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Garden Court Marine Parade

167 OR O R Tambo Parade, Durban 4001 South Africa
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#2 of 71 hotels in Durban
Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Centrally Located
Great View
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Swazi M wrote a review May 2021
4 contributions
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
Donda wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
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 Africa65 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Room Tip: higher rooms have the best view
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Kevin K-S wrote a review Oct 2020
Newbury, United Kingdom193 contributions135 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
2 Helpful votes
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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US$95 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Garden Court Marine Parade offers an airport shuttle 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.