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Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel

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11 Sir Arthur Road Morningside, Durban 4001 South Africa
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Built in 1928, Audacia Manor is a lavish hotel centrally-located minutes from the ICC, the Golden Mile beachfront and Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kingsmead and Kings Park. Most of our rooms have balconies that provide 180 degree views of the city and the ocean, while our Coach House offers private courtyards with outside spa baths and outdoor showers. We offer a personalised service to all our esteemed GUESTS, so whether you are in town for business or leisure, our team will ensure a fantastic stay and great memories.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French
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nompumelelom552 wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa27 contributions20 helpful votes
What a let down. I'm actually at a loss for words with disappointment. I was given a well torn hand towel. The phone in my room didn’t work. I put my suitcase on a chair as there was no provision for it. No hand soap in the bathroom. The cherry on top was the first morning. I waited at the breakfast table and when no one approached. I eventually walked towards the kitchen. The chef told me that she was alone as receptionist was still not in. I asked if I could have takeaway yogurt as it was 6h40 and I had to get to the conference. She explained that they don't have it - fair enough. I called an uber and waited at the foyer. I overheard the chef telling the cleaner that "I was complaining with a grim face and what was she supposed to do as the receptionist isn't in." Totally unacceptable. The place also needs a proper revamp and staff training.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Yajna Rajmohan wrote a review May 2021
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Such a beautiful place but unfortunately their service is pathetic. We had booked the venue including meals for 32 people. The planning was done via the GM and it was gone over quite a few times between the both us personally and via email. On the day of the function it was total chaos as the GM was off & the lady in charge had no clue what was happening. Firstly none of the guests were screened or sanitized. There were no sanitizer anywhere in sight for the guests. Not one of our arrangements were met. My guests were left waiting for the welcome drinks which was not ready for them. As per the programmer the patio was to be set for us with a mobile bar and platters ready for the guest. We were left waiting around for them to bring out the drinks and platters were not what were promised. It came out in dinner plates! From there it just got worse. The menu which I picked was messed up by the incompetent staff. The guests were seated for the meal and I realized the starters were missing. When I confronted them in the kitchen there was total confusion. The cook had the audacity to ask me how many started I want. I paid for 32 people and I expect 32 portions at least. This was so embarrassing as we had printed out menus for each guest. Instead of hassle back potatoes we got sliced potatoes with the roast. Stuffed chicken became roast chicken pieces with no cranberry or macadamia anywhere in s sight. Salmon terrine become a pancake with smoked salmon. All this done while the guests were waiting to start dinner. Worst experience and totally embarrassing as we paid in advance and it wasn't cheap. I called Liesl the GM and asked her what was going on. Said she will speak to the cook. Afterwards switched her phone off. Really sad as this was a a top place previously and is going downhill fast. The room we booked had no towels and bath was a mess. Disgraceful! Dirty. Total disappointment. Won't recommend to anyone for the price they charge. I will however give credit to the waiter Malik who was running around all alone with one other waitress trying to service 32 people. There was no communication between the GM and her staff or they just didn't care about their guests. Sad and disappointed!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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nicolas s wrote a review Mar 2019
Milan, Italy2303 contributions895 helpful votes
lovely rooms, good wifi good air condition. very slow service at breakfast .few things to be fixed in rooms and bathrooms, towels not impeccable, 1 bath foam and shampoo, 1 coffe sachet ...for the price of the room a bit more effort
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Jeremy Z wrote a review Jan 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel and grounds are simply breathtaking, perfectly located and well maintained. The rooms are elegantly furnished and we loved the outdoor shower and jacuzzi facilities. The staff were friendly and attentive (we would like to especially thank Cadet ensuring a lovely stay) and all the meals at the hotel we absolutely delicious! We would love to return and wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else when in town!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pickey2018 wrote a review Oct 2018
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Inspite of booking two days in advance for a birthday celebration comprising of twelve individuals, we had the worst experience ever. After confirming on their selected menu, we were advised just two hours before the event that they had to cancel our event because they did not have stocks. Their service is nothing short of being a disgrace to the hospitality industry. Pickey.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$90 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
African Pride Audacia Manor
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Big Rush Urban Adrenaline (1.2 km), Moses Mabhida Stadium (1.2 km), and Mitchell Park (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mali's Indian Restaurant, Butcher Boys Florida Road, and Mozambik Morningside.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.