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Gooderson Beach Hotel

107 OR Parade, Durban 4051, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really stuck for a hotel over the horse racing weekend and was grateful that this hotel had availability in the area I wanted to stay. The hotel is older and as others have mentioned is probably in need of some upgrading however I found it clean. In my room there was only one lined curtain and so when... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I liked my stay in this hotel, I liked the staff, the food (breakfast has many options), the location, busy area, walking distance to Durban ICC, I think it's a good value for money as well .... wish to come back

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nevin, A huge thank you for your great review and recommendation of our hotel. We are very proud of what we are doing here, and it is a fantastic reward to get it right for guests such as yourself. We certainly hope to be seeing you at Gooderson Beach Hotel again. More 

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Mokopane, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The Hotel is situated on the beachfront promenade. Walking distance to lots of other places. There is also bus routes available within a few metres if you are tired and want to take a drive through town. We enjoyed a lunch at this hotel and it is to die for. Be care full though of the loitering of homeless youngsters... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch by us and hope we will see you very soon again. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Straight after Christmas I headed to Durban with a friend to watch England play cricket against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test Match. We chose the Gooderson Beach Hotel for our first three nights. Its location is great and right on the beach and only a ten minute walk to the cricket ground. Its ideally suited to for uShaka... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back very soon to our hotel. More 

Matola
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I love this Hotel. The building is quite old, but with lots of charm. My parents, and most of the in-crowd in the 1960´s used to go to the Beach Hotel and it is still a great place to visit. The food at Pier 107 restaurant is fantastic, not meant to be Michelin star food, but honest food that is... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valued feedback. We are delighted that you had a great stay and that we will be your hotel of choice when you next travel to Durban. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Witbank, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Poor kept hotel. Rooms are fine however bedding have burned marks on it. The smell of cigarette smoke is bad in the rooms. The restaurant is very poorly kept however the buffet breakfast was nice. Staff at reception was not very friendly and not helpful at all. Hope someone buys this hotel and return it to its former glory.

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your latest review of Beach Hotel, we appreciate the time that you took to write to us. Please accept our apology for the poor service during your stay, any criticism albeit negative is taken very seriously in our constant endeavour to make our Guest’s stay more pleasurable. Remedial action and improved procedures have been put in place... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The service from the hotel staff was nothing to write home about but the rooms were well kept.We stayed in a 6 sleeper self catering apartment and were pleasantly surprised at how well kept this apartment is.Flat screen TV and all the kitchen utensils and cookware needed.I read a lot of negative reviews about this hotel that I ended up... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback, we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in the self catering room. Please accept our sincere apologies for the lapse in service standards experienced during your stay. Your feedback has been shared with the team in order for them... More 

Wamuran, Queensland, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Before I looked out over the beautiful Indian Ocean's crashing waves from my 7th floor room I had to clean the windows! This hotel has seen better days, that's for sure and it is in need of refurbishment. The friendliness and happy faces of the staff just couldn't make this grimy hotel better. It was dirty in the room (although... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you did not have an enjoyable stay at our Hotel. Measures are in place to ensure we maintain the condition and cleanliness of our roomst. We do encourage our guests to bring to our attention during their stay any concerns they may have, in order for us to rectify as a matter of urgency.... More 

Durban, South Africa
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We have been back three times now for a few reasons. That's so we could sit on the veranda, sip on a sundowner, smell the sea breeze, and then tuck into a super tasty seafood platter and mutton curry. Even if you are from Durban do give this a try. It's an old Durban classic. Sat or Sun mid afternoons... More 

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PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your dinner with us. We hope to welcome you back very soon. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Gooderson Beach Hotel is located right on the city's beachfront promenade, within walking distance of Durban's city centre. The hotel is also close to Durban's main tourist attractions, business district, shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment venues which makes it the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Beach Hotel

Address: 107 OR Parade, Durban 4051, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $59 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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