Olwandle Suite Hotel

Olwandle Suite Hotel

110 Stalwart Simelane Street, Durban 4001 South Africa
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3.5
#2 of 4 inns in Durban
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value

Olwandle Suite Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Durban, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Nearby landmarks such as St. Paul's Church (0.1 mi) and Old Station Building (0.4 mi) make Olwandle Suite Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Durban.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning and a desk, bringing comfort and convenience to your visit.

Plus, Olwandle Suite Hotel offers a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

If you like French restaurants, Olwandle Suite Hotel is conveniently located near 9th Avenue Bistro.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Mini Town (0.8 mi), which is a popular Durban attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the inn.

Enjoy your stay in Durban!

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Property amenities
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Iron
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Greek

Location

110 Stalwart Simelane Street, Durban 4001 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 67 out of 100
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King Shaka Intl Airport
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saphiwa wrote a review Nov 2011
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was shocked to read that it has mould. I so believe this is personal this is a lie I saw nothing of this it was perfect as ever. Servise was the best I could not ask for more please people olwandle is one of thr hotels you will be pleased to be their guest.
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Date of stay: August 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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GrietWesternCape wrote a review May 2015
Paarl, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First time to stay here; facilitating training. Centrally located hotel. First, I would like to commend staff on all levels for their above-excellent customer service and care. Secondly, my room on the 4th floor was comfortable, very clean and spacious. I appreciated having a fridge in my room; also a kettle - hair dryer on request. Further, restaurant on site for room service in the evenings that you do not want to go out and very cold beers downstairs in the bar; I was especially impressed with the salad and Tartare sauce that accompanied the baked fish I ordered for room service - pity the fish was dry. But my sirloin steak the previous evening was great. Regarding the training rooms: there are 2 venues that I know of to choose from on first floor. The one we used does not have natural light, but is a good size with some wall space. Had a good atmosphere. Bathrooms on site VERY intimately located .... Other room is bigger with balcony, but located on the street; more noisy - remember, you are in the middle of a city. Lunches served were good and the break teas and snacks were always on hand and excellent (served in the training venue). Reception arranges transfers and will gladly assist with anything. I will definitely be back. Best service!
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled on business
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Fal' The Traveller wrote a review May 2014
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here in 2010 during out visit to the Indaba 2010. It was a very wonderful experience from the smooth reservation over the email exchanges up to the easy check in. nice big clean and spacious rooms. friendly staff and manager. Less then 5mins walk where the Indaba fair was held and some 10-15minutes walk to the beach. breakfast was ok not much options but fresh fruits just covers up it all. Given the peak time for the Indaba Fair the prices where somehow higher then the normal rates. in general a nice place to lodge at for business or leisure trip.
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Date of stay: June 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Although the windows of the rooms are falling on the mail road. Inside the room is very quite.
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Juno101 wrote a review May 2009
Newcastle, UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is abhorrent. I had booked four nights here and arrived late in the evening. When I saw the room, I was shocked. The lock on the door had been changed more than twice; there was evidence of it having been forced; there was mould all over the cupboards with a strong smell of anti-mould chemical in the room; the bath had not been cleaned and had ugly brown marks in it. The staff were worse than indifferent, they were downright unfriendly. This hotel should be closed down. DO NOT STAY HERE NO MATTER WHAT THE PRICE!!
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Date of stay: May 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Margaret R wrote a review Sept 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We pre-booked, reservation was confirmed, then cancelled by the hotel and then re-confirmed due to cancellations. We arrived early and were told there was no availability till 2 o'clock. Girl on reception was surly and unhelpful. The toilets in the public area of the hotel were dirty and dingy, with no toilet paper.
We felt the hotel was not in the safest area - there was a strip club, massage parlour and topless bar just doors away.
From our brief experience we found nothing to recommend the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Langelihle wrote a review Apr 2012
Sacramento
