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Garden Court Marine Parade

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167 OR O R Tambo Parade, Durban 4001 South Africa
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#1 of 78 hotels in Durban
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This Garden Court hotel is situated on Durban’s world-famous Golden Mile. Offering sun-drenched beaches, guests are offered comfort, hospitality and that little something extra. This hotel is at the centre of Durban’s beachfront and offers attention to detail without compromising on the good value that characterises the Garden Court brand. It is the perfect alternative for visitors to this fun seaside city.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Sauna
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Beach
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Indoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Banquet room
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24-hour security
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Non-smoking hotel
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Ocean view
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Leon L wrote a review Jul 2022
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I stayed during the Easter holidays. Unfortunately due to the flooding the hotel had lots of cancellations. However I made it down to durban without any problems. My room was on the 15th floor. Nice large room with great views over the Indian ocean. Even got a nice birthday surprise upon check in. Recommend the breakfast buffet. Big selection of nice full English breakfast and some tea's and coffee. All the staff are very welcome and friendly all over the hotel. Easy to get taxis, close to the bus stop and beach.Safe location.Will stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nikhil_Advani wrote a review Feb 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia511 contributions182 helpful votes
No idea how this place is the top ranked hotel in Durban. Must be one of those where TripAdvisor has some deal with them. No drinking water in the room, terrible mattress and pillows, air conditioning didn't work, and the windows didn't open so the room was really stuffy. All night you could hear the wind howling through gaps in the window frame.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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1983arthur wrote a review Dec 2021
Soshanguve, South Africa68 contributions4 helpful votes
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Went here again last month (November 2021) for our yearly family vacation and this hotel never disappoint. Everything is top notch , from Check in through out our stay the service was on another level.... The baffet breakfast was perfect, different foods every morning, due to covid some of the items we used to were not available plus other items were behind the counter,even for something as simple as juice,the servers would offer to bring it to you. Mr Osborne went the extra mile to make sure that our table was always clean and our drinks always refilled, ever since we started visiting this establishment from 2015, Mr Osborne has always served us with a smile never a dull moment, Mrs Maureen from the kitchen (cold section) was a darling, she made sure my kids had fresh chocolate and blueberry muffins as she noticed that they love them. I hope management sees this and give them credit for their outstanding efforts to make patrons happy and comfortable. I could go on and on about this hotel... Great stay overall.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Swazi M wrote a review May 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The food tastes horrible, Oh Lord out of like 8 dishes maybe one tasted better. I was soo angry and frustrated when I order a breakfast pack and the toasted bread came with hair on it. I will never ever book this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Donda wrote a review Apr 2021
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Worst experience ever! 1. Aircon doesn’t work. Called their maintenance to sort out, they come and pretend like they fixing it and just leave. 2. Aircon then makes a loud buzzing noise in the middle of the night on night one but stops around 8pm. Day two, loud noise is on and off till around 11pm. It’s 23:06 as I write this review and the loud sound is still going. It’s 23:29 and must move the whole family to a new room 11 floors down. 3. Got harassed by their room service over billing on the first night. Didn’t make sense and was woken up at 22:00 to settle a bill. Then the explanation is just a blame game in between their departments. 4. No control at the elevators. Due to COVID, only three persons are allowed at the elevator - fair enough. But then there is commotion because some of us are courteous enough to wait in line but their Porter just comes, jumps the line and takes his guest pass everyone else. On day one, they had a security to coordinate but then decided to just stop that. 5. Stale waffles. 6. Paid parking. Why don’t charge that into the booking fee. Why would I want to leave my car in the streets with no security. Overall, it was a hotel from hell. I thought it was an episode from pranks or laugh out loud. Only difference there were no cameras coming out during the climax. All the negative made it difficult to see the little good that could be seen.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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1983arthur wrote a review Nov 2020
Soshanguve, South Africa68 contributions4 helpful votes
