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Garden Court South Beach
Ranked #4 of 44 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 15, 2013

My kids and I stayed at garden court south beach for december holidays.We had a wonderful time.We were given a room on the 23rd floor which has a beautiful view of the ocean.The rooms were neat and clean linen.The staff was friendly and helpful,Sunny was so helpful.Oh!breakfast buffet was delicious.We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank caroline h
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Dear Caroline h

Fantastic! We love to hear that you and your kids had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback with us, the team takes great pride in your review.

Please come and stay again soon!

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is the cheapest Tsogo Sun hotel on the whole golden mile. The rooms are tiny, and outdated styling wise, but very clean. So its bare basics accommodation at a good price. The breakfast buffet has a great selection, and is what I expect of a hotel chain. The staff are very helpful. This is really a family friendly resort, where people don't mind you walking in sandy and wet from the beach across the road and standing in the reception queue or in the lifts. The hotel has a small outdoor pool that is good for a post beach splash. The garden rooms open onto the pool, which is not ideal for privacy or noise control. The are outside the hotel is prime in that it is located across the road from a swimming beach, roadside craft stalls, and the amusement park. The area is known to be dangerous at night though, so don't carry all your valuables with you.

Room Tip: Ask for the highest floor available, as the noise from the beachfront travels up. And remember speci...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Azima M
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Dear Azima M

Thank you for choosing Garden Court South Beach, and for taking the time to post this review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the location and we totally agree that being close to the swimming beach, craft stalls and amusement park are big advantages. We wish you all the very best for the New Year, please come and visit soon.

All the very best wishes for 2013,
Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The neatness and calmness in the hotel is awesome. Real value for money.
Easy access and nice views to whichever direction.
They only need to speed up at the front desk especially on check-out but the guys are awesome and we understand the rush during check-out!!

Room Tip: Regardless of which room you stay, you will have a perfect stay.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Kabelo M
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Dear Kabelo M

Thanks for taking the time to give us this great review! We are very happy and proud that we delivered on all of our promises to you. It is fantastic that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the very best for a peaceful and prosperous 2013, and trust that you will visit us often during the New Year.

Best wishes and kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stayed at this hotel located in south beach side. what a wonderful view of the ocean from the 15th floor room i was staying. enjoyed the beach parties during weekends all night through!! The front ofice staff are smiling and helpful; but it takes a lot of time for check-in/out, since it is short-staffed. The breakfast spread was healthy & tasty. The room was quite clean, neat and functional. Wifi is not free though. Please be wary of the porters; they collect money from you and also include portage charges in your room account. We were a big group staying and had a pleasant experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a ocean-facing room, specially on the top floors
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Raman K
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Dear Raman K

The team wish you all the very best over this festive period. Thank you for brining the matter regarding the porters to our attention - this is being addressed with the Head Concierge as a matter of urgency.

We are so glad that you had a good experience and look forward to welcoming you back in 2013.

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

reception of staff is outstanding,pilite and constructive.I would recommend a friend to stay.Price is affordable, however food os not excellent.Rooms need refinishing as some funishers in some rooms are showing time of existance.Some beds in some other rooms are showing time of existance.

Room Tip: Rooms in the middle location are quiter compared to rooms at the highest floor
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Dear Mr n

Thank you for choosing the Garden Court South Beach, and for taking the time to post your review. Our Food and Beverage team will be looking at ways to improve their offerings. We wish you and your loved ones all the very best over this festive season.

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This hotel which is situated over looking the south beach in Durban offers fantastic views out over the ocean. The staff were so helpful and friendly always with a smile on their faces. The rooms are fairly standard, but neat and clean. This hotel offers one of the best value for money experiences on the Durban beach front.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
3  Thank simonjohnsmith
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

The team here at Garden Court South Beach wish you and your loved ones all the very best over this festive season. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year!

Kind regards
Amar

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We were a little wary of staying in this area of Durban, having read some reviews of the South Beach area. However, it was a pleasure to stay in such a friendly hotel with very helpful staff. Sunny certainly lived up to his name! The view of the ocean from our window was brilliant. Although the weather was overcast, we saw a furious ocean, and later on an amazing thunder storm. When the weather settled, we walked to the Ushaka aquarium and water park - well worth a visit, one of the best aquariums we've seen.
Breakfast was varied and very tasty. The bar and restaurant in the hotel was very good indeed. The chef (sorry, I've forgotten his name) provided an evening buffet to tempt every palate and I tried my first Durban curry - hot and full of flavour. There are a number pleasant restaurants and coffee bars within walking distance.
We were part of a large group and the hotel and bar/restaurant staff took excellent care of us.
We had a problem with the toilet flush in our room which was dealt with almost immediately - surprisingly quickly for such a large and busy hotel.

Room Tip: Get a room with an ocean view
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank JanGee_10
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AmarHurjan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2012

Dear JanGee_10

Thank you for this fantastic feedback. We are priveleged that you chose to stay with us on your first visit to our wonderful SA. Please come back soon!

The team wish you and your loved ones a very happy festive season.

Kind regards
Amar

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Additional Information about Garden Court South Beach

Address: 73 OR Tambo Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Durban
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#3 Best Value Hotel in Durban
Price Range: $84 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court South Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 414
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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