Very good 7.5
Based on 65 reviews

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About Gooderson Tropicana Hotel


Well-positioned in South Beach, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Durban. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, mirror, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as water sports (non-motorized). Whatever your purpose of visit, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Durban.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service

Water sports

  • water sports (non-motorized)

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • elevator
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • 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.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 10
Parking Fee (per day): 65 ZAR
Reception Open Until: 12:00 PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 1954
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.4
  • Facilities 3.3
  • Location 8.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.2
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for Money 7.2
  • Food/Dining 7.6

Bernhard V.
South Africa
May 11, 2016
Fix it up
This hotel seriously needs some renovation and proper cleaning.

Henry B.
South Africa
May 06, 2016
Good hotel
hotel quests very noisy at night with no control over their children who roam the floors and play in the lifts all the time. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful and i will recommend it to my friends because of the good location.

Itumeleng T.
South Africa
January 04, 2016
Unhappy customer
Food and staff at the Restaurant and Bar.
I was not happy with one of the cleaners named Nombulelelo who cleaned our room 322 on 01 01 2016. She literally failed to replace or provide bath-room towels and toilet rolls. We had to request for both at about 10:50 PM via the reception as we had absolutely nothing in the room. I was also not impressed with the reception staff because the phone rang without being answered. I ended up having to take a lift and go and find out whether the guys were on duty. To my surprise, the were all outside the Hotel Lobby looking at the passer-by people. They ultimately sent the security guy to drop of the towels and and toilet rolls in my room. The whole experience clearly shows that some of your staff lack professionalism and people's skills. Just a suggestion, the Hotel needs urgent renovation just like your competitors in your neighboring area. Regards Unhappy Guest

Dorothy M.
South Africa
January 03, 2016
horrible hotel.its lie a movie hills he eyes
location and foods
Bad experience. My holidays spoiled. Toilets were blocked no airfreshner. Carpet dirty and with marks . Room smelling I will never ever put my foot in this hotel. Hills have eyes

haroon M.
South Africa
December 31, 2015
Location staff
Fair, linen not looking clean, too much noise, children and people sleeping and relaxing in corridors

Benedict M.
South Africa
November 20, 2015
Good location, good staff but improve cleanliness
Location, food and
It was just ok.

Methuseli M.
June 16, 2015
The staff , the food , the rooms
I loved my stay and everything was in order and felt like home when I was there because of the staff that welcomed us when we got there. the carpets in the bedroom we where it was that clean it had stains but besides that I loved our stay and definitely will come there next time around.

zamafa N.
South Africa
December 12, 2014
its always a pleasure staying at tropicana. its been our third year in a row coming. the kids look forward to coming every year and its always worth every cent. the breakfast - speachless.

Tendai C.
October 09, 2014
The staff members were very friendly
Rooms were nice and clean. The breakfast was very good
We enjoyed our stay

Evelyn N.
South Africa
August 15, 2014
happy stay
the barkler was helpful, Olwethu receptionist very professional, the food was good.
The stay was great, food out of this world! Just had a problem with the receptionist on arrival as we were not orientated regarding parking, dining hall and was not so helpful when it was indicated that breakfast was booked for one person instead of two.