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eMakhosini Boutique Hotel

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The place is falling apart. The maintenance is shocking. It's not 4 star at all! In its early days it may have been good but currently it's not at all. Expensive for a run down establishment. Mouldy smelly rooms. Old worn pillow covers. Broken doors and locks. Worn furniture. Broken lamps and shades. Bad paint and moisture on walls.Broken toilet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Good stay , friendly and helpful staff! Will consider staying again ! Nice big rooms and clean . Pool area beautiful. Lots of parking and very safe. Check in and check out was done quickly. Price adorable

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Thank Laureen T
Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I spent 4 nights at the eMakhosini Boutique Hotel in May 2016. While this is a lovely, reasonably priced hotel, we had 1.5 nights of local parties at the hotel. The first lasted until 3am and was VERY LOUD and rowdy. The hotel had told us that the music would stop at 11pm but that was clearly not the case.... More 

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Thank Mikki950
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Making a booking at this establishment, will be one of the biggest mistakes of your life. Although management may want to cater for certain needs, others, like comfort, are certainly lacking. After having confirmed with the hotel, no less than 3 times that we will be coming to Durban to take part in the Comrades marathon (for those who do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We had the opportunity to be present at the launch of RALPHY'S RESTAURANT this evening. With true Mediterranean style and ambience this was a perfect evening. The host was very welcoming combined with a glass of the finest Champagne to start the evening whilst soft blues music was played by the band. The evening started with a welcome and vote... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is beautiful, upmarket and quiet.We stayed at this establishment for six days .Staff are very friendly and service is excellent. Rooms are spacious and comfortable.The food was great and the venue was beautiful.Would definitely stay there again. I recommend it

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Thank Henry M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This was advertised as a 4 star Boutique Hotel but disappointed on every level. No DSTV/Cable TV. No minibar. No wifi in the room. Restaurant food was poor. Extremely noisy. No coffee or Rooibos in the room. Would not recommend.

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Thank wvio
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We visited Durban recently with my wife and son, we were going budget so Emakhosini popped up when we were searching around for a nice place to stay. We were welcomed by a very nice and friendly front desk staff. The bed was large enough for us, they even changed rooms for higher floor with a cool view. Downside to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The staff was helpful and friendly. The breakfast,was promised a full english breakfast,was terrible.old cheese and hair in the yoghurt!an omelette drifting in oil!definite no no.the supper?tasteless fish!non existing wine list. The room huge but the carpet dirty.no bath mats.shower floor dirty could be a health hazard!bed old and worn out. Such a beautiful building deserve more attention and respect!... More 

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Thank Paul R
Johannesburg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Rooms are okay but small things that need repairs have been left. The restaurant wasn't operating on a Saturday evening despite being told it was. We had to go buy woollies snacks at the petrol station. Noisy party and some sort of 'card playing' going on. Stay away from this place.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a four star boutique hotel located in a private residential area only minutes away from Durban's busiest entertainment street of pubs, clubs and restaurants as well as the city and beachfront. ... more   less 

Additional Information about eMakhosini Boutique Hotel

Address: 3 Lumsden Crescent, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $97 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — eMakhosini Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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#13 Luxury Hotel in Durban
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