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The Balmoral Hotel, Durban

Upscale beach hotel with restaurant, near Durban Funworld

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$63 CAD

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  • Executive Room, Sea Facing - Living Area
  • Standard Twin Room - Living Area
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125 OR Tambo Parade, Durban, 4000, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
8.2.Very Good.
  • The Balmoral gives value for money but the infrastructure is quite old.

    Apr. 25, 2021

  • The personnel went out of their way to make it a good experience. The politeness of the…

    Jan. 23, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 95 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour business center

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Durban Beachfront
  • UShaka Marine World - 20 min walk
  • Durban Beach - 28 min walk
  • Golden Mile - 5 min walk
  • Durban International Convention Centre - 16 min walk
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 42 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Sea Facing
  • Superior Sea Facing
  • Executive Room, Sea Facing

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Durban Beachfront
  • UShaka Marine World - 20 min walk
  • Durban Beach - 28 min walk
  • Golden Mile - 5 min walk
  • Durban International Convention Centre - 16 min walk
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 42 min walk
  • Durban Funworld - 2 min walk
  • Durban Botanical Gardens - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping - 11.5 mi / 18.5 km

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 32 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
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125 OR Tambo Parade, Durban, 4000, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 95 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom vanity

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Halal dishes and serves breakfast and dinner.

Recreation

On Site

  • Personal motorized watercraft on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Balmoral Durban
  • Balmoral Hotel Durban
  • Balmoral Hotel
  • The Balmoral Hotel Hotel
  • The Balmoral Hotel Durban
  • The Balmoral Hotel Hotel Durban

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 550 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 420.00 per vehicle (one-way)

Casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, The Balmoral Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, restaurant offers Halal dishes. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Afro's Chicken Shop (8-min walk), Joe Cool's (9-min walk), and Grill Jichana (14-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 420.00 per vehicle one-way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (3-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, parasailing, and rafting, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course.
8.2.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing

    Bongiwe, 3 night trip, Jan. 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Value for Money

    Good location right opposite the beach..secure parking behind hotel..excellent room..good management team..value for money

    gregg, 1 night trip, Dec. 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Old style colonial hotel like going back in time! Very helpful staff. Lovely setting right on the beach in Durban. Some of the fixtures and fittings could do with refreshing or updating - for instance stair carpets very worn. Overall a very good experience though.

    2 night romance trip, Nov. 19, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Totally appalled to arrive home to the UK to be informed that my credit card had been subject to credit card fraud of a few hundred GB pounds and I know that it had to be by a member of staff at this hotel. So watch out there are criminals at this hotel.

    Russell, 3 night trip, Nov. 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel, nice room and friendly staff plus in the best location in Durban.

    Stuart, 3 night romance trip, Nov. 2, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    My stay was wonderful

    Kedibone, 3 night romance trip, Oct. 11, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Noise is a problem

    Other guests are noisy and security is slack in controlling the noise. Street noise (prostitutes) are plentiful - keep windows closed

    Faaiz, 3 night romance trip, Aug. 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Historical Colonial hotel. Well maintained and clean. Attentive staff.

    1 night family trip, Jul. 17, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel is a bit old, but it was fine overall and had a touch of class given its age, which i liked. Room was a little small but not too small and was fairly clean. Street was a little noisy and the guys on the street yelling and talking in front of the hotel. For the price, its reasonable, but not great. I asked for a late check out - leaving on a Monday - I came to check out 30 minutes after the time and the guy at the front wanted to charge me. With all the hotels and traveling I have done, that was the first time I have had someone say that to me, especially after I informed them of a late check out. I refused but it left a sour taste in my mouth, so to speak.

    paul, 3 night family trip, May 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best

    Our stay was great and the stuff was friendly as well

    Jacqui, 3 night romance trip, Apr. 19, 2019

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