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Hilton Durban
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371 reviews

371 reviews

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Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Suncoast Casino 2.0 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 2.3 km
uShaka Marine World 2.4 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 2.6 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 2.7 km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 2.9 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 3.6 km
Umgeni River Bird Park 4.8 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 26.8 km
Nearby landmarks
International Convention Centre 70 m
Durban Exhibition Centre 150 m
Travel Doctor 170 m
Local History Museum 290 m
Kingsmead Cricket Ground 340 m
Tilt 360 m
Springbuck Art & Jewellers 370 m
Workshop 430 m
The Old Fort 440 m

Hilton Durban

12-14 Walnut Road, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4001 - See map

Make your best journey to Durban with the promised standard of Hilton CleanStay, and enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Durban City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Be sure to set some time aside to visit uShaka Marine World as well as Golden Mile nearby. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.


Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of Durban

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

Hilton CleanStay

Clean and Ready for you


Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 7 minutes on
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport28.3 km

Rooms available at Hilton Durban

Room comfort & quality


Presidential Suite
  • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Ambassador Suite
  • Room size: 77 m²/829 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Suite
  • Room size: 77 m²/829 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Double Double Deluxe Room
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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King Guest Room
  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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King Deluxe Room
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Twin Guest Room
  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Executive Room
  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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King Executive Room
  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Executive Room
  • Room size: 62 m²/667 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hilton Durban offer airport transfer?

Hilton Durban offers airport transfer service upon request with an additional fee of 690 ZAR in local currency. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

Does Hilton Durban have a swimming pool?

While lounging at Hilton Durban, you can indulge in the None facility to get your day started the best way with a splash for a stimulating morning or evening.

What measures does Hilton Durban take in terms of hygiene, safety, and cleanliness?

Hilton Durban comply with our mandatory standard for cleanliness and safety by supplying hand sanitizer and daily disinfection in common areas. This property also comes prepared with doctor/nurse on call, first aid kit, body thermometer, temperature check for guests and staff, sterilizing equipment, and staff trained in safety protocol for more enhanced safety precautions and hygiene protocols.

What points of interest are near by Hilton Durban that are in walking range?

While residing at Hilton Durban, begin your holiday by discovering the nearest destinations that are within walking distance to the property which include Durban Exhibition Centre, DURBAN ICC, and Tilt.

What bars are nearby Hilton Durban?

While remaining at Hilton Durban, indulge in your evening or night out at Cockney Pride Pub, Club 330, and ThunderRoad Rock Diner to get the most out of your nightlife.

When was Hilton Durban built?

Hilton Durban was built in 1997.

How many rooms does Hilton Durban have?

Hilton Durban has a total of 326 rooms.

In which languages can Hilton Durban's personnel communicate?

Hilton Durban can converse up to 3 languages which includes English for travelers that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Hilton Durban's food?

61.0% of our verified guest evaluations have given an optimistic review and remarks about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Hilton Durban down in the review.

What is the average rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Hilton Durban?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Hilton Durban an average rating of 8.5. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Hilton Durban?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Hilton Durban an average rating of 8.2. You can look up more detailed customer testimonials and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What dining places are nearby Hilton Durban?

Hilton Durban’s community is Durban City Center which consists of popular restaurants such as The Oriental restaurant, Thunder Peak Spur, and Ocean Basket.

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What people love about Hilton Durban

  • 8.8


    "Clean, nice staff, good facilities."



    October 17, 2019

  • 10


    "Clean and comfortable rooms."



    August 12, 2019

  • 10


    "Hotel is situated in good area clise to beach and other shops."



    December 27, 2019

Overall rating:


371 reviews
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What travelers say they love:
the bed super comfy!
Xoliswa from South Africa
More about Hilton Durban

More about Hilton Durban

Hilton Durban

See the best of Durban with a stay at Hilton Durban, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
Hilton Durban provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Durban.
Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The multiple room layout options at Hilton Durban include rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms. Selected room rates may have access to the executive lounge provides high-end services in an atmosphere of sophisticated luxury.

Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage and salon. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.
Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the souvenir shops.

Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Durban during your stay at the hotel. If you're a fan, you'll want to relive the greatest sporting moments of the local team at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 2.9 km away. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Golden Mile located 1.0 km away.

