We spent Saturday night at the Oyster Box for our 22nd anniversary. It was our 2nd visit in 4 months, and despite it being a very busy weekend (Valentine's Day), everything was perfect. Craig helped us get a room earlier than the usual check-in time, and even bothered to come and look for us at the pool with the room keys, when I missed his call.
Dinner at the Grill Room was excellent, the dinner/dance was a beautiful, old-fashioned experience, and the excellent service made it even more special. The meal was also excellent.
The location is unbeatable on Umhlanga beach - no road in front, all you hear is the sound of the sea. The rooms are lovely and the spa is still wonderful, great hammam. My facial by Buyi was one of the best ever.
Truly a special place, the GM even came to greet us at breakfast.
- 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