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Secunda, South Africa
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank puledim2016
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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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Lusaka, Zambia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I have a bit of a mixed review.The hotel had some good points. The breakfast was really very good! Buffet breakfast with a lot of choices. Also the Clippers restaurant was good and the prices were very reasonable. It was nice not to have to go out to find dinner. The location is great, right on the beach and in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The location is good but they lie about the internet. There is no internet in the rooms - despite what it says on their website. " Wifi in all the rooms"- NOPE only in the lobby and then it is slow. Also they have only one working elevator for It is right on the beach which is nice- great views... More 

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Thank Matahari78
GoodersonLeisure, Social Media Manager at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Matahari78, We wish to thank you for taking the time in posting a review on Tripadvisor, and our sincere apologies in this delayed response. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused to you while with us, these issues should have never had a negative impact on your stay. With regards to the WIFI and the Lifts. We have identified... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

This hotel has its positives and negatives. The location is great, right opposite the beach, the rooms are massive. But its very old fashioned, it even still uses a normal key to allow you to enter and exit your rooms. With a bit of an upgrade it would be a great hotel. But you pretty much get what you pay... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The staff was very friendly, from the cleaners to management. Always going out of their way to assist , the breakfast was very yummy! A special thanks to Gugu the front desk lady ,she went an extra mile for us always assisting us with a smile, also Raj the Potter such a helpful guy and to management, thank you for... More 

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Thank Sibongile007
GoodersonLeisure, Social Media Manger at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sibongile007, Thank-you for your review. We have passed on your compliments to onto Raj and Gugu. We're glad that we could make your birthday a memorable one, and we hope to have you back again next year! Regards, The Gooderson Leisure Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

This hotel is well located, right on the beachfront. Most rooms have a view over the sea. It's getting a little long in the tooth and in need of a full revamp to bring it up to standard. The lifts in particular need revamping. One was out of order and the other's doors were incredibly slow in closing. The breakfast... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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: $71 - $93 (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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