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Parade Hotel
Ranked #27 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The reception is simple and easy. A somewhat retro modern ambiance is created with the use of classic and classic lookalike furniture. The classic elevator certainly adds a touch of class. Upon entering the room I was surprised at the simplicity of the room. I did however find that the the television was mounted very low and close in relation to the distance from the bed which will be a problem for any average height man. however the room did offer a safe, wardrobe and dressing table along with a fridge. In addition to that the sea facing room provided a delightful view of the ocean that can only be appreciated once experienced. The absence of an air-con was compensated with the use of a ceiling mounted fan. The breakfast / eating area is simply beautiful with a modern and classic mix, this certainly adds a very classy feel to the room. The food is served wonderfully and the guest is simply spoil't for choice.

Room Tip: The only suggestion I could offer is to take room located on the 4th or 5th floors to make the best...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Klerksdorp, South Africa
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Checked in on 10/02/2013 on our arrival we found that the lock on our room was damaged. We asked for another room as we felt not safe, but was told that all rooms was full. The lock was fixed the following morning. The carpet smell dust and definately needs to be replaced. The room was so hot with no fan. On our second night we where woke up by a big cockroach as big as my thumb on our sheets, this was so bad that my wife could not sleep after that. This happened every night afterwards till the last night (Cockroaches), that I had to kill.
The breakfast, beacon was not fresh at all. I hated the place, I enjoyed Durban but everytime when I had to go to my hotel room I got so depressed. I could not wait to check out and go home to cachup on my sleep that was disturbed by cockroaches. I hated the place, it really need some attention.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Parade hotel is a small old style hotel, situated just 10 minutes from the International convention center (ICC). Good for conference participants, but also for surfers, because the beach is just in front. The staff is very professional and helpful, rooms are cleaned every day. Everything for an excellent price! The 2 stars hotel can easily become 3 stars, some older rooms are now in reconstruction.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Nashville, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Unless you're on the 4th floor, this place is absolutely gross. We were moved twice to different rooms on the 5th floor and were basically chased out of each room by huge roaches. We were eventually relocated to a renovated room on the 4th floor, which was quite nice, but everything else was so gross, we couldn't really appreciate it. With no other 4th floor availability, the hotel had to move our friends to another hotel since no other rooms were decent. We also had issues with the water being turned off at random times. Would definitely not stay here again unless the entire place were completely redone!

Room Tip: A renovated 4th floor room is really the only option.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Frustrated with a poor choice of a previous hotel (Formula 1) we stumbled upon this. Old art-deco building on the beach with large rooms. Located on a corner, so matter which room you were in, you got a view of the ocean.Close to everything. No air-conditioning, but the proximity to the Indian Ocean made for plenty of breeze, and it had a ceiling fan. Free full breakfast including eggs, bacon, sausages, minced meat, toast, juice, coffee/tea. I do not believe the restaurant was open of lunch or dinner but the plethora of eating places close by, did not bother us. Plenty of street parking. Most guests were local tourists which from South Africa added to the charm. The only thing I can complain of, is the carpeting - used and not very clean, so we made sure we always used footwear. It would be nice if the ripped the carpeting off altogether. Cost us US $75 per night for a couple. We were in a large room suitable for a family of four. Some room have bunk beds for children.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that is on the main street, which directly faces the ocean. All room have an ocean v...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2012

i loved everything about the place,staff, food,security shoo everthing,and its near the beach

Room Tip: "Higher floors have less A/C unit noise"
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Location-wise, it cannot get any better. It's right on the promenade, in front of Durban beach, which makes for beautiful views and sunrise photos. Parking is on the street but they have night guards. The building is old-ish and perhaps some aspects of it need a bit of attention. Carpets look tired, the interiors could do with a bit of renovation here and there but nothing major. There is also a pub beside the reception for a quiet beer if you like.

Everything worked while I was there and that's the main thing. If you want posh, go to the Southern Sun next door and pay twice the amount. The shower was good, as was the TV. There is a safe inside the wardrobe. The room looked clean every morning. Breakfast was good, not a lot of variety but quite hearty. It is a budget version of English breakfast as opposed to a full one but good nonetheless. Cereals, breads, juices, etc. The staff were very friendly and helpful as well.

In short, I was looking for a central budget place, with a decent level of comfort and safety. And in that, the Palace did not disappoint me. You get what you pay for.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Parade Hotel
Address: 191 OR Tambo Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Parade Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Parade Hotel is a Beach front Hotel located on Durban’s famous Golden Mile in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Parade Hotel specializes in offering Family Accommodation at Affordable Rates. We are a shell's throw away from the beautiful beach opposite. You can also visit the new Sun Coast Casino, only 5 minutes driving distance. By car we are less than ten minutes from Durban’s city center and five minutes away from the new International Convention Center. ... more   less 
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