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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is old I found it very convenient for the business trip. It on the beach front, lovely view and quite. Very close to uShaka Marine world and other entertainment. Rooms are neat and tidy, air conditioner functioned well. The conference room is well equipped and the snacks. refreshments adequate during breaks. You don't have to eat in the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They really need to close down this hotel and rebuild it from the ground up. Everything is old and dated but worst of all the hotel smells and gives you the feeling of not wanting to touch anything. It's really the worst hotel I have ever been to.

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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Hotel very close to the beach. Close proximity to Moses Mabhida, uShaka Marine and ICC. Checkin is very seamless here, friendly porters and receptionist,but there's really ,really not much to write about as far as the room. Was booked in room 312, very close to the construction that was taking place in the hotel. Tried boiling water, 10 minutes later,... More 

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Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

I travel to durban every month for 2 years now and this place is by far the worst and will never come back. 7h00 in the mornings there is no hot water 16h00 in the afternoon the room arent made up and cleaned yet. Theres a whole list.. too bad..

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Thank Ryno B
Middelburg, South Africa
1 review
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

Overall the basics were met. The noise throughout the night of 30 September in front of hotel and nobody did anything about it, was irritating. Please upgrade your parking. It is dodgy. I feel unsafe coming in late night. If there was supposed to be a guard, he wasn't there all the time. Thank you for upgrading us to accommodate... More 

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Secunda, South Africa
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Staff are really friendly and helpful. Quiet and peaceful at night, street and nightlife are not adjacent to the hotel. Daytime a step out the front door is onto the promenade and beach. Parking is available at adjacent parkade (may be R60 per day, depending on your booking conditions). Buffet breakfast is great.

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Thank Kevin S
Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed August 10, 2016

I never had such a noisy night in my life. The room allocated was street facing with the loudest music and people ever! As if that was not enough at 1am someone started knocking at my door and only stopped when I shouted! As early as 5am the people downstairs where the loud music came from started clearing the bottles... More 

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Thank O4027HDmarias
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed May 24, 2016

Neither do I have to say more about Tropiccana luxuries rooms? Even though the price was too high because of the on-season vacation during December, Tropiccana has best rooms and best unlimited breakfast with more enough space. Beach facing rooms are the best

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2 Thank 975ntando
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed May 5, 2016

The checking in time it's 14:00 and most of the people uses bus to come to Durban and they catch the nyt bus to get there in the morning.having to wait till 14:20 was exhausting and excitement killing

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Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The staff really try to assist but not to their full capacity. The rooms are not up to a good standard. The toilet in the room didn't flush and when we asked to change rooms they sent the security guard to come and fix it at 11 PM that night. We were two females, extremely scary. Even though it's like... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holiday Hotel in South Beach area, 10 minutes from city center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Address: 85 Marine Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $77 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Tropicana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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“Best views are the beach front but prefer the south side as they are quieter and not as hot with still some view the beachfront.”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Best sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 975ntando, May 24, 2016 | Read review
“Called room service to ask for something and i was told to come and collect it.apart from that I had the best Room ever the view was Amazing ”
 of 5 bubbles puledim2016, May 5, 2016 | Read review
“Nice sea views”
 of 5 bubbles Sibongile007, Feb 11, 2016 | Read review
“ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 854felicity, Nov 24, 2015 | Read review
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