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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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Bedfordview, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at holiday inn elangeni from the 23 december and my cell phone was stolen on the 28 december from my room the manager has put the cleaning lady on the lie detector but to my suprise it came out clear i still dont have the report pysically was just told that . please be careful and lock all...

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. All incidents regarding alleged loss of valuables are viewed in a very serious light and a thorough investigation is conducted by our security team, which may include lie-detector tests of staff who gained access to your room, during the period in which the item went...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Elangeni from the 18th to the 23rd December. It was incredible. We had a room higher up- on the 20th floor and the views were simply amazing- if you do stay, wake up and watch the beautiful sunrise over the ocean. We stayed at Garden Court Marine Parade and Garden Court South Beach, both are great- but the...

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids paradise at Elangeni Hotel Durban Rooms are great , pools are stunning for kids and beaches are the best in the world Tasneem from reception welcome us warmly Rosy kept our room spotless SPHE makes sure you are well fed at breakfast activity for kids and beach is less than a minute walk Family had a great time

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am delighted that you and your family had a memorable stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

South Sligo. Rep. of Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the hotel over the Christmas holiday period. On arrival I went to reception and was very professionally looked after, my room was ready and a porter took luggage to my room on the 2nd floor. Room clean and everything provided for a tired traveler. Lovely view of the area and beach from the window. Lovely clean bed linen...

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a Fantastic Breakfast Buffet. Clean and Friendly, The Best hotel on the beach front in Durban. Also have a speciality Susihi ad Indian Restaurant if you look for something different. Very good Conference Facilities

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meals and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Cape Town
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an overnight stay. The facilities are very well kept as the rooms seem to have been recently renovated. The service is good. Breakfast was of a high standard and the v&v restaurant setting was great. The pool deck is amazing in layout and the views can be seen. The pool is heated which made it possible to swim even...

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Wallsend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for 2 nights as part of a tour group. The hotel is well out of the city centre with virtually no shops nearby. Checking in in the rather sumptuous lobby reception was Okay but they failed to tell us which of two sets of lifts to use to reach our room, so we took the wrong one...

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the front desk team not indicating which floors are serviced by the various lifts - during Group check-ins, this is usually communicated by the tour leader - however, they should have checked on this. We...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was unaccomodating I traveled with people with disabilities and staff were highly unaccomodating and rude The daytime manager did not come out to attend to me After many years of staying at elangeni I'm sorry to say this was my last trip !!!

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review as well as your response on our Guest Satisfaction survey. I am aware of the arrangement that was made to park your vehicle in a non-parking area, in order to accommodate the people in your party with special needs. As a rule, parking is not permitted in this area, which...

Mafikeng, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally my stay was great. Had a great time. Did manage to be assisted by staff members who were otherwise willing to assist except on one occasion. I particularly liked the proximity of the hotel to the beach. In fact, it was also easier to access other amenities from that particular hotel.

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bugs in the room we slept In . my baby was badly bitten. the hotel said they will look into it but after we had left they had emailed to say that there was nothing but I differ in opinion as my son slept and got up in the hotel cot and woke up with huge lumps all over his...

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Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for completing our online survey. As mentioned in my response on the survey, we called our outsourced pest control services the day after you reported the incident to our Duty Manager ( as you reported the bites at around 23h00). Robert, the Front Office Manager met with you upon...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Radiating energy and elegance across the Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites you to take your place in the sun. From the stylish bedrooms with breath-taking sea-views to the variety of restaurants and recreation facilities, visitors can look forward to the vibrancy, colour and culture of Durban's premier hotel destination offering more choice than ever before, from service and hospitality through to accommodation and dining. Absolutely everything under one sun! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Address: 63 OR O R Tambo Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $213 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani 4*
Number of rooms: 449
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Elangeni Durban
Elangeni Hotel Durban
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#1 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#2 Business Hotel in Durban
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“Enjoyed the seaside view”
 of 5 bubbles 838quintond, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with sea-views not so suitable for children as the windows open easily”
 of 5 bubbles pebbles2_13, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Nice Buffet, good Service,Very good Conference Facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles 798joeyv, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“we prefer staying in the higher floors, further away from the street noise”
 of 5 bubbles IlzeMoller, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room facing ocean and higher up.”
 of 5 bubbles 557rays, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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