This hotel is quite quaint as fas as five star hotels that we have stayed in and is definitely one of South Africa's best! Excellent food, linen quality and bathrooms which is what expect from five star! Service is intense and although very good borders on intrusive at times (hardly a major complaint)! Very well situated ! High tea is excellent but the chairs are so uncomfortable that it is difficult to relax and we were not the only ones complaining about this! Grill Room serves superb dishes and buffet breakfast is sublime! Lighthouse Bar perfect for sundowners! Nice pools Currently undergoing maintenance which could be off putting to some guests but we were not really impacted! ONLY REAL COMPLAINT IS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY IS SO POOR AND THE HOTEL COULD NOT FIX IT! Not good enough really for 5 star and they really should investigate better lines for the hotel is frequented by business people who need this service!
- 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