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The Royal Hotel - Durban

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

ZAR 75 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

Set in the center of Durban, the elegant The Royal Hotel provides modern rooms. Founded in 1845, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2004.

This hotel is about 9 km away from The Pavilion Shopping Centre. The venue is located within 10 minutes' walk from Durban center.

A mosque and a museum are set within walking distance.

35 minutes drive will take guests to Durban International airport.

Rooms

The Royal Hotel of 21 floors features rooms offering a breathtaking view of the bay and coming with climate control, a private safe, multi-channel TV, a kitchen and a sofa along with a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers. Guests can take advantage of a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the restaurant. A range of international dishes is offered at the gourmet restaurant. The bar's menu includes snacks and cakes as well as refreshing drinks.

Services

The on-site limousine and car rentals are also available.

Relax

Guests are offered to use a health club, a spa centre and a treatment room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

No internet access available

Guest Parking

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

Number of floors:   21.  Number of rooms:   204.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Gay friendly
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

267 Anton Lembede Street, Durban, South Africa, 4000

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City Centre
  • Durban
    1000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Durban Railway Station
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    204

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Rooms and availability

Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

More spacious, elegant room decorated with warm colours and featuring a safe, a seating area, a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. Please note that these rooms are located on the floors 11-19.

Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Includes a spacious seating area with a coffee table, sofa and 2 armchairs. Please note that these rooms are located on the floors 11-19.

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • City Center700 ft
  • Marine Parade4300 ft

Places of interest

  • Victoria Street Market3300 ft
  • KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium1.5 mi
  • African Art Centre1.7 mi
  • Big Rush2.1 mi

Train stations

  • Durban Railway Station5000 ft

Convention centers

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Mini Town Snell Parade1.2 mi
  • Beach Hurst1.2 mi
  • Durban Botanic Gardens1.4 mi
  • Entembeni Hospital2.2 mi
  • Durban Campus2.4 mi

Stadiums

  • Kingsmead Cricket Stadium3300 ft
  • Greyville Race Course1.0 mi
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium1.9 mi
  • Kings Park Athletics Stadium2.1 mi
  • Kings Park Stadium2.4 mi
  • Absa Stadium2.4 mi
  • Westridge Park Tennis Stadium2.5 mi

Parks

  • Wavehouse Gateway3700 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Durban Country Club2.2 mi

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping9.5 mi
    1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of floors:
      21
    • Number of rooms:
      204

    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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    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 Centre
    • Durban
      1000 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Durban Railway Station
      1.0 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of floors:
      21
    • Number of rooms:
      204

    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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