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The Oyster Box

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THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
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Just had a perfect stay in this stunning hotel. The whole place is a visual feast and the staff are the kindest and nicest I have ever come across. Our excursion to the awe inspiring Drakensberg Mountains with guide Keith was aaamazing, due to in no small part to his
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded yesterday
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your 4-day stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled you enjoyed yourselves, in particular the exceptional staff who are passionate about ensuring the guests enjoy a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for your comments regarding your excursion to the Drakensberg mountains with Keith. I will be sure to share your review with the team. I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay soon. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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The Oyster Box is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever visited. So much thought has gone into making this hotel more than just a hotel. It is luxurious but not pretentious. The relaxed, old world charm of the place draws you in, transports you to a gentler time and
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded Jul 19, 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel, in particular the quiet clock library showcasing a splendid collection of clocks which are serviced frequently. I am sure Mrs. Tollman will be very excited to know that you have been enjoying her famous sesame chicken recipe and the entire old world charm of the hotel. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Just returned from 2 weeks in heaven - luxurious suite, beautiful location and gracious hotel. But it is the people who make this hotel so enduring. From Wayne the GM (thanks for his business card which we took when buying 2 stunning diamond rings at Vernon White!), to our
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely thrilled to hear how you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the exceptional service received. I will be sure to share your comments with the team who will be so grateful. It is wonderful to read you are already planning a return visit and considering The Oyster Box for another memorable stay. I look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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I am writing this sitting on our balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean, listening to the waves and with the famous lighthouse in view. The room is extremely comfortable, the bathroom well appointed with the fluffiest towels and the bed has the smoothest cotton sheets imaginable.
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear you found everything to your liking, in particular the luxurious accommodation with soft, fluffy towels and the fine dining Grill Room Restaurant where you enjoyed a superb meal. I look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay when you may enjoy many more memorable moments lazing around the refreshing pool. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Had a great dinner. Meals were prepared to perfection and were really made up to our expectations. The service that we had received was exceptional from your great waiter Mr Brian, who went out of his was to ensure our comfort. Will definitely be back!
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Oyster Box. I am delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your meal prepared to perfection and experienced exceptional service. I will be sure to share your wonderful comments with the team and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your interest in dining at The Chef's Table situated in the kitchen of the hotel. There are 3 Dinner menus from which to choose, starting at R1500.00 per person, with a minimum of 8 people, served Mondays to Thursdays. Should you be interested in making a reservation for this unique experience, please contact our restaurant reservations department. We look forward to welcoming you. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Dear Future Guest, Unfortunately The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room Restaurants are not Halaal. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Dear Future Guest, Absolutely! We definitely cater for families. The hotel is situated right on the beach and we offer an in-house Cinema for residing guests and two swimming pools, one sea facing and a garden pool. There is a also a large shopping complex 5 minutes away. I look forward to welcoming you! Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Dear Future Guest, Thank you for your enquiry. We do offer a selection of items which are Gluten Free. However, please specify you are allergic to gluten when making your booking with restaurant reservations as each outlet offers different variations. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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We dressed semi formal or smart casual. I would call the restaurant to confirm but on the occasions we've been there, I did not see anyone with a t-shirt or shorts. The food and service is outstanding.
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"Definitely opt for a sea view."
"Sea view rooms are definitely worth it."
"Ask for a sea view, if you have the budget."
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"all rooms are most enjoyable"
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PRICE RANGE
$295 - $1,287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
oyster box umhlanga rocks
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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