I have returned to the Garden Court South Beach Hotel with my family and additional 2 guests over the Easter Weekend 2012 and had no issues. Reading through some of the negatives that people do experience in some reviews are easily remedied. If you feel that you are being illtreated at the hotel or that you have a toilet that is not flushing, it is as easy as speaking to management. I am sure that the problem will be sorted out. Personally, I cannot handle criticism that is not constructive and not of any value. Our experience with this hotel has so far been good, and yes we are planning to return over the Easter Weekend 2013. For all the readers looking for good value, simple, clean and safe hotel this is the one to stay in. If you expect 5 star accommodation then pay for it and go and stay at a 5 star hotel bottom line.
This hotel offers brilliant seafront views of the Indian Ocean and the promenade, the breakfast is of high quality and you are spoilt for choice. The staff was friendly. You are close to most of Durban's highlights, uShaka Marine World, Moses Madhiba Soccer Stadium, the Ricksha Bus, Mini Town just to mention a few. Safety was not a concern for me, then again I am from Cape Town. My advice whether you are in London, New York or Rio is to watch your back and do not walk the streets at 02:30 in the morning because then you looking to be mugged. Police presence over the period that I spent at this Hotel was good and police visibily was high.
High noise levels from the lifts are still present which needs to be managed by the hotel. This is a common issue which I do agree with other patrons that stayed at the hotel. Hotel Management should look and decreasing the volume of the lift "pinging" indicator when the lift arrives at the floor.
Furthermore, there is noting wrong with this hotel, just people expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Durban, this affordable family-friendly hotel offers stunning panoramic views of the historic Durban Harbour and the Indian Ocean. A stone’s throw from the modern aquarium and oceanarium, uShaka Marine World, this hotel also allows for easy access to the SunCoast Casino and Entertainment complex, miles of golden beaches and the culturally rich Durban CBD. This Garden Court Hotel is the ideal destination for business and leisure travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Court - South Beach Hotel Durban