. The Morningside neighborhood surrounding the hotel is quite nice and one of South Africa's 3 presidential mansions is located just a few blocks away, to... More 

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1 Thank Frank R
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Frank R, I was so excited when I saw your post this morning about your experience at our hotel, and more so that you enjoyed your stay so much. I am so happy that you are planning to return one day! We so look forward to our 'Family reunion' when you return. Regards Melanie Campbell More 

Cape Town
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I spend 4 nights here in May 2016 and the African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel was an excellent choice. Beautiful establishment with huge en-suite rooms in a quiet neighbourhood close to the city. Excellent staff that go out of the way to meet your needs and a fantastic breakfast on offer. Having spent many years travelling to Durban for... More 

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Thank AfricanExplorer_9
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day AfricanExplorer_9, This review really made me smile this morning, I am so glad that you loved our hotel and STAFF. I really try and pride our hotel on going above and beyond to make our GUESTS stays memorable yet make them feel like it is there home. We are really looking forward to your next stay! Kind regards... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The manor is spacious and the small number of rooms and great service makes for a luxurious experience. The hotel experience was great - the one warning is that the WiFi was frustratingly slow. Their modem my predate the manor.

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Thank Brendan S
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Brendan S, I am so happy that you enjoyed your rooms and service at the hotel! We aim to please. My apologies about the Wi Fi, we are working on getting the best possible service provider to ensure fast internet. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. We hope to welcome you back again with faster internet.... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Had the chance of staying at this Gracious Manor, and once again can only give a rave review for this establishment. the service is fantastic, the rooms are enormous, comfortable and elegant and the food delicious. will always be my number one choice in Durban.

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1 Thank Teresa K
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Teresa K, It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your family stay with us again. Even just for one night... We hope to see you soon again! Melanie Campbell More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We stayed in a beautiful, elegant and spacious room. Our private balcony was a perfect addition. The bathroom was also incredibly spacious and the fact that it had a ball and claw bath was just up my alley. Staff were helpful and friendly and the views of the city and sea were delightful.

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1 Thank tracydavies2016
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Tracydavies2016, Thank you for staying at Audacia and enjoying our Ball and Claw baths, these are personally my favorite as well. The private balcony in the manor house is the selling point as are the private patio with outside shower and Jacuzzi the selling point for the garden rooms. We look forward to your return to enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The setting, staff, food was fabulous. We were passing through and only got to stay one night but I will definitely make the effort to stay at Audacia in the near future and get to enjoy all it has to offer. Was worth every cent.

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Thank Ryan S
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Ryan S, Thank you for staying with us, even for one night. We strive to meet and exceed Guest expectations and I hope we get to spoil you the next time you come to stay. Take care Melanie Campbell More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic stay with friends. Attentive staff, large beautifully appointed rooms and delicious food. Central location with amazing view over Durban and quiet gardens for the ultimate in relaxation. Will definitely be back and hope to stay longer.

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Thank NIXSCOTT
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Nixscott, I am ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed Audacia Hotel so much. Our doors are always open when you next need a relaxing stay, we hope it is soon! Take care Melanie Campbell More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1928, African Pride Audacia Manor is a lavish hotel centrally-located minutes from the ICC, the Golden Mile beachfront and Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kingsmead and Kings Park. All our rooms have balconies that provide 180 degree views of the city and the ocean, while our Coach House offers private courtyards with outside spa baths and outdoor showers. We offer a personalised service to all our esteemed GUESTS, so whether you are in town for business or leisure, our team will ensure a fantastic stay and great memories. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel

Address: 11 Sir Arthur Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa (Formerly African Pride Audacia Manor)
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $142 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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