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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Decent clean rooms with beautiful sea views. Nice swimming pool and bar area. Also have a selection of restaurants with good food. Great atmosphere, walk across from the beach..Location quite central and convenient. Friendly staff.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEW

have available technician to help with wifi, the guide is not user friendly. even when you seek help from people down stairs they cannot help. it shud be automatic that once you close your rom door, u gat wifi. so much bearuecacy

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Exiting Accommodation. I took my family for a weekend outing and Southern Sun Elangeni was fantastic for the whole family. My little daughter didn't want to check out. We will plan another holiday at the same hotel again in the near future.

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richardsbay
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent stay once again.Problem with my first room and was replaced without any delays and with a smile.Staff very friendly and can witness that they are well managed by visible supervision.Service is definitely equivalent to 5 star value

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great accommodation, great service, great meals.... thank you for always making us comfortable and making our stay a joyful and memorable one. We as a family would highly recommend Elangeni and Maharani for any stay i.e. leisure or business.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a large conference-style hotel. It ticks all the boxes you need for a business hotel but not much more. That said, the views from the room are fantastic, and it is an easy escape to the boardwalk to walk along the beach during break times. The hotel could do with a little refresh but things generally work and...

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at Elangeni for 4 nights on business trip. Great hotel to stay at. Very central and close to beach and M4 high way. Many restaurants to choose from. Buffet restaurant is brilliant and food was great. Had a see facing room and view was beautiful. Free basement parking and WiFi ( not the fastest and sometimes struggles to connect)....

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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 and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had great week end stay at the hotel. The position on the beach front is just right and all the rooms have a sea view. In my opinion the only place to stay in Durban. Everything is very efficiently done but as I have stayed at the hotel a number of times I am used to the place and know...

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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 we are your hotel of choice when staying in Durban and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea Facing hotel with good rooms and service. Higher rooms are obviously a pleasure to be in. I prefer the Maharani tower over the Elengani, however the breakfast at the Elangani was better than the MAharani. Tip - get their membership for higher internet usage.

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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. The increased Wi-Fi usage is one of the many benefits of our Rewards programme, along with discounted rates and loyalty points. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

a pleasant stay and welcome. we booked a standard room which seemed smaller than the superior room we normally book. it didn't matter though as the kids spent most of their time at the pool. wonderful room service which we found very well priced. breakfast was busy but a lovely selection for vegetarians, one of the best I've come across....

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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. The standard rooms are slightly smaller than the superior rooms, although they have the same facilities. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards Samantha

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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
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: $185 - $466 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#1 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#2 Business Hotel in Durban
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“Facing water on a higher floor”
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“Prefer the Maharani hotel”
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“412 was near the lifts and had a fantastic view over the bay”
 of 5 bubbles chrisgL5115YC, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good, higher rooms have better views.”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms at maharani are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles srane_125311, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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