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Get an overview of this hotelUpscale hotel on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools

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Location

Located in Umhlanga, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Umhlanga Lighthouse, Umhlanga Rocks Beach, and Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail and Kwazulu-Natal Sharks Board Shark Museum are also within 1 mi (2 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. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include balconies or patios, DVD players, and flat-screen TVs.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Oyster Box features a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, 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. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. 5 meeting rooms are available. This luxury hotel also offers spa services, a library, and a terrace. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a cruise ship terminal shuttle. Onsite valet parking is complimentary.

The Oyster Box has designated areas for smoking.

  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • 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) 
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Year Built 1947 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Computer station 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Conference center 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Conference space 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Children's club 
  • Sauna 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Garden 
  • Library 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Spa services on site 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free valet parking, Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Turndown service 
  • Desk 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Slippers 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Wheelchair accessible 

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.

Nearby Things to Do

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with 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 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12 
  • Number of treatment rooms 6 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

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 860 per vehicle (roundtrip)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Box Oyster
  • Oyster Box
  • Oyster Box Hotel
  • Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks

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. 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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