Stay at the ocean view Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge hotel, next to Umhlanga Beach and minutes from the Gateway Mall. The contemporary Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge 's curving facade faces the Indian Ocean. You'll pass an elegant fountain on your way to meet our friendly team in the light-filled Lobby. This peaceful hotel is 10km from Durban's vibrant city centre and rail station, and 13km from King Shaka International Airport . Leave your vehicle in our car park when you attend seminars in Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge's 3 air-conditioned meeting rooms .It is a short taxi ride to meetings at Alexander Forbes and Deloitte. We're 10km from Illovo Sugar and 15km from congresses at the International Convention Centre . The Gateway Theatre of Shopping , 400 metres away, has a Wave House surf centre and a towering 24-metre climbing wall, as well as a range of high fashion stores. Glitzy stage shows take place at the Sibaya Casino , 15km away. Head for a dip in our sunny outdoor pool , centred by a calming water feature. The maritime theme continues in our Great Room, with its ornate sea shell decor, where a complimentary breakfast buffet is prepared each morning. Meet over Castle beers on our Great Room bar's veranda before grill suppers at the Butcher Block steakhouse , next door to Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge.
King Shaka International Airport, (DUR), 10.00, KM, N;
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Contempory Style Steak House located on the Ground Floor. This restaurant offers a selection of Steaks and Grill options to meet all guests needs. Enjoy a sundowner on their terrace while taking in ocean views.
Great Room Bar
Enjoying sundowers with unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean is a great place for casual business meetings or drinks with friends.
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This is not a panoramic-all-ocean-view hotel. You either get a nice view or no view at all. The problem with booking in advance is that if they don't have any ocean view rooms, you will waste you time looking at a parking lot and street for the
same price as the folks across the hall with beautiful ocean view.
If you book online with Orbtz, like I did, you will have no choice but to get the room they give you. If you only make a reservation with no money down, if they try to give you a parking lot view, you can walk away from your reservation, pay an extra $5 and get a room near or on the ocean.
Even in the off season, the ocean view rooms apparently get filled up quickly. They will give away their remaining rooms only to Holiday Inn club card members, which I had. If I didn't have that, they would have put me and my wife on the WRONG side of the building for a very unromantic get-away without the ability to get a refund.
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Short drive from hotel
Just south of town on the ocean drive is a small public parking lot with access to the beach at the first roundabout.