Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Enjoyed one week stay with my family. Walking distance to Gateway mall. Very nice view of the ocean from the hotel.
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.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga places you next to Umhlanga Hospital and within a 10-minute walk of Gateway Theatre of Shopping. This 3-star hotel has 234 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In central Umhlanga, the hotel is also close to The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway and Umhlanga Lighthouse.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.
The 234 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, coffee makers, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, phones, and desks.
At Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is ZAR 60.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 450.00 roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and laundry facilities.