Stayed here for two nights on a business trip and could unfortunately not enjoy the golden mile as I would have wanted. It was great though to enjoy a splendid view of the sunrise and the beachfront. Staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet plentiful with good coffee.
The room was spacious, and neat, though not terribly exciting in terms of layout or furnishings. It did provide all the comfort though. This goes for most parts of the hotel - it is a bit older, but generally clean and well maintained. WIFI worked well in the room, however not free :-(. Nice room service menu that is quite affordable. Beds were comfy and I slept very well both nights.
Great gym with again beautiful view of the beachfront; excellent for an early morning workout. Also the pool area (though I did not use it) looked very nice.
A critical note on the elevators, which were old, slow, and bumpy and not at all times responsive; guess this is not a problem when on holiday... I further used the parking below / behind the hotel which worked well. Also check in and check out was quick and pleasant.
Would definitely come back here - a comfortable hotel on probably one of the best locations in Durban.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radiating energy and elegance across the Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites you to take your place in the sun. From the stylish bedrooms with breath-taking sea-views to the variety of restaurants and recreation facilities, visitors can look forward to the vibrancy, colour and culture of Durban's premier hotel destination offering more choice than ever before, from service and hospitality through to accommodation and dining. Absolutely everything under one sun! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Sun Elangeni Durban
- Elangeni Hotel Durban