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Amenities and facilities



Most talked about facilities


19 mentions


10 mentions

Food & Dining

9 mentions

Car Park

7 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Daily newspaper
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • LAN Internet in room [charges apply]
  • Laptop safe box
  • Laptop workspace
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Visual alarm
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Full English/Irish
  • Buffet


12-14 Walnut Road, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4001


  • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
    28.3 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
    65.3 km
Public transportation
  • Durban Railway Station
    1.0 km
  • Berea Road
    1.6 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Sparspot Pharmacy
    870 m
  • Victoria St Market
    1.4 km
Convenience store
  • BP Express
    530 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    160 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Suncoast Casino
    2.0 km
  • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
    2.3 km
  • uShaka Marine World
    2.4 km
  • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
    2.6 km
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
    2.7 km
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
    2.9 km
  • Mitchell Park Zoo
    3.6 km
  • Umgeni River Bird Park
    4.8 km
  • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
    26.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • International Convention Centre
    70 m
  • Durban Exhibition Centre
    150 m
  • Travel Doctor
    170 m
    280 m
  • Local History Museum
    290 m
  • Kingsmead Cricket Ground
    340 m
  • Tilt
    360 m
  • Springbuck Art & Jewellers
    370 m
  • Workshop
    430 m
  • The Old Fort
    440 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.

Children 0-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee690 ZAR
  • Distance from city center1.0 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)215 ZAR
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors16
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 326
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1997
  • Daily parking fee95 ZAR

Reviews of Hilton Durban from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Room comfort and quality8.5
Value for money8.2
High score for Durban
9+ Exceptional (91)
8-9 Excellent (48)
7-8 Very Good (46)
6-7 Good (16)
<6 Below Expectation (25)
Time of the year
Mar - May (42)
Jun - Aug (51)
Sep - Nov (44)
Dec - Feb (89)

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SIVANANDA from South Africa
Stayed 1 night in January 2014


centrally situated , neat . super comfortable rooms

We were warmly greeted upon our arrival to Hilton Hotel, Durban, South Africa. The staff were very friendly, helpful, and courteous at all times. Our room was absolutely beautiful and quite large with a gorgeous view of the Indian Ocean. The food was bountiful and diverse to meet our individual needs, and the restaurant staff were attentive to our every request. The Club Lounge was marvelous and offered delicious food and beverages for our enjoyment. Our visit to Durban was fabulous, and I hope to visit this wonderful city again in the future

Reviewed March 14, 2014

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Juan from South Africa
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Perfect as always”

Good location, Neat, Well maintained, Professional and friendly

I always stay at the Hilton hotel in durban as it is great time after time. Standards stay the same, So I have always received great service from the Executive Lounge which you have access to if you stay in an Executive Room. All drinks are free in the lounge as well as high tea after 3PM and a delicious breakfast served in the morning. This hotel boast marble bathrooms and is a perfect choice for your stay in Durban.

Reviewed October 20, 2011

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Andreas from Austria
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

Best Hilton Hotel in South Africa”

Breakfast, location, value for money

The Hilton Durban is definitely the best one in South Africa and was once again a delight to stay at. The breakfast is amazing, the staff is organized. The location is brilliant if you have to contact business in Durban. The weekend rates beat all other 5star hotels. We will always come back.

Reviewed August 18, 2014

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Andrew from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

Modern, luxury & clean hotel in convenient locati”

Spacious rooms & recreation areas. Clean & large lap pool

I cant fault my time here at this hotel. As with most Hiltons the service was great and promt. Very clean and modern hotel in a convenient location. Food and drinks are very reasonably priced considering this is a 5 star hotel and good value I found, good quality & choice. The pool area is not that big, but it’s very clean without getting sore eyes from too many chemicals in water as many pools have in hotels. It has large gym too and well equiped. Hertz is in the basement car park. Very convenient considering Cabs in South Africa are expensive and hard to find. Durban has many more cabs that Joburg, but could still do with more and I recommend booking cars in advance of planned stays. This hotel is walkable to beach and near bye Shops, banks and markets. Really enjoyed my stay here and can recommened.

Reviewed April 08, 2012

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Bahman from United States
Stayed 4 nights in June 2010

World Cup 2010”

Comfort & cleaness, the staff, the room service.
No shops and resturants within walking distance, no on site conveneint store.

Our stay at Hilton Durban was great. We went there for the FIFA World Cup and had a wonderful time. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, the transportation arrangements to and from the Soccer stadium was excellent. The food at the restutrnat and room service were excellent. Overall we highly recommend this hotel.

Reviewed July 05, 2010

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Ivan from South Africa
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Summary ”

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful on an international standard. I will definitely stay at the Hilton Durban again. I think the cab provided to the airport was much to expensive and should be given to customers at a reduced rate seeing that they stayed at the hotel. The Selvan my driver was very pleasant and i felt comfortable with his driving skills.

Reviewed May 02, 2016

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Asentha from South Africa
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Beautiful rooms and efficient staff”

The room, breakfast, staff

This was my second stay at the Hilton Durban, and my fourth stay at a Hilton hotel. As usual I had a very pleasant and comfortable stay, and the staff were very attentive, which is what I have come to expect from my stays at the Hilton hotels.