It was the first time we went here without our kids, this time around it was our honeymoon.(23-25 October 2020) We got here @ around 06:50 all the way from Pretoria and Ms Nokwanda Mbele from reception was of great help, we were tired from over night travel and she booked us a room just to rest while they were busy preparing our room, after a few hours we were called and our room was ready (as we requested early check in) .She literally made our stay... Covid changed a lot of things , but it was still a pleasant stay, i applaud Mr Osborn Dlamini (since our first stay here back in 2015) he always serves us with a smile, a man of great character, great stuff all-round. We had our dinner on Saturday and it was lovely and delicious, we loved it very much. Our stay was perfect, we have no negative comment.... only good ones, this establishment have never disappointed us. Thank you Tsogo sun for another wonderful stay. (we will be back soon)
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Kevin K-S wrote a review Oct 2020
Newbury, United Kingdom193 contributions139 helpful votes
The property is well located, right in the middle of the Durban beachfront - you can walk the full promenade from there. We had a room on the 24th floor, and the views out to sea, across central Durban, and towards the harbour mouth were all great. However, walking towards town from the hotel is not a good idea and does not feel safe. The front desk staff were all extremely friendly and helpful at all times. The rooms and common areas were all clean and comfortable. We had a good night's sleep in a comfortable and spacious bed. The decoration in the restaurant is however a bit old and bland, and restaurant staff were not as friendly as the front desk. The food was very tasty though - the buffet breakfast was well handled, taking government Covid regulations into account.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Ack wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a lovely stay here. Staff were mostly friendly and helpful. Our room was neat and clean. Everything was nice and clean at the breakfast buffet, in line with Covid19 regulations. The dinner buffet can be better in terms of variety, but due to many dishes having to be prepacked by the kitchen it does make it more challenging for them to offer more variety. We bought our tickets for Ushaka direct from the hotel and we were so glad we did, as the lines were loooong and we just skipped right pass it. Convenient and we got to enjoy the park for longer. We will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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pravinsingh1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
When visiting family in a town or city across the country, one often looks for acomodation that serves as one's home away from home, especially for a family of four. The Garden Court Marine Parade with its relatively large well appointed rooms , interleading if so requested , fits this criterion perfectly. We were equally impressed by the variety of the Breakfast menu. To elaborate , on our first morning I had to leave very early for a destination just outside the city with the intention of eating out on my own. At about 9h30 I got a call from my wife to say that if I could , I should rather attempt making it back to the hotel to enjoy their breakfast. For me, that was the most rewarding attempt during our stay. Being vegetarian , the offering was profound and equally sumptious. Compliments to the chef for choice and to the dining staff for their hospitality. The hotel is ideally located to access destinations both north and south of the city as well as being in close proximity to excellent entertainment venues within the greater metropolitan landscape. The unobstructed seaview is an obvious charm. The unique internal archictectural features with interesting use of space makes this an enjoyable venue to meet over a nightcap. We enjoyed our brief stay at this establishment and would definitely return there in the future. One item that was slightly irksome was the incapacity of the room airconditioning to sufficiently cool despite attention by maintenance personnel. Our overall experience was otherwise extermely good.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Refilwe B wrote a review Mar 2020
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From reception during checking in And through out the entire weekend the staff at Garden court were really great. Courtesy calls to Check if there’s anything we need or any complains we may have. The food was amazing, the room was warm neat and very clean. We really enjoyed our stay at Marine parade. To the staff and the management team, keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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US$89 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
352
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Court Marine Parade
Which popular attractions are close to Garden Court Marine Parade?
Nearby attractions include Golden Mile (0.4 km), The Spice Emporium, Durban (0.4 km), and Egagasini (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden Court Marine Parade?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lingela, California Dreaming, and Ocean Basket Marine Parade.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Garden Court Marine Parade have airport transportation?
Yes, Garden Court Marine Parade offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Garden Court Marine Parade located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Durban.
Are any cleaning services offered at Garden Court Marine Parade?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Garden Court Marine Parade offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.