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Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Very nice hotel and very conveniently located”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Was surprised at how reasonably the hotel was priced. Great hotel where the staff couldn't do enough for you. It helped that they were evidently all Sharks fans! Very comfortable rooms and clean facilities. Having Gateway accross the road was terrific. Thank you to everyone...we'll be back.

Room Tip: The rooms have very little or no cupboard space but are otherwise very comfortable. If you would pre...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Holiday Inn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you so much for the favourable review regarding your recent stay at our Hotel. I will definately pass on your positive feedback to the team.
Hope to see you back at the Hotel soon.
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

My family and I vacationed at the Holiday Inn Express and enjoyed our stay.

The reception area is small but very lovely. The decor at the hotel is modern.
The room was small but clean and there are no cupboards available for your clothing. The bathroom is compact with a shower. I think that the bedroom is ideal for 2 people and is a tight squeeze with the kids. The pool area was lovely. The kids spent hours at the pool which had a few deckchairs available.

Breakfast was good but the food seemed to run out very fast. The lamb sausages were finished and my son didnt get to have any. I asked the Manager on duty at the restaurant & they offered to make chicken sausages but we declined because of the time factor.

The view is spectacular from the breakfast area and it is lovely to just sit on the balcony and look at the ocean. The location is great. It is close to the beach however not walking distance. The Gateway of Theatre Shopping Centre is also close by.

I would stay here again as the hotel rate is reasonable with breakfast included.

Room Tip: If possible try to get a sea facing room but if you dont sitting on the balcony outside the restaura...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great place, superb staff, lots of good choice of food in walking distance: Its a typical Holiday Inn Express but made better by the Staff: I spent 60 plus nights there in last two years and know them all by name....

Room Tip: ask for sea view... 101, 201, 301 are great rooms..
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

We have stayed here for many months over the last two years

Basically it does exactly as it says on the box. Internet is not included. Well 30Mbs free a day is living in the dark ages and it's expensive to buy.

Get a local pay as you go sim with data. It cheap and you can teather to lap top

Recommend to everyone

  • Stayed December 2011
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Overnight stay was pleasant as the rooms are clean and well (sombrely) decorated, as expected of a hotel chain.

As mentioned in the title, please request sea-facing rooms as the view from our window (opposite side) was mainly of Coastlands hotel.

Breakfast was adequate but an annoying employee spoilt the ambience with her chatting and gossiping to another colleague.

I would stay here again, but I'm more likely to explore other options in and around the area when I am in Durban again.

Room Tip: Sea-facing would allow a view despite being quite far from the actual sea.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Ask for a see view when you check in. We were a little disappointed, because it looks like there were rooms with a see view available and they did not offer one of the rooms to us. The room is clean but has only one drawer, one open shelve and an open cupboard. For two days this is acceptable,but for more days this will upset me to live the entire time out of my bags.
The bathroom is very clean with a large shower as well as the rest of the room.
The warm breakfast is standard with sausages, scramble eggs and beans. The fruit is excellent and fresh and the rest of the breakfast good.
The charge of R40 for parking is acceptable, as there is 24 hours security at the parking bay.
We will definitely book this hotel for a weekend again as price wise it is also a good option.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

I assumed that the Hotel would be of a standard that is accustomed to this area. But I was wrong. If you are desparate then it would be sufficient but I think you would be better off with one of the Lodges in the area. There are wonderful sea views and rooms are clean but that is as far as Great goes! Oh and compared to other hotels in this area; be prepared to pay for parking per day!

Room Tip: There are sea views and balcony options.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga
Address: 2 Ncondo Place | Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road, Off Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga 3*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DURBAN-UMHLANGA offers stunning sea views. Ideally situated within walking distance to the upmarket Gateway shopping and entertainment centre and within short driving distance from the Umhlanga beachfront. ... more   less 
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