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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always excited to stay here! I love the breakfast and the warm welcome I receive! I love my welcome gift as well!!! The hotel has a fantastic holiday vibe and the sea view rooms are really breathtaking.

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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 memorable holiday and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my staff at Elangeni & Maharani. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. The breakfast at vervo was the same, adding more variety would help. check-in and check-out were efficient. Keep up the good work

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has welcoming staff, a great breakfast, amazing sea view and amazingly comfortable rooms. Whenever I stay at this hotel the service is phenomenal so is the pool deck as well as the breakfast and of course the service. I hope to go back soon.

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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 we are your first choice in Durban and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards Samantha More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Third time stay at Maharani. You are greeted back by staff who remember you from previous stays and it makes one even feel more welcome. The room on the 29th floor was very peaceful no noises from corridors or neighbouring rooms. I will always prefer the Maharani over the Elangeni because I dislike the hussle and bussle of Elangeni, Conference... 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 - we will most certainly look into the smell on the conference floor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay & conference and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

Malelane, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly exceeded my expectations on all levels and more. The location is magnificent for all needs weather business or holiday outing. The friendliness and professionalism of the entire staff is so amazing and heart warming.

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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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organised conference venue, superb service and delicious food. VIP treatment from staff which is always a plus. The conference area was setup on time including food breaks and the staff were extremely helpful. The bar area has a lovely view with superb cocktails.

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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 you had a great conference and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As an extended family traveling with 3 children, we reserved 2 executive rooms. We were put in the Elangeni tower, which is less regal than the Maharani. The rooms were spacious and all have outstanding ocean views. The furniture is rather worn and could use updating, but the beds were comfortable and bathrooms clean. We were on the 6th floor... 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. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha 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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $144 - $260 (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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