Reviewed September 19, 2012

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naseem from South Africa
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

best hotel i ever stayed in,excellent service”

the room size

loved the hotel,hilton is centrally based,and is easy to go from the hotel to anywhere else is durban.the service is really great and the rooms are the best thing about the place,they are big and very comforatble.i would say,in durban if you are looking for a place to stay,this would be it

Reviewed February 19, 2013

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Brendon from South Africa
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Excellent hotel”

Big rooms, great location, excellent service, dining varieties

Staff provided excellent service, hotel in impeccable condition and quality of dishes superb. Child friendly and safe. Able to accomodate both business and family guests. Definitely would stay there again. Close proximity to all of Durban attractions and secure parking provided. Rooms are spacious and upkept in excellent condition and style.

Reviewed January 02, 2013

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Family with young children
King Guest Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

Family Vacation”

This was not our first stay at the Hilton in Durban. This hotel never fails to deliver the quality that is expected. Amazing hotel. Will definitely be back.

Reviewed October 14, 2019

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Stayed 1 night in July 2011

Lovely hotel”

Clean, neat, good service

lovely hotel, near beaches and close to cbd with safe and secure parking. clean and big room with lovely view of durban and suroundings. lovely dining hall with first class bufet with a big variaty of dishes as well as alacarte menu. staff friendly and service efficiant.

Reviewed July 28, 2011

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Michael from South Africa
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

Lovely hotel with a nice central location”

Very clean and staff are always willing to assist where necessary. Hotel has all the ameneties you would need and rooms are just perfect!

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hilton Hotel in Durban. We were looking for a quiet and relaxing weekend and thats what we got!

Reviewed November 01, 2011

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Dean from South Africa
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Sophisticated hotel, lovely and spacious.”

Staff were unobtrusive and very professional and organised.

The hotel is perfectly situated for exploring Durban city and beach front as well as close to all major sport arenas. The rooms are very comfortable and well fitted. Lovely big TV with all the main chanels. The qulaity of the finishes in the rooms are of a high standard. Comfortable bed.

Reviewed August 29, 2012

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Phillip from South Africa
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

Lovely Hotel”

Beautiful Hotel; Very clean: and Top class security.

Stay at the hotel was an excellent, life time experiance was looking forward to for sometime. The hotel is of high quality and maintain world class standard interms of check-in and security. Next time i visit Durban my destination will be nothing other than Hilton hotel. Only if it was sited on the beach front.

Reviewed December 04, 2014

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Very good
Pregason from South Africa
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

Hilton Review”

Location, Room and Location

My stay at the Hilton was satisfactory, I believe that as a 5 star hotel and the rates they charge should include breakfast and parking. As a South African its not affordable to dine in house or park at the hotel. Parking is a whopping R70 a night, breakfast is R175, room service fee is R25 tray charge and like most hotels worldwide the internet or wifi charges should be minimized or carried by the hotel altogether. Most hotels around the world offer these services free of charge but not the Hilton Durban. Not complaining but just astounded by the high charges especially if you are local.

Reviewed September 08, 2014

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Fezal from Mauritius
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Simply fantastic ”

A real five star as compared to some doubtful rating of some other accommodation. Very classy, spacious, comfortable and clean. Helpful staff and brand new business lounge. Would recommend. Best so far in Durban

Reviewed May 14, 2016

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TD from South Africa
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

Superb Service, Value for money”

Friendly staff, very clean and comfortable rooms, and its central location

It was memorable. I choose this hotel everytime I am in Durban. Not too near the Beach, yet easily accessible, not too near the sports stadium, yet just a few minutes away, in the city, but not too much in the city centre, Easy and quick road access to any direction out of Durban!

Reviewed August 13, 2013

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Very good
Renata from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

lovely hotel, overly expensive”

very clean, lovely staff

Originally thought the price for airport transfers was reasonable (900 Rand) however, after getting to know Durban I found out that I could have been offered an airport shuttle bus service for a measley 80 rand instead. I was disgustingly overcharged in this regard, along with breakfast, lunches and dinners. I understand the Hilton is a luxury hotel, but that does not mean to say that clients should be taken advantage of. Very clean rooms, room service on both occasions was quite soggy. Loved the rooms, the pool and outside areas are lovely and I felt extremely safe throughout my stay.

Reviewed February 20, 2013

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Very good
Jeffrey from South Africa
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in December 2010

good reception from the security during arrival”

peace of mind and caring of the staff
prompt payment of the credit promised. still waiting till today.

I will recommend the Hotel as I have already done that. my next stay in Durban will be Hilton Hotel. I will propose the hotel management to consider the fact that extra pillows, blanckets are been stored in the hotelrooms. otherwise everything was up to scratch. keep up the good work, improve from where you are to the top

Reviewed January 06, 2011

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lucy from Kenya
Family with teens
King Guest Room
Stayed 9 nights in December 2018


Hilton Durban is a very nice professional hotel. The staff are prompt and friendly.

Reviewed January 07, 2019

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