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Gex, France
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending three weeks on a cruise ship it's not surprising this hotel was a disappointing. Badly situated in a part of town where we were advised not to walk at night. The rooms (we had two different ones) were grim and noisy, though the beds were clean and comfortable. Contrary to advertised there is NO RESTAURANT. The snack bar/... More 

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Ladysmith, South Africa
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is very central and our reason for staying overnight.Undercover Parking is in a narrow lane opposite the hotel at a cost of R50 which is reasonable,But on arrival we were requested to pay an additional R200 refundable for parking.To cut a long story short,we were not refunded,It was a blatant con.Terrible experience all round....

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I'm not too picky, but worst hotel I've ever been in. The place was probably nice 30 years ago, but now it has a creepy, decaying vibe. Specifics: No wifi in the room (although promised) - sometimes available in the crowded lobby; the phone was broken; the bed was old and lumpy; street noise is extremely loud and constant; the... More 

1 Thank Joe_Dokes
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30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

On arrival the reception wanted to scam me saying that the accom has not yet been paid i insisted that its been prepaid and eventually she let me in after i was not willing to pay again. The rooms are small but what is expected from a 3 star hotel however when returning to the hotel in the death of... More 

2 Thank jpreid
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7 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

When I checked into the albany hotel there was still renovations in the reception area which was very unattractive. I do understand renovations are never attractive when in the process but could have been blocked off. elevator was extremely slow. I booked for a king size bed however received a room with two doubles. The reception was extremely informative and... More 

Thank Robbyn D
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49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed here during a meeting where the Albany was an "overflow hotel". I read the reviews and my experience more or less captures most of what's been said, although I'm less negative about the experience than the most critical review (I mean someone wants free parking in the central business district of a large city? at what normally is... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016

For a hotel that size they should have a parking that you don't have to pay for everyday. I would not book it if I'm staying for more than two days. I stayed during the marathon & inside the hotel it was like a mall of Africa ( crowded) . Receptionist needs to be friendly a bit ( I understand... More 

Thank Freedom N
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The hotel lobby is beautiful, staff from the front were friendly Ayanda Buthelezi was the best I like her professionalism manner. Room was clean spacious the only turn off was the housekeeping staff like every hotel they were so noisy. They also lack hospitality qualities they were sitting on the couches which I believe those were for the guests and... More 

Thank Sbongah
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Its not bad, clean room yes, sheets bed clean but too small and its bath rooms are too too small for big people an in fat, they are gonna be uncomfortable to shower still, because bath is thin even myself I was disappointed that you feel pressed in the bath. Not all rooms have bar fridge I didn't and was... More 

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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Made our booking on booking.com. Our flight was delayed by 5 hours and I called to say we were going to be late and they couldn't pick up my booking. Would phone me back and didn't. When I phoned again another person answered and said no problem. When we got to the hotel they had cancelled my booking but was... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Albany Hotel specializes in offering the best accommodation at affordable rates to corporate business, honeymooners, sports teams, groups and holiday makers alike. We also specialize in hosting unforgettable wedding receptions. We have a number of wedding venues to choose from depending on the size of the function required. The Hotel offers business conference and function facilities from small to large events. We have three business conference venues available with seating capacity of up to 120 delegates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Albany Hotel

Address: 225 Smith Street | Albany Grove, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $44 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albany Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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“Would not recommend this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 392margareto, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles Joe_Dokes, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have less noise depending on the occupants in the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Urschy53, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Next time I am in Durban, I would rather sleep in my car than pay money and get treated like a third class citizen!!”
 of 5 bubbles 413Rebo, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“Top floor is better”
 of 5 bubbles JaydeeHermanus, 11 May 2015 | Read review
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