Our family have been going to the Oyster Box Hotel three or four times a year for the past 3 years and have always had the best experiences there. This hotel is a place where you go to relax, chill and have a carefree time for a while. So content and happy are we when we vista the OBH, we seldom find the need to leave the property for days at a time. There are wonderful places to relax and the kids have lots of freedom to cruise around without us having to worry if they are in any danger. we truly feel like we are at our home-away-from-home when we are there (just a better view of the sea than our house).
The staff are very friendly and have always been extremely courteous and welcoming. Special mention must be made of Wayne Coetzer the hotel manager. He really must be commended for running such a "tight ship" and being a real gent. When we lost a member of our family earlier this year and needed to get away from the realities for a while, we turned to the OBH as a place to go and recover. Wayne went beyond the call of duty to make sure that every possible detail was taken care for us and we are incredibly grateful to Wayne and the staff for making our stay so perfect.
The food is always good too and the waiters and waitresses are all very friendly and always remember our names and preferences.
We will always be loyal and regular guests of this hotel because they know what it takes to create an environment of comfort and luxury and feeling special. We love this place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks