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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a two day business trip. Beautiful hotel right on the beach front! Beautiful ocean views. Excellent food! Professional staff. Window could open wide with a fantastic fresh sea breeze. Awful weather unfortunately on day 1 but day 2 was magnificent!. swimmers out...More

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Response from Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am delighted that you had a great stay and managed to enjoy parts of our City. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Reviewed 19 September 2017

I occupied Rm 404 on the 4th floor. On the morning of the 11/09/17 I noticed that there was no electricity. I waited for a short while as I had to catch the 06h30 shuttle to my business venue. when the power did not return...More

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Response from Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniResponded 24 September 2017

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 during your stay with the electrical failure to your room as well as the lack of communication from...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

I've been staying at the Elangani for over thirty years. I've seen it at its best and at its worst. That's why it was very gratifying to stay there again in September 2017 to discover that it is once again on the ascendancy. Perhaps a...More

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Response from Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniResponded 23 September 2017

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

Reviewed 18 September 2017

On arrival there was some complication regarding our interleading family room. Richard in charge was quick to respond and let me check room as appropriate. The rooms were spotless. Baby towel and cot all ready. The staff especially were wonderfully friendly even room service: great...More

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Response from Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am pleased that Richard managed to sort out your room allocations and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Upon Arrival i was checked into Elangeni. I have stayed at this hotel before to notice quite a decline in the service and condition The room was small (bear in mind i booked a superior king room). The manager was kind enough to move me...More

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Response from Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniResponded 24 September 2017

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Beachfront
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
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Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$144 - US$235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#1 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#2 Business Hotel in Durban
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$144 - US$235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#2 Business Hotel in Durban
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Response from BiscuitHampshire | Reviewed this property |
We had a sea facing view which was fabulous. Our room was standard but very comfortable. The staff are excellent, we had an issue with the next part of our holiday and they couldn't have been more helpful, checking travel... More
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27 December 2017|
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Response from Raakshani S | Reviewed this property |
It is not time linked. You get 2 gigs per day as a loyalty card member. Not sure how much without the loyalty card
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