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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a mediocre hotel. The room itself is big while the bathroom is very small. You can't hide that the rooms are old and they need to be refurbished. Broken electrical wires can been seen several places. The breakfast was fine. The Internet connection is BAD and if you are lucky to get connected, it is weary slow. Mediocre.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was mugged by 3 knife wielding thugs a few meters in from the corner of the Hotel - probably no more than about 20 m from the front entrance. This took place at approx 7 pm on Sat 25 June. My phone was stolen. There was only one guard outside the hotel who claimed not to see the incident.... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I recently stayed at the Balmoral Hotel whilst attending the Indaba Trade Show. The hotel is indeed a Grand old lady. The hotel could do with a soft refurbishment and make it more current in todays ever changing accommodation environment. The hotel has a lovely terraced restaurant with good service and food. On site parking is a problem with us... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Balmoral Hotel is one of the older, but charming seafacing hotels in Durban. The friendly staff welcomes you at reception and in the restaurant. The seafacing rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfast buffet in the morning offers for every appetite somethings from cereal to cheese and eggs of your choice. The coffee to my taste as a coffee lover... More 

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The decor and fittings are fairly dated, well maintained and clean. The bedroom was very comfortable. Food was tasty ( Breakfast and dinner) , the presentation and menu also old fashioned. The staff were superb, friendly , accommodating and proactive. The Durban beach front is noisy at night , so I was happy to have a quieter back facing room... More 

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Meise, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Our room was on the upper floor with a nice but small view on the beach area. There is a limited space to park your car but it is at no cost and secured. We had a problem with the old fashioned safe in the room but the staff found really fast a solution. Dinner in the restaurant and breakfast... More 

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Thank Simonne L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Balmoral hotel Durban South Africa . Trivago writes best hotel in Durban.....there right. Loved every minute ...safe,quiet,quaint,good food ,good service ,friendly staff and all at very reasonable rates .oh ! And it's located on the north shore close to most popular attractions and across the road from a great beach. That should be all you need to know. It's a... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Avoid this hotel. 50 percent of the rooms face to the backside building -- if you like to look at a armada of air conditioners, that would be perfect. Also the smell is terrible and it's hot like hell on the corridors. No pool and very limited space to park your cat.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I first stayed at the Balmoral hotel in December 09 it was supposed to be a four star hotel. The room was clean and the decor was tasteful. staff are very courteous, there is a limit to what they can do. Six years later Such a disappointment! What a shocker! The decor is dated and depressing. The Security staff are... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The hotel is conveniently located across from the waterfront walk. We stayed on the 2nd floor and had a good view of the beach area. Room size was large and comfortable. Hotel restaurant needs menu update since it emphasizes mostly Indian food. Great breakfast buffet comes with the room price.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Address: 125 Marine Parade, Beach Road, Durban, 4001, Durban 4000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $56 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmoral Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel Durban
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Durban
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