I attend the tourism Indaba in Durban annually (although I am giving it a miss this year), and I have stayed here for the past few years. The standard rooms are basic and small, but clean and worth the money because accommodation in Durban is pricey during the Indaba period.
As a tourism company we already have to fork out a lot of money for the flights or petrol to Durban, and the show is not cheap to attend, so I try to save money where possible for the company I work for.
Even though the main beachfront area in Durban has become a bit rough in the past years, this hotel offers secure parking (which is a plus) and I have always felt safe here.
There are restaurants nearby, but most of the restaurants offer take-out option + you can call them and place an order which they will deliver to your room.
There is a television and kettle in the room, but no bar fridge. There is a small table at the window in standard rooms, but as mentioned it is pretty cramped so don't expect too much. Basically you are paying for a clean bed and shower.
If I share a room with a colleague I upgrade to a delux room, these are actually rather spacious and allows for a more comfortable stay. If you have an few rands to spare - rather book one of these (I think that only 4 are available so its best to book these upfront).
On the downside there is no wifi so you need to work around this. The little restaurant offers breakfast as an extra (you pay about R45 for breakfast) but I never book or include this because to tell the truth I'd rather eat cardboard.
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- The Albany Hotel specializes in offering the best accommodation at affordable rates to corporate business, honeymooners, sports teams, groups and holiday makers alike. We also specialize in hosting unforgettable wedding receptions. We have a number of wedding venues to choose from depending on the size of the function required. The Hotel offers business conference and function facilities from small to large events. We have three business conference venues available with seating capacity of up to 120 delegates. ... more less
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