Just returned from 6 days at the City Lodge whilst my partner ran the Comrades.
The hotel is in an ideal location 5 minutes walk from the stadium at the end of the Comrades Marathon. (Down hill years) Very clean modern and stylish reception areas and dining room. Staff extremely helpful and friendly, snacks available throughout the day and they are happy for you to order food from outside and eat in their breakfast area.
Small pretty pool with only half a dozen loungers but they were hardly used during our stay. Not sure how safe the streets were at nights but was fine walking between the hotel, marathon expo and also the finish/start stadium. The hotel offers transportation to the start of the race in the early hours of the morning and also a tour of the race route is available from the expo so no need to book a special package with a tour company as we did as there is help and information at every turn.
The hotel bedrooms were clean tidy and adequate with all the basics, no frills but the necessary comfy beds. The hotel was a lovely surprise as was not sure what to expect. Would highly recommend it especially for the Comrades or if attending the ICC but would suggest any runners ask for a ground floor room as there is no lift and watching the marathon runners the day after trying to get up and down the stairs was painful but very funny. Respect to them all
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lush gardens, palm trees and a pool with a gazebo lend a relaxed, summer feel to this hotel, as well as being only 2 blocks away from the main beach and 2 minutes from Durban’s CBD. It also has a fitness room and small meeting room for guest use. Close to many different restaurants, within walking distance of the International Conference and Exhibition Centre, a 30 minute drive to Durban’s international airport and close to the N3 motorway ensures a very convenient location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- City Hotel Durban