Balmoral Hotel - Durban

125 Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000  show map
 4 stars
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Balmoral Hotel - Durban

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Sports activities

Golf course

Wind surfing

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

The four-star property is situated near the beach in Durban, and is close to South Beach, Dairy Beach, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and Marine Parade.

The property retains its historic and stately façade, which makes it one of Durban’s most elegant venues along the Golden Mile beachfront.

All 95 elegantly appointed spacious rooms come with safe, bathtub, television LCD/plasma screen. Some of the hotel rooms come with ocean views.

Dining facilities include a restaurant with local and international cuisine and a bar with soft drinks, cocktails and light snacks.

Business amenities include meeting rooms with state of the art equipment and can accommodate from 10 to 150 people.

Recreational amenities include several swimming pools and a kids entertainment centre

Number of rooms:   95.

Rooms

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms and rooms for people with disabilities.

The stylish property offers Superior Double Rooms, Standard Double Rooms, Twin Rooms, Family Rooms and Studios.

Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Additional amenities include windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains.

One child under two years stays free of charge in a baby cot.

Maximum capacity of extra beds/baby cots in a room is two.

Dining options

The breakfast is served daily.

The bar serves soft drinks, cocktails and light snacks.

The fully licensed Waterfront Restaurant leads out onto the Waterfront Terrace, where you can relax and enjoy sundowners overlooking the vibrant seafront.

Room service is available 24 hours per day.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Free private parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Hiking
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

125 Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000

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City Center
  • Durban
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    27.8 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    65.9 km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    95

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Rooms and availability

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms and rooms for people with disabilities.

The stylish property offers Superior Double Rooms, Standard Double Rooms, Twin Rooms, Family Rooms and Studios.

Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Additional amenities include windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains.

One child under two years stays free of charge in a baby cot.

Maximum capacity of extra beds/baby cots in a room is two.

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Size: 18 m²
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Balmoral Hotel - Durban Durban location
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      Hotel Address:

      125 Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Durban
        1.2 km
      Airports
      • Durban International (DUR)
        27.8 km
      • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
        65.9 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        95

      Hotel Awards

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      Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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      Balmoral Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      Popular areas

      • Marine Parade - 100 m
      • City Center - 1.1 km

      Places of interest

      • Beach Hurst - 800 m
      • Mini Town Snell Parade - 1.2 km
      • Durban Campus - 4.6 km
      • Entembeni Hospital - 4.8 km

      Convention centers

      • ICC Durban - 800 m

      Stadiums

      • Kingsmead Cricket Stadium - 1.2 km
      • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 2.7 km
      • Kings Park Athletics Stadium - 3.0 km
      • Absa Stadium - 3.4 km

      Parks

      • Wavehouse Gateway - 2.1 km

      Local attractions

      • Gateway Theater of Shopping - 14.7 km
        No. 1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks

        Getting there.

        Durban International Airport is in 15.3km.

        • Head west toward N2 Rd. Turn left onto N2 Rd. Take exit 149 for R102/Prospecton Road toward Isipingo. Turn right onto Prospecton Rd/R102. Turn right to merge onto N2 Rd. Take exit 151 to merge onto M4 toward Durban. Continue onto Brook Rd. Turn right onto Dr Pixley Kaseme St. Slight left to stay on Dr Pixley Kaseme Street. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto O R Tambo Parade. The hotel will be on the left.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          95

        Hotel Awards

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        Balmoral Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Balmoral Hotel

        Average guest rating

        6.4out of 10
        Good
        Based on 34 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        8.4
        Rooms
        7.0
        Service
        7.8
        Value
        7.4
        Dining
        8.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple
          5.8

          Accessubility from Durban when you do not have transport.

          I did not like the noise made by occupants upstairs walking on the wooden flooring when you are on th gfirst floor. It woke me up earlier than I planned

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          quick overnight stay. loved antique furnishings. staff - friendly, polite,efficient. we went on maintenance day, but still very impressed.

          all perfect

        • Single
          4.2

          The location is quite good - despite the fact that while I was there, there was a lot of pre-World Cup works going on outside the hotel.

          I wish I'd taken more notice of previous bad reports of the Balmoral. I travel often for work and so stay in many hotels but I've seldom come across such a bad place with many rude and incompetent staff. The water in the bathroom runs brown, the internet doesn't work, the heated breakfast is cold, the parking area is small and so you aren't guaranteed to park onsite (despite paying extra for it) and did I mention the rude staff....?!? I certainly won't go back to the Balmoral on my next visit to Durban.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          conveniently located with easy access to the beach and shopping centers

          it would be ideal to have avariety of menue for the breakfast

        • Single
          7.4

          Check in was prompt and efficient - staff were friendly - facilities were adequate.

        • Single
          9.2

          i liked the look of the hotel. it has an old fashion look

          the rooms arent completly sound proof, i could hear people from the street screaming etc

        • Single
          3.8

          Leaving it it was not so much the hotel as its location and Durban is unsafe for Habitation

          The food was terrible

        • Family with children
          3.8

          the rooms where dirty linen was stained lift did not work properly no parking and the list can go on

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          the friendly smiles of all the staff and the food

          the poor condition of the lift

        • Single
          7.4

          Great location, great views.

          Wireless Internet never worked anywhere in the hotel. It was a big set back for me! I was counting on it to do work from my computer and just couldn'T. My feeling was that it never works, it seems that it is something that they advertise, they even give yoou a password, but it seems it being out f work is just a fait acomplit!They would let me use an internet access to check email, but this was inside the private office of the hotel reception there wasn't even a space and a computer for the guests. Unacceptable!

        • Group of friends
          7.8

          Its a antique hotel.ask for a corner room they are bigger.

          There Is limited parking. We paid 40 rand a night and there was only like 10 spaces available. We than had to park at a parking lot down the road which the hotel does settle on your behalf at 25 rand.therefore cheaper to not take parking from hotel and park in parking lot.

        • Family with children
          9.2

          The room was very neat and spacious,and the view was excellent,staff very helpful and friendly.

          The breakfeast menu was very limited.more items should be added to the menu.

        • Older travelers
          5.4

          My first night. No coke zero, no still mineral water. The next morning, had to call twice for a iron. Waited more than an hour. Still no mineral water.The next day, still no mineral water. Or coke zero. At the dinner table I ordered a bottle of nederburg rose. Guess what? No nederburg rose!!! And so I can continue! The pathetic excuse from a mr Jivaa was that its Easter weekend and they ran out of stock ! out of stock on the beginning of Easter weekend? Now for the best. They dont keep planty stock of wine because its actualy a Muslim hotel!!! Mr Jivaa I might be Afrikaans and you might think you can bulshit other people , but that is a slap in the face of Muslimhism. If so were the little bowl to wash hands? Where the compartments to cover a table were a woman have to open her face to eat? Ext.......4 Star hotel? Not even 1star

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          If you have to be in the city centre of Durban, then this hotel is an ideal choice. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms (with a sea-view) are spacious and elegant. There is a splenid terrace overlooking the beach and Marine Parade. The only drawback is the air of seedy dereliction that characterises the downtown CBD, and begins one or two blocks back from the coast.

        • Family with children
          7.0

          the location was perfect for the needs that we had - the facilities could have been better though.

          Not really - but the facilities could be better

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Balmoral Hotel - Durban Durban location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        125 Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Durban
          1.2 km
        Airports
        • Durban International (DUR)
          27.8 km
        • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
          65.9 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          95

        Hotel Awards

        South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurbanBalmoral Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

        Use Badge