aha Gateway Hotel
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aha Gateway Hotel

Corner of Boulevard and Twighlight Drive, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa, 4321
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    aha Gateway Hotel Reviews

    8.5
    Excellent
    /10
    (379 reviews)See what guests said
    8.7
    Excellent cleanliness
    Recommended by 90% of guests

    Things you’ll love about aha Gateway Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Durban

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.2
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    Better than 99% of properties in Durban
    Exceptional location
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium12.4 km
  • Mitchell Park12.74 km
  • Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment13.01 km
  • Mini Town13.96 km
  • Golden Mile14.92 km
  • Natural Science Museum15.71 km
  • uShaka Marine World16.33 km
  • Phansi Museum18.36 km
  • Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding27.68 km
  • The Valley of a 1000 Hills37.08 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 5 hours ago

    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center20. Km
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
    Distance to airport12.0 km

    Rooms available at aha Gateway Hotel

    8.4
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Superior Room
    Superior Room
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Room
    Standard Room
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    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Double Single Use Superior
    Double Single Use Superior
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      Double Single Use Standard
      Double Single Use Standard
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        Single Superior
        Single Superior
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          Junior Suite Capacity 1
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            Junior Suite Capacity 2
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              Single Standard
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                  Agoda Reviews (379)Booking.com Reviews (1505)
                  8.5
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                  10
                  Cleanliness8.7
                  Facilities8.4
                  Location9.2
                  Room comfort and quality8.4
                  Service8.4
                  Value for money8.3
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                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Karen from South Africa
                  Family with young children
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2019

                  Pleasant, couldn’t find our second reservation ”

                  Made a second reservation following day but couldn’t find it when we arrived. If we didn’t have an email on hand I’m sure we would have lost the reservation. Manger was efficient and sorted it out eventually. Just a little embarrassing to arrive and felt uncomfortable

                  Reviewed June 21, 2019
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Stephen from South Africa
                  Couple
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2018

                  Needs a bit of a polish”

                  Hotel was good overall. Staff were friendly, breakfast was ample and tasty and Wi-Fi speed was better than average. Hotel appearance in need of a little sprucing up, though. Curtains in the lobby look like they haven't had a wash in years, and some of the furnishings are starting to look a little tatty. Also, exterior concrete surfaces are in need of a thorough scrub as Durban humidity has, no doubt, contributed to discolouration.

                  Reviewed December 30, 2018
                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  CHUNG-HAN from Taiwan
                  Business traveler
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 1 night in February 2019

                  Everything is GOOD except the WIFI...”

                  The hotel is part of the Gateway shopping mall, so you have lots of choices for the restaurants and the shops. This hotel is pretty in all perspectives such as the cleanliness, the breakfast, and the location are very good. However, the WIFI speed is not quite good and does not allow you to access several sites. I would suggest you can buy a local sim card with data traffic to solve this problem.

                  Reviewed February 26, 2019
                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Bradly from South Africa
                  Family with young children
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

                  Great location and friendly staff”

                  Loved the fact that I could walk to Virgin Active in Gateway and still make it back to have breakfast with the family. The hotel staff were super friendly and went out of their way to assist with special requests.

                  Reviewed April 29, 2018
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  LEE from Taiwan
                  Business traveler
                  Superior Room
                  Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

                  Comfortable and affordable hotel”

                  comfortable, nice location, friendly staff

                  This is not my first time staying at this hotel, and there's a good reason to come back. The hotel is at one of the best locations a traveler can have, directly connected to the Gateway shopping centre. However, the room is not that clean this time for some reasons. Otherwise, I would have given a higher score. Overall, this is a highly recommended hotel for anyone.

                  Reviewed June 21, 2013
                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  LEE from Taiwan
                  Business traveler
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 4 nights in April 2012

                  Simply The Best in Durban for the value”

                  Connects to Gateway Mall, and close to beach

                  This is by far one of the best hotels I've stayed in South Africa. THe service is great, the room is very new and big, with great equipments and definitely clean. The most notible thing on this hotel is its location- it is actually connected to the biggest shopping center in South Africa- the Gateway Mall (you exit the side entrance of the hotel, to enter gate 8, close to Toys'r'us) The staff was very helpful and professional- and what's even better, they give me free WIFI, which is a price saver for someone like me a business traveller. This is highly recommended hotel for a very good price- don't think, just go for it.

