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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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Ladysmith
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic stay at the maharani home away from home. Excellent beach holiday. For the family.easy access to the beach . Suncoast , unshaka marine world and use of public transport the muvo public transport. Overall the hotel is centrally situated and within reach of all tourist attractions.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extremely noisy. Halaal food contamination with pork suasages. Alcohol bottles found in room on check in. No parking, not even for checking in and out. I previously received better service and value for money from other hotels in the area. Over priced for the quality received.

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the lapse in standards experienced from our housekeeping team - your feedback has been shared with the Executive Housekeeper, in order that she address this with her team. We serve a traditional English breakfast buffet, which includes pork sausages...

mthatha
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The way we are treated in elangeni hotel is good and of high standard I can even recommend it to my friends.If they can allocate rooms according to time of booking and if they can slow us to book for D

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was exceptional and the staff treated us as if we were the only people at the hotel. We had a wonderful stay with professional staff from house keeping to the manager treated us like royalty. thank you all so much

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a lovely place to stay and enjoy Durban. Conveniently located with no shortage of food in the immediate vicinity. The beachfront and its vibe is easily accessible. Fantastic for a morning run, cycle or walk.

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay and look forward to welcoming you back when you next travel to Durban Regards Samantha

Centurion
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 10 nights at Southern sun Elangeni in December. I always stay at this hotel in December and receive great service but this time the service had changed.This was shocking as I have stayed at the hotel several times and the service was always excellent. I experienced problems with parking (not enough), rooms were not always cleaned properly...

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the lapse in service standards which you received from the housekeeping team. Your feedback has been shared with the housekeeper, in order that she address this with her team. The televisions in the side sea-facing rooms are scheduled to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms need to be cleaned and just not dirt shoved behind the curtains and furniture. Toilet roll holders, safes and lights in the room all need to work. they are not just ornaments. The fact that i pay Close to R3000 per night for a four start hotel, i cannot be satisfied with a 2 star room. Service was great,...

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the lapse in service standards experienced from our housekeeping and maintenance teams. Your feedback has been shared with the respective managers, in order for them to address these shortcomings. Regards Samantha

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A most enjoyable stay. A lovely hotel with courteous staff. Highly recommended. The hotel is centrally located to lots of amenities, the beach is wonderful as is the heated pool at the sister hotel Elangeni

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast was excellent, staff was friendly and very helpful. The buffett dinner was bit over priced but nevertheless the food was too die for.we enjoyed the pool area .rooms was comfortable and we experienced less noise.

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay as well as your meal experiences and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is good but as a frequent guest club should have goat a better rate. Breakfast for halaal must be served separately as there is a lot of halaal guest at this peak season. so that it does not clash with non halaal food.

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. Our Rewards card members receive a 10% discount on the best available rate, which is available on our website. We serve a Traditional English breakfast, which includes pork items, which are placed on the buffet. Unfortunately, we are not able to serve these items separately,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Radiating energy and elegance across the Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites you to take your place in the sun. From the stylish bedrooms with breath-taking sea-views to the variety of restaurants and recreation facilities, visitors can look forward to the vibrancy, colour and culture of Durban's premier hotel destination offering more choice than ever before, from service and hospitality through to accommodation and dining. Absolutely everything under one sun! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Address: 63 OR O R Tambo Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $197 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani 4*
Number of rooms: 449
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Elangeni Durban
Elangeni Hotel Durban
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#2 Business Hotel in Durban
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Enjoyed the seaside view”
 of 5 bubbles 838quintond, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with sea-views not so suitable for children as the windows open easily”
 of 5 bubbles pebbles2_13, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Nice Buffet, good Service,Very good Conference Facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles 798joeyv, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“we prefer staying in the higher floors, further away from the street noise”
 of 5 bubbles IlzeMoller, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room facing ocean and higher up.”
 of 5 bubbles 557rays, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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