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Gooderson Beach Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The minute you enter the place, its a nightmare. the reception area was muddy and wet and smelled horrible. a chemical that was irritating to my eyes. The parking space at the back is worse and very dodgy, the cables all over and that horrible smell. the rooms are humidity and dusty too. I will never return to such a...

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Thank idah m
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Dear Idah Thank you for your review on tripadvisor. Any critism, albeit negative, is taken very seriously in our constant endeavour to make Guest's experience more pleasurable. To respond on your negatives. We take care of our reception area and a cleaner is allocated to make sure our reception is spotless. Also we could not trace the chemical smell stated...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start with the best. Comfortable bed. Now let's go to the rest. Dirty bathroom, carpet, hallways, lifts. No Wi-Fi. Leaking dining room, no real public spaces, floor two flooded, poor quality breakfast, reception computer always on the blink. Evening bar and grill open to the elements. Two seconds walk out of the hotel, beggars approach you constantly. Welcome to...

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Thank Martin C
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Dear Mr Martin. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. Any criticism, albeit negative, is taken very seriously in our constant endeavour to make our Guest’s experience at the Beach Hotel more pleasurable. To address your negatives: We had an unforeseen pipe that burst on the second floor and leaked below into our dining room...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Am not sure what is supposed to be happening here. Room was dusty and had a strange smell, bathroom was dirty with some very visible stains - taking a bath was clearly out - great shower though! The TV was not working - not important for me BUT the internet was not getting to my room - a crisis for...

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Dear Mr Sasibs, Thank you for writing a review on tripadvisor. Any criticism, albeit negative, is taken very seriously in our constant endeavour to make our Guest’s experience at Beach Hotel more pleasurable. To address your negatives: We are in the process of changing our cleaning company and looking forward to better results. We have not received a complaint about...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall at the time it was a good tourist attraction on the beach front.Very centrally situated for shops and restuarants.The food on offer was well prepared and melted in your mouth.Even for us staff.The other staff members were always prepared to go the extra mile for the guests.The girls on reception always smiled and nothing got them down.They had thier...

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Dear Mawilliams65, Thank you for your review of Beach Hotel, and the lovely comments. We are extremely proud of facility and services we offer. I will be sure to pass your appreciation onto our staffs that was very helpful to you. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food. Many thanks again, and we look forward to making...

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel is horrible, the furniture is old, tv doesn't work, the staff is rude, the room service took hours and the taste of the food was so bad. I will never go back to such a place, not even if I were to get pay.

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Dear Maisterv, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. Any criticism, albeit negative, is taken very seriously in our constant endeavour to make our Guest’s experience at Beach Hotel more pleasurable. Please be advised that all the issues you raised in your email will be investigated and will most certainly be dealt with at the...

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Broken windows,Accomodation mix up,bedding was dingy,Food took forever and was not well presented - A cup of coffee took all of nearly an hour.TV worked when wanted to - Staff were rude - Wrong element hanging around front entrance. If Durban had not been booked to the brim due the rugby test - I would have booked straight out -...

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Dear Trevor312564, Thank you most sincerely for bringing your concerns to our attention and my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience that was caused to you. Any criticism, albeit negative, is taken very seriously in our constant endeavour to make our Guest’s experience at Beach Hotel more pleasurable. I am very proud of our resort, the facilities that it has to...

Malelane, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2017

At check-in the lady at reception was very nice and even though there was a mix up with our booking She managed to sort it perfectly. The hotel itself needs to be revamped or at least be maintained. The room we stayed in was clean but had fleas or something similar, that was just a No No. We tried to...

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Dear MvulaNkhosi, Thank you for writing a review on Tripadvisor. Any critism albeit negative is taken very seriously to make our guest stay more pleasurable. Please be advised that all the issues you raised in your email will be investigated and will most certainly be dealt with at the highest level. We are proud our our staffs and services we...

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Firstly the pictures online were very misleading, from check in where there were hiccups, to the the unsanitary bathroom in the restaurant and that was only upon check in. Rooms has a nasty odor, couches in the room where somewhat sticky. No safe in the room. Windows are so filthy you can even see the beach front. I called for...

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Dear Natalia F, Thank you for writing a review on tripadvisor. Thank you most sincerely for bringing your concerns to our attention and my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience that was caused to you. Any criticism, albeit negative, is taken very seriously in our constant endeavour to make our Guest’s experience at Beach Hotel more pleasurable. Please be advised that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The hotel was not good at all, was very sleazy, had cockroaches, full of local people from joburg etc and nearby cities, even though the reception staff were nice and upgraded us, we left hotel early... the security guy was really nice too, gave us advice. The hotel is on the beach, but again is full of local people, never...

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Dear Ahmey7000 Thank you for the review on tripadvisor. Thank you most sincerely for bringing your concerns to our attention, any criticism, albeit negative, is taken very seriously in our constant endeavour to make our Guest’s experience at Beach Hotel more pleasurable. Please be advised that all the issues you raised in your email will be investigated and will most...

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Staff were very nice at this hotel and breakfast was included and there plenty of choice, It is situated on the sea from with great views but.... the hotel needs a total refurbishment. The corridors leading to the room were very off putting and everything in the room needed replacing and a total refurbishment is desperately needed

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Gooderson Beach Hotel is located right on the city's beachfront promenade, within walking distance of Durban's city centre. The hotel is also close to Durban's main tourist attractions, business district, shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment venues which makes it the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Beach Hotel

Address: 107 OR Parade, Durban 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $101 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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“The view from the beachfront suites is magic on a cloudless day.”
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