Our family stayed at the iconic Oyster Box and couple of years ago and were very much looking forward to our trip to sunny Durban and the new and improved hotel. I'm very happy to report that we all had a wonderful time.
The complete overhaul has done justice to the picturesque Indian ocean coastline and what's more impressive is that it seems to have lost none of it's status an historic iconic gem, which can't be easy with modern day furnishings, although I'm no expert.
The hugely impressive investment is nowhere more apparent than in it's staff, who's enthusiatic, energetic attitude and immaculate presentation made life so easy and reminds oneself of why we take holidays. It's great to see people enjoying and taking pride in their job.
I must confess, we had planned to eat out to save a little money as we had a long trip planned around SA and the room rates aren't exactly what they were 2 years ago, but spoiled ourself on the first night and ate in the hotel restaurant. Well.....let's just say, I'm no expert at the local Umhlanga cuisine either!!
I would recommed this hotel to anyone for almost any purpose. Well done *new* Oyster Box!
- 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