Gooderson Beach Hotel
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8.4
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What guests are saying:
awesome
Bonisiwe from South Africa
Family with young children
my stay was great always like the beach hotel everything is close ,the beach ,the mall nice stay
kuben from South Africa
Family with young children
More than perfect, I have never been this close to the sea
Mimmy from South Africa
Group
it was relaxing and hassle free. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Durban..
yousuf from Malawi
Couple
Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The food was good and well prepared.
Lorraine from South Africa
Group
The hotel needs a revamp, breakfast good but staff in the dining room too noicy.
Mary from South Africa
Family with young children
Very good.
Johan from South Africa
Couple
Except for the slow lifts and bad smell some places (not inside my room), it was a very ok hotel.
Jon from Norway
Solo traveler
I really enjoy I must say
Thinawanga from South Africa
Couple
excellent. friendly staff, superb buffet breakfast. clean and right opposite the beach. beautiful view from the hotel room. we were on the 5th floor. thank you lord
janit from India
Family with teens

Gooderson Beach Hotel

Excellent location
- Inside city center
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7.1
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10
Very good value for money
7.3
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center1.0 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport27.0 km
  • Airport transfer

  • 80 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Durban

  • Air conditioning

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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Kitchenette
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Triple Room
Triple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 2 single beds and 3 double ...
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Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Kitchenette
  • 1 super king bed and 1 sofa...
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Quad Room
Quad Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Apartment
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Kitchenette
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        Agoda Reviews (252)Booking.com Reviews (1120)
        7.1
        /
        10
        Cleanliness6.4
        Facilities6.2
        Location8.4
        Room comfort and quality6.8
        Service7.0
        Value for money7.3
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        4.8
        Puleng from South Africa
        Group
        Triple Room
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
        I had a very bad experience with this hotel ”
        Verify my bookings , check in my bookings were not on the system. Had to wait for someone who'll access the system for more than 2hrs . The person never showed up . Finally I was helped . The next day we were told we are extra for breakfast yet we booked and paid for 16 people . Rooms I booked were changed without informing me. I will never overbook this hotel and won't recommend anyone to this hotel. Check in process is very bad. What I liked was breakfast only
        Reviewed October 24, 2018
        8.3
        Excellent
        Mr from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2013
        great location, perfect rooms”
        safe area
        perfect location, close to all highlights from durban, friendly staff, clean rooms, good parking area, safe. breakfast is nice. did not like the dinner. the hotel is not too expensive, I paid about R for a single room, and R to put my car in the safe underground garage. better to put your car in the garage, the streets during night are not very safe in Durban. I can recommend the Beach hotel.
        Reviewed March 01, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        Benedict from South Africa
        Family with young children
        Double Room
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2012
        Great location, old charm property, warm staff. ”
        Probably the best access to tourist amenities plus value for money.
        We arrived too early for 2 pm. check-in but were warmly received and given our room. Spacious en-suite rooms equiped basically with everything we would need in a hotel room. A full spread buffet breakfast was on offer. Situated across the road is the promenade which had our young one enthralled with the Fair which had his constant attention. We will definitely visit again.
        Reviewed December 20, 2012
        7.2
        Very good
        Fikile from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018
        Suggestion”
        Every thing is ok but if you can do something with the floor carpet because its smell is not good for sinus people.
        Reviewed November 29, 2018
        5.2
        viwe
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
        Carpets are dirty, cleaners just budge in your room just like that. No respect for travelers.”
        Carpets are very dirty. They smell. Cause problems for someone with sinus. Cleaners just budge in your rooms without finding out if travelers are inside. That is very rude. The advertisement of place made it look like its a clean place and that is misleading to customers.
        Reviewed October 01, 2018
        2.8
        Corle from South Africa
        Family with young children
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018
        Won't recommend ”
        Bathroom toilet was dirty. Hot water tap does not open in bath or close once opened.
        Reviewed November 19, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Lindiwe from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018
        Good stay ”
        I didn’t use the full facilities, only slept and left early the next morning. But the location was perfect and staff very warm.
        Reviewed September 10, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        sibongiseni from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Quad Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2017
        Satisfying”
        Ease of making booking and getting immediate confirmation
        Reviewed December 30, 2017
        7.2
        Very good
        fanie from South Africa
        Couple
        Triple Room
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
        all in all it was good experience ”
        The hotel is just a minute walk to the beach,the breakfast is top class all the people at the breakfast area a friendly, except one old lady at reception area she so rode to people the hotel is going to loose customer because of her.
        Reviewed December 22, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jacqueline from Namibia
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
        Satisfaction guaranteed! Delivered!”
        My overall impression started with the check-in, which was done in less than 5 minutes, professional yet friendly staff! (Petros & Colleague) My room was spacious, clean, fresh and ready. I absolute loved the ocean view, and breakfast was excellent! Thank you all. I'll definitely come back, and recommend!
        Reviewed November 15, 2016
        4.8
