Very good 7.4
Based on 66 reviews

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About this property


Well-positioned in South Beach, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Durban. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, mirror, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as water sports (non-motorized). Whatever your purpose of visit, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Durban.
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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room


  • Elevator
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 10
Parking Fee (per day): 65 ZAR
Reception Open Until: 12:00 PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 1954
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

based on 66 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.3
  • Facilities 3.0
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.2
  • Service 6.9
  • Value for money 7.1
  • Food/Dining 7.6
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Tse from Hong Kong
Families with older children
Standard Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2016
Dissatisfy with the management
I could not stay in this hotel although my booking was confirmed in April as you know. When I arrived, they said the hotel was full and I was rearranged from this 3 stars hotel to a 1 star Silver Star which was also under their management. They explained this internal arrangement was not open to you, i.e. you keep on booking clients to this hotel even though it was full, then they will rearrange their stay to another hotel under their own management, disregard the clients wish. I felt I was being cheated. Please look into this issue if you don't want to dissatisfy your client
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Bernhard from South Africa
Business travelers
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Fix it up
This hotel seriously needs some renovation and proper cleaning.
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Henry from South Africa
Double Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2016
Good hotel
hotel quests very noisy at night with no control over their children who roam the floors and play in the lifts all the time. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful and i will recommend it to my friends because of the good location.
Reviewed May 06, 2016

Itumeleng from South Africa
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015
Unhappy customer
Food and staff at the Restaurant and Bar.
I was not happy with one of the cleaners named Nombulelelo who cleaned our room 322 on 01 01 2016. She literally failed to replace or provide bath-room towels and toilet rolls. We had to request for both at about 10:50 PM via the reception as we had absolutely nothing in the room. I was also not impressed with the reception staff because the phone rang without being answered. I ended up having to take a lift and go and find out whether the guys were on duty. To my surprise, the were all outside the Hotel Lobby looking at the passer-by people. They ultimately sent the security guy to drop of the towels and and toilet rolls in my room. The whole experience clearly shows that some of your staff lack professionalism and people's skills. Just a suggestion, the Hotel needs urgent renovation just like your competitors in your neighboring area. Regards Unhappy Guest
Reviewed January 04, 2016

Dorothy from South Africa
Families with young children
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
horrible hotel.its lie a movie hills he eyes
location and foods
Bad experience. My holidays spoiled. Toilets were blocked no airfreshner. Carpet dirty and with marks . Room smelling I will never ever put my foot in this hotel. Hills have eyes
Reviewed January 03, 2016

haroon from South Africa
Solo travelers
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Location staff
Fair, linen not looking clean, too much noise, children and people sleeping and relaxing in corridors
Reviewed December 31, 2015

Benedict from South Africa
Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2015
Good location, good staff but improve cleanliness
Location, food and
It was just ok.
Reviewed November 20, 2015

Methuseli from Zimbabwe
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015
The staff , the food , the rooms
I loved my stay and everything was in order and felt like home when I was there because of the staff that welcomed us when we got there. the carpets in the bedroom we where it was that clean it had stains but besides that I loved our stay and definitely will come there next time around.
Reviewed June 16, 2015

zamafa from South Africa
Families with young children
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
its always a pleasure staying at tropicana. its been our third year in a row coming. the kids look forward to coming every year and its always worth every cent. the breakfast - speachless.
Reviewed December 12, 2014

Tendai from Zimbabwe
Families with young children
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
The staff members were very friendly
Rooms were nice and clean. The breakfast was very good
We enjoyed our stay
Reviewed October 09, 2014


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