Balmoral Hotel
Balmoral Hotel
See all 6 photos
Standard Non Sea Facing - Guestroom Balmoral Hotel
Standard Non Sea Facing - Guestroom
See all 6 photos
Interior view Balmoral Hotel
Interior view
See all 6 photos
Interior view Balmoral Hotel
Interior view
See all 6 photos
Bathroom Balmoral Hotel
Bathroom
See all 6 photos
See map Balmoral Hotel
See map
Excellent
Location
8.6
See all 6 photos Balmoral Hotel
See all 6 photos
Removed from saved list
What guests are saying:
Good staff and just an atmosphere was good
Morris from South Africa
Couple
Older style hotel but that did not detract. Right on beach front, walking distance from Marine Park. Plentiful food for breakfast, clean and staff extremely helpful. During week was quiet but on weekend full obviously a well liked hotel. We would stay there again.
Ian from Australia
Couple
Expensive breakfast with not much of variety to choose from.
Makgotso from South Africa
Family with young children
The hotel was undergoing renovations. Parking is limited.Room decor needs upgrading. Apart from that there was nothing to complain about.Good food. Enjoyed my stay here.Thank You Agoda
anusha from South Africa
Couple
very nice place to be
jabulane from South Africa
Couple
Enjoyed our stay! Enjoyed colonial architecture and furnishings. Definitely a home away from home! Will definitely come back again...
anil from South Africa
Couple
Breakfasts incredible
Thuli from South Africa
Couple
2nd visit to the hotel. They set an impressive breakfast, and the chef does not dissappoint. Room was immaculate staff very friendly. Elegant hotel, old paintings on the walls in the room and around hotel. Beatifully preserved woodwork all over.
Abraham from South Africa
Solo traveler
Older hotel but still a very nice place to stay for a day or two
IMTIAZ from South Africa
Solo traveler

Balmoral Hotel

Excellent location
- Inside city center
- What's nearby?
Very good
From 334 reviewsSee what guests said
7.7
/
10
Very good service
7.8
Value for money7.5
Distance to city center2.0 Km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport26.9 km
  • Airport transfer

  • 110 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Durban

Select your room
7 travelers are looking at this property right nowBook now before it's too late!
Standard Sea View
Standard Sea View
...
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
Enter dates to see prices
Standard Non Sea Facing
Standard Non Sea Facing
...
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
Enter dates to see prices
Executive Family Room
Executive Family Room
...
  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
Enter dates to see prices
Single Superior Sea View
Single Superior Sea View
...
    Enter dates to see prices
    Twin Standard
    Twin Standard
    ...
    • Balcony/terrace
    Enter dates to see prices
    Superior Room
    Superior Room
    ...
    • Non-smoking
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Studio Non Seafacing
    Standard Studio Non Seafacing
    ...
    • Non-smoking
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Double/Twin
    Standard Double/Twin
    ...
      Enter dates to see prices
      Executive Double
      Executive Double
      ...
        Enter dates to see prices
        Standard Twin Beds
        Standard Twin Beds
        ...
          Enter dates to see prices
          Have a question for Balmoral Hotel?
          Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

          Prices drop the moment you sign in!

