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The Oyster Box

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Spa
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Great View
Ocean View
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Very good service and good food. Rooms very neat. The high tea is to die for. Oyster and champane for Breakfast! The cleaners service the room every day. The Spa and Ladies bar are a must. The beach are on the doorstep and a big...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded May 8, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the ever-popular High Tea and Lighthouse Bar overlooking the ocean. I...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is one of the best hotels that we have stayed at and we have stayed in hotels around the world! There is an understated elegance and the staff are so professional and gracious at the same time. The service from the staff is wonderful!...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank hansencarbel
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded May 7, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely thrilled to read that you were blown away by the understated elegance of the hotel and the amazing service provided by...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018

Check in was promptly done and we were taken to our room 102 by Justin. The room was comfortable, but overlooking the pool bar and did not offer much privacy. I mentioned this to Zama one of the housekeeping staff when she enquired about my...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Louisa M
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded May 7, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box to celebrate your birthday. I am absolutely thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the wonderful sea-facing accommodation on the third...More

Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday was my birthday and I was treated to breakfast at the Oyster box, the service given by the staff serving us was way beyond my expectation of a 5 star hotel. Every single gesture was done out of pure willingness to make our visit...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Clemencia E
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded May 7, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Oyster Box to celebrate your birthday. I am thrilled we exceeded your expectations with the tiny noticeable touches and exceptional service. Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding...More

Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

A friend and I recently enjoyed a wonderful morning tea for two at the Oyster Box. The food was delicious and the service from waiter Michael was exceptional. And William the doorman went out of his way to assist us as we departed. Well done...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded May 3, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Oyster Box to enjoy a wonderful morning tea. I am delighted to read that you experienced exceptional service from the staff right up to the time you departed....More

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AltaCooke
September 12, 2018|
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your interest in dining at The Chef's Table situated in the kitchen of the hotel. There are 3 Dinner menus from which to choose, starting at R1500.00 per person, with a minimum of 8 people, served... More
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krinelle
November 12, 2017|
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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
November 7, 2017|
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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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Room Tips
"Ocean facing on a high floor for the best views"
GrahamM930
3 days ago
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"Best of everything, worth every cent"
Iamnhlakanipho
2 weeks ago
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"Amazing sea views from lots of the rooms. Books dinner reservations in advance. Pool is heated."
TravelingTrep
4 weeks ago
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"Go for second floor sea-view rooms."
380IanM
Oct. 28, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$330 - US$1,256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
oyster box umhlanga rocks
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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