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

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Business center
Laundry facilities

Location

Located in Umhlanga, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Umhlanga Lighthouse, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail, and KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board. Umhlanga Rocks Beach and Umhlanga Hospital are also within 2 mi (3 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 2 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 2 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 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.

  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Library 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Children's club 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Business center 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Computer station 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 86 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Conference space 
  • Year Built 1947 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

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

  • Balcony or patio 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Desk 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Slippers 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Turndown service 
  • 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) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • 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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 6 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body wraps 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 

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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

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
Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.

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. 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. 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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