Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
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6.7

Good
/10
(4,328 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping24
Car Park2
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6.6

Good

Location rating score

Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Golden Mile 1.5 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 1.9 km
uShaka Marine World 2.0 km
Suncoast Casino 2.7 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 3.1 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 3.3 km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 3.6 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 4.2 km
Umgeni River Bird Park 5.5 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 26.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Consulate of Italy 70 m
Durban Natural Science Museum 90 m
Art Gallery 130 m
City Hall 130 m
Municipal Library 130 m
Old Court House Museum 150 m
Playhouse 180 m
Medwood Gardens 220 m
Consulate of India 250 m
Victoria Embankment 250 m
Free Wi-Fi

Albany Hotel

225 Anton Lembede Street, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4051 - See map

This property is in high demand!

6 travelers have booked today.

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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Durban

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.5
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating6.6
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport29.0 km

Rooms available at Albany Hotel

Standard Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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Quad Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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Paraplegic room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Superior Queen Room - Disability Access
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Queen Room - Disability Access
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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TRIPLE ROOM DOUBLE SINGLE BED
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Albany Hotel?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Albany Hotel?

    Albany Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Albany Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Durban with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

    Is breakfast offered at Albany Hotel?

    Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Albany Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 90 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

    What are my dining options at Albany Hotel?

    Albany Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

    What is the smoking policy at Albany Hotel?

    Albany Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Albany Hotel?

    Restaurants including The Oriental restaurant, Fanatix Cafe at The Playhouse and The Royal Hotel Coffee Shoppe are popular in Albany Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Durban City Center.

    What popular shopping places are close to Albany Hotel?

    Shopping options in Albany Hotel’s Durban City Center neighborhood include Victoria St Market, Springbuck Art & Jewellers and Joe's Corner Shop.

    What are popular attractions near Albany Hotel?

    Guests at Albany Hotel can easily visit Durban Natural Science Museum, Port Natal Maritime Museum and Kwa Muhle Museum located in the Durban City Center area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Albany Hotel?

    Albany Hotel’s nearby natural sights include South African Parks Reservations, Albert Park and Natal Bay located in the same Durban City Center area.

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    What people love about Albany Hotel

    • 8.0

      Very good
      Staff 

      "Management was very friendly"

      George

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      April 19, 2019

    • 10.0

      Exceptional

      "I like this hotel very much."

      Annah

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      May 24, 2018

    • 9.6

      Exceptional

      "I liked the place."

      Themba

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      September 17, 2018

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,017 Durban properties
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    Cheapest price score
    Room comfort score
    7.3/10
    Room size
    23 sqm.
    Value for money score
    6.5/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Bigger than
    91
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    Overall rating:

    6.7

    Good
    4,328 reviews
    Cleanliness
    6.2
    Facilities
    5.6
    Location
    6.6
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    What travelers say they love:
    The service was beautiful, helpful staff.
    Sinethemba from South Africa
    Family with young children
    More about Albany Hotel

    More about Albany Hotel

    If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Durban, look no further than Albany Hotel. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 1.0 Km away, and it normally takes about 35 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    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. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, laundromat, taxi service can be enjoyed at the hotel.

    80 rooms spread over 12 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Albany Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Durban.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Review score
    Facilities

    5.6

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    21 mentions

    Breakfast

    14 mentions

    Beach

    5 mentions

    Internet

    4 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Body thermometer
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Safe dining setup
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Coffee shop
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurant [halal]
    • Restaurants
    • Room service
    • Vending machine

    Services and conveniences

    • Currency exchange
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Doorman
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Laundromat
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Salon
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [charges apply]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Taxi service

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Desk
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • In-room safe box
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Ironing facilities
    • Laptop safe box
    • Non-smoking
    • Private bathroom
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Seating area
    • Shower
    • Toiletries
    • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Halal
    Restaurants on site

    Townhouse

    • No additional information available

    Albany Cafe

    • Menu: Buffet
    Location
    225 Anton Lembede Street, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4051
    Good
    Location

    6.6

    Airports

    • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
      29.0 km
    • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
      65.5 km

    Public transportation

    • Berea Road
      1.5 km
    • Durban Railway Station
      1.6 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Sparspot Pharmacy
      530 m

    Shopping

    • Victoria St Market
      1.3 km

    Convenience store

    • BP Express
      200 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      140 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Golden Mile
      1.5 km
    • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
      1.9 km
    • uShaka Marine World
      2.0 km
    • Suncoast Casino
      2.7 km
    • Durban Botanic Gardens
      3.1 km
    • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
      3.3 km
    • Moses Mabhida Stadium
      3.6 km
    • Mitchell Park Zoo
      4.2 km
    • Umgeni River Bird Park
      5.5 km
    • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
      26.9 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Consulate of Italy
      70 m
    • Durban Natural Science Museum
      90 m
    • Art Gallery
      130 m
    • City Hall
      130 m
    • Municipal Library
      130 m
    • Old Court House Museum
      150 m
    • Playhouse
      180 m
    • Medwood Gardens
      220 m
    • Consulate of India
      250 m
    • Victoria Embankment
      250 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-5 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 6-17 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until10:30

