The revamped and relaunched Elangeni/ Maharani is very Elegant and enjoys a great beachfront views in the not-so-crowded part of the Durban Golden Mile. It also is a welcome change from the now popular Durban North beaches. I have previously stayed in this complex on the Elangeni Tower , which I found very pleasant. This time, as a party with 7 rooms were allocatedvthe Maharani Tower. The rooms are well appointed, decor lovely and very clean. I was surprised to have no bath though.
Check in is advertised as 2pm and I arrived at 10am and efficiently had our luggage put in storage until the rooms were ready. Things did no go as planned as the room cleaning was very slow. The rooms were released in drips and drabs. By the time my last room was released at 17h30, I was royally annoyed. This dampened my regard for the otherwise great hotel , somewhat.
Room service is prompt and i recommend the Mini-bunny . Delicious .
- 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