The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319  show map
 5 stars
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The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Poolside snack bar

Overview

The 5-star The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga district features a breathtaking view of Umhlanga Rocks and the Indian Ocean. This exquisite hotel dates from 1947 and was refurbished in 2009.

Steps away from Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kings Park Athletics Stadium and Absa Stadium, the hotel is located in the heart of Umhlanga. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Umhlanga city center.

Set next to casinos and a stadium, this hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool, a patio and a library on site.

The Oyster Box Hotel is within a 15-minute drive to Durban International airport.

Rooms

The Oyster Box Hotel is a property in Umhlanga that comes with 86 rooms and provides a minibar, climate control, free Wi-Fi, ironing facilities and a wardrobe. The classic rooms feature the ocean view. They also comprise separate bathrooms appointed with a hairdryer, a bathtub and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

The grill restaurant serves delicious Indian meals. Guests can savor tea and coffee in the garden bar.

Services

The hotel also offers cars for rent.

Relax

Turkish steam bath, reflex massage and soothing massage are available on site. For active guests a gym and cardiovascular equipment are provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   86.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/club floor
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • DVDs/Videos for children
  • Paid kids club
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

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City Center
  • Umhlanga
    300 m
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    13.0 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    67.1 km
Restaurants
  • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
    110 m
  • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
    110 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    86

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Rooms and availability

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Classic Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds or Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed
Size: 32 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Classic Room

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    Villa
    Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed or Double bed
    Size: 64 m²
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    • Air conditioning
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    Villa (Garden Villa Loft)

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      Cabanas
      Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds or 1 Super King-size bed or Double bed
      Size: 37 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Sea Facing Cabana Room

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        Loft
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
        Size: 64 m²
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          Family Room
          Bed type: 1 Queen-size bed and 2 Bunk beds or 1 Bunk bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 34 m²
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          Family Room Sea Facing

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            Superior Villa
            Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds or Double bed or Twin beds
            Size: 246 m²
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            • Private bathroom
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            Superior Garden Villa

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              Master Room
              Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds
              Size: 55 m²
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                Deluxe Suite
                Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
                Size: 78 m²
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                Deluxe Suite, Sea Facing

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                  Presidential Suite
                  Bed type: King-size bed
                  Size: 246 m²
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                    Luxury Room
                    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
                    Size: 31 m²
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                    Luxury Sea View + Breakfast Flex

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                      Luxury Suite
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                      Size: 55 m²
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                        How to reach hotel

                        hotel The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga Umhlanga location
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                        Hotel Address:

                        2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

                        Get directions
                        City Center
                        • Umhlanga
                          300 m
                        Airports
                        • Durban International (DUR)
                          13.0 km
                        • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
                          67.1 km
                        Restaurants
                        • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
                          110 m
                        • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
                          110 m
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  2 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  11 am
                        • Year renovated:
                          2009
                        • Number of rooms:
                          86

                        Hotel Awards

                        South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedUmhlangaThe Oyster Box

                        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                        Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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                        What's nearby

                        Popular areas

                        • City Center - 200 m

                        Local attractions

                        • Gateway Theater of Shopping - 1.9 km
                          No. 1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks

                          Restaurants nearby

                          • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian - 110 m

                            Address: Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall
                            Phone: 0860009532

                            67% likes this, based on 92 reviews
                            Cuisine: Argentinean

                          • The Sugar Club - at Beverly Hills hotel - 110 m

                            Address: 54 Lighthouse Road
                            Phone: 031 561 2211

                            62% likes this, based on 34 reviews
                            Cuisine: International
                            Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 28

                          • The Box Bar - 190 m

                            Address: 11 McCausaland Cresent

                            68% likes this, based on 45 reviews

                          • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel - 110 m

                            Address: 2 Lighthouse Road

                            77% likes this, based on 81 reviews
                            Cuisine: Continental

                          • Elements Cafe Bar - 110 m

                            Address: 54 Lighthouse Road
                            Phone: 0027 31 561 2211

                            70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
                            Cuisine: Contemporary
                            Price Range: GBP 17 - GBP 21

                          Hotel information
                          • Check-in:
                            from  2 pm
                          • Check-out:
                            until  11 am
                          • Year renovated:
                            2009
                          • Number of rooms:
                            86

                          Hotel Awards

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                          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                          Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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                          The Oyster Box Reviews

                          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Oyster Box

                          Average guest rating

                          8.8out of 10
                          Superb
                          Based on 45 reviews

                          Guest reviews

                          • Single
                            7.8

                            All the staff are very friendly and greet you. Nothing is too much to assist you with. They make you feel really welcome. The hotel is cosy and very clean and well positioned.

