The Royal Hotel - Durban

267 Anton Lembede Street, Po Box 1041, Durban, South Africa, 4000  show map
 4 stars
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The Royal Hotel - Durban

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

ZAR 75 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The Royal Hotel is a 4-star property located walk from a sandy beach. The hotel's colonial building set in the center of Durban was completely refurbished in 2004.

Thanks to its central location, The Royal Hotel provides direct access to uShaka Marine World, Greyville Race Course and Marine Parade as well as a mosque and a museum. This business venue is 1 km away from the center of Durban.

A mall and a market are within easy reach of the hotel.

The Royal Hotel is within a 30-minute drive to Durban International airport.

Rooms

The 80 guest rooms are spread over 21 floors. The Royal Hotel offers rooms with the bay view. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the restaurant. Residents can sample special meals of international cuisine at the onsite restaurant. The café bar provides snacks and cakes along with refreshing drinks.

Services

There are car and limousine rentals available on site.

Relax

Guests will enjoy using body wraps, a body scrub and head massage at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at ZAR 75 per day.

Number of floors:   21.  Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Gay friendly
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage
  • Library

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
One child
Extra bed 100 % of the room stay
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

267 Anton Lembede Street, Po Box 1041, Durban, South Africa, 4000

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City Center
  • Durban
    300 m
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    28.6 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    65.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    80

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Rooms and availability

The Royal Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Room
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
The Royal Hotel photos Room
Executive Suite
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

The Royal Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • uShaka Marine World2.1 km

Popular areas

  • City Center200 m
  • Marine Parade1.3 km

Convention centers

  • ICC Durban800 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Beach Hurst1.9 km
  • Mini Town Snell Parade1.9 km
  • Durban Botanic Gardens2.3 km
  • Entembeni Hospital3.6 km
  • Durban Campus3.9 km

Stadiums

  • Kingsmead Cricket Stadium1.0 km
  • Greyville Race Course1.6 km
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium3.1 km
  • Kings Park Athletics Stadium3.4 km
  • Absa Stadium3.8 km
  • Kings Park Stadium3.8 km
  • Westridge Park Tennis Stadium4.1 km

Parks

  • Wavehouse Gateway1.1 km

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Durban Country Club3.6 km

Public parking

  • St Augustines Hospital3.3 km
  • Netcare Parklands Hospital3.7 km
  • Life Entabeni Hospital3.7 km
  • King Edward VIII Hospital4.2 km

Local attractions

  • Gateway Theater of Shopping15.4 km
    No. 1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of floors:
      21
    • Number of rooms:
      80

    Hotel Awards

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    The Royal Hotel Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    5.6out of 10
    Guest rating
    Based on 25 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    6.5
    Rooms
    4.7
    Service
    5.6
    Value
    4.8

    Guest reviews

    • Couple
      6.2

      The breakfast was good and the room that it was served in was amazing.

      Although I had a non smoking room, the linen smelled of cigarette smoke. The furniture is scratched and worn down.

    • Single
      4.2

      There was virtually no water pressure in the bathroomroom and no hot water which was not remidied despite reporting this matter to management. They also double booked my room and checked someone else into the room on the second day of my stay to his and my embarasment and inconvenience. Not a good experience!!

    • Couple
      6.6

      Excellent Location, Very clean well maintained rooms.

      Hotel food was very bland and tasteless for the price paid, staff was under trained and slow to respond to simple requests. Service needs to be improved to justify the price charged for the room.

    • Single
      5.8

      The ambience of the hotel is excellent. The dining facilites are also very good. The more public areas such as the reception area, lounges and the restaurants were very clean.

      The reception I received when checking-in left a lot to be desired. The receiptionist was very indifferent and I did not even offer assistance with my luggage, and neither was I shown to my room nor pointed to the lift that would take me to my floor.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      Proximity to the marina. The suite was quite acceptable. Breakfast good.

      No room service after 10am - according to reception. The room phones only worked intermittently. Reception was sloppy & unhelpful in organising transport. Reception didnt even know how long I had booked the room and 3 times blocked the door key!

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      Breakfast was very good, the location in the center of the city is good, you can walk to the beach (± 1 km).

      the staff at the reception was not interrested in the customer

    • Couple
      9.2

      The cleaness of the hotel, the proffesional staff and the luxury of the hotel

      The fact the pool deck was not up to standard, while it was so windy by the beach I would have liked to relax by the pool.

    • Couple
      5.4

      The staff were not friendly. I have been to 3 star hotels that were far more superior to what the Royal Hotel offered. The hotel used to be a hotel for royalty as the British Royal hotel used to stay there. There was no hot water in my room. When I left I vowed I would not return there.

    • Couple
      6.6

      Beautiful hotel with decades of history. Beautiful bay view.

      Beautiful hotel with decades of history but terrible staff!! Incompetent!! Only one or two helpful people. Breakfast was awful. Still waiting for my coffee. Staff not very informed. Did not even know where the British Airways office was - also did not make an effort to find out. Beautiful bay view and it is a shame that a hotel with so much potential is so neglected. Tv reception is terrible. Come on Royal Hotel!! Step up to Durban's standards!!!

    • Single
      7.8

      I loved the view

      The fact that the hotel does not cater for Halaal

    • Family with children
      8.2

      Fitness offer like squash and pool.

      Very nice hotell but undicreable bad service at the restaurant left hand side from the lobby.

    • Single
      5.8

      The room was quiet and the shower great (big showerheads)

      The Royal may have been the place to be a long time ago, but is now in desperate need of some renovation/restyling. There is no communication among personnel and the people at the reception were incompetent (first they made me wait for 8 minutes because they insisted on stapling my papers upon arrival and secondly, I had two seperate bookings and asked to stay in the same room, they said they woul take care of it, but half-way my stay my room (with my belongings inside) was blocked and I had to change rooms after all)

    • Single
      6.2

      room service very poor and limited.

    • Family with children
      6.6

      The warm ambiance of The Royal Grill where we had an enjoyable breakfast buffet. And the night view of the harbour was amazing.

      The air conditioner in the room was not working.

    • Single
      5.0

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Royal Hotel - Durban Durban location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    267 Anton Lembede Street, Po Box 1041, Durban, South Africa, 4000

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Durban
      300 m
    Airports
    • Durban International (DUR)
      28.6 km
    • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
      65.0 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of floors:
      21
    • Number of rooms:
      80

    Hotel Awards

    South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurbanThe Royal Hotel

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

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