Beachfront Hotels In Durban

Summary of Services

95 guestrooms
Daily housekeeping
Near the beach
Restaurant and bar/lounge
Breakfast available
24-hour business centre
Airport shuttle
24-hour front desk
Air conditioning
Laundry service
Free WiFi and free parking

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. 

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Belaire Suites Hotel

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The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel is located on Durban’s Golden Mile with the beach on its doorstep. The 95 spacious rooms are fully equipped with modern hotel amenities. The Hotel also offers a special business centre for the business traveller.


Located close to Ushaka Marine World and within walking distance of Durban’s shopping and business district. Enjoy a full dining experience at the strictly Halaal Waterfront Restaurant, leading onto the Waterfront Terrace, great for soaking up Durban’s warm weather.


The executive family rooms and standard double rooms are sea-facing and the double or twin rooms do not face the sea. Fully renovated, the Balmoral still retains its historic and stately façade, which makes it one of Durban’s most elegant venues along the Golden Mile beachfront.

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Discover hidden parts of Durban with a knowledgeable local guide. Mix with locals and learn the culture from a grassroots perspective. Visit destinations such as the Priority Zone, the Gugu Dlamini Park, Juma Masjid Mosque, and the Old and New City Hall. Walk into Dr Pixley Ka Same street and explore the heart of the inner city.

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, with 5 interleading, accommodating up to 293 people. Rooms have a modern contemporary style with ocean views and vary in size from 33 m² to 51 m²..All rooms feature a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge and kettle. 


There are state of the art conferencing facilities accommodating up to 320 people. A choice of wedding packages are on offer. If group bookings are made in advance, the Belaire Hotel Suites can accommodate up to 315 people in a variety of room plans. Group buffet packages are available for breakfast, lunch and supper. Special dietary arrangements can be made to suit your needs.


On the ground floor is the Jiran split-level restaurant and on the top floor the Sky Lounge. 


Behind the hotel is a medical centre, pharmacy and Pick n Pay. The Kings Park Swimming Pool and a Virgin Active Gym are within walking distance. The Suncoast Casino is 1 km away. 

Summary of Services

Located on the beachfront
Kitchenette Facilities with microwave, fridge and kettle
Inhouse Jiran restaurant
24-hour security & CCTV surveillance
20 Satellite DSTV Channels
Complimentary WiFi
124 hotel rooms
Secure Parking on-site for 24 cars, subject to availability on arrival
Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate
The Suncoast Casino is 1km away
Summer Square shopping centre is just behind the building with a Medical Clinic, Pharmacy and a Pick n Pay

Experience Durban

The Oceanic

Summary of Services

Baby cots
Baby-sitting facility
Car rental
Day spa
Disability friendly
Doctor / Dentist on call
Dry cleaning
Golf course
Late check-out available on request
Laundry / valet
Open parking
Outdoor pool - not heated
Pets - guide dogs permitted on request
Secure undercover parking
Shuttle service
Theatre, restaurant and tour reservations
Transfer services
VIP protection services
Courier Service 
Facsimile services 
Internet Cafe - Self Service 
Laminating Mail & postal services 
PC / printer services 
Private Business Lounge


The Oceanic is situated within walking distance of Durban’s northern beaches and has 37 luxury one, two and three-bedroom en-suite self-catering apartments housed within a secure high-rise complex. 


All rooms have a full kitchenette with air-conditioning and DSTV.


In house facilities include a restaurant, bar, jacuzzi, sauna and games rooms. A childminding area is onsite and conference and wedding facilities can be hired out. 


There is also a communal braai and pool area.

Parade Hotel

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 can be enjoyed in the Parade dining room and all 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. 


The Parade is a 10-minute driver by car or public transport to the Suncoast Casino and uShaka Marine World. The International Convention Centre is a 5-minute drive away and a 10-minute drive to Florida Road in Morningside, a vibrant centre of cafés, restaurants, clubs, galleries and independent craft stores.

Summary of Services

Within walking distance of Durban’s northern beaches
37 luxury high rise apartments
Swimming pool with braai area
35 kms from King Shaka international airport
Restaurant on premises
Business Centre
Conference & Wedding Venues
Secure parking
Bicycle Hire
Book library
Games room
WiFi - In Common Areas
In-room Dining
Cleaning Service
Childminding & babysitting by arrangement

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Summary of Services

Right on Durban’s beachfront
48 Queen, Double and Twin Rooms - double or single occupancy
11 Family Rooms
En-suite bathroom
24 Hour Reception
Free WiFi
DSTV with 19 channels
Kettle with tea & coffee
Bar fridge
Electronic guest safes in each room
Full English breakfast
Red Marlin Bar onsite
Parking is available on the street in front of and to the side of the hotel
There is a parking garage close to the hotel

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. 


