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UShaka Marine World is a short stroll from aha The Waterfront Hotel & Spa, and other popular attractions like Sahara Stadium Kingsmead are within a few miles (5 km). This 83-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, the hotel is also close to Addington Beach and New Beach.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at WODKA, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Aha The Waterfront Hotel & Spa's 83 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect 42-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Tempur-Pedic beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests staying at aha The Waterfront Hotel & Spa enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 550.00 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.


  • Walking distance to uShaka Marine World
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Aha The Waterfront Hotel & Spa features a full-service spa and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of hotel's 20 bars/lounges. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 3-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. 4 meeting rooms are available. This Durban hotel also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and an area shuttle. Onsite self parking is complimentary. The property may provide extended parking privileges to guests after check-out (surcharge).

Aha The Waterfront Hotel & Spa has designated areas for smoking.

  • Luggage storage 
  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 83 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 20 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Year Built 2010 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Garden 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aha The Waterfront Hotel & Spa offers 83 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature Tempur-Pedic mattresses. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LCD TV 
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10 AM.

WODKA - This bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include manicures and pedicures.

  • Manicures and pedicures 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: ZAR 70 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: ZAR 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): ZAR 0.00 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 550.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Late check-out fee: ZAR 500
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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