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Garden Court South Beach

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Second floor beach view room with direct access to the pool is excellent. If you have a choice choose this rooms. My family and I had great time at Garden Court. Hope to stay in the same room next time when I visit.

To put it mildly, I cannot understand the good reviews given for this hotel. Besides the fact that the rooms are dated, beds are sagging, bath towels are small and threadbare, the overall standard of service from check in to check out was non existent. The aircon in the room was broken and there is no mechanism to moderate it anyway.To top it off, it was peak season school holidays and there was no executive management to be found onsite. Parking in this hotel is a serious challenge as they do not have enough parking available for all the rooms. The problem is they have no back up plan and expect you to park on the street which is dangerous. The area outside the hotel enjoy safe at night. The breakfast experience was even worse. They have newly renovated and opened a restaurant, rushed no doubt for the season, however the operation of it, the queues for entry, getting the hot food was simply unacceptable, there were not enough hot stations open, no replenishment of the food on the buffet, hot or cold, absolutely no service to clear the tables, replenish the crockery at the buffets. This is when you would think they would be most organized and operate at peak occupancy standards. This was not the case and we skipped breakfast the next morning and ate at a coffeeshop elsewhere. Could not check out of the hotel because there were not enough cashiers to handle the peak checkout. Probably the worst Garden Court in the country.

Excellent, excellent service by all Staff members at Garden Court South Beach. Thank you for a great experience! There is nothing more to add!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our room was a bit on the small side as I am not too sure but, I think I booked a Queen Room? Monica Cloete - 0828419147

I was pleased with the standard and the service received at the hotel. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was out of this world!!! I would recommend it to anyone. I actually felt like I was at a five star hotel.

the hotel is good and clean. the staff is friendly and welcoming. the lifts were little bit slower than usual. the family rooms should be renovated to be two separate rooms with one entry just for privacy reasons, even if it's one bathroom.

Well-done Garden Court you made our stay so so pleasant. I would definitely come back. The rooms were clean the staff very helpful though something has to be done about the room service operations. Breakfast was good despite the fact that we had to Que to be seated since it was a full house.

We enjoyed our stay and the hotel is kids friendly which was a plus for us and the kids enjoyed the variety that was provided during breakfast for the 3days we stayed in the hotel. Please improve the parking system that was only the hurdle we were not happy about.

Very lovely, enjoyed the weekend. Locality is perfect, views from the room of the beach and ocean beyond are breath taking. I little busy during school holidays but still enjoyable for the whole family...

The hotel is excellent all the time, except that the lifts was a problem, and it was a sports tournament for the school going children, which made our stay a nightmare. Making noise, banging doors, running aroung in the passage. Totally being disrespectable.

The hotel is centrally located close to all important areas. The staff from check-in, porters, dining, security and housekeeping were very professional and always helpful. The rooms are very comfortable and clean.

73 O R Tambo Parade - 4056 South Beach Durban Kwazulu-Natal

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Business center

Located in Humewood, Garden Court South Beach is adjacent to Bayworld and within a 10-minute stroll of King's Beach. This 414-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a full-service spa and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Port Elizabeth hotel are Humewood Beach and Hobie Beach.


The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

At Garden Court South Beach, guests access to a full-service spa, a business center, and a gift shop. You'll find extended parking. Dry cleaning/laundry services make packing light an option.

Room options

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1109 reviews