The hotel has 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.

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Summary of Services

734 room all with sea views
Rooms from Standard to Double Executive
Suites from Junior to Presidential
Complimentary WiFi
Kids stay free
Beach on your doorstep
15 conference venues with space for up to 500
Tailor-made conference and events
On-site full-service business centre
6 restaurants, bars and lounges
2 breakfast rooms
Poolside dining
24-hour room service
Complimentary breakfast
3 heated swimming pools
Concierge service
2 fitness centres

Suncoast Towers

Suncoast Towers is Durban’s landmark boutique hotel offering luxury accommodation just a short distance from the beach. Conveniently close to popular attractions like uShaka Marine World, the Durban Convention Centre, and the city’s Golden Mile beachfront, Suncoast Towers offers visitors a choice of 36 well-appointed luxurious rooms and suites.

Amenities at our luxury Durban hotel include complimentary WiFi, 24-hour in-room dining, in-room tea and coffee facilities, DStv, and more. Guests are also able to make use of the fully-equipped fitness centre, cool off in the hotel’s pool, or enjoy an array of relaxing treatments at the Suncoast Spa.

Guests visiting Durban for business can use the hotel’s business and conference facilities. The setting is not only elegantly professional but also offers the option of entertaining associates and guests with the many attractions presented by the adjacent Suncoast Casino.

Guests can enjoy a range of delicious meals reflecting Durban’s fascinating Indian heritage at the hotel’s Jeera restaurant and cocktails, music, and a unique ambience at The Bar.

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The Blue Waters

You are assured of a relaxing and memorable stay in one of the 262 newly refurbished guestrooms, most of which have ocean views and outdoor balconies. Function packages can also be tailored to your budget.

Well located on Durban’s Golden Mile, the hub of the city's entertainment district, there is easy access to the sporting and corporate facilities of Durban.

For fun lovers, there’s the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment Complex a short 250m walk away; for sports fans, the Kings Park Sporting precinct (including the Moses Mabhida, Kings Park Swimming Pool and Kings Park Rugby Stadium), the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, Cyril Geoghegan Cycling Track, and the Greyville Race Course are within walking distance or a short drive away. 

For business executives, the ICC, Durban Exhibition Centre and Olive Convention Centre are all within five minutes drive of the Blue Waters Hotel.

Conferences, weddings and special celebrations are the Blue Waters speciality, with a choice of ten elegant venues, seating between 10 and 250 persons

The indoor pool invites you to chill out all year round. You can unwind in the Versailles Restaurant or the Blue Dolphin Cocktail Bar and Pizzeria.


Summary of Services

262 smoke-free guestrooms
On the beach
Versailles Restaurant
Blue Dolphin Sports Bar
Florida Lounge for Light Snacks
Cafe Jiran - Bistro | Coffee Bar
Indoor and outdoor pools
Squash court
Conference centre
24-hour front desk
Air conditioning
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms 
Wi-Fi in public areas
Flatscreen TV’s
Car parking on site (charges apply)
Safes in rooms
Daily housekeeping

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Situated on Durban's Golden Mile overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is close to most of Durban's attractions, including the beautiful beaches, uShaka Marine World, the International Convention Centre, Suncoast Casino, the Moses Mabhida and Kings Park stadiums and the Kingsmead Cricket Ground. 


A variety of foods are available at the Tropicana Hotel. Guests can relax at the sidewalk Clippers Cafe Bar and enjoy a variety of coffees and a slice of cake, a light meal or a sundowner. The terrace is the ideal place to enjoy Durban’s beachfront atmosphere or watch an action packed sporting event. Dinner is served in the Seven Palms Restaurant, which also serves buffet breakfasts.


All 168  hotel and self-catering rooms at the Gooderson Tropicana Hotel feature satellite TV, air conditioning and safety deposit boxes. The hotel’s tour desk can help guests arrange tickets and excursions. The hotel also offers five fully equipped conference and function venues that seat up to 250 delegates. 


Summary of Services

Tea and coffee making facilities
Satellite TV
En-suite bathroom with shower
An electronic safe
Boardroom Facilities
Business Centre
Conference venue
Hotel Bar
Airport transfers