Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

63 Snell Parade, (formerly Holiday Inn), Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4000, South Africa

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    Right on the bEach


    The Elangeni is right on the marine parade and therefore a great accommodation choice for sun and sea worshippers. Taxis operate from outside and so transport to nearby attractions and the centre of town (walkable distance) is convienient. Depending on the kind of room one rents, you cna have sea views or overlooking the road that runs behind the hotel. Some of the rooms can be really small especially if you have booked on a promotional rate. Otherwise the rooms are big with spacious bathrooms, in room safe and refreshments.

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    Sleep on the Golden Mile!


    The hotel has breathtaking views of Durban's Golden Mile and warm Indian Ocean.
    Business and leisure travellers will enjoy fine service and hospitality at one of Durban's premier hotels. The light, spacious lobby is the focal point where friendly, efficient staff provide a warm welcome.
    All 447 air-conditioned rooms are well furnished and offer every amenity, including PC modem point, well-lit work area, hairdryer and trouser press. There are also family rooms, Executive rooms and, a magnificent Presidential Suite which offers unsurpassed luxury.

    The hotel has three superb cosmopolitan restaurants which provide a choice of cuisine from authentic Japanese to ethnic Indian. Two bars present light snacks and a range of South African wines. The comprehensive Conference Centre is a favourite venue for national and international conferences and events.

    There are two outdoor pools, beauty salons, a sauna and a gymnasium. As well as these, a variety of sporting activities can be arranged. Flea markets, amusement parks and other opportunities for fun, are all within walking distance.

    Unique Quality: The pool deck is a fantastic place to enjoy a sundowner or an early morning coffee at sun rise.

    Directions: From Durban International Airport, M4 Southern Freeway, Take Victoria Embankment and turn left into Stanger Street.
    Turn right into Old Fort Road and left into Playfair Road.After one block, turn left into Snell Parade.Hotel is on the left hand side.

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Great ocean views, but that's about it!

by do9an about Southern Sun Elangeni, Durban

We stayed in this hotel, because we wanted an ocean view from the room. Hotel has a nice location right along the beach, and the rooms facing the ocean have stunning views (but no balcony). Other than this, there is nothing much special about the room. Beds are very comfortable, but bathroom was not great. Room service was good, they delivered breakfasts right on time. The front desk however were not very efficient. Although we confirmed several times that we have extended our stay, they messed up our check-out date. When we returned to room, keys did not work, and security were in our room trying to work out what to do with our luggage, which was not cool. Other than that, we found that hotel was a bit run down, with very strange lifts (it took a while to get them running). There is parking available, but you need to pay 50 rants per day. Also, there was internet in the business center, but the prices were astronomic, so we went to an internet cafe nearby. You can stay there for the location (ocean views), but having said that, the neighbourhood did not feel safe at night. Great views in ocean-facing rooms


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Address: 63 Snell Parade, (formerly Holiday Inn), Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4000, South Africa