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  • Excellent88%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dolphin viewing from the Terrace - listen for the ringing of the Captain's Bell! Great service with the usual finesse. The staff never disappoint and remain friendly and eager to personalise your dining experience!More

Thank DrAugustaDorning
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Oyster Box to enjoy a meal on The Ocean Terrace. It is always exciting when the 'The Bell' tolls to alert guests of a dolphin sighting. I am...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really lovely hotel, right on the beach. The outdoor pool was perfect temperature (I even got in, and I ALWAYS think outside pools are too cold, even when they are heated!) The high tea is amazing, and the overall service is fantastic....More

Thank 284callie
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to read that you found the temperature of the water in the pools to be just perfect and that you thoroughly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent several nights at The Oyster Box, in a sea view room. From check-in to check-out we found the staff courteous and helpful. Our room was beautiful, if quite traditional in style. The view was stunning & waking up to the sound of crashing...More

Thank bcUK16
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your sea facing room and experienced exceptional service from the courteous and helpful staff...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Oyster Box in Dec 2010 and returned in Mar 2018. Our stay this time around was even better than our last. We stayed in a Deluxe Sea Facing Suite and this private pool was a treat. The staff were on point...More

Thank jo2er
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. As returning and much-valued guests, your feedback is most important to us and I am thrilled therefore to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we entered, we were embraced by friendly security stuff, who directed us to the designated parking lot. When we got off the vehicle, we felt safe in the oyster box environment. Upon the arrival at the hotel entrance, we were warmly welcomed by the...More

1  Thank Selena N
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Ocean Terrace Restaurant at The Oyster Box to celebrate a birthday. I am thrilled you were blown away by the exceptional service and that you thoroughly enjoyed the...More

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About
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room Service
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$336 - US$1,067 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#1 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$336 - US$1,067 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#1 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (1325)
Room & Suite (200)
Dining (150)
Pool & Beach (101)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (5)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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krinelle
12 November 2017|
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Response from OBumhlangaRocks | Property representative |
Dear Future Guest, Unfortunately The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room Restaurants are not Halaal. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Suzanne L
7 November 2017|
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Response from OBumhlangaRocks | Property representative |
Dear Future Guest, Absolutely! We definitely cater for families. The hotel is situated right on the beach and we offer an in-house Cinema for residing guests and two swimming pools, one sea facing and a garden pool... More
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13 September 2017|
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Response from OBumhlangaRocks | Property representative |
Dear Future Guest, Thank you for your enquiry. We do offer a selection of items which are Gluten Free. However, please specify you are allergic to gluten when making your booking with restaurant reservations as each outlet... More
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Room Tips
"Sea view always best"
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"Choose a room with a sea view on either the second or third floors - room 307 is great"
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"Ocean view rooms are luxurious"
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"Rooms with the sea view are beautiful, but ask for a room away from the lift areas - as they are quieter."
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