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Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Guest reviews

3.5 out of 5 Good
213 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air Conditioning
Spa
Restaurant
Breakfast Available
Business Services

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationDurban City Hall1 min walk
Popular LocationWorkshop Mall4 min walk
Popular LocationDurban International Convention Centre17 min walk
AirportDurban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)34 min drive

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    • Bay view
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About this area

Durban

Located in Durban's Durban Central Business District neighborhood, The Royal Hotel is in the city center and near the beach. UShaka Marine World is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Durban Beach and Golden Mile. Durban Natural Science Museum and Durban City Hall are also worth visiting. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, snorkeling and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Durban City Hall - 1 min walk
  • Workshop Mall - 4 min walk
  • Juma Mosque - 14 min walk
  • Durban International Convention Centre - 17 min walk
  • Durban University of Technology - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportKing Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 34 min drive

Restaurants

  • Venue 1 – Serves breakfast and dinner.

About this property

The Royal Hotel

Colonial Durban hotel in Durban Central Business District, near uShaka Marine World
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a conference center, massage/treatment rooms, and a business center. All 206 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include room service and separate bathtubs and showers.
The Royal Hotel offers 206 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Durban hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: ZAR 70 per day
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Roundtrip train station shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10 AM: ZAR 165 for adults and ZAR 165 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Reception hall

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Spa

  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 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.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Entertainment

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

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.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 165 for adults and ZAR 165 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 350 per vehicle (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 150.00 (one-way), (from 5 to 11 years old)
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 70 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
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Parking height restrictions apply
Guests under 11 years old are not allowed in the spa

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

Royal Durban
Royal Hotel Durban
The Royal Hotel Hotel
The Royal Hotel Durban
The Royal Hotel Hotel Durban

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Royal Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Royal Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Royal Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Royal Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Royal Hotel?
Self parking is available for ZAR 70 per day. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at The Royal Hotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–anytime.
What time is check-out at The Royal Hotel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does The Royal Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 350 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is The Royal Hotel located?
Located in Durban Central Business District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Durban Art Gallery, Durban International Convention Centre, and Golden Mile. UShaka Marine World and Durban Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
3.5
Good
213 reviews
5 - Excellent
51
4 - Good
69
3 - Okay
54
2 - Poor
20
1 - Terrible
19

3.9/5

Cleanliness

3.5/5

Staff & service

3.3/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Definitely coming back
I don't understand why it's a 3 star cause everything is 5star and the staff is amazing
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Vintage style
We had to pay R75 per day for parking and I was not told in advance. The carpet in my room(642) was dirty or stained. Otherwise I like the vintage and elegant decor. The porters were helpful. Great service at the restaurant.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
My family and I had a wonderful time at the Royal. Reception was great; capacious rooms; ample parking; nice breakfast. Overall stay was excellent.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The stay was fine but need to look at fixing their furniture in time before guests arrive.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2019

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