The Royal Hotel - Durban

267 Anton Lembede Street, 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
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The Royal Hotel is placed in the center of Durban and offers a ballroom, a nightclub and barbeque grills. The hotel was opened in 1845, renovated in 2004 and is housed in a 21-storey building.

The property is about 800 meters away from Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, ICC Durban and Marine Parade. The venue is set within 1 km from Durban city center.

Kings Park Athletics Stadium is 3.5 km from the hotel and Moses Mabhida Stadium is 3.1 km away.

The hotel's central location offers to get to Durban International airport in 30 minutes by car.

Rooms

The Royal Hotel has modern rooms fitted with a safe, coffee/tea makers, wireless internet, heating and a sofa. The rooms afford a breathtaking view of the bay. The rooms offer sophisticated decor.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the restaurant. A popular on-site restaurant serves dishes of international cuisine. The café bar offers refreshing drinks along with snacks and cakes.

Services

Guests can make use of car and limousine rentals available on site.

Relax

Babysitting and a pool for children are provided at The Royal Hotel. On-site sport activities include diving, canoeing and snorkeling.

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:   204.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Gay friendly
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Public areas with access for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing
  • Squash

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Health club
  • Spa lounge
  • Steam bath
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of 100 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

267 Anton Lembede Street, 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:
    204

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Rooms and availability

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    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 25 m²
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Royal Hotel - Durban Durban location
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      Hotel Address:

      267 Anton Lembede Street, 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:
        204

      Hotel Awards

      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurbanThe Royal Hotel

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      Best Design Hotels in South Africa

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 200 m

      Convention centers

      • ICC Durban - 800 m
      • Marine Parade - 1.3 km

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Beach Hurst - 1.9 km
      • Mini Town Snell Parade - 1.9 km
      • Durban Botanic Gardens - 2.3 km
      • Entembeni Hospital - 3.6 km
      • Durban Campus - 3.9 km

      Stadiums

      • Absa Stadium - 3.8 km

      Parks

      • Kingsmead Cricket Stadium - 1.0 km
      • Wavehouse Gateway - 1.1 km
      • Greyville Race Course - 1.6 km
      • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 3.1 km
      • Kings Park Athletics Stadium - 3.4 km
      • Kings Park Stadium - 3.8 km
      • Westridge Park Tennis Stadium - 4.1 km

      Galleries

      • Durban Country Club - 3.6 km

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      • uShaka Marine World - 2.1 km

      Public parking

      • St Augustines Hospital - 3.3 km
      • Life Entabeni Hospital - 3.7 km
      • Netcare Parklands Hospital - 3.8 km
      • King Edward VIII Hospital - 4.2 km

      Local attractions

      • Gateway Theater of Shopping - 15.4 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:
          204

        Hotel Awards

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        Best Design Hotels in South Africa

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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, 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:
          204

        Hotel Awards

        South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurbanThe Royal Hotel

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

        Use Badge