If you haven’t been to Durban, then it is safe to say you don’t know what you’re missing out on. Known for its extravagant density in beaches, it shouldn’t be all that surprising to know that there are numerous beach hotels in Durban. Hotels along Durban’s famous beaches and in close proximity to Durban’s famous sites should definitely be at the top of your list if you’re looking for where to stay when you visit Durban.
With its ever warm weather, there’s never a bad time to visit Durban. Durban which is home to the fifth biggest Marine park in the world and the largest mall in Africa promises all its guests an exciting time. Being one of South Africa’s most popular cities, Durban attracts people from countries all over the world.
Still wondering why you should stay at a beach hotel? Here’s your answer. Staying at any of the beach hotels in Durban not only provides you with a scenic view of both the Indian Ocean and Durban itself, it also gives you a ticket to experience first hand some of the wonders Durban has to offer.
If you could stay on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, why would you want to stay anywhere else? Below is a list of some beach hotels in Durban you should definitely consider.
Gooderson Beach Hotel
The Gooderson Beach Hotel seems to be a popular stop for tourists. Located on the South Beach axis, this laid-back hotel is located above a seafood restaurant. We imagine that adds to its appeal. The Gooderson hotel is only a short walking distance from the Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World and the Durban ICC Arena. The affordable hotel is equipped with a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining areas, modest rooms, WiFi, a cocktail Lounge, two conference rooms and a parking facility. Some rooms are additionally equipped with full kitchens for your delight.
Address: 107 OR Tambo Parade, Durban, 4001, South Africa
If your taste is a little more ‘high-brow’ then maybe Suncoast Towers is for you. This five-star hotel has often been called one of the best in South Africa. The hotel which overlooks the beautiful beach is also a walking distance from uShaka Marine World Theme Park and the alluring Durban Botanical Garden. Suncoast Towers is definitely one of those hotels that promise you an excellent time. It has a spa with seven treatment rooms, a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, an Indian restaurant, free WiFi, 24-hour room service, full kitchens, flat-screen TVs and a casino with over 1,000 slot machines.
Address: 20 Battery Beach Road, Durban, 4056, South Africa
City Lodge Durban
With some of Durban’s hottest attractions within walking distance and waterfront dining, City Lodge Durban is the place to stay. This hotel which is often described as a business hotel has a low key bar, complimentary WiFi, fitness centre, free parking, two conference rooms, a pool and even a boardroom. Surrounding trees add to its idyllic atmosphere.
Address: K E Masinga Rd & Sylvester Ntuli Road, Durban, 4063, South Africa
The Riverside Hotel
Like many beach hotels in Durban, this is also within walking distance to most of Durban’s seaside attractions. But what it offers that many don’t is affordability. The hotel boasts of classy suites and rooms with kitchenettes, bathrooms, mini fridges, TVs and microwaves en-suite. This hotel also comes with two restaurants. The first restaurant is next to the swimming pool; it also serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. The second restaurant and bar is an excellent nightlife spot. Conference rooms, a business centre and a spa are also part of the deal.
Address: 10 Kenneth Kaunda Road, Durban North, Durban, 4065, South Africa
The Hilton Hotel brand has one of the most recognizable names in the hotel business worldwide. The Hilton brand represents luxury and the zenith of five-star accommodation. The good news here being, there’s a Hilton in Durban. Yes, it’s along the beach too. Could anything be more perfect?
This upscale hotel is, as expected, within walking distance to Durban’s hottest attractions. The hotel rooms come with marble bathrooms, WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms come with sofas while the suites have mini fridges, kitchens, balconies as well as access to a private lounge that comes with free breakfast. The Hilton Hotel Durban also has a wine bar & grill with a terrace, a gym, an outdoor pool, a business centre, a ballroom, a lobby coffee lounge and a buffet restaurant.
Address: 12-14 Walnut Rd, Durban, 4001, South Africa