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Pavilion Hotel & Conference Centre
Ranked #26 of 43 Hotels in Durban
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice hotel near the beach”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went to Durban for a friends wedding, Pavilion Hotel was recommended by the brides family who live in Durban. We stayed here for 5 nights, from the moment we checked in we knew we would be treated well. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, always made an effort to ask how we were.

Rooms - had 2 double beds which we comfy and clean, bathroom also had fresh towels supplied everyday, AC worked well, and the also had a safe, hair dryer and phone.

Breakfast was nice, had cereals, eggs of your choice as well as other hot stuff. I asked one of the staff (sorry can't remember her name) if they had hot chocolate which they did and was delicious!! Every morning when we came down for breakfast she would automatically bring me a hot chocolate which I thought was great service.

Hotel is about a 2 minute walk from the beach, for what you pay it's worth it, it's no 5 star hotel but very clean and great location.

Room Tip: Our room faced the back courtyard, which didn't really bother us but if you do want a sea facing...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This hotel feels like it might once have been the centre of attention during a Durban heyday, but now is in desperate need of a make over. Bathrooms and walls are a patchwork of halfhearted maintenance efforts, and reception staff give the impression of efficiency but actually do very little even following voiced issues and complaints.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2014

I been to Durban in month of Dec 2013 and we booked our accommodation once reaching to Durban. We were not knowing the feedback of the hotel, simply its looks good and booked it. It was simply awesome and the staff was very helpful and the most best part it was very near to beach and the restaurant’s .

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Selected this hotel as the conference was organised here. The check-in process could have been better. The reception staff needs to be more customer friendly and accommodating. The initial room provided was sea facing, unfortunately the AC and telephone did not work, but they provided an alternate room which served the purpose. The rooms are bare bones, not too many frills. You need to ask for an iron which they promptly asked to return back once done with (sounded strange actually). The location of the hotel is wonderful and bang opposite North Beach. It is a small hotel and reasonably priced. The rooms deserve better lighting. I certainly wished the service could be much better, but overall the 4 day stay was good enough. 3.5/5

Room Tip: Chose a sea facing room..
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Hi, I had a fortune to visit Durban for a Business conference and I booked Hotel Pavilion through agoda. I was in room # 204. I was shocked to see the location, the clean hotel and comfortable rooms. I was now happy because what I paid was nothing against the services I got. I wish Hotel Pavilion best of luck for this future business. I would visit Durban very soon with my family and will surely prefer this hotel again

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Yasin

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Vadodara, India
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is an economic hotel, good location, very good serving of staff. Rooms are small.I have booked the hotel through online portal and found very good price. The hotel is having conference room and there for it was very easy to organize our business meetings.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Pretoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were looking for a place to stay again on nr 99! We stayed at Windemere holiday flats across the road the previous December and saw the Pavilion. Some of our friends stayed there and they were quite happy, so we decided to give it a shot.
I was really surprised. The place was clean, the rooms and bathroom was very spacious and neat. It is not upmarket but good value for money and I would not mind to stay over again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Pavilion Hotel & Conference Centre

Property: Pavilion Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: 15 KE Masinga Road | Marine Parade, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pavilion Hotel & Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 25 minutes from King Shaka International Airport, the newly renovated and popular Pavilion Hotel is an upmarket and perfectly situated address for doing business in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal. The privately owned hotel has been home to several local, domestic and international tourists. The Pavilion Hotel is within walking distance to Durban’s main beachfront and nearby attractions include the Moses Mabhida Stadium, The Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and Ushaka Marine World. The hotel boasts a dedicated wing comprising of 112 rooms tailored to meet specific business requirements. Rooms are equipped with high Wi-Fi internet access, a writing desk with stationery and a digital safe. The Pavilion Hotel values its corporate traveller however caters for families and leisure tourists alike. Amenities and services include a flat screen LCD TV with selected DSTV channels, tea and coffee facilities, spacious showers, additional linen and individually controlled air-conditioning. The hotel specialises in gala dinners, weddings, corporate breakfasts and cocktail parties in its 240 seater conference venue. The popular Cilantro restaurant offers a la carte and buffet menus. ... more   less 
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