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Garden Court South Beach

73 OR Tambo Parade, Durban 4056 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 72 hotels in Durban
Situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Durban, this affordable family-friendly hotel offers stunning panoramic views of the historic Durban Harbour and the Indian Ocean. A stone’s throw from the modern aquarium and oceanarium, uShaka Marine World, this hotel also allows for easy access to the SunCoast Casino and Entertainment complex, miles of golden beaches and the culturally rich Durban CBD. This Garden Court Hotel is the ideal destination for business and leisure travellers.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Hamza Badat wrote a review Jul 2021
East London, South Africa2 contributions
The physical hotel is really nice. It is well maintained, comfortable and welcoming. The room is spacious and the view is something to see. However, the service on the other hand is terrible. The staff are not very interested in helping you when you make requests. The room service was annoyed by me asking for more tea bags and sighed over the phone as if I was asking for the world. The breakfast was terrible, served in a box due to covid, cold eggs, a fruit box with only appels in it and a large container of yogurt that leaked in the box. There is also a rule in the hotel that a customer is only allowed one drink, they can choose from 2 juices or tea and coffee. I find this breakfast completely unacceptable, customers are expected to pay a full price for a stay and are usually treated to a buffet, but instead we get cold and limited food. I'm not asking for them to break the law and open a buffet, but they can try and accommodate by letting customers order breakfast from their rooms for free and provide unlimited drinks like they would in normal conditions.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Police patrol area around hotel strictly when it is close to curfew time. Only book if the buffet...
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Uladzimir P wrote a review Apr 2021
Bobrujsk, Belarus203 contributions111 helpful votes
Hotel was booked by company for 3 nights. That was not perfect stay: - noisy streets - noisy AC - lack of sockets - no adaptors Room service is generally satisfactory. Food was delivered quickly, sometimes coffee comes without sugar:( The room was clean and accurate.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Dumangamandla Tours wrote a review Feb 2021
Durban, South Africa77 contributions
The hotel in general is well organized in its service delivery. Taxi Cabs from the airport are available. Room service was a priority and general telephonic checkups. There conference halls were well organized
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Roxanne R wrote a review Feb 2021
28 contributions7 helpful votes
This Hotel always tries to improve itself , and gets better on each visit the process was easy from check-in to check-out, Staff were efficient and well trained to deal with guest over the covid 19 pandemic The rooms we had were exceptional, spotless ,contemporary with beautiful ocean views. Breakfast still remains wonderful, with a big variety . I was impressed of the new process of having staff dish out for you to ensure that dining experience remains safe for all guest . The overall visit was great and will return soon
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I think the rooms on the 8th- 10th floor have the best views
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Ingrid J wrote a review Oct 2020
47 contributions7 helpful votes
The room was dirty on arrival, like in really dirty. Called housekeeping and had to show them where to clean. The carpet has not seen a vacuum cleaner or soap in weeks. The arm chair was just as dirty. Even the telephone was not cleaned. The desk had dust on and the broken table lamp has also not seen a cloth in some time. The shower curtain had toothpaste marks on and was not wiped on the inside. There was a chip on the floor next to the bed (not ours) and on day 3 I left a sticky note to vacuum the carpet. They should show you the room before you pay. Things could not get worse, or so I thought. Breakfast - the cooks have no idea how to serve breakfast and are the 2 most incompetent people I have seen. Unfriendly and unhelpful. Seems that everything is too much effort. You order eggs, she can't multitask and put your toast in at the same time. Then you stand in the queue for the hot food while the eggs and toast gets cold. Oh, and you have to ask for a big plate otherwise she puts the egg on a small plate. The spread of food was very strange, catering for a specific market. Vegetables and potatoes not breakfast food. The bacon was not cooked properly , still pale with white fat on or completely burned. How can you get bacon wrong? The ladies on the floor cleaning plates etc were very friendly and efficient. I thought that staying at Tsogo Sun would live up to the standards that we are used to. Not true. And please don"t respond with your copy and paste answer that you will look into it and address it. Do something about it.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Leean Murugan, General Manager at Garden Court South Beach
Responded 01 Nov 2020
Good day and thank you for taking the time to write about our property and for bringing this to our attention. No excuses. Rest assured, these areas of concern will be addressed. Once again, we apologise for the inconvenience experienced. Warm regards
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US$68 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
garden court - south beach hotel durban
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Court South Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Garden Court South Beach?
Nearby attractions include The Spice Emporium, Durban (0.5 km), Egagasini (0.1 km), and Durban Art Gallery (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden Court South Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Garden Court South Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Garden Court South Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden Court South Beach?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden Court South Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Afro's Chicken Shop, Lingela, and Ocean Basket Marine Parade.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Garden Court South Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Garden Court South Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Garden Court South Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Garden Court South Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Durban.
Are any cleaning services offered at Garden Court South Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Garden Court South Beach offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.