                          • Older travelers
                            9.6

                            Room overlooking the Indian Ocean, great resturants within walking distance, easy access to Durban and country side

                          • Older travelers
                            7.4

                            The room (ocean view) was very indeed of good standard,and a great view over the Indian Ocean.

                            I had a bad experience when I booked in, and since | have paid in excess of r4000 per night,I would have expected my room to be ready at 14h00. We ended up getting a room only past 14h30, and the staff member assisting us was extremely unpleasant, and I was eventually assisted by another staff member who eventually assisted us. It wasn't a good start to my short vacation.

                          • Older travelers
                            9.2

                            Excellent service

                            Seriously expensive in international terms. Still, if the occupancy rate is high (I don't know if it is) then go for it. PS as a very small issue, it would be good to have granulated brown sugar for coffee.

                          • Family with children
                            8.2

                            The location and quality of service is outstanding.

                            The rooms are just too small to be really comfortable. Especially if you have a baby with you.

                          • Older travelers
                            8.8

                            the position and facilities were fantastic as well as the breakfasts

                            service a little slow at times

                          • Older travelers
                            9.2

                            Service & Friendliness of Staff plus the location was superb

                          • Single
                            8.8

                            The location "on the beach" is superb. Breakfast on the verandah overlooking the waves - what a great way to start the day !!! The room was extremely comfortable and the balcony an additional plus. On the negative side the cost of meals was very high (the curry buffet at R190 p.p. did not give as good a value for money as other nearby eateries)

                            See above.

                          • Older travelers
                            10.0

                            the best ever service care and attention to all details. a willingness to help and solve any problem.Room 8 has its' own little patio that backs onto the garden swimming pool. Absolutely divine.If it gets cold onthe terrace during breakfast, then thick fluffy blankets are draped around your shoulders. And of cours,champagne and oysters are standard for breakfast. Fabulous. We'll go again like a shot.

                          • Older travelers
                            9.6

                            Very pretty decor, beautiful position, right in the centre of beach/town. Staff very helpful and friendly despite the fact that the hotel was full. Attention to detail eg strawberries in chocolate and choice of champagne or homemade lemonade on arrival, one of receptionists walked us around the hotel and to our room. Turn down service includes not just chocolate,but weather forecsat for next day and suggestions of things to do/see like local flea market. classic fm put up on tv and remote placed on the opened TV progamme info. Everything done to make you feel cared for. Not just another guest.Food in terrace dining room delicious. Expensive but worth it, totally luxurious and not snooty

                            Fine dinig room served us overdone tasteless steak and when we complained, apologised and said that orders had been mixed up apologised but did nothing else. Despite the fact that this meal was probably the most expensive we ever had, it was very disappointing

                          • Group of friends
                            9.6

                            The genuine strive to excel felt through all the staff. Excellent service and sympathy are absolutely unique and remarquable.

                            The spa is always fully booked. Guests arriving cannot make full use of the excellent facilirties, as booking in (days) in advance is required.

                          • Couple
                            9.6

                            Excellent service, very friendly staff. Everything worked and on time and beautifully decorated.

                          • Older travelers
                            10.0

                            From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very special - doors opened, seemingly by magic, our names were remembered by staff at reception, nothing was too much trouble. Our studio suite overlooked the beach: the outlook is quite spectacular with trawlers and cargo ships on the horizon and the lighthouse is a South African icon...and, after a super day, and a cruisy evening meal. a great guitarist played and entertained us ...What more to life?

                            There were no oysters on the dinner menu - we were told this was due to inclement weather conditions and the fact that the fishermen hadn't been able get out to the oyster beds....

                          • Older travelers
                            5.8

                            Hotel / location / staff / service terrific

                            The room altho' "luxury superior" was small, cluttered and the shower altho' novel etc was totally disfunctional. Bathroom good. View good

                          • Group of friends
                            10.0

                            It is accessible, the ambience, the friendly and courteous staff, especially Londiwe at the restaurant, it was real value for money. When I got back the pouch of my camera, which I had lost earlier, I was just lost for words.

                          How to reach hotel

                          hotel The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga Umhlanga location
                          Show big map »

                          Hotel Address:

                          2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

                          Get directions
                          City Center
                          • Umhlanga
                            300 m
                          Airports
                          • Durban International (DUR)
                            13.0 km
                          • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
                            67.1 km
                          Restaurants
                          • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
                            110 m
                          • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
                            110 m
                          Hotel information
                          • Check-in:
                            from  2 pm
                          • Check-out:
                            until  11 am
                          • Year renovated:
                            2009
                          • Number of rooms:
                            86

                          Hotel Awards

                          South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedUmhlangaThe Oyster Box

                          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                          Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

                          Use Badge