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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Balcony
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
120 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Air Conditioning
Business Services
Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationMoses Mabhida Stadium3 min drive
Popular LocationUmgeni River Bird Park3 min drive
Popular LocationDurban Beach5 min drive
AirportDurban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)22 min drive

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  • Small Room

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 151 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSmall Room
  • Cottage, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsCottage, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsStandard Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room

About this area

Durban

Located in Durban, Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Durban Beach and popular attractions include Durban Botanical Gardens and uShaka Marine World. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 3 min drive
  • Umgeni River Bird Park - 3 min drive
  • Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World - 4 min drive
  • Greyville Race Course - 4 min drive
  • Durban Beach - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportKing Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 22 min drive

Restaurants

  • Love Coffee — 4 min walk
  • Casablanca seafood & Grill — 7 min walk
  • S43 — 9 min walk
  • Capsicum — 19 min walk
  • Taco Zulu — 20 min walk

About this property

Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat

Edwardian Durban guesthouse in Morningside, near Moses Mabhida Stadium
Along with an outdoor pool, this guesthouse has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. All 19 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also find electric kettles and hair dryers.
Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat offers 19 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Durban guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Access to nearby health club

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 400 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat and receive a full refund?
Yes, Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 400 per vehicle applies.
Where is Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat located?
Located in Morningside, this boutique guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Durban Botanical Gardens, Durban Beach, and Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. Durban University of Technology and uShaka Marine World are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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I will definitely be going back and staying here again. The guesthouse is amazing with views to the sea. Breakfast was outstanding. The staff were very welcoming and helpful in guiding me about where to go in Durban. Highly recommend
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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The guest house is beautiful with classy furnishing, many large public areas to relax, a nice terrace for the breakfast and an inviting pool area by the quirky self service bar. Would definitely recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children
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Lovely old characterful property, but in very poor condition and needs a serious lick of paint and a good clean. Beautiful old sash windows, but hadn't been cleaned in years, and paint peeling off. Plugs were unsafe and held together by tape. Pool area nice, but again needs a good clean. Overall, 2-star at best.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Very unique and boutique, like staying in a period colonial house. From the silverware on the table at breakfast to the furnishings. Fabulous, and the staff all so very helpful.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Charming and stylish hotel
We loved the hotel. It is charming and the room with a canopy bed was wonderful with character and style. Much nicer than standard chain hotels.The service was friendly ,helpful and excellent. The breakfast was great . They have a buffet with fruit, cake, bread and cereal and then make your eggs and side dishes to order.I highly recommend Goble Palms.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019