The Staff at the hotel were great and the check in process was simple and quick. Elangeni is a lovely hotel but the building is getting a bit old and the rooms although very tastefully furnished are looking a bit aged. But please don't get me wrong, it is comfortable and clean and the pillows and beds are to die for. Breakfast was another grand experience, they cater for halaal diets and simply put breakfast was my favourite time of the day. The one thing which I can say didn't sit too well with me is that you have to pay extra for parking your car in their basement garage overnight. Also there is no elevator from the parking garage into the hotel so it's easier to offload luggage at the street level entrance of the hotel before parking your car. During our say, there were some renovations going on so the pool and gym area were off limits. The facilities were however available at their sister hotel, the Maharani two doors away. Although the renovations were supposed to be happening during office hours, they started at 8am on the Sunday morning we were checking out. We were up early but I did wonder if the other guests were frustrated with the noise.
But the best part of this hotel is the simply stunning view of the Indian Ocean especially on the higher floors.The beach is literally across the road - that is as close as it gets!
- 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