          Sign in now
          More about Balmoral Hotel

          More about Balmoral Hotel

          An overview

          Show less

          Nearest essentials

          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Show less

          What they offer

          Show less

          What's nearby

          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Show more

          Property's guest policies

          Show less

          Some helpful facts

          Show less

          Real reviews from real guests

          Agoda Reviews (334)Booking.com Reviews (1305)
          7.7
          /
          10
          Cleanliness7.7
          Facilities7.0
          Location8.6
          Room comfort and quality7.4
          Service7.8
          Value for money7.5
          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          All languages
          All guests (334)
          All room types
          Showing 221 verified guest comments
          12345
          8.8
          Excellent
          Thabisile from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 7 nights in September 2018
          Greatly located hotel”
          Perfect location. Close to most things. Daily serviced rooms. Nice room with bar fridge. Limited parking inside hotel which is on a first come first serve basis but alternate parking is available outside the hotel in a secure and security manned underground parking.
          Reviewed September 14, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Barbra from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Sea View
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018
          A lovely hotel, located right by the beautiful beach of Durban. Friendly staff & good parking space ”
          You can easily put on your bathing suit, and step out of the hotel into the warm Indian ocean for a quick dip and a swim before breakfast or anytime of the day for that matter, without having to worry about your valuables and carrying a beach bag. You just leave them in your room. The hotel is literally a stone throw away from the beach and a swimming pool.
          Reviewed November 11, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Vanviva from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
          Home away from home”
          We were picked up by Stephen. He was our first impression of Africa. We explained to us the city, culture, language, and the list goes on. He provided smooth, safe and friendly transfer service. His service was impeccable. We can tell that he loves his job and that makes the difference. In addition, your F&B manager, Augustin, kindly spent time explaining to us the city, background, history and really helped in addressing our concerns in many ways. Durban was our first stop in our first time in Africa. We had an impressive experience, and part of it was because of their lovely staff.
          Reviewed May 12, 2018
          3.2
          Jacoline from South Africa
          Business traveler
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
          Not recommended ”
          Unsafe area therefore you can’t walk by yourself. Then they offer you transport at R80 per 1km. Total rip off. Noisy and building is neglected. They are definitely not a 4 star hotel, do not let them fool you.
          Reviewed November 20, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sinethemba from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
          Fun and friend ”
          The staff was friends and very informative. The hotel location is perfect. I give it 100%. Loved it.
          Reviewed December 05, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          lerato from South Africa
          Business traveler
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 1 night in September 2018
          Exceptional”
          Very nice and cool place to be.it will be my home when I'm around Durban.My car was parked safe and friendly security even Mdu Maxi cap outside there was every humble man.I really enjoyed the place alot
          Reviewed September 14, 2018
          6.4
          Good
          samiksha from South Africa
          Group
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
          Disappointed ”
          This is now the second time that we have stayed at the Balmoral with the 1st time being just as bad. im so disappointed with the service of this hotel. The parking is a mess, the staff are not very friendly and all they can offer you is a sorry for every incident that goes wrong. I could go on and on but then I would just get myself worked up thinking about it. After giving this hotel a second chance I don't think ill be staying there again.
          Reviewed July 10, 2018
          8.3
          Excellent
          Benedict from South Africa
          Family with teens
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 1 night in October 2015
          Desperate convinience”
          Hotel Staff were great, located on the beach front, the breakfast was lovely
          The Manager was creaming at his staff in front of us.The staff were always ready to assist us and ere pleasent. How ever the loud floors with some fault were a huge concern and ere a bit too loud for us at times one had a hard time sleeping. there was a funny smell in the room.the cleanliness well very questionable.
          Reviewed November 20, 2015
          8.0
          Excellent
          Deepa from South Africa
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in November 2012
          lovely, clean”
          well positioned
          Very comfortable, room was clean, clean bathroom. the staff were very friendly. The view was excellent. service was good at breakfast. the porter was very helpful and always smiling. beach is closeby, easy to take a walk and shop. although the car was safe, they do need to provide for more parking. good value for money
          Reviewed November 20, 2012
          8.0
          Excellent
          FATIEG from South Africa
          Family with teens
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2012
          great location with Comfortable rooms.”
