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Garden Court Marine Parade

167 OR O R Tambo Parade, Durban 4001 South Africa
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#1 of 76 hotels in Durban
Travelers' Choice
This Garden Court hotel is situated on Durban’s world-famous Golden Mile. Offering sun-drenched beaches, guests are offered comfort, hospitality and that little something extra. This hotel is at the centre of Durban’s beachfront and offers attention to detail without compromising on the good value that characterises the Garden Court brand. It is the perfect alternative for visitors to this fun seaside city.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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1983arthur wrote a review Dec 2021
Soshanguve, South Africa68 contributions2 helpful votes
Went here again last month (November 2021) for our yearly family vacation and this hotel never disappoint. Everything is top notch , from Check in through out our stay the service was on another level.... The baffet breakfast was perfect, different foods every morning, due to covid some of the items we used to were not available plus other items were behind the counter,even for something as simple as juice,the servers would offer to bring it to you. Mr Osborne went the extra mile to make sure that our table was always clean and our drinks always refilled, ever since we started visiting this establishment from 2015, Mr Osborne has always served us with a smile never a dull moment, Mrs Maureen from the kitchen (cold section) was a darling, she made sure my kids had fresh chocolate and blueberry muffins as she noticed that they love them. I hope management sees this and give them credit for their outstanding efforts to make patrons happy and comfortable. I could go on and on about this hotel... Great stay overall.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Swazi M wrote a review May 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The food tastes horrible, Oh Lord out of like 8 dishes maybe one tasted better. I was soo angry and frustrated when I order a breakfast pack and the toasted bread came with hair on it. I will never ever book this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
Donda wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Worst experience ever! 1. Aircon doesn’t work. Called their maintenance to sort out, they come and pretend like they fixing it and just leave. 2. Aircon then makes a loud buzzing noise in the middle of the night on night one but stops around 8pm. Day two, loud noise is on and off till around 11pm. It’s 23:06 as I write this review and the loud sound is still going. It’s 23:29 and must move the whole family to a new room 11 floors down. 3. Got harassed by their room service over billing on the first night. Didn’t make sense and was woken up at 22:00 to settle a bill. Then the explanation is just a blame game in between their departments. 4. No control at the elevators. Due to COVID, only three persons are allowed at the elevator - fair enough. But then there is commotion because some of us are courteous enough to wait in line but their Porter just comes, jumps the line and takes his guest pass everyone else. On day one, they had a security to coordinate but then decided to just stop that. 5. Stale waffles. 6. Paid parking. Why don’t charge that into the booking fee. Why would I want to leave my car in the streets with no security. Overall, it was a hotel from hell. I thought it was an episode from pranks or laugh out loud. Only difference there were no cameras coming out during the climax. All the negative made it difficult to see the little good that could be seen.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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1983arthur wrote a review Nov 2020
Soshanguve, South Africa68 contributions2 helpful votes
It was the first time we went here without our kids, this time around it was our honeymoon.(23-25 October 2020) We got here @ around 06:50 all the way from Pretoria and Ms Nokwanda Mbele from reception was of great help, we were tired from over night travel and she booked us a room just to rest while they were busy preparing our room, after a few hours we were called and our room was ready (as we requested early check in) .She literally made our stay... Covid changed a lot of things , but it was still a pleasant stay, i applaud Mr Osborn Dlamini (since our first stay here back in 2015) he always serves us with a smile, a man of great character, great stuff all-round. We had our dinner on Saturday and it was lovely and delicious, we loved it very much. Our stay was perfect, we have no negative comment.... only good ones, this establishment have never disappointed us. Thank you Tsogo sun for another wonderful stay. (we will be back soon)
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: higher rooms have the best view
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Kevin K-S wrote a review Oct 2020
Newbury, United Kingdom193 contributions138 helpful votes
The property is well located, right in the middle of the Durban beachfront - you can walk the full promenade from there. We had a room on the 24th floor, and the views out to sea, across central Durban, and towards the harbour mouth were all great. However, walking towards town from the hotel is not a good idea and does not feel safe. The front desk staff were all extremely friendly and helpful at all times. The rooms and common areas were all clean and comfortable. We had a good night's sleep in a comfortable and spacious bed. The decoration in the restaurant is however a bit old and bland, and restaurant staff were not as friendly as the front desk. The food was very tasty though - the buffet breakfast was well handled, taking government Covid regulations into account.
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Date of stay: September 2020
2 Helpful votes
$95 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Court Marine Parade
Which popular attractions are close to Garden Court Marine Parade?
Nearby attractions include Golden Mile (0.3 miles), The Spice Emporium, Durban (0.2 miles), and Egagasini (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden Court Marine Parade?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lingela, California Dreaming, and Ocean Basket Marine Parade.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Garden Court Marine Parade have airport transportation?
Yes, Garden Court Marine Parade offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Garden Court Marine Parade located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Durban.
Are any cleaning services offered at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Garden Court Marine Parade offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.