The hotel is right on the beach, and you can leave your doors open at night, and hear the crashing of the waves!!
We stayed here for my wife’s 3 night birthday weekend. The thing that really stands out is the service, which was really amazing, extremely helpful to try and meet your needs. Secondly the food is just fantastic, every meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner), was just excellent! My wife is also vegan and often battles to get any variety, and she loved the food and the variety. Malcolm the Food and Beverage manager helped with other options as well and was always helpful and around the entire weekend.
They have a "old style" dinner dance on the Staturday evening, which I would highly recommend. Again fantastic food, and good music. You also can give the band requests. And they gave my wife a huge slice of cake with her name on it for her birthday dinner, and at tea the next morning again, so really special.
Another nice option is to order a picnic basket for the beach. We were having some family over, with a number of small kids, and the hotel prepared all the baskets (really nice spread) and carried and set up everything. We thus had a lovely relaxing afternoon and the kids could run wild!
The spa is also well worth it.
- 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