          ideally situated on the beachfront, close to local attractions.
          lovely hotel with comfortable rooms which were serviced regularly. the staff were friendly and helpful. we stayed over a long week-end when the hotel was full and the queue at the hot breakfast was very long and moved very slowly. they kept running out of glasses at juice stand, bowls at cereal stand and cutlery. i suggest better management over the breakfast area, especially if the hotel is so busy.
          Reviewed May 04, 2012
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jill from France
          Family with teens
          Double Superior
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018
          Perfect Location”
          Comfortable hotel with a great location. Friendly staff. Good restaurant and great choice for breakfast. Always choose this lovely hotel when in Durban.
          Reviewed November 29, 2018
          6.4
          Good
          Allister from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018
          it ok”
          room was tiny, i found a cockroach on the door where i hung my jacket, staff very friendly was a bit hard to get the waiters attention though. parking lot was full so my car needed to be moved to another lot by hotel staff but i woke to find my car was in the parking lot after watching it drive away (bit worrisome)
          Reviewed November 14, 2018
          5.6
          Karen from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Sea View
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
          Above average”
          The room although sea facing was old and smelled very musty. The bath tub was not clean. We asked for a double bed and got twin beds put together although we paid for a double bed room. Parking is an issue if you go out and return late.. We were directed to another parking which charged us R28 for the parking. The door handle for the security lock was broken and we requested them to fix it. Maintenance only came to repair it on the Sunday which delayed us going out. I honestly would not use this hotel in future. I expected more from the pictures and website view of the hotel.
          Reviewed November 07, 2018
          5.6
          Barry from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
          Not Worth Four Stars”
          The staff are pleasant, the food in the restaurant is good and, although the location on the beachfront is theoretically good, you can hardly see the sea from the supposedly sea-facing room because it is obscured by the hawker stalls, the amusement park and trees. One is not allowed to put restaurant or room service bills on your room account. The towels in the room were old and stiff. Face cloths are not provided. In short, it is a pleasant three-star hotel, but not four-star.
          Reviewed October 26, 2018
          6.4
          Good
          Bonisiwe from South Africa
          Solo traveler
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 1 night in September 2018
          Good”
          I woke up to a shower that ran only cold water,I called reception and they said they were sending someone to look at it,meanwhile Im running late.The gentlemen who came also had trouble fixing the issue.30-45 min later the issue got fixed but then the shower dispensed only hot water regardless whether you opened both tabs
          Reviewed September 21, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Linda from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 1 night in May 2018
          An exceptional Hotel!”
          Built in 1908, this hotel has retained the ambience and graciousness of a by-gone age. Lovingly decorated with period furnishings, feature and fittings; superbly trained staff, good affordable 24 hour room service , a perfect location and glorious sea views make a stay at the Balmoral an absolute treat. I cannot recommend it too highly !
          Reviewed May 21, 2018
          6.4
          Good
          samiksha from South Africa
          Couple
          Twin Standard
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
          Not a four star hotel”
          the parking is terrible, the staff are slow and not to mention the facilities are not up to standard. we stayed on the 3rd floor and the lifts were not working we had to walk up each time. there were elderly people that had to walk up and down those stairs with no assistance. and to top it off the key holder didn't work had to wait 20 minutes for someone to attend to eventually opening it up with a manual key. The receptionist is slow he doesn't know if his coming or going. Im highly disappointed and in my opinion id rate this hotel as a 2star.
          Reviewed April 03, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Karabo from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
          Great trip”
          The staff treated the clients very well. The only small problem was that the shower was not working however, they were moved into another room immediately which made them happy. Over all, they are very happy with the trip and they would come back again.
          Reviewed February 14, 2018
          6.0
          Sibongile from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018
          Hotel very old, TV , phone not working. Safety of the guest. My credit card was used for Uber which ”
          Staff
          Reviewed October 08, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Des from South Africa
          Couple
          Standard Non Sea Facing
          Stayed 1 night in September 2018
          Great location on beach within walking distance from Ushaka Marine World”
          Great views of shoreline
          Reviewed September 06, 2018
          12345
          This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

          Back to search results

          Back to room choices

          |

          Dismiss

          Balmoral Hotel
          |Very good 7.7
          ×
          Check in. Step out.
          Experiences on Agoda. Because your room is just the beginning.

          • Excellent location
          • Golden Mile