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City Lodge Hotel Durban

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location was close to the Durban ICC.The rooms were clean & tidy.Full buffet breakfast in the morning.The bar is open till 11pm.The staff were very friendly at check-it.All rooms have AC , needed for the hot & humid Durban weather.

Clean rooms and bedding, DSTV. Good WIFI connection. Friendly staff Spent a night there after a long day sightseeing. Yes, there is a bit of traffic noise on a Saturday night, but what do you expect when you stay in the middle of a city. It is also good to know that your vehicle is safe with security in the parking area to look after your belongings. We did not get a chance to use all the amenities, but there will be a next time. And for the suckers like me who smoke, thank you for the option to select a smoking room. Thank you for a good nights rest.

Very happy with this hotel chain stayed in one in Joburgh and then again in Durban. Modern, clean, comfortable and friendly. The standard double room is a good size with both large walk in shower and bath. Great wifi, TV and tea and coffee in the room. Very good breakfast and lunches and both had very pretty outside space with patio and small pool, lots of palms and ferns for shade and a few nice sun beds and chairs. This hotel is just 5 mins walk to the beach and although on a busy road junction it's set well back and we didn't hear any traffic at night!

Spend 2 days here to relax before JNB trip and was very disappointed with the quality of water at the swimming pool. We saw a ground staff cleaning the water in the morning but the garden has too many birds coming to drink water and do their biz there too! Totally NOT swimable ( surely dangerous to health ). BTW breakfast is hopelessly bland but had a very nice lunch at the #Cafe....

I usually stay at this hotel every second month for business and its always quite a pleasant stay. Its close to the city centre. secure parking and close to the Durban beachfront where I can access halaal foods and evening jogs.

The hotel is general good, but the gym is so poorly sound insulate the pounding noise from the treadmill, makes it very uncomfortable to be in the room next to it. Room 166 where I stayed should NOT be used as a guest room rather as a storage room.

I really enjoyed staying at City Lodge Durban. The service there is amazing!!! The staff seems to be well trained, from front office to all the other departments. I really appreciate the respect City Lodge has for guests. The rooms are great, the breakfast as well is amazing!!! Cant wait to visit again soon.

Basic but, comfortable hotel, surprisingly there is a good variety on the dinner al carte menu and a reasonable good service. The staff is warm and friendly beside the misunderstanding about the family rooms and the double rooms caused by the website and hotel front desk discrepancies. Otherwise a comfortable and well located hotel a stone throw away to the golden mile and many Durban attractions.

Staff friendly and helpfull,good interior needs a upgrade but rooms are clean and neat. Central if you want to stay over before bording MSC cruise boat in Durban harbour. 5 minutes drive from harbour.

On a business trip to Durban central, we enjoyed the City Lodge, which is close to the city and to the beachfront. Our rooms were comfortable and clean ; breakfast was excellent , reception and room service were smiling and efficient.

Cor Brickhill And Old Fort Rds Durban KwaZulu-Natal

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Sahara Stadium Kingsmead is a short stroll from City Lodge Hotel Durban, and other popular attractions like uShaka Marine World are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 3-star hotel has 160 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Durban International Convention Centre and The Old Fort are also a short walk from this Durban hotel.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


All of City Lodge Hotel Durban's 160 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Other standard amenities include desks and free toiletries.

Property features

At City Lodge Hotel Durban, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 480 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Double Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofabed

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 132 reviews