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Sylvester Ntuli Road Cnr K.E. Masinga Rd, 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
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#20 of 78 in Durban
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Lush gardens, palm trees and a pool with a gazebo lend a relaxed, summer feel to this hotel, as well as being only 2 blocks away from the main beach and 2 minutes from Durban’s CBD. It also has a fitness room and small meeting room for guest use. Close to many different restaurants, within walking distance of the International Conference and Exhibition Centre, a 30 minute drive to Durban’s international airport and close to the N3 motorway ensures a very convenient location.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
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Non-smoking rooms
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Business
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Mosa Ntwampe wrote a review 09 May
Midrand, South Africa10 contributions
It was my first time at this particular City Lodge Hotel. I think it is well located for business travellers who frequent conferences and need to be located not too far from the ICC, the beach and basic amenities. The staff was very friendly and you got a greeting with a smile whenever you passed any personnel in uniform. That's great. The breakfast waiting time was a nightmare though. I was there for 4 nights and breakfast each morning meant waiting in a queue (in a packed hotel restaurant) to get your eggs. One service personnel taking orders and walking back to scramble or fry your eggs - don't even mention the omelette orders. At one point, it wasn't worth it - I just grabbed a fruit and walked away. Lastly, I could hear the other two rooms next to mine CLEARLY. The song proofing is terrible. I could hear someone walk about, flush the toilet and have a conversation on the phone while I hear each word perfectly clear.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Jacob I wrote a review Apr 2022
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa32 contributions3 helpful votes
After many years of staying at another hotel group, I once again returned to the City Lodge Group. Our stay at the City Lodge Durban was a very pleasant one. The road network around the hotel made it easy to get to our various destinations. The ease of getting there from Johannesburg and back was a definitely plus. Proximity to uShaka Marine World, Gateway Shopping Mall and Marine Parade was a definite advantage.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Durban
Responded 08 Apr 2022
Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Humbulani wrote a review Dec 2021
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Fridge, fridge and fridge is a must in such hotel group. I have stayed for 3 night without a fridge that's a turn off. I can't rely on the ice cubes from the bar, where would I store my left overs being food or drinks. I am so disappointed to be honest. I regard Road Lodge as lower grade from CITY LODGES within the group so it means mustn't think of booking there since City Lodges can't afford just a bar fridge.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Durban
Responded 09 Jan 2022
Thank you for choosing City Lodge Hotel Durban and reviewing your stay. Fridges are not standard in our rooms but we do have a number available upon request. We are so sorry that there were no fridges available for your room during your stay as these had all been assigned to other guest rooms. We regret that this spoiled your time with us and are sorry for the frustration and inconvenience. May we recommend that in future you ask for a fridge to be placed in your room when you make a booking. Although we cannot guarantee special requests, please be assured that we will always do our best to honour them. We hope you will choose us as your accommodation provider again so that we may redeem ourselves.
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stephLDN16 wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom114 contributions85 helpful votes
I like City Lodge Hotels. They all tend to be of a certain standard and you know what you are getting with this brand. With this in mind, I booked a 5 night stay in Durban. The property is well located for the CBD and Golden Mile and is generally safe. It is clean and the rooms are comfortable; however, silly issues emerged during my stay. Hot water failed on the Saturday morning, ok these things can happen, but they really should not. Front of house staff appeared disinterested. More seriously the telephones had been removed from the bedrooms. When I queried this I was given the comical reply “Covid protocols”. With respect, this is nonsense. Having stayed in City Lodge Hotels all over South Africa during the pandemic I can say that Durban was the first location in which phones had been removed to “protect” guests from a virus. It was ridiculous and, bluntly, a safety issue. Further, it is not consistent with the City Lodge brand offer. Otherwise, this was a decent property suitable as a Durban base for a few nights.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the court yard.
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Durban
Responded 21 Nov 2021
Thank you for staying with us at City Lodge Hotel Durban and taking the time to provide feedback. Firstly, we would like to apologise for the lack of hot water and inadequate response from the staff you spoke to. Our heat pumps have since been repaired and there should be no further issues. Telephones have been removed from guest rooms to reduce the number of touchpoints during Covid-19, and while our team is available on WhatsApp, we can place a telephone in the room upon request. Hotel management have committed to addressing the staff on how they can better convey this message. Thank you for commenting on our hotel’s convenient location, cleanliness and comfort levels. We believe in offering tip-top, loving and clean service – TLC – and are pleased that this came across. We regret that these issues spoiled your stay, and hope you will choose to stay with us again so that we may deliver our usual high standards of service excellence.
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Mo wrote a review Nov 2021
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Thank you for the great hospitality,special thank you to Xoli Mthembu and Nomagugu Khonza for going thee extra mile, and the rest of the crew Kudos to you all🙏the hotel truly felt like home away from home. Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Durban
Responded 08 Nov 2021
We are so pleased to read such a review! Thank you for staying with us and commending our staff for their great efforts to give you a comfortable stay, meeting all your requirements and needs. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$51 - US$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
city lodge durban hotel durban, city hotel durban
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Lodge Hotel Durban
Which popular attractions are close to City Lodge Hotel Durban?
Nearby attractions include Golden Mile (0.6 km), Natural Science Museum (1.0 km), and Mini Town (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at City Lodge Hotel Durban?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at City Lodge Hotel Durban?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at City Lodge Hotel Durban?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at City Lodge Hotel Durban?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to City Lodge Hotel Durban?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grill Jichana Durban, Circus Circus Beach Cafe, and Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els.
Are there opportunities to exercise at City Lodge Hotel Durban?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does City Lodge Hotel Durban have an airport shuttle?
Yes, City Lodge Hotel Durban offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does City Lodge Hotel Durban have airport transportation?
Yes, City Lodge Hotel Durban offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is City Lodge Hotel Durban located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Durban.
Are any cleaning services offered at City Lodge Hotel Durban?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.