                  Reviewed April 28, 2012
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Nonhlanhla from South Africa
                  Family with teens
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

                  Awesome”

                  The staff is very helpfull and friendly. Place is very clean and in a very quite place especially at night. It is in a very safe place and is very safe too cos this time my child went with her friend but they were safe

                  Reviewed December 26, 2018
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Ryan from South Africa
                  Couple
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

                  You won't sleep but everything else is good”

                  On arrival, there is inadequate guidance to where the parking area is. When you eventually get there, it's full, so you'll need to park at the mall and get reception to process it for you (fortunately there's a parking entrance close by). Parking is supposedly R30/day (a rip off for all that inconvenience). The room is spacious and the decor, simple and clean. The bed is atrocious. Our mattress had completely collapsed where seemingly myriads of other people had slept. I feel a good night's rest is a key feature of a hotel and this one doesn't have it. Prepare to wake up (if you ever sleep) with aches and pains from a lack of body support. The breakfast spread is really good and may help you overcome some of your tiredness from the night before. The rooftop pool area is sufficient but the pool is shallow to cater for both kids and adults. There is a bar up there too. The elevators may, or may not, decide to work, so you'll wait around a lot. Check out is easy.

                  Reviewed December 21, 2018
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Odette
                  Business traveler
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

                  Exceptional”

                  I would recomend this Hotel to everyone and anyone, the Hotel is very clean,the room was nice and big, staff was very friendly, breakfast was great!!! Myself and my cousin enjoyed the experince and will definately be back and next time around with our famillies. The Hotel is right next to the Mall which ia amazing, with a water park rite thr as well. lots of eating places in walking distance Amazing Hotel!!!!

                  Reviewed November 26, 2018
                  6.0
                  PRELINA from South Africa
                  Couple
                  Superior Room
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2018

                  poor ”

                  check in was a nightmare. the check in staff told us that the hotel was full and we need to find alternate accommodation as he could not help us. after protesting that the accommodation was paid for in full and insisting on getting a room we were given a room This was done half an hour later. this is unacceptable

                  Reviewed October 08, 2018
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Lorraine from South Africa
                  Family with young children
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2018

                  Best hotel for holidays”

                  Breath taking

                  Reviewed February 22, 2019
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Lorraine from South Africa
                  Family with young children
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2018

                  Beautiful hotel, lovely rooms and very lovely staff, will definately come back again”

                  lovely hotel

                  Reviewed February 22, 2019
                  7.2
                  Very good
                  Zandile from South Africa
                  Business traveler
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2019

                  Parking is a problem. I had to park far away from the hotel”

                  Staff was friendly also during breakfast staff was around asking if I needed something

                  Reviewed July 01, 2019
                  5.2
                  Faheem from South Africa
                  Family with young children
                  Junior Suite
                  Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

                  Above average”

                  Very uncomfortable beds and pillows very standard room far below the price tag as the hotel room could pass as an bb. Very poor breakfast offerings with limited options to a very substandard swimming pool. All in all not worth the price tag and would never return for free.

                  Reviewed February 11, 2019
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Waseem from South Africa
                  Couple
                  Superior Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

                  Hotel is in a perfect location and good views, perfect breakfast and wide variety to choose from”

                  Just a few things to consider , the aircon in the room did not have a heater function it became very cold at night.

                  Reviewed June 26, 2019
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  sizwe from South Africa
                  Couple
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

                  Perfect ”

                  Lovely place to sty

                  Reviewed June 14, 2019
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Shenaaz from South Africa
                  Family with teens
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

                  Exceptional”

                  Excellent service. Staff user friendly. They have so much love to offer. Well trained. Keep it up.

                  Reviewed January 02, 2019
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Shenaaz from South Africa
                  Family with teens
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

                  Excellent service . View stuning. ”

                  Staff mind blowing. Good character. Loving n caring .

                  Reviewed December 27, 2018
                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Salome from South Africa
                  Business traveler
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

                  Very pleasant stay”

                  Thank you so much for a very pleasant stay! I was impressed with the hotel, staff friendliness and facilities. T recently attended two conferences in Atlanta, Georgia. This conference compared very well. Catering and staff serving guests were outstanding. The two hotels in America can learn from Aha Gateway! I will definitely recommend the hotel to anyone travelling to Umhlanga.

                  Reviewed July 02, 2018
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Atamli from United Kingdom
                  Group
                  Standard Room
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2017

                  Fancy and very modern hotel”

                  We visited aha Gateway October 2017 and stayed there for one night. The hotel is amazingly modern and clean and is 2 min walk to the mall and have it's a back exit that connect it to the mall. We had to leave the hotel early to catch the flight at 6am, the staff were very kind and professional. They packed us breakfast to go and helped with the baggage. The staff portrayed very professional attitude and did everything to make our stay comfortable. The only thing we didn't like is the noise, our room was on the side of the main Street and we could hear every vehicle speeding , which went on till 2am. Ex

                  Reviewed October 25, 2017
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