I really enjoyed my one week stay at this location. I was shocked and somewhat in disbelief that there was a strongly negative review from 2009 because my experience was fantastic. Iwas personally driven by the owner and his daughter for a competitive price (We called a taxi and he agreed to drive us for R50 less). The room I stayed in was a family room with a full sized bed and a small room with two twin beds. Our room was cleaned so well that we jokingly said we felt that we'd been robbed everyday. The price R 550 ($73) was fantastic and with 4 people sleeping comfortably, this was a STEAL. The location was great--8 minute walk to the beach--and on a beautiful corner adjacent to shopping. The service was great--the staff were friendly and the food service was extremely accommodating. Unlike most places in South Africa where the kitchen closes at 6 or 7pm, food room service was available 24 hours a day. As we were here to do community service and were working long hours, this was a true blessing. The room had free WIFI which is hard to find in the US, let alone when traveling abroad. The continental breakfast was great and the hot breakfast which was included was extremely flexible and was a great way to start the day. The hotel doesn't have a fitness area, but there are 5 floors, so I ran the stairs each morning and did calisthenics in the hallway while watching the sunrise--awesome!
- Also Known As:
- Olwandle Hotel Durban