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed my one week stay at this location. I was shocked and somewhat in disbelief that there was a strongly negative review from 2009 because my experience was fantastic. Iwas personally driven by the owner and his daughter for a competitive price (We called a taxi and he agreed to drive us for R50 less). The room I stayed in was a family room with a full sized bed and a small room with two twin beds. Our room was cleaned so well that we jokingly said we felt that we'd been robbed everyday. The price R 550 ($73) was fantastic and with 4 people sleeping comfortably, this was a STEAL. The location was great--8 minute walk to the beach--and on a beautiful corner adjacent to shopping. The service was great--the staff were friendly and the food service was extremely accommodating. Unlike most places in South Africa where the kitchen closes at 6 or 7pm, food room service was available 24 hours a day. As we were here to do community service and were working long hours, this was a true blessing. The room had free WIFI which is hard to find in the US, let alone when traveling abroad. The continental breakfast was great and the hot breakfast which was included was extremely flexible and was a great way to start the day. The hotel doesn't have a fitness area, but there are 5 floors, so I ran the stairs each morning and did calisthenics in the hallway while watching the sunrise--awesome!
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It doesn't really matter which room you choose, they are all fantastic. Center rooms have a...
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Tammeca R wrote a review Apr 2012
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Management was A mazing! They provided a ride for my friends and me each day to go whereever we wanted. Food was deliciouso and the rooms were spacious and clean. I especially liked the 24 hour room service. For it to be in the heart of downtown Durban the prices are really competitive. I'm 2 minutes away from the beach. Its walking distance and I feel very safe. They even have a B&B if you want a more homey feel.
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Choose the family room. It was the best
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Magda_Cilliers wrote a review Nov 2014
Potchefstroom, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Going to Durban very often - Robbed in 2010 in another upper class grand hotel whilst sleeping, attempted hijack May 2014. Stayed in Olwandle in 2012 and decided to return 2014 because of the save, friendly environment, friendly helpfull staff, up-to date with your reservation. Stayed for a week, and the last evening at dinner the staff even came to greet me goodbye as they won't see me again before I leave. Believe me, I did not chatter about my where-abouts, they were informed and updated. Breakfast and dinner - not a wide range to choose, however prepared with love. Walking distance from the ICC, therefore could park my car on arrival and leave a week later without having to drive anywhere during the week (remember the attempted hijack in the upperclass area in May!) Could walk to the "Workshop Mall", shopping and within a few minutes back in my spacious, friendly, clean room. Battled to connect to my server, but with the free Wi-Fi, what a pleasure! In future, the only place for me to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Slindile manzini wrote a review Mar 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The service is the best,the stuff is friendly n their rooms are clean n up to standard,the stuff is welcoming and they make sure that your stay is good so m very happy with that hotel keep up the good job
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ab10838 wrote a review Jul 2017
Somerset West, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
They were very helpful, friendly and accommodating. Room very basic with no floor coverings and no prints on walls - very impersonal. No towels - I had to request towels. Top bed linen was torn. They do not have a smoking area - I had to smoke standing outside the premises. Opposite ICC where I worked but outside area is a bit dodgy due to location of downtown Durban
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Date of stay: July 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Fal' The Traveller wrote a tip May 2014
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania95 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Although the windows of the rooms are falling on the mail road. Inside the room is very quite."
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Langelihle wrote a tip Apr 2012
Sacramento1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It doesn't really matter which room you choose, they are all fantastic. Center rooms have a huge window. If you like to awaken naturally, leaving the shades open at night will allow the sun to slowly fill the room."
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Tammeca R wrote a tip Apr 2012
New York City, New York1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the family room. It was the best"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olwandle Suite Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Olwandle Suite Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Spice Emporium, Durban (0.3 km), Springbuck Art & Jewellers (0.4 km), and Wardkiss Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Olwandle Suite Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, a hot tub, and a business centre.
What food & drink options are available at Olwandle Suite Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Olwandle Suite Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vasco's Restaurant, Coral Lounge, and Nando's Workshop.
Is Olwandle Suite Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Durban.
Are any cleaning services offered at Olwandle Suite Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Olwandle Suite Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Olwandle Suite Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Olwandle Suite Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Fort (0.9 km).
Is Olwandle Suite Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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