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Quarters Hotel Florida Road
Ranked #19 of 43 Hotels in Durban
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“Splendid boutique hotel”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

A splendid fews day spent in this stylish sophisticated boutique hotel situated a 3 minute car ride from the Durban beachfront with easy access to other areas of Durban. Beautifully decorated in soft furnishings well-suited to the style of the building. The room on ground level was easy access and we could stroll to the conservatory style dining-room for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We chose to eat most of our meals there as the food was delicious with great attention to detail. Exceptionally friendly staff rounded off a lovely stay at The Quarters. We will definitely be back again and would gladly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Request a quiet room which is situated in the middle of the buildings. We preferred ground-floor.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

The other reviews have pretty much said it: this is a stylish boutique (this word means something for once; its a small hotel and as spread over four townhouses you feel a proper sense of intimacy about the place, and furnishings smart and neutral without being minimalist in any way) hotel. It has friendly and helpful staff and is in a good location. I was a bit worried about the noise as next to two large roads, but this wasn't a problem even with the air con turned off - some rooms may be noisier than others though so if you're a light sleeper best to request a quiet room just in case. Breakfasts are good too. Might be a little on the pricey side for what it is as one reviewer recently wrote, but having travelled around KZN for a couple of weeks I don't think it's too much out. All in all, warmly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Termoli, Italy
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

I spent one night in this hotel and some things are not coherent with level of price paid. I booked from booking a night at a price of about 140 euros for double room included breakfast. It seems not that much, but in durban a one day pass for bus is 1 euro, and dinner in nearby florida road is 20 euros for 2 persons. The value is not that good! The room is excellent. Nothing to say about it, except for one reason. Quarters is a group of 2 storeys colonial houses, so every room edges a road. Mine is located at a crossroad of two highly traffic road. Horrible sound insulation. I asked for a changed and i was promptly offered for a room on a side road which was much better.
I had another problem with breakfast. Once i was seated the waiter gave me a menu with prices on it. I didn't remember if breakfast was included in my tariff, so the waiter go and asked for it, saying that it was Not included. After the breakfast i checked out and the receptionist said nothing more was given. Luckily. A bit more of information would be helpful.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

The Staff at Quarters were very friendly and always helpful.
The layout of the hotel is a little strange, with 4 houses that have been converted into hotel rooms. At first the whole thing seems a little disjointed, but after a day here, it kind of makes sense, and has a homely feel to it.

All the meals I had at the Brassiere were delicious and quick to come to the table.
There's also plenty of good restaurants a short walk away in Florida Rd if you want some more variety.
I highly recommend Butcher Boys steak house, great value, and great steak.

If there were a fridge in the room, it'd be a perfect score all round.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

Just finished my third Comrades Marathon and with it, my third stay at the fabulous Quarters Hotel. Terrific, friendly property. Shannon and the rest of the staff are just so incredibly helpful with all aspects of your visit. For example, they staffed up at 4am to ensure the Comrades Marathon runners staying with them had a proper breakfast before heading out.
The location, on Florida Road, is far superior to a downtown or beach location. Take a five minute taxi ride to those areas during the day for a visit, but stay at the Quarters. Many restaurants and bars within a 5 min walk of hotel, all very safe. (private security seems to be on every street corner) In three years down there, have never felt unsafe on Florida Road, while downtown and Hilton area can be a bit dodgy at night. (Although I must say Durban has improved the beach experience quite a bit over the past couple of years)

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

We were unsure about coming to Durban but after finding Quarters and roaming the neighborhood we found it fantastically metropolitan-chic! The hotel was perfectly clean, smart and elegant. Beautifully designed, sophisticated, and trendy. AMAZING breakfast! This hotel is perfect for a night out at a gorgeous boutique hotel and a short walk to wonderful restaurants and bars!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2010

I would tell EVERYONE to stay at this hotel, It is beautiful.
The room was massive with a gorgeous bathroom and a lovely balcony overlooking a pretty church.
The staff were lovely always wanting to help and offer great advice.
The food was very special, my boyfriend fell in love with the eggs annaise and still misses it!!!
We stayed in March 2010 and it was very hot, I was worried at how safe I would be there, Florida Road felt safe but I would not of walked elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Quarters Hotel Florida Road

Property: Quarters Hotel Florida Road
Address: 101 Florida Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Durban
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#13 Luxury Hotel in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Quarters Hotel Florida Road 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In 1999, Durban businessman and entrepreneur Robert Maingard had an inspiration to convert four Victorian homes on Durban’s Florida Road in the suburb of Morningside into a luxury boutique hotel. Restored to their former glory, these beautiful buildings were transformed into “Quarters Hotel Florida Road.” Since opening its doors in 1997, Quarters Hotel Florida Road has become the hotel of choice for many guests who regularly return to stay at Quarters. In 2008 an ideal property became available on Avondale Road, a short (walking) distance from the original Quarters and the decision was taken to convert the property into “Quarters Hotel Avondale Road.” Again meticulous restoration was done to its original Edwardian architecture. All the luxury and outstanding service synonymous with the Quarters Brand is apparent in Quarters Hotel Avondale Road. ... more   less 
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