Places to stay in Durban

From the high-rise 5-star hotels that line up along the beachfronts of stylish Umhlanga to the rustic guesthouses in the deeper Durban suburbs, this sprawling cityscape has oodles of different hotel options. Start with the luxurious resorts of the northern districts, with their sparkling outdoor lagoon pools and palm-dotted gardens. Or, go for mid-range lodges in Windermere – pretty colonial builds with parking and sunny verandas. Meanwhile, discount hotels in Durban come in the form of welcoming family homestays with private rooms. These often have small pools in their gardens, common rooms and simple, stripped-down suites for couples.

To be right in the action, and within easy reach of Durban's acclaimed downtown attractions, consider bedding down in the family-friendly hotels between Durban Beach and Durban Point. You'll get roomy suites and hearty free breakfasts, not to mention walking access to the timber piers and sands. Luxury seekers would do well in the northern districts, where Umhlanga comes peppered with gorgeous resorts, their infinity pools perched high above the swells of the Indian Ocean. And for those on a budget, the homey guesthouses of The Berea beckon, surrounded by local pubs, cafés and shopping centres.

AHA Square Boutique Hotel

AHA Square Boutique Hotel in Durban

The aha Square Boutique Hotel and Spa is in the heart of the seaside resort of Umhlanga, near Durban in South Africa's tropical KwaZulu-Natal province. This hotel nestled within a vibrant, active mix of retail and commercial properties, designed with synergy and fresh, natural colours to create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed and comfortable stay.
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AHA Urban Park Hotel

AHA Urban Park Hotel in Durban

The aha Urban Park Hotel & Spa is approximately 12.5km from the King Shaka International Airport in Durban. The Durban hotel offers 93 luxuriously comfortable self-catering apartments, complete with fully fitted kitchens, appliances and furnishings, which makes the hotel suitable for either business or leisure activities.
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Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills Hotel in Durban

The Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga is one of two five-star hotels in the greater Durban area. Located right on the beach overlooking the breakers with its warm sea breezes, it could not make for a better location. Five-star personalised service, comfortable sea facing hotel rooms and suites topped off with excellent cuisine makes for a world-class hotel. With their modern decor and exclusive amenities, every room at the hotel offers uninterrupted views of the sea.
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City Lodge Hotel Umhlanga Ridge

City Lodge Hotel Umhlanga Ridge in Durban

This City Lodge is arguably one of the best in South Africa, besides a gym, sun deck and terrace cafe the hotel has a small but lovely swimming pool. The City Lodge Umhlanga is 23 meters away from Umhlanga most celebrated restaurants and shops. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool which is perfect for those hot and humid days in Durban. The rooms at the hotel are of an excellent standard.
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Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga

Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga

The hotel is not far from Durban city and the shore. Its hilltop location has magnificent ocean vistas. This central yet beautiful location makes it ideal for visiting attractions in the Durban area has to offer. The hotel is a 7 min walk to the Gateway Center and a short distance from the beach. The 3-star hotel offers excellent value making it very affordable, and we recommend that you request a sea view at the time of booking.
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