Book your room at The Oyster Box

Room type

5-star beach hotel with a full-service spa

Location

Located in Durban, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Umhlanga Lighthouse, Umhlanga Rocks Beach, and Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail. Umhlanga Hospital and Gateway Shopping Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at The Oyster Box's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 86 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Comforts include premium bedding and pillow menus, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, The Oyster Box features a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 5-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities include a conference center and conference space. This luxury hotel also offers a library, a terrace, and a complimentary children's club. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours), a cruise ship terminal shuttle, and an area shuttle. Complimentary valet parking is available on site. A total renovation of this property was completed in January 2010.

The Oyster Box has designated areas for smoking.

  • Train station pickup (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (complimentary)
  • Conference center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Wedding services
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Free breakfast
  • Total number of rooms - 86
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Free parking nearby
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Terrace
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Year Built 1947
  • Free valet parking
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Conference space
  • Elevator/lift
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Luggage storage
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Sauna
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Number of restaurants - 3
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Internet

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Parking

Free valet parking, Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Turndown service
  • Slippers
  • Individually decorated
  • Pillow menu
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Balcony or patio
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
  • Desk
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room massage available
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

The Ocean Terrace - Overlooking the ocean, this family restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Palm Court - This coffee shop specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open 24 hours. Reservations are required.

The Grill Room - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

The Oyster Bar - This Champagne bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only.

24-hour room service is available.

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Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

Spa Services

The Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12
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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Pets

Pets allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:
  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Alcohol is not permitted at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa’s official quality assurance organization.

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