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2015
Exceptional 9.5
Based on 31 reviews

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About The Oyster Box Hotel

Description

Located in the lovely area of Umhlanga, The Oyster Box Hotel enjoys a commanding position in the beaches, shopping, restaurants hub of Durban. Situated only 18.0 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With the city's main attractions such as Umhlanga Lighthouse, Ocean Ventures, Natal Sharks Board within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

The facilities and services provided by The Oyster Box Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, fax machine, printer, wheelchair accessible to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, additional toilet, bathroom phone, free welcome drink, linens. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, massage, garden. With an ideal location and facilities to match, The Oyster Box Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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Features

Internet

  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Transportation

  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • spa
  • massage

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

Land sports

  • garden

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar

Pets

  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • newspapers
  • concierge
  • smoking allowed

On-site facilities

  • wheelchair accessible
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • printer
  • fax machine
  • meeting facilities
  • business center

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Policies

A tourism tax will be charged directly at the property.

Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-3 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • 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

Airport Transfer Fee: 600 ZAR
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 220 ZAR
Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 18.0 Km
Distance to Airport: 16.3 Km
Internet Usage Fee: 00 ZAR
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 3
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Restaurants: 3
Number of Rooms : 86
Parking Fee (per day): 00 ZAR
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 1947
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2009
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Agoda Verified Reviews

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.6
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 9.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.6
  • Service 9.5
  • Value for Money 8.6
  • Food/Dining 9.6

9.6 Jolinda J.
South Africa
May 30, 2016
We had the most wonderful time
Our stay at the Oyster Box was magical. The food, service, amenities and setting can't be improved. We will definitely be back.

9.2 Clare T.
United Kingdom
May 02, 2016
lovely place, but disappointing food
This was our second visit - probably our last. The breakfast had definitely deteriorated: mediocre quality pastries & bread and badly presnted hot dishes, including VERY cold bacon. And for our anniversary dinner in the grill all four of us selected chateaubriand which was tough and rather tasteless. My ceviche starter was also lacklustre. All in all a great let down as our previous visit was superb. Maybe it was because they were very full for the bank holiday weekend.

10 Lynn H.
South Africa
March 21, 2016
Oyster Box
Couldn't ask for more - staff played a huge part in making our stay pleasurable I will be bacj

9.3 Tanya M.
United Kingdom
March 01, 2016
Lovely stay for our anniversary. Will definitely r
Great pool, lovely views and great food. Such a lovely buffet breakfast with endless choice and variety and the grill for dinner was superb.
We felt truly spoilt during our stay, such a shame it was only for one night but we will definitely return. The restaurant and front of house staff were efficient and friendly. The pool was lovely although I did feel that the staff there could have been a little more atrentive while they seemed to stand around charging quite a lot instead. I did overhear another guest giving out to them about this and they did seem to increase their levels of attention to guests. We used the spa changing rooms to get ready late in the day which was great although air conditioning is definitely needed in the changing rooms. Overall a fantastic stay and will be sure to return.

10 Chris E.
United Kingdom
February 29, 2016
Magnificent!
Our 25th Wedding Anniversary trip from UKcould not have been made better- wonderful gesture with the complimentary champagne and staff who were just so brilliant in their attentiveness and genuine care for the customer. For us, simply the best....thank- you!!

9 robert T.
United States
February 29, 2016
best hotel ever
service,service, service
excellent service, friendly,loveiy

9.7 Mark T.
United Kingdom
February 23, 2016
Home from home
Beautiful grounds, ambience and friendly staff
From the second we arrived we were made to feel special and valued. Our little boy was given a complimentary beach play set. The Oyster Box hotel is simply outstanding. Can't wait to return.

9.3 Lindy C.
South Africa
September 14, 2015
Felt like home
Staff friendlyness, wonderful welcoming atmostphere, breakfast is excellent
We had a wonderful stay. We advised the hotel in advance - via Agoda - that we are celebrating an anniversary and they really spoiled us and made it extra special. The staff from the front desk to room service to porter service to waitron service to the lady at the gate going down to the beach to the gentleman at the lifts were exceptional in their interaction as guests. Welcomed us back each time we walked through the front door / gate, wished us a great day. Said they want us to return soon so that they won't miss us too much. Just superb! This was our 3rd visit to the Oyster Box and we will most definitely go back again and again and again. Thank you so much to each and everyone that we had the pleasure to interact with including those amazing people behind the scenes that we don't always see but know the big role they also play. Best regards, Lindy and Shawn Cambouris Room 311.

9.7 Olivia C.
South Africa
August 30, 2015
Oyster box hotel
Food views spa
Excellent

10 Robert H.
United Kingdom
August 30, 2015
very good
the staff, location and food
excellent, except we felt being on the older side you should be offered walk in showers or baths, not showers over baths !!!!!!!


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