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3 outdoor pools
3 outdoor pools
3 outdoor pools
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Guest reviews

4.0/5 Very Good
150 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Air Conditioning
Spa
Restaurant
Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationMini Town2 min walk
Popular LocationBattery Beach7 min walk
Popular LocationSahara Stadium Kingsmead14 min walk
AirportDurban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)31 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room
  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room
  • Executive Premium

    Room amenities

    • 2153 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsExecutive Premium
  • Suite

    Room amenities

    • 2153 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite
  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsSuperior Double or Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Double Room

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Durban

Located in Durban, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is in the entertainment district and on the waterfront. UShaka Marine World is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Durban Beach and Golden Mile. Mini Town and Durban Funworld are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mini Town - 2 min walk
  • Battery Beach - 7 min walk
  • Golden Mile - 9 min walk
  • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 14 min walk
  • Durban International Convention Centre - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 31 min drive

Restaurants

  • Grill Jichana — 1 min walk
  • Panorama Bar & Pool Deck — 1 min walk

About this property

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
Catch some rays at the nearby beach or spend the day relaxing at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. All 734 rooms provide conveniences like electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars, and rainfall showerheads.
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers 734 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Mangwanani Boutique Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages, and facials.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
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
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
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

  • Self parking: ZAR 50 per day
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 10 meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Conference center

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Thai
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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.

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 450 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 50 per day

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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests
Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings

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
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Elangeni
Elangeni Southern Sun
Elangeni Sun
Southern Sun Elangeni
Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel
Sun Elangeni
Sun Elangeni Hotel
Elangeni Hotel Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel
Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel Durban

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani and receive a full refund?
Yes, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
As of Aug 4, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani on Aug 11, 2020 start from $91, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self parking is available for ZAR 50 per day.
What time is check-in at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
Check-in is from 2 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 450 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in Durban Beachfront, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mini Town and Golden Mile. Durban Beach and Durban International Convention Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

4.0
Very Good
5 - Excellent
63
4 - Good
49
3 - Okay
22
2 - Mediocre
12
1 - Poor
4
4.2
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent food, location, staff !!!

If your staying in Durban for any reason, this place is lovely. It’s right in the beach, has a private car park and a great steak house. The concierge Garika is amazing. If she lived in England I’d happily give her a job. Fantastic member of staff.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

too many room for cleaning riom on time is not execute generally is acceptable of maintenance but hotel too much aged

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Freindly staff. Great location and seaview was amazing

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020