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    Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

    63 OR O R Tambo Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Enjoyed at hotel, nice well maintained property. Situated in front of south Durban Beache excellent view of the from the room. Choice of restaurants. Other recreational activities are also available for the guests.

    Thank RajeshRMehta
    Response from Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniResponded 6 days ago

    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

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Elangeni is a Zulu (South Africa) name that means; Lotion, Sun. Maharani is, for lack of better local Zulu translation, Indonesian name for girls meaning Empress. So, how the Lotion, Sun and Empress were coined together to translate to "Elangeni & Maharani", for a hotel,...More

    Thank Jeffersn
    Response from Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. The Elangeni & Maharani were originally built as two separate hotels, by the legendary Sol Kerzner. Elangeni - meaning "place in the sun" and Maharani - meaning "queen". The Maharani...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The room carpets were filthy dirty and my son's white socks, actually turned black underneath, Both my kids both had bites from bed bugs or other things in the bed and after advising the hotel to spray the mattress/ bed, no more bites were evident....More

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    Thank lynndeborahf
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Elangeni is the best hotel that I have ever stayed in Durban. The staff is friendly, professional and treat their guests with respect, every guest feels like they are royalty and the service is spontaneous.

    Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
    Thank dimakatsom48
    Response from Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniResponded 6 days ago

    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

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I had a splendid stay at Elanganeni. All rooms are sea-facing, brilliant restaurant (you have to try out their buffet dinner - value for money). The bar is trendy. The hotel is by the beach and very close proximity to the CBD. The hotel staff...More

    Thank enjabz
    Response from Samantha C, General Manager at Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your valuable feedback. I am delighted that you had a great stay and that you will move from Umhlanga to Elangeni! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Samantha

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    Response from 838quintond | Reviewed this property |
    Breakfast is 7h00 and 11h00 every day I prefer to have breakfast at the elangeni hotel.they have more continental breakfast .quite busy in the mornings for brakfast
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    Response from Samantha C | Property representative |
    Dear Patricia Unfortunately we do not offer fully inclusive packages Regards Samantha
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    11 September 2016|
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    Response from Shosek | Reviewed this property |
    We asked for adjoining rooms and were told that the hotel doesn't have them.
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