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center1.0 Km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)90 ZAR

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of floors12
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 81
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened1970
    • Most recent renovation2010

    Reviews of Albany Hotel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    Cleanliness6.2
    Facilities5.6
    Location6.6
    Room comfort and quality7.3
    Service6.8
    Value for money6.5
    High score for Durban
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (41)
    8-9 Excellent (27)
    7-8 Very Good (43)
    6-7 Good (25)
    <6 Below Expectation (147)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (75)
    Jun - Aug (49)
    Sep - Nov (79)
    Dec - Feb (80)
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    8.7
    Excellent
    TingFung from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Business traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

    Very affordable hotel with good service”

    price, breakfast, location

    I went to Durban for a conference (at the ICC Durban). I used my own funding to support this trip to South Africa, so to save money I stayed at the Albany Hotel instead of the conference hotel (Hilton). I am happy that I made the right choice. The hotel is within walking distance to ICC Durban, only 1/5 the cost of Hilton, and it comes with a nice breakfast buffet. Most importantly, the staffs are very nice and friendly, they are eager to learn my language and use it to greet me every morning. The room is clean and decent. I would recommend this hotel to travelers on a budget. You could save the hotel cost and spend it on other things.

    Reviewed March 02, 2013

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    7.3
    Very good
    godstime from Ireland
    Business traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2011

    a place to stay in Durban ”

    the rooms

    The albany hotel is located in the centre of the city of Durban. my visit to Durban was the second time and my first time in Albany - I really enjoyed my stay, the hotel was spotless at all times and the staffs were brilliant. Though, would suggest some improvement in their food. I will recommend family and or friends that would like to visit Durban to use Albany Hotel. Overall I will score Albany 85%

    Reviewed August 04, 2011

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Sipho from South Africa
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in August 2012

    Lovely Hotel”

    Spacious Rooms

    Our stay was good. We enjoyed the scenery especially the fact that you're very close to the sea. What was also a bonus is the fact that it's not far from the Durban International Convention Center which is where we were going to.

    Reviewed August 08, 2012

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Jacqueline from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013

    Great location but very small rooms”

    Buffet breakfast, very reasonable priced

    I found the hotel on the internet, and was surprised at how cheap the accomodation was. I booked one day in advance, and was able to get a room. The breakfast was delicious; the hotel is very well situated and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The only thing that bothered me, was that there was only parking in a road next to the hotel, and I don't think Durban is such a safe place to leave a car outside at night.

    Reviewed January 31, 2013

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    7.6
    Very good
    Graham from South Africa
    Business traveler
    Triple Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Good value for money”

    The Albany Hotel was not what I was expecting but I haven't been to Durban for many years so didnt really know what to expect. the hotel itself is clean and the staff are fantastic, I just wouldn't venture out after dark as there are loads of beggars and vagrants in the area.

    Reviewed June 14, 2019

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Liesl from South Africa
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in September 2012

    great location & staff”

    restaurant

    he Albany hotel is very much centrally located..the staff went out of there way to assist us I will recommend anyone to stay there. Breakfast facility was very good too

    Reviewed November 07, 2012

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Themba from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Quad Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Exceptional”

    I liked the place. Superb service from reception to everyone you meet in the building wearing the Albany hotel uniform.

    Reviewed September 18, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    ROSELINE from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 6 nights in November 2016

    privacy clean no location”

    it was very fantastic holiday with Albany in future I will like to book with Albany the rest of my life, and not so expensive

    Reviewed November 29, 2016

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    5.2
    Charl from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Standard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    How does the Albany Hotel earn three stars??”

    I visited the Albany Hotel for two nights, namely Saturday 28 May, and Sunday 29 May. I was in Durban for the 2016 Comrades Marathon. Upon arrival I noted that my television was not working. I asked three different staff members to attend to the problem since I wanted to relax and watch rugby in my room the day before the race. Despite assurances that a technician was "on his way", the TV was never repaired. The phone in the room to call reception did not work, so I had to repeatedly go 10 flights downstairs to follow up on the non-functioning TV. The air conditioner in my room (No. 108) did not work (an E3 error message was shown on the machine). The drop-safe in my cupboard did not work, so I had to hide valuables in my room. Bathroom fittings were grotty, and silicon around the wash-basin was moldy. The only redeeming feature about this hotel is its excellent location (within walking distance of the registration (the ICC) and finish venues (Sahara Park cricket stadium) for the Comrades Marathon.

