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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All was excellent besides the aged bathroom. Fitting were tarnished, the shower curtain, rusted fixings on the shower curtain rail, pop up wastes were both broken, could be cleaner although this is also linked to the age

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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 be commencing with a refurbishment of the Elangeni bedrooms in 2017. The Maharani bedrooms, however, have already been upgraded, which I am sure you will find more comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Maharani on Tuesday and Wednesday. I have not been close to the Durban beach front in years. I was pleasantly suprized. The day was beautiful the beaches where clean and well presented. The hotel is great. The staff very professional and courteous. If I am in Durban again, this will be my hotel of choice.

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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 stay and that we are your hotel of choice when travelling to Durban. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Fourways, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at the Maharani are excellent. Great customer service, had learned our names at breakfast by day two, and all round pleasant people working there. Forgot some valuables in the room safe and only discovered the forgotten things when we got home - no problem, Gcina and Mbali (duty managers) sorted it out without any hitches and were pleasantly...

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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 and your family had a memorable stay and that the staff exceeded your expectations with their service delivery. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next travel to Durban. Regards Samantha

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beachfront hotel very elegant. Elangeni is quiet throughout. It has some amazing restaurants and rooftop pool. Stunning views. Airport transfers, and staff very friendly and remembers you. Really great welcome on checkin and very professional checkout. Nice business centre and wifi.

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

Mthatha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Special treatment from front desk to room. Welcome note and box of goodies was just a plus. Staff very friendly and willing to help. Breakfast always great ( if there is no queue). Hotel restaurants serves great food. Enjoyed everything

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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 stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The facility is well located within recreational activities, riding bicycles, walking, beach and short drive Ushaka marine....the street cleaned and visible policing for safety. The site is ideal for families and couples or bachelors... Grannies

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

Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

professional staff, rooms and the whole concept is good,resturaunts food was good,laundry, room service,fitness area,swimming pools more especially the roof top one,inernet ,wi fi.the only problem is the parking at Elangeni side if can add at least one lift to reception area that will be excellent

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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 enjoyed your stay and managed to experience all the facilities at the hotel. Unfortunately installing a lift to the parking is proving challenging due to the structure and age of the building. We do however, have porters available to assist...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was excellent, it was perfect, it met my standards, I would love to visit again given the opportunity. I would like to experience family room or executive room, to enjoy more experience in dbn

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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 stay and look forward to welcoming back soon. Regards Samantha

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is situated in a very beautiful view. You need to establish a lift that will serve people after parking their cars, instead of only having steps. Imagine when one is carrying a heavy bag? Improve.

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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. Unfortunately installing a lift from the parking to the lobby is a challenge due to the structure and age of the building. We do try to ensure that Guests are aware of no lift access and advise Guests to drop off luggage and check-in prior...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel never disappoints you, perhaps it is the best hotel on Durban's beachfront. Being a vegetarian there is a variety of food on offer at dinner and the rooms are clean and spacious. The views are breath taking, watching both the sun rise and sunset from your bed is a priviledge.

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay and look forward to welcoming you back when you next travel to Durban. Regards Samantha

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $139 - $231 (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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“Choose 11th Floor and upwards for a great sea view”
Kevin_Yeh, 1 week ago | Read review
“Al floors are pretty quiet”
shaolinaw, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Request a sea-facing room”
maryann52za, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms on the south side”
, Mar 19, 2017 | Read review
“High floor to the beach side”
herbertfweber2016, Mar 8, 2017 | Read review
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