        Christopher from South Africa
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2016
        Weekend getaway”
        Hotel is on the beach but had folling problems: 1) Very dubious people in side streets adjacent to hotel. 2) Room comfortable but very noisy. Woken through the night by drunk hotel guests shouting in passage.3) Parking only safe if inside basement at additional cost. 4) Breakfast. Far too many people in breakfast lounge by 08h00 - waited for 10 mins for a seat, free for all reminded me of a rugby scrum -everything was finished and we were jossled and waited in a long queue to be served. Very noisy patrons. Nice location but a large number of uncouth guests spoilt the stay.
        Reviewed August 15, 2016
        8.4
        Excellent
        Zingisani from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Family Room
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
        Better Communication ”
        When I checked in I was told there was an "issue" with my room reservation and as a result I have been moved to the sister hotel "Gooderson Tropicana". I thought this could have been communicated to me a lot earlier rather than on the day and time I check-in.
        Reviewed May 31, 2016
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Eugene from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 5 nights in September 2014
        We had an "Excellent Beach week"”
        hotel facilities & cleaners response when asked to go an extra mile
        We arrived early hours of the morning and we went to the Hotel leave our luggage until check-in time, only to find out that our room was ready. Everything was perfect except for nightshift front desk assistant who was arrogant always.
        Reviewed April 14, 2015
        6.3
        Good
        Arnold from South Africa
        Group
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
        Good hotel in unpleasant area”
        Close to beach, Nice View, Comfortable Bed
        Our stay at this hotel was rather good. Our room had a nice view although the window was dirty. The beds are comfortable and the room was spacious. (We had the quad room as we were 4 people) The big negative for me was that the surroundings of this hotel. Nice to be on beach but it is a shady area.
        Reviewed December 29, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        Nishara from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Family Room
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2014
        Value for money”
        Room Size, helpful staff, location
        The passage leading to room was not in a good condition. The kettle in the room was barely useable. The parking lot was small, lacked space and terribly stuffy. If improvements are made it would do a great deal for the rating of the hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. Meals were well prepared.
        Reviewed December 15, 2014
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Sara from South Africa
        Group
        Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2014
        Memorable stay at the beach hotel”
        Friendly and helpful staff, Cleaniness of the room, Underground parking, Fantastic view and breakfast was out of this world!
        I would recommend Beach Hotel to anyone who is visiting Durban for a weekend or longer. The sea view was breathtakingly awesome and the staff most friendly and accommodating especially at reception and in the dining hall. The chef went out of his way to prepare us vegetarian omlettes especially prepared in another kitchen where vegetarian food is prepared. Plenty of toiletry was available in the bathroom and the best thing ever was the 2 ply baby soft toilet paper. My family thoroughly enjoyed their short stay at the Beach Hotel which is so close to the beach and Halaal restaurants. The only problems we experienced were with the lifts which were at times out of order and the stench in the basement parking. Otherwise an awesome place at a reasonable price.
        Reviewed November 17, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        Warwick from South Africa
        Family with young children
        Family Room
        Stayed 7 nights in November 2014
        Beach Hotel Holiday”
        Very Friendly Helpful Staff. Very spacious, clean and comfortable room. Great Value for Money & Right on Beach Front near most attractions.
        Very Pleasant Stay with my wife and our 5 year old son. Very Friendly Helpful Staff. Very spacious (45m2 room), clean and comfortable room. Great Value for Money & Right on Beach Front near most attractions.
        Reviewed November 16, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        Vongai from Zimbabwe
        Solo traveler
        Family Room
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2014
        Great location”
        Location, staff and breakfast
        The staff was friendly. Dorothy and Simphiwe always helpful . There was another lady at the restaurant who was always cheerful. The location is just so convenient . I could just walk out of the hotel and I find myself at the beach. I could walk to the amazing Ushaka Marine. Even the Ricksha bus for tours. However the room was a bit stuffy. (Learnt that it was the oldest hotel est 1840s), so that could be the explanation . Even the bathroom basin was not replaced with a new one. The taps kept licking and required a superman to tighten them to ensure of no dripping . Overall it was clean. There were often power cuts and I advise you not to use the lifts lest you get stuck. I was pretty disappointed with the wifi connection. It was very poor, not available in the rooms . They claimed it's availability in some common areas but that was seldom. Otherwise I had a good stay with them.
        Reviewed November 08, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        Mary from South Africa
        Group
        Family Room
        Stayed 7 nights in October 2014
        value for ,money”
        food was nice, friendlly staff,
        the major problem with the hotel as noise from the club near by, we could'nt sleep at all, the weekend was worse, the other thing that was putting me off was the smell,at the entrence you are apprched by this funny smell which im not sure where it comes from.
        Reviewed November 04, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        NOKTUHULA from South Africa
        Couple
        Family Room
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2014
        It was very good”
        The hotel is clean, It is close to the beach, restaurents and the shopping centre
        Our stay at this hotel was good. The room was very clean, all our basic needs were filled. the parking is very safe, reception and breakfast area staff were very friendly. they all welcomed us with the great smile. Breakfast was very nice both days. The only negative thing I noticed was the cleaning staff, they made a lot off noise at passages shouting at one onother while we were still sleeping both mornings when cleaning rooms next to us. There is also a lot of noise on the second floor, I think it comes from the aircons room. In conclusion our stay at this hotel was very good and i will definetly come back with my whole family
        Reviewed June 23, 2014
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