    Reviewed May 31, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Leatitia from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Fabulous place to find yourself ”

    I enjoyed my stay at Albany hotel Nice place to be

    Reviewed December 25, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Faried from South Africa
    Family with teens
    Triple Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

    Nice accommodation, but right in town”

    Parking need to be sorted as you have to walk down a passage where there's a night club. Parking close to early @ around 11 o'clock @ night. So if you out visiting or checking out Durban you need to make sure you leave early so you can park your car before they close the parking.

    Reviewed January 05, 2020

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Bantu from South Africa
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in March 2011

    Proffesional and the best service”

    Welcoming and accommodating

    the hotel was the best ever, staff members are warm and welcoming, they make you feel at home. service was too good and the breakfast was mouth watering. the special price was great value for money. the hotel itself is very clean and the bar was excellent with the best whisky range ever.

    Reviewed April 03, 2011

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Tracy from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Theres nothing that stands out about it, but in fairness it is a good place to visit.”

    Tv had no remote, we asked for it but nothing, there was some noise in the middle of the night which kept us up, there were no curtains on the windows, all we could see was some shabby walls from the building next to it, the toilet is a but high it needs some adjusting, the shower has no door to it, we had to mop the floor every time we used it, they're busy renoving the place (which they apologised for) but i don't think it's a good idea to keep all that stuff in plain sight where the guest can see it. The good thing is the rooms are very clean, towels and the bedding which the staff attended to very nicely, the location is great, the reception and its staff was all great. I'm sure that once everything is done the hotel itself will look amazing.

    Reviewed June 12, 2019

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    6.7
    Good
    lindsay from Zimbabwe
    Couple
    Stayed 6 nights in September 2012

    nice hotel ”

    location is convinient close to city center,beaches,marine world

    l enjoyed my stay at Albany it was so convenient for me would walk into town,the south beach was just a km away ,generally the staff was great ,breakfast was boring it didn't taste bad as such but l ate basically the same buffet for my 7day stay ,cleaners are generally slow 1day i left my room in the morning got back to my hotel and room was not yet cleaned at around 2.30pm.rooms where generally clean and comfortable.great hotel for shoppers and sightseeing

    Reviewed September 21, 2012

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Puseletso from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in February 2012

    simply the best”

    the rooms

    the reception was great and speedily, the rooms and hotel was clean and fully equiped. the breakfast was filling and there was a variety to choose from. and the hotel is a walking distance from shopping centres, the beach and ushaka marine world

    Reviewed February 29, 2012

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Annah from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Triple Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    There were minor problems aas the room was painted so it was affecting us but the room was changed.”

    I like this hotel very much. management needs to make sure that plumbers are called to check the rooms maybe once a month as the shower was working and no stopper for the basin and there was no shooter in room 44. Otherwise I like the place and have been there many times.

    Reviewed May 24, 2018

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    4.8
    Lebogang
    Group
    Quad Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Totally not worth 3star. Reception/ground floor is far better than lift lobbies and our room. ”

    Your room 901 photographs really well to look like a really nice room, but it had all multiple elements to make it dingy....our duvet cover had holes and the bedding was not ironed, it looked like it was fluffed up for us in the spare of the moment. The ceiling needed a fresh painting. the smell was overpowering. Dirty windows, and rooms need proper deep cleaning. The slow and tiny lifts were a nightmare when checking out. Since your hotel doesn't have the best location, it would have been nice to be in a space that your guests would like stay in and brag about at all times and overlook all the other accommodation around when in Durban. Even if the infrastructure is not up to date at least cleanliness should take presidence. Beside all of the above, your front staff and one cleaning guy who helped us navigate our bags when going downs the stairs with our heavy bags were very much helpful and friendly during our stay. Can't say the same with somesoyour of your room cleaning ladies.

    Reviewed April 12, 2019

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    6.4
    Good
    Nonhlanhla from South Africa
    Couple
    Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Good”

    I think the whole hotel needs serious renovations. The ceiling is falling apart. The toilets and showers needs to be revamped. As for the carpet in the corridoors and curtains they were very dirty. They carpet needs to be cleaned properly or else take it all out and put tiles. I wouldn't recomend Albany Hotel to anyone

    Reviewed December 13, 2018

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    6.7
    Good
    Logan from South Africa
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2012

    Okay room but parking nightmare”

    Heart of the city

    The room was comfortable. There is a lively night life outside the hotel. The worse thing was that the Albany Parkade had a closing time and once you're out of the parkade, you can't get in until 5am in the morning again. You either park else where or on the street.

    Reviewed October 29, 2012

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    6.0
    Colleen from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

    Im so disappointed”

    Please believe all the bad reviews because i i didnt think it was true untill i spent two nights at the Albany, firstly there is no santiser anywhere in the hotel, i had to go ask the guy at reception to fill up my santizer bottle, the curtains are dirty, the cupboards are worse everything is just dirty. Please dont book with them you will live to regret it.

    Reviewed January 05, 2021

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