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The Oyster Box Hotel

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa 4319 (Show on map)

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Superb 9.5
based on 8 reviews

"Lovely room, wonderful food, amazing view over the ocean...."

  • Robert, United Kingdom
  • April 14, 2014
  • Hotel Area: Umhlanga
  • Rooms: 86

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Hotel Features
Facilities

24-hour room service

airport transfer

babysitting

bar

business center

coffee shop

concierge

elevator

executive floor

facilities for disabled guests

laundry service

meeting facilities

restaurant

room service

safety deposit boxes

Wi-Fi in public areas

  
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fitness center

garden

massage

outdoor pool

spa

 
Internet in Rooms

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Well-positioned in Umhlanga, The Oyster Box Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Durban. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 18.0 Km away, and it normally takes about 20 minutes to reach the airport. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Umhlanga Lighthouse, Ocean Ventures, Natal Sharks Board.

The facilities and services provided by The Oyster Box Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel provides business center, meeting facilities, car park, laundry service, coffee shop to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with balcony/terrace, complimentary bottled water, DVD/CD player, inhouse movies, ironing facilities in each room. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including massage, garden, spa, outdoor pool, fitness center. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the The Oyster Box Hotel.
Well-positioned in Umhlanga, The Oyster Box Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursion ... see more
Please kindly note that guests will need to settle for tourism levy (1% on the selling rate) directly with the hotel.



Children and extra beds:
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.

Airport Transfer Fee
600 ZAR

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

Check-Out
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
18.0 Km

Distance to Airport
16.3 Km

Earliest Check-In
2:00 PM

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

The Oyster Box Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment Oyster Box Hotel Magical Memories
Sitting grandly on the dramatic shoreline of the Indian Ocean overlooking the iconic lighthouse of Umhlanga, the statuesque Oyster Box had become the truly perfect place for that special day. Occupying a special place in the hearts of the countless guests who had enjoyed its warmth, caring service and relaxed elegance since it first opening in 1947, for both intimate and large receptions and functions the Oyster Box Hotel remains to this day celebrated as having been the place for the finest celebrations and special occasions in the nation. No other hotel offered such a rich array of beauty of backdrop from elegant internal environments to the spectacular seaside views of the Indian Ocean.
The Oyster Box Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment The Lighthouse Bar
With the most breathtaking panoramic views along the Umhlanga beach and out to sea there can be no better place than the Lighthouse Bar for unwinding with exotic cocktails and great music. These are truly spectacular surroundings.
The Oyster Box Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment The Palm Court Restaurant
Artistically inspired by the Oyster Box hotel’s original colonial architecture, The Palm Court Restaurant is exquisitely set in a spacious, airy open courtyard soaked in warm sunlight with lush palms reaching up to the skies to touch breathtaking chandeliers above. This charming venue, a favourite meeting spots of guests, is perfect for casual dining, sumptuous traditional afternoon teas and simply catching up with friends over cocktails.
The Oyster Box Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment The Oyster Bar
Overlooking the pool and Indian Ocean, the celebrated Oyster Bar is a haven of luxurious tranquility, perfect for enjoying a plate of oysters on ice freshly picked from our own oyster beds and other mouthwatering snacks. Ooh – and don’t forget a glass or two of your favourite chilled champagne!
The Oyster Box Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment The Chukka Bar
To enter the Chukka Bar with its authentic old world charm and character is to enter a perfect environment for toasting the joys of life. With its gently, rhythmically swaying palm fans and views of the bright blue sea a glance away this is the place to settle down with a friend or two to catch up on the latest news, share the latest stories and savour the here and now.
The Oyster Box Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment Spa
With all of the amenities so desired in a luxury spa by both discerning local visitors and worldly international guests to the hotel, the Oyster Box Spa ensures the highest level of personal care through its exceptionally appointed facility and dedicated staff trained and entrusted to deliver the highest levels of spa therapy and pampering.
The Oyster Box Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment Indulge on Your Doorstep
Spoil someone close to you or just get away for a few nights to one of Durban’s best-loved hotels. Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, lush tropical gardens and direct beach access, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the heart of countless guests who have enjoyed its warm, caring service and relaxed elegance.
The Oyster Box Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment The Ocean Terrace
The beautiful Ocean Terrace overlooking the rolling Indian Ocean is perfect for family and more casual dining. With authentic Tandoori and pizza ovens to prepare some of your favourite dishes with exceptional taste and aroma, this enchanting restaurant offers mouthwatering Indian cuisine, a full English breakfast buffet, as well as an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. The Ocean Terrace is also the perfect backdrop for a relaxed drink, elegantly enhanced by a nearby rim flow pool.
The Oyster Box Hotel Durban - Food, drink and entertainment The Grill Room
When it comes to legends of the Oyster Box, one of its finest is the celebrated Grill Room with the adjoining Colony Restaurant. A true fine dining restaurant serving the finest local cuisine, the Grill Room boasts a wide selection of freshly caught seafood and its exceptional wine cellar offers a wide choice of the best local and international wines.

