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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gentleman by the name of Moosa has warmly welcomed us and provides us with education on how sunrands works, and he maintain that before we checkout we need to ensure that our sunrands are allocated. Thank you Moosa for you time and free education.

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was appalling service to find that they had to paint without a warning sign which is against OHS more especially at reception area while the check in process takes for ever with 2/3 people on the que and i am now suffering of flu because of the paint that i inhaled. I was disturbed by that kind of services,... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breathtaking views of the ocean from the bedroom quelled my irritation of the long check-in . We stayed at the hotel on Friday night as invited guests by the National Horse Racing Association. This is a huge hotel that is very well located on Durban's Golden mile. The room was reasonably well fitted, however I feel some revamping should be... More 

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. The bedrooms at Elangeni form part of the final phase of our refurbishment, which is due to commence soon. Regards Samantha More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was very small and in a tired state of repair. The shower curtain rail was hanging off, the there was paint chipped throughout the room but particularly in the bathroom. There was a mini bar which was not stocked. In general it was an unpleasant room and for the for the 2700 ZAR per night represents one of... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel will always be one of my favourite hotels. You have got to get up early to watch the sun rise as it is worth it. Also you can watch all the surfers enjoying a surf before going to work. The food breakfasts in this hotel are the best in the Country.

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am delighted that we are one of your favourite hotels (hopefully the favourite in Durban) and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From arrival you realize that with a hotel this size there's no detail. If the rooms aren't ready you have to wait until they are (there's no offer of a substitute), there's no turndown, the breakfast is unimaginative. The location is great and ideal if you want to go for a walk along the beach.

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am sorry that you found the service delivery generic- this is most certainly not what we strive to deliver. Your feedback has been shared with the team in order for them to look into the various areas for improvement. Regards Samantha More 

newcastle south africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hotel is well located with all facilities of mankind.People are easy to talk to.Food is great , a petite is what you experience when you enter the dinning room.Rooms are well organised.I was intrigued by the staff attention in the evening when coming to say goodnight.I like the gym facility

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am pleased that you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

Hout Bay, South Africa
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48 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Elangeni is located right across the road from the beach front in Durban and is close to the convention center and about 25 to 30 minutes drive from King Shaka airport . The hotel has has a variety of restaurants on site including a sushi restaurant that I did not eat at . I ate at the restaurant serving... More 

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback, which I will share with the team. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel for both business and leisure - families and couples. Lots of restaurants situated within the hotel and right by the beach with stunning views. The food and staff are great as well. Good value for money.

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted that you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was truly a superb stay at the Maharani. Overall, great value for money and wonderful staff behaviour from check-in to check-out. The parking and breakfast queues really needs to be sorted out especially over busy periods. Parking is at a premium over the busy times and there was no parking at either hotels. You wonder if the hotel still... More 

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the lack of on-site parking as well as the wait at breakfast. These challenges are limited to peak season, although we do try to curb the frustration. During busy periods, we do serve breakfast in... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Radiating energy and elegance across the Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites you to take your place in the sun. From the stylish bedrooms with breath-taking sea-views to the variety of restaurants and recreation facilities, visitors can look forward to the vibrancy, colour and culture of Durban's premier hotel destination offering more choice than ever before, from service and hospitality through to accommodation and dining. Absolutely everything under one sun! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Address: 63 OR O R Tambo Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $146 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani 4*
Number of rooms: 449
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Elangeni Durban
Elangeni Hotel Durban
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#1 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#2 Business Hotel in Durban
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