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    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

    85 Marine Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
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    Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

    Rooms are dirty and saw crawling insects - really not a good hotel. The place needs some renovation and upgrades. I was really not impressed at all. If it was clean at least that could have made a difference. Lots of things in the building...More

    3  Thank 256stefann
    Response from Stuart D, Manager at Gooderson Tropicana HotelResponded 23 February 2015

    Thank you for your review. We apologize for your unpleasant experience. The housekeeping and pest control service providers have been notified of your review and are complying to prevent a recurrance of your experience. The hotel is continually undergoing varoious upgrades and renovations.

    Reviewed 9 January 2015

    If planning to go with a family to Durban,this will be o good choice. Pls don't expect luxury,there is not such thing there,but SAFETY,CONFORT,and a SUCCULENT BREAKFAST.. Coming from a 3 days stay in a Guesthouse,to find this kind of breakfast was very very NICE....More

    4  Thank Manuel C
    Reviewed 17 September 2014

    For the low cost that I paid at the hotel, I must say that the services were amazing. And as an absolute food-lover, the food didn't disappoint one bit. NOTE: it would be nice if the wifi was available in the rooms as well instead...More

    4  Thank Sbonie
    Reviewed 16 September 2014

    The internet could be in all floors except for the business loundge. The food at the Clippers bar was amazing and the staff was very helpful as well. The rooms are very clean. You need to request in advance for a sea viewing room.

    2  Thank zamarandall
    Reviewed 10 January 2014

    hotel in need of refurbishment.carpets smell and rooms are substandard.broken phone,mould in the bathroom and flies in the dining hall.bad experience overall.we were on a family holiday,last minute decision hence could not get rooms elsewhere.booked tropicana as we have visited their other property at natal...More

    1  Thank santa2014
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Conference Facilities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$80 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #11 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 168
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    • Durban
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    8 December 2014|
    Response from Stuart D | Property representative |
    Unfortunately we are not included in the Funatix program
    8 December 2014|
    Response from Stuart D | Property representative |
    We are not part of the Funatix program
    Ann H
    30 October 2014|
    Response from Stuart D | Property representative |
    My sincere apologies for the delay in my response. There is no shuttle service from the harbour to the Tropicana Hotel however there are several taxi opperators servicing the route. We can also arrange an outsourced shuttle... More
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    "Sea Facing, simply the best, and not noisy. Stunning views"
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    "try for 4th floor"
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    "Best view of the ocean"
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    "Ask for a seaview room"
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