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Superb

9.5

from 8 reviews

Value for Money
8.5
Location
10.0
Staff Performance
9.5
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
9.5
Room Comfort/Standard
9.8
Food/Dining
9.5
All reviews (8)
Robert M. Couples United Kingdom, April 14, 2014
Wonderful staff, lovely hotel. Second time there.

Lovely room, wonderful food, amazing view over the ocean.
9
Neville C. Couples South Africa, February 17, 2014
Absolutely awesome service and food

Service, food, location
9.7
The staff was some of the best i have experienced in south africa. From the desk staff to cleaning staff to management they were superb. The dinner was excellent showcasing great durban cuisine and the breakfast and high tea were amazing. The views from the room were phenomenal and the access to the beach was great
Christina O. Families with older children Sweden, December 21, 2013
The best hotel experience, five stars!

Beachfront, staff, breakfast... everything
10
The best stay we have had in years! I would recommend this to everyone. We booked two classic garden rooms for our family, when we came and they realized we were a family they upgraded us to a three floor villa with two bedrooms and a living room, three bathrooms and an outdoor small pool. They have cinemas going on all day, the 8 y old son got a goodie bag with a lot of free drinks, milkshakes etc. They serve you fruit and coffee by the pool. And you can enjoy oysters and bubbles for breakfast. It's a fabulous place, I would love to go back!

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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Umhlanga Village Centre
  • Durban City Centre
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping
  • Ushaka Marine World
  • Sun Coast Casino
  • Natal Midlands
  • Drakensberg Mountains
  • Fantasy Forest
  • Hawaan Forest
  • Inanda Heritage Trail
  • Old Mutual & MTN ScienceCentre
  • Natal Sharks Board
  • Rocktail Bay
  • KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields
  • St Lucia Wetland Park
  • Phinda Game Reserve
  • Victoria Street Market
  • Beechwood Mangroves
  • Durban Botanic Gardens

Nearest major airport
  • King Shaka International Airport

Directions
From King Shaka International Airport: Head southwest, travel for approximately 450m and take the first (1st) left towards Mdloti Street. Travel for approximately 350m and turn left onto Mdloti Street. Travel for approximately 2.3km and keep right at the fork and merge onto N2. Travel for approximately 4.1km and take exit 190 to merge onto Main/M27 towards Umdloti. Travel for approximately 1km and turn right to merge onto M4 towards Ballito. Go through one (1) roundabout, travel for approximately 7.1km and take the M12/Umhlanga Rocks Drive/Lighthouse Road exit towards N2/Umhlanga. Travel for approximately 350m and keep left at the fork, follow signs for Lighthouse Road/Umhlanga Road and merge onto Lighthouse Road. Travel a further 500m to destination on the right hand side.

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