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Albany Hotel

225 Anton Lembede Street, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa 4051 (Show on map)

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Good 7.3
based on 85 reviews

"Staff was very efficient, friendly and helpful..."

  • Vusumuzi, South Africa
  • May 17, 2015
  • Area: Durban City Center
  • Rooms : 80

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Features of Albany Hotel
Facilities

24-hour front desk

airport transfer

car park

coffee shop

elevator

facilities for disabled guests

family room

laundry service

luggage storage

meeting facilities

restaurant

room service

safety deposit boxes

smoking area

vending machine

Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

  
Parking

car park

  
Languages Spoken

English

  

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Well-positioned in Durban City Center, Albany Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Durban. The city center is merely 1.0 Km away and the airport can be reached within 35 minutes. For those of you who want to venture out, Consulate of Italy, Durban Natural Science Museum, Old Court House Museum are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Albany Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel provides 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Guests can choose from 80 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Albany Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.


Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
50 ZAR

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
10:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1.0 Km

Distance to Airport
33. Km

Internet Usage Fee
50 ZAR

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors
Yes

Number of Floors
12

Number of Restaurants
1

Number of Rooms
80

Room Voltage
220

Time to Airport (Minutes)
35

Year Hotel Built
1970

Year Hotel Last Renovated
2010

Albany Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment Restaurant
Enjoy a full English breakfast or buffet dinner in our Townhouse Restaurant. Breakfast Times 7:00 - 9:30 Monday to Friday 7:00 - 10:00. Saturdays and Sundays Dinner Times 18:00 - 21:00 Monday to Saturday.

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Good

7.3

from 85 reviews

Value for Money
7.7
Location
7.0
Staff Performance
7.6
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
7.3
Room Comfort/Standard
7.2
Food/Dining
6.8
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Sifiso M. Families with young children South Africa, May 24, 2015
Best hotel for a family

Food, Location, Value for money
9.3
Being a second time visitor, my latest was very pleasant and even better than the first time. The rooms are big enough for the four of us and conveniently located.
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Vusumuzi M. Business travelers South Africa, May 17, 2015
Decent city hotel close to all amenities

Staff was very efficient, friendly and helpful
8.7
A very good stay made all the more pleasant by the efficiency of the staff and the hotel's close proximity to all the amenities I needed.
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Steven M. Couples South Africa, April 6, 2015
you get what you pay for.

all was average.
8
Decent
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Elizabeth V. Couples South Africa, March 2, 2015
Great hotel close to harbour

Location, Value,
7.3
The hotel was fully booked for a conference but despite this, the service was still on standard. It was close to the harbor and perfect just before boarding the cruise ship
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Bridget M. Couples South Africa, February 10, 2015
easy central and accessible

friendly staff helpfull cleanliness
8.7
I enjoyed the stay at the hotel as its the second time that I stayed there I was pleasantly supprised by the renovations that was done well done and keep it up
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Busisiwe M. Couples South Africa, September 7, 2014
The environment was nice and clean, very quite.

very accommodating , The staff were very friendly.
9
I had a great experience. The staff was very friendly. We did not wait for 14:00 check in when we arrived very early in the morning.They just accomodated us since the room that was allocated to us was available. We got a chance to rest. The food was niceand we did not have any issues.
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Hansen L. Families with older children South Africa, June 24, 2014
Misreprentation of facilities, vexing renovations

Location, mattresses and bed linen, reasonable cupboard space
4.7
Never again. We were booked into a room where the telephone was dead, we had no hot water, the "20 DSTV channels" (as advertised) were 8 channels, 5 of which were of too poor quality to watch, and the club right below played loud dance music from our arrival at 14:00 past 01:00 that night. We booked a room for 4, we were 3 guests, and there were only two bath towels. We asked for more towels on arrival, but had to ask for them again by the evening. (Because the telephone was out of order, we had to go physically to Reception.) The coffee provided was Ricoffy - how cheap can you get for a three-star hotel?! After complaints they moved us to another room that was quiet, where the telephone worked and the TV reception was better. Still, however, the disgusting coffee and the almost absent DSTV - Misinterpretation! The "full English breakfast" included only one kind of sausage, no bacon. On request, we got macon, but it was inedibly bad and fatty. Eggs were available only in scrambled form. Only the most basic kind of bread (ordinary white and brown) was available - no seed loaf, croissants, muffins, etc. The spreads were limited to margarine and one kind of jam, not even a shred of cheese! The service in the dining was beyond slow. One had to hunt down a waiter - they seemed to be understaffed. The staff that did appear, however, were friendly.
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Mitchell B. Couples South Africa, May 25, 2014
Unpleasant, very noisy

Friendly staff
3.7
Very unpleasant. Hotel was undergoing renovations. Dusty and noisy. We were not informed of this by Albany Hotel or Agoda. Taxis hooting in the street below 24 hours day and night. Nightclub patrons made noise most of the night and into the early morning.
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Rosemary M. Business travelers Kenya, May 12, 2014
After finish of renovation it might be nice

Near to the exhibition
7.3
Sufficient
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Fatima S. Families with older children South Africa, February 2, 2014
It was affordable and close to major attractions

Size of room, clean bedding, spacious room
7.3
Overall experience was good. Suggest that they have a small bar fridge put in each room
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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Durban's International Convention Centre
  • Durban City Hall
  • Natal Playhouse Theatre
  • World Cup Stadium
  • Sahara Kingsmead Cricket Stadium
  • Absa Rugby Stadium
  • The Workshop - Shopping Centre
  • uShaka Marine World
  • The Golden Mile
  • 1000 Hills Bird Park
  • Umgeni River Bird Park
  • Durban Exhibition Centre
  • Umhlanga Lighthouse
  • The Barnyard Theatre Gateway
  • Bergtheil Museum
  • Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
  • Sri Sri Radhanath Temple of Understanding


Directions
From King Shaka International Airport: Head southwest towards Mdloti Street and take the first (1st) left onto Mdloti Street. Travel for approximately 2.3km, keep left at the fork and merge onto N2. Travel for approximately 12km and take exit 182 for M41 towards Mount Edgecombe/Phoenix/Umhlange. Turn left onto M41. Travel for approximately 2.7km and take the ramp onto M4. Travel for approximately 11.7km and turn left onto Argyle Road. Take the first (1st) right onto Sylvester Ntuli Road. Travel for approximately 1.3km and take the slight left to stay on Sylvester Ntuli Road. Continue onto Mahatma Gandhi Road. Turn right onto Anton Lembede Street. Destination will be on the left hand side.

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Area recommended for:
  • beaches
  • business
  • shopping
Distance to airport:
  • King Shaka International Airport (27.6 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Amazing views" , "Breakfast selection" , "Friendly staff"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Marine Parade Beach (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
  • uShaka Marine World (2.0 Km / 24 min walk)
  • Sun Coast Casino (2.7 Km)
  • Moses Mabidha Stadium (3.3 Km)
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