What an amazing hotel and a fabulous experience! I would certainly recommend this hotel without reservations. All staff go above and beyond to make sure all of your needs are catered for. The views are amazing and all amenities were excellent. We loved the attention to detail and the care that was taken of us was wonderful. I am a coeliac and the hotel were excellent at ensuring my dietary requirements were met. We were sad to leave!
Traveller from UK
Located in Umhlanga, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Umhlanga Lighthouse …More
I was on vacation in Durban with my mom. I booked a room with two beds but when I arrived they only had rooms with one queen bed. I was a little disappointed about this but the next day after breakfast we went back to our room only to find our room cleaned and our bed changed. I was very impressed with how quickly they worked to fulfill my request.
Breakfast was included in my booking. It was supposed to be a buffet according to the booking but apparently if the hotel isn't filled to a certain capacity they don't do the buffet. This ended up being ok because they had some good items on the menu and a cold meats, fruit, cereal bar. I was very happy with the food.
The staff were amazingly friendly, from the receptionists to the servers and bar tenders. We enjoyed to free shuttle to the nearby beach and Gateway mall. There aren't any restaurants in walking distance to the hotel but the mall has plenty of eating options. It's currently the biggest mall in the Southern Hemisphere.
The rooms were kind of small, but extremely clean. Bathroom and rainforest shower was good although the there was a funny smell from afar from time to time. Furniture, bedding and decor were relatively modern. The lobby area and restaurant were very well decorated. It really did give it a modern, boutique feel.
I would recommend this hotel if traveling without children.
Traveller from Houston, TX
This family-friendly La Lucia hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Umhlanga Hospital, Kwazulu-Natal …More
We were greeted warmly upon check-in by Robin, the General Manager. He took the time to show us to our room and explained the amenities within. We found our stay to be quite comfy. The room and bathroom were quite spacious however if you are a light sleeper, I would recommend you to request a room that doesn't overlook the parking lot as it can get quite noisy in the mornings as their restaurant is quite popular. Our stay included breakfast which is very satisfying both in quantity and quality. My only complaint is that the wifi was very spotty. Also, if you want to stay in the tourist area, this hotel is not for you.
Traveller from Ontario, Canada
Situated in Berea, this boutique guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from African Art Centre and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Sahara …More
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Forest Manor. The house is impeccable, beautifully designed and decorated and very spacious and comfortable. We had the family suite which is perfect for a family of four. The rooms were spacious and very clean. The staff are super-friendly and accommodating and breakfast provided a good selection of tasty food, hot & cold. The location is ideal, 15 mins from the airport, 15 mins from the centre of Durban, 5 mins from Gateway Mall and the beach. It's a fantastic place to stay and we would definitely stay here again.
Traveller from UK
Situated near the beach, this luxury guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Umhlanga Lighthouse, Umhlanga Hospital, and Umhlanga …More