Beachfront Hotels In Durban
Belaire Suites Hotel
The Belaire Suites Hotel offers 4 Star accommodation right on Durban’s North Beach. Business and leisure stays are catered for from one day to several months. There are 124 hotel rooms that have a modern contemporary style varying in size from 33 m² to 51 m² all with views of the ocean and a kitchenette featuring a microwave, fridge and kettle. There are state of the art conferencing facilities accommodating up to 320 people and there is also a choice of wedding packages. On the ground floor is the Jiran split-level restaurant and on the top floor the Sky Lounge. Rates start at around R580 per person sharing which includes breakfast. Behind the hotel is a medical centre, pharmacy and Pick n Pay. The Suncoast Casino is 1 km away.
307 Point Bay
An upmarket apartment situated on the southern end of Durban’s beaches with views of the ocean and harbour entrance. The apartment has 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen that includes a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher plus a fridge and microwave. The lounge has a flatscreen TV with DSTV which leads onto a balcony equipped with a dining set where views of the ocean can be enjoyed. A rooftop pool is available to guests and there is secure on-site parking. WiFi is also available. uShaka Marine World is 1.2 km away. The unit cost is around R1750 per day with a minimum booking of two days and accommodation for up to 6 people.
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An absolutely obvious choice if you're in Durban! uShaka Marine World is a 16-hectare theme park and is the 5th largest aquarium in the world. The aquarium is home to many shark species such as ragged-tooth sharks, spinner sharks, hammerhead sharks, and local catsharks, large rays including eagle rays, local moray species including honeycomb morays and geometric morays, local gamefish, and large fish species including giant groupers, potato bass, kingfish, and cobia.
The Oceanic is situated within walking distance of Durban’s northern beaches and has luxury one, two and three-bedroom en-suite apartments housed within a secure high-rise complex. 37 apartments are available with onsite facilities that include a restaurant, bar, jacuzzi, sauna and games rooms. There is also a communal braai and pool area. All rooms have a full kitchenette with air-conditioning and DSTV. A childminding area is onsite and conference facilities can be hired out. Prices start out at R1270 per night for two people for a one-bedroom apartment.
An older style 2-star hotel built in the 1930s that has recently been revamped. The hotel has a limited-service policy that allows for highly competitive room rates and is therefore suitable for travellers on a limited budget. Complimentary English breakfasts are offered and most rooms have a view of the ocean with satellite TV. An electronic guest safe, bar fridge and kettle with tea and coffee is in each air-conditioned room. Internet facilities are available with a daily WiFi data cap of 200 MB. Parking is either outside the hotel or at the nearby parking garage. Off-Peak midweek rates start at R500 per day for a single room.
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel
This Southern Sun hotel has 734 rooms all with sea views and comprises both the Elangeni & Maharani hotels. Rooms vary from Standard to Family all the way up to the Presidential Suites and cater for business and holiday stays. There are things like writing desks for those on business and all rooms are spacious with in-room air-conditioning, high-speed free WiFi, 24-hour room service and DSTV. Special arrangements can be made ahead of time including booking adjacent and wheelchair-friendly rooms. There are 15 highly customised conference venues covering a wide range of business needs plus personal ones like birthday parties and anniversary dinners. There are 6 restaurants, the Panorama Bar & Pool Deck and two breakfast rooms. Enjoy swimming all year round in the 3 heated swimming pools and keep fit in the 2 fitness centres. Standard rooms start at around R1625 per night for two people.