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The Oyster Box
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 8, 2009

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!

Happy Family!
Kent
UK

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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wayne020, Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2012

Dear Guest

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I am delighted you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed October 19, 2009

We recently stayed at The Oyster Box, a new hotel in Umhlanga.
We were amazed at the property and location, very classic and right on the beach.
Rooms were smallish, but had fantastic views of the Indian ocean which made up for it.
Service and food was incredible with amazing friendly faces all over the hotel. A really great couple of nights.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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wayne020, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

I am delighted you enjoyed so many aspects of the hotel, and look forward to

welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards

Wayne Coetzer
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Oyster Box

Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $351 - $1,164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oyster Box 5*
Number of rooms: 86
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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