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Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 16 September 2014

The internet could be in all floors except for the business loundge. The food at the Clippers bar was amazing and the staff was very helpful as well. The rooms are very clean. You need to request in advance for a sea viewing room.

2Thank zamarandall
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2014

hotel in need of refurbishment.carpets smell and rooms are substandard.broken phone,mould in the bathroom and flies in the dining hall.bad experience overall.we were on a family holiday,last minute decision hence could not get rooms elsewhere.booked tropicana as we have visited their other property at natal spa which way better.

1Thank santa2014
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I was booked for the hotel for a 3 day holiday. The staff was friendly and accommodating, which was the best part of the hotel. The entrance was a picture out of the 80's. The hotel's AC was not on so it was sticky throughout. When i got to my floor, the halls smelled of smoke, and were dark and...

5Thank Kyle E
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Resided here for two nights while on business, the breakfast was fantastic and free internet in the business lounge only. Requested for room service and got it in 10 minutes, wow!! Though the hotel room looked a bit old and the window was jammed shut. Still the aircon made up for this. Found it odd that you need to pay...

1Thank Hillary2012
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Needed an urgent stay, and guess what? Tropicana accommodated us hassle free. An absolute comfort zone - great stay. Thank you for affording me this opportunity - affordable. Will not hesitate to stay with you again. Well done and keep up the good service!

1Thank ritha p
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Just a few days before the INDABA conference started Tropicana Hotel was kind enough to let us take part in welcoming all the Indaba exhibitors and visitors, it was beautiful and their staff is very friendly!

Thank 1st_Zulu_Safaris_SA
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I recently stayed for business for the whole week, yes it is not a 3 star but the service is that of 5star hotel real hospitality indeed. I also saw Department of Home Affairs Officials I managed to interview some of them about the hotel and they said to me Tropicana was like their home far away from home. What...

Thank RoseN132
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2013

On a shoestring budget? The Tropicana is the only venue in Durban where you can get a good plate of food for under R30! Menu changes daily in the 'Clipper's Bar' and has tables both inside and out. I notice that there are many complaints about this hotel, and yes most are true unfortunately. However, the Clipper's Pub will always...

Thank CruisingSA
Reviewed 8 January 2013

I stayed for 2nights after the new year 2013.at breakfast I was apalled by the rude remarks made by waiters on the morning of the 4th, they were vocal bout the age difference of sum couple it was none of their business and that does not do the business good i was absolutely in disgust by that behaviour of workers...

1Thank kwekhu
Reviewed 21 July 2012

I recently stayed here for a conference in Durban. I wasn't looking for a budget hotel per se. But my per diem had been spent on my air fare since I was flying in from across the globe this time. So I opted to stay at a less expensive hotel. I wasn't expecting this to be a spectacular hotel by...

4Thank ivyleaguer

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
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Holiday Hotel in South Beach area, 10 minutes from city center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Address: 85 Marine Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $116 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Tropicana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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“try for 4th floor”
selinaf706, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best view of the ocean”
thomasmV8769MP, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a seaview room”
jdy752, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view rooms.”
johannieuwoudt08, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a view”
foodie1814, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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