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Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel
Ranked #9 of 41 Hotels in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderfully elegant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2011

What a fantastic little place. The rooms are modern, well designed and very comfortable.
The staff was friendly, helpful and polite. No request was too small or too big - - each was greeted with the same hospitable willingness to serve.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CJTwin
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2009

I stayed at the Endless Horizons two weeks ago. While the rooms are very comfortable, the service at the hotel is basic at best. No turn-down service at night, no cleaning of the rooms in the afternoon. My welcome drink delivered to the room at 2pm was still in my room when I returned at 11pm - had not been taken away as there was no turn-down service. Very noisy room next to the main plumbing pipes. In-room internet did not function, wireless internet in the lobby did not function. Would not recommend this property, especially at the rate of US$280 per night. A Total rip-off

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank aviator011
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2008

I do a fair amount of local travel in South Africa on business. I spent some time on the internet and found this little jewel!
It is a small boutique hotel with only 10 rooms and very personal attention from the staff. It has a 5* grading and this is well deserved.
I stayed in room no1 which is situated upstairs (there are only 2 levels) in the corner. The room was an executive room and the rate was extremely reasonable compared to other large hotels with a * rating.
The room itself is not very spacious yet has ample space to move around the very large king size bed. The furnishings are new and modern and have an elegant feel. Bedding is all natural cotton with duvets. All the amenities that you expect of an executive suite were available ie bathrobe etc.
The bathroom was extremely modern and spacious with separate shower and bath. The bathrooms are kittet out with tissues, face cloths and upmarket shampoo/conditoner/body cream.
The room had a sliding door onto the balcony with a seating area outside. From there you have an awesome view of the ocean with the ships waiting to doc at the Durban Harbour. You have a view, when standing on the balcony, to the right of Durban and to the left you are looking towards Umhlanga Rocks. At night this view is rather exquisite.
Room service is available 24 hours and when ordering a drink it arrives at your room within 5 minutes.
I had a problem with the airconditioner as it would not heat. I phoned reception and within minutes an heater was brought up to me. This was my only gripe as they did not manage to sort out the aircon the following day.
The breakfast was very good. You can choose from the small buffet the normal continental items and your english breakfast is freshly cooked and well presented.
I also had dinner at the hotel. The food itself was outstanding. The only thing that this hotel lacks in this area are the waitresses. They had not had adequate training as how to pour your wine or how to place your food in front of you. This is something that an estabishment of their grading should be able to do.
The hotel staff are extremely helpful and friendly and go out of their way to make your stay memorable.
I shall definately be back there within the next few months.
The hotels web site address is:
www.endlesshorizons.co.za
I can personally vouch that the photos on that website give an exact picture of what you are getting!

  • Liked — The modern and upmarket furnishings as well as the bed with its duvet and cotton covers
  • Disliked — It can get lonely if you are a single traveller and the hotel is not at full capcity
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Madame_XYZ
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2008

Although this hotel is a little out of town, it is worth the trip. The building and views are spectacular. The decor is absolutely beautiful, very modern and the colours are wonderful. But best of all, this hotel has the most amazing staff who work tirelessly to ensure your stay is memorable. Only one small down point...the menu didn't change much during our three night stay, although the food was very good and beautifully presented.

  • Liked — The decor and the spectacular views
  • Disliked — The limited menu options and the distance from the beach
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Scotpiper
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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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383 reviews
155 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2007

This is a lovely, small, boutique hotel in Umhlanga, a short distance from Durban.

There are only around 20 rooms & it is very quiet. The rooms are comfortable & have all the comforts you would expect, including great beds & good bathrooms.

The staff are great, they remember your name, do their best to give you personalised service & will do everything they can to make your stay comfortable. This includes making special dishes for you in the small & intimate restaurant.

The food is great - especially breakfast on the patio, overlooking the sea!

  • Liked — Breakfast
  • Disliked — No wi-fi in the room
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Mark_from_Thailand
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Additional Information about Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel

Property: Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel
Address: 108 Umhlanga Rocks Drive | Durban North, Durban 4051, 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 Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#7 Luxury Hotel in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel is Durban’s exclusive five-star-graded conference venue. Paired with an upmarket, intimate five-star boutique hotel, it offers guests bed and breakfast as well as the perfect opportunity to impress clients or colleagues with its comfortable surrounds, cutting-edge audio and visual systems and cordon-bleu catering. Feel instantly relaxed when you enter the hotel as long twin ponds with stainless steel water features flank the impressive entrance. Next, immediately visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the public areas of the hotel, the sparkling infinity pool appears to flow directly into the Indian Ocean on the horizon. Endless Horizons offers its discerning GUESTS not only the personal service and privacy afforded by smaller accommodation establishments but also the state-of-the-art facilities required by business travellers. ... more   less 
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