The Royal Hotel - Durban

267 Anton Lembede Street, Durban, South Africa, 4000  show map
 4 stars
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The Royal Hotel - Durban

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

ZAR 75 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The Royal Hotel is a 4-star property offering a sunbathing terrace, a ballroom and a nightclub in the center of Durban. Featuring colonial architecture, The Royal Hotel was renovated in 2004.

The hotel has central location in an entertainment area near a ship terminal and close to Kings Park Athletics Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium and uShaka Marine World. This property is set walk from the sandy beach and offers chairs and towels.

The venue is a short walk to a mall and a market.

The Royal Hotel is within a 30-minute drive to Durban International airport.

Rooms

The 204 guest rooms are spread over 21 floors. The Royal Hotel offers rooms with the bay view. These fashionable guestrooms have carpet floor and traditional furniture.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the restaurant. The property features a gourmet restaurant serving international dishes. The coffee bar provides snacks and cakes along with refreshing drinks.

Services

Cars and limousines are available for rent at The Royal Hotel.

Relax

The property offers body wraps, a body scrub and head massage for guests to relax. The hotel's activities include diving, canoeing and snorkeling.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at ZAR 75 per day.

Number of floors:   21.  Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Gay friendly
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage
  • Library

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of 100 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

267 Anton Lembede Street, Durban, South Africa, 4000

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City Center
  • Durban
    1000 ft
Airports
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    80

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Rooms and availability

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Deluxe Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Room facilities
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    Executive Suite
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Royal Hotel - Durban Durban location
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      Hotel Address:

      267 Anton Lembede Street, Durban, South Africa, 4000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Durban
        1000 ft
      Airports
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of floors:
        21
      • Number of rooms:
        80

      Hotel Awards

      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurbanThe Royal Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in South Africa

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 700 ft
      • Marine Parade - 4300 ft

      Convention centers

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Beach Hurst - 1.2 mi
      • Mini Town Snell Parade - 1.2 mi
      • Durban Botanic Gardens - 1.4 mi
      • Entembeni Hospital - 2.2 mi
      • Durban Campus - 2.4 mi

      Stadiums

      • Kingsmead Cricket Stadium - 3300 ft
      • Greyville Race Course - 1.0 mi
      • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 1.9 mi
      • Kings Park Athletics Stadium - 2.1 mi
      • Absa Stadium - 2.4 mi
      • Kings Park Stadium - 2.4 mi
      • Westridge Park Tennis Stadium - 2.5 mi

      Parks

      • Wavehouse Gateway - 3700 ft

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      • Durban Country Club - 2.2 mi

      Public parking

      • St Augustines Hospital - 2.1 mi
      • Netcare Parklands Hospital - 2.3 mi
      • Life Entabeni Hospital - 2.3 mi
      • King Edward VIII Hospital - 2.6 mi

      Local attractions

      • Gateway Theater of Shopping - 9.6 mi
        No. 1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of floors:
          21
        • Number of rooms:
          80

        Hotel Awards

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        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Design Hotels in South Africa

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        The Royal Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Royal Hotel

        Average guest rating

        5.6out of 10
        Guest rating
        Based on 25 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        6.5
        Rooms
        4.7
        Service
        5.6
        Value
        4.8

        Guest reviews

        • Couple
          6.2

          The breakfast was good and the room that it was served in was amazing.

          Although I had a non smoking room, the linen smelled of cigarette smoke. The furniture is scratched and worn down.

        • Single
          4.2

          There was virtually no water pressure in the bathroomroom and no hot water which was not remidied despite reporting this matter to management. They also double booked my room and checked someone else into the room on the second day of my stay to his and my embarasment and inconvenience. Not a good experience!!

        • Couple
          6.6

          Excellent Location, Very clean well maintained rooms.

          Hotel food was very bland and tasteless for the price paid, staff was under trained and slow to respond to simple requests. Service needs to be improved to justify the price charged for the room.

        • Single
          5.8

          The ambience of the hotel is excellent. The dining facilites are also very good. The more public areas such as the reception area, lounges and the restaurants were very clean.

          The reception I received when checking-in left a lot to be desired. The receiptionist was very indifferent and I did not even offer assistance with my luggage, and neither was I shown to my room nor pointed to the lift that would take me to my floor.

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          Proximity to the marina. The suite was quite acceptable. Breakfast good.

          No room service after 10am - according to reception. The room phones only worked intermittently. Reception was sloppy & unhelpful in organising transport. Reception didnt even know how long I had booked the room and 3 times blocked the door key!

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          Breakfast was very good, the location in the center of the city is good, you can walk to the beach (± 1 km).

          the staff at the reception was not interrested in the customer

        • Couple
          9.2

          The cleaness of the hotel, the proffesional staff and the luxury of the hotel

          The fact the pool deck was not up to standard, while it was so windy by the beach I would have liked to relax by the pool.

        • Couple
          5.4

          The staff were not friendly. I have been to 3 star hotels that were far more superior to what the Royal Hotel offered. The hotel used to be a hotel for royalty as the British Royal hotel used to stay there. There was no hot water in my room. When I left I vowed I would not return there.

        • Couple
          6.6

          Beautiful hotel with decades of history. Beautiful bay view.

          Beautiful hotel with decades of history but terrible staff!! Incompetent!! Only one or two helpful people. Breakfast was awful. Still waiting for my coffee. Staff not very informed. Did not even know where the British Airways office was - also did not make an effort to find out. Beautiful bay view and it is a shame that a hotel with so much potential is so neglected. Tv reception is terrible. Come on Royal Hotel!! Step up to Durban's standards!!!

        • Single
          7.8

          I loved the view

          The fact that the hotel does not cater for Halaal

        • Family with children
          8.2

          Fitness offer like squash and pool.

          Very nice hotell but undicreable bad service at the restaurant left hand side from the lobby.

        • Single
          5.8

          The room was quiet and the shower great (big showerheads)

          The Royal may have been the place to be a long time ago, but is now in desperate need of some renovation/restyling. There is no communication among personnel and the people at the reception were incompetent (first they made me wait for 8 minutes because they insisted on stapling my papers upon arrival and secondly, I had two seperate bookings and asked to stay in the same room, they said they woul take care of it, but half-way my stay my room (with my belongings inside) was blocked and I had to change rooms after all)

        • Single
          6.2

          room service very poor and limited.

        • Family with children
          6.6

          The warm ambiance of The Royal Grill where we had an enjoyable breakfast buffet. And the night view of the harbour was amazing.

          The air conditioner in the room was not working.

        • Single
          5.0

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Royal Hotel - Durban Durban location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        267 Anton Lembede Street, Durban, South Africa, 4000

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Durban
          1000 ft
        Airports
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of floors:
          21
        • Number of rooms:
          80

        Hotel Awards

        South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurbanThe Royal Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Design Hotels in South Africa

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