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Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

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85 Marine 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 20/11/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/11/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#28 of 78 in Durban
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Ideally situated on Durban's Golden Mile overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is close to most of Durban's attractions - the beautiful beaches, uShaka Marine World, the International Convention Centre, Suncoast Casino, the Moses Mabhida and Kings Park stadiums, and the Kingsmead Cricket Ground. For adventurous visitors who wish to explore a little further, there are the Zululand Game reserves, Zulu cultural experiences and the breath taking Drakensberg.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Beach
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Telephone
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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218sonja wrote a review 09 May
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We only stayed one night. I enjoyed my stay. It's was just a bit noisy during the night with cars racing in the street at 3am. The staff at reception and in the restaurant were very friendly and professional
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear 218sonja Thank you for the feedback, unfortunately the negatives are beyond our control and we apologise that these had a negative impact on your stay howver we are glad to hear our staff met your needs and expectations. We hope to see you again soon and thank you for staying with us. Best Wishes
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mmapulanamotsusi wrote a review Apr 2022
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Breakfast was nice, the room was clean, overall me and my friend we enjoyed the stay from the hotel. The stuff let as stay for sometime as we had to board the cruise at later stage. I will recommend my family and friends to stay at Tropicana Hotel service was excellent.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Brandon Castleman, General Manager at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear mmapulanamotsusi Thank you for the wonderful review, it is certainly appreciated, thrilled to hear you had an amazing stay and that our team exceeded your expectations. We hope to welcome you again soon and thank you for staying with us.
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zmajoz179456 wrote a review Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The carpets smells terrible,cleaners don't clean thoroughly and the passages are always dirty.They should change those carpets and try tiles.The doors are broken.They must try to atleast put an air freshner in the bathrooms.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Brandon Castleman, General Manager at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Liralimo Thank you for the feedback, we are currently in the process of extensive upgrades, we apologise for any issues experienced during your stay and do hope you will return in future to see the improvements.
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liralimo wrote a review Apr 2022
Soweto, South Africa1 contribution
All is well much appreciated , staff and management should be like that all the time , the best experience ever There are no more words to express my staying , I really enjoy my staying there and the service and excellent and good humour customer service Many thanks
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Brandon Castleman, General Manager at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Liralimo Thank you for the encouraging feedback, we look forward to welcoming you again.
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tmlots445608 wrote a review Apr 2022
Ermelo, South Africa1 contribution
We enjoyed every minute stayed at Tropicana , very safe ,neat and clean …we had nice buffet breakfast every morning , restaurant very close by , also easy access to the beach .access to transport was effective
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 05 Apr 2022
Dear tmlots445608 Tnaks for the great review and comments, we hope to see you again soon and thanks again for choosing to stay with us. Best Regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$56 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
168
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Spice Emporium, Durban (0.4 km), Egagasini (0.1 km), and Durban Art Gallery (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Afro's Chicken Shop, Lingela, and Ocean Basket Marine Parade.
Is Gooderson Tropicana Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Durban.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gooderson Tropicana Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Fort (1.5 km).
Is Gooderson Tropicana Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.