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The Oyster Box

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$383*
US$252*
US$324*
US$319*
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow! Wow! Wow! Recently spent 3 nights at the Oyster Box and the title of my review says it all!! This is the MOST amazing place ever! Rooms, Service, Food- everything is excellent. A special thanks to Charlie who looked after us in the morning for breakfast and also to Annalie who organized us a "lunch box" and book on...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your three-day stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the hotel and experienced luxurious accommodation, excellent food and service. Thank you for mentioning those members of staff who stood out from a service point of view. I...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The One and Only Oyster Box!! Fun, relaxation, indulgence of the best of the best, need I say more!! They also stock unlimited Moet Nectar (always a bonus)!! The Oyster Box is always a winner, especially if one of the suites are available!! Xxxxx

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, the contents of which have been noted. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel in February, a family room for 4 people, with access to the most beautiful Hibiscus gardens and direct beach access, this has to be the best location in South Africa, and there is a premium to pay for this. We paid a fantastic rate of R14000 for four including breakfast daily. The room was beautifully...

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OBumhlangaRocks, Public Relations Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write such an honest review. I am delighted that you like 1000's of of our other guests have enjoyed so many aspects of the Hotel. Nothing makes our day more than knowing a guest has left ecstatic! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fabulous review....

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Top Hotel ! I can't say more then most of the other reviews... Top staff,top location,top food... What i appreciated most was the special attention for children of al age !!! Friendly people and indeed nothing was too much touble ...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

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 thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the hotel and that you really appreciated the special attention from the staff offered to the children of all ages. Thank you for your kind comments regarding...

Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in February this year, reserving a 4 person suite with garden access and sea view, which we paid a nightly rate of just over 13,000 Rand for. The check in process was excellent, however, our room was not available until 2pm. No problem - we'll go to the restaurant and have some lunch and go to the...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest I am so sorry that you were so unhappy with the rate you paid for one of our suites. Obviously we charge a little more than the cheaper chain Hotels that are availible through out our large cities. Our location (absolute Beach front) and fascilities are amongst the best is South Africa. We have recently been voted as...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Wow! I can't praise the staff highly enough. I loved everything about this Hotel. Nothing and I mean nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Friendly greetings from each and every member. The rooms immaculate and the overall Hotel in tip top condition. This Hotel caters for everyone. The little extras like plenty of bottled water available everywhere,...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us and found the service and fascilities outstanding. Thank you for staying with us. Wayne Coetzer General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect hotel restaurant idyllic location. Food exceptional. Service was excellent. Experience of a great hotel with beauriful surrounding indian ocean . If yiu want sometging just a little extra special thus is it. Book well in advance as its very popular. First class service as soon as you enter the grounds. All staff are courteous and helpul. Parking available ....

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, especially your dinning experience. We look forward to welcoming you back some time soon. Have a wonderful Easter. Wayne Coetzer General Manager

Mahe Island, Seychelles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 4 enjoyed a delightful afternoon of high tea. The little snacks were delicate and in abundance. And we drank tea and champagne till we could no more. A really wonderful treat. Now to try the curry evening....

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our wonderful High Tea. I am delighted you enjoyed it and hiope you will be back soon to enjoy our incredible Curry Buffet! See you soon. Wayne coetzer General Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited the hotel for our 1st wedding anniversary and we would like to thank you for a fabulous stay. From the moment we stepped foot into the hotel we felt extremely special and we can not thank you enough for giving us the most amazing memories on our anniversary. From the overnight stay, to the...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. We are delighted you celebrated your anniversary with us and enjoyed every minute. We hope you will spend your next mantle piece moment with us, so that we can spoil you once again. See you soon. Wayne Coetzer General Manager

Germiston, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

17 March 2017 was my wedding anniversary. We're on holiday at the Breakers Resort and I had to spoil my wife. 17 years of marriage, on the 17th March and the year 2017.One phone call and a table was reserved and flowers ordered. What a surprise waited upon our arrival. The staff were dressed Colonial style. The atmosphere was static....

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Dear Guest Congratulations on your anniversary! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your exprience at the Oyster Box. I am delighted you loved the Colonial Splendour and Historic aspect of the Hotel. Thank you for chosing us for your special occassion. Kind regards Wayne Coetzer General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Grill Room
The Grill Room
Cuisines: Seafood, International, European
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oyster Box

Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $385 - $1,563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oyster Box 5*
Number of rooms: 86
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#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
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“Sea-facing, family rooms seem to the best, great scenery with the balcony!”
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“We stayed in 214, the views were spectacular, the room itself was beyond beautiful.”
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“ocean view is best, of course.”
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“Either ground floor. Or room near garden pool - if you want quite and your own plunge pool - Otherwise go second floor with see view”
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