Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel

2 Ncondo Place Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road, Off Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320 South Africa
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Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga hotel, located on Umhlanga Ridge, is a few minutes drive from the Umhlanga Beaches and minutes from the popular Gateway Theatre of Shopping mall. The contemporary curving facade of the Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga faces the Indian Ocean, showcasing spectacular sunrises each morning. This three-star hotel is 10 km from Durban's vibrant city centre and rail station, and 13 km from King Shaka International Airport. Leave your vehicle in our secure underground car park when you attend meetings or seminars in the two air-conditioned meeting rooms of Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga. It is a short taxi ride to meetings at Alexander Forbes and Deloitte and we're within walking distance of Illovo Sugar and Aecom and 15 km from congresses at the Durban International Convention Centre. The Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 900 metres away, has a range of high fashion stores. Glitzy stage shows take place at the Sibaya Casino, 15 km away.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Modern
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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2 Ncondo Place Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road, Off Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320 South Africa
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tsahai85 wrote a review Apr 2023
Toronto, Canada49 contributions100 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Just ended a 10 day stay at the HIE Uhmalanga.
Agree with other reviews - very much a Holiday Inn. Basic amenities and services. What sets them apart is the service. Lunga was fantastic! Very helpful, kind, thoughtful and anticipatory. He made what could have been a difficult check in easy, supported with transportation and dinner needs and was kind! I am also grateful to the Manager who supported breakfast each day. She also went above and beyond and offered a smile each morning. I was at this hotel on business so didn’t have a choice, but when I return will definitely stay here. $5 to the beach, 5 min walk to the mall.
If you want an excellent tour guide to show you real (and not tourist Durban) book Thansanqa (msg me for this details). He took us on safari, told us about Durban and it’s history and took the story beyond only Black trauma and suffering to show joy, resilience and love! Had an amazing time! If booking from Canada use travelead to book your experience. Overall had an amazing time!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Holiday Inn Express, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 03 Apr 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review from your recent stay with us. We are absolutely thrilled the service provided during your stay, made it a memorable one. It is always so encouraging when our team are recognised for what they are passionate about. Thank you for your support, and your favourable review. Trusting your trip home has been a safe one, and we do hope to welcome you back in the near future. All the very best
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Rya-Mari M wrote a review Feb 2020
Roodepoort, South Africa1,751 contribution213 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived, the assistance was friendly and efficient.

The rooms are clean and comfortable - with similar facilities to other hotels

There is a swimming pool, restaurant and more on the premises

Breakfast is included and offers a variety of general breakfast options. The only area to improve on is quality of coffee. There is also muffins and coffee that can be taken away for breakfast on the run

All in all a comfortable and good option in the area
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Holiday Inn E, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Ryamarim Thank you for the lovely feedback and we are delighted that you were greeted with friendly assistance and the hotel facilities met with your expectation. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to welcome you back in the future, Warm regards, Hotel Management
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CaoimhinK wrote a review Mar 2020
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom126 contributions38 helpful votes
Stayed here for a holiday in KwaZulu-Natal. It’s in easy reach of the International Airport & offers guest secure parking (for a small fee circa ZAR 50).

The rooms are typical Holiday Inn Express; basic but with everything you need; safe, tea/coffee, mini fridge. Housekeeping, was good on the whole, the room & bedding were clean. Towels changed when required.

The were a few minor issues, ie air con going off, but remedied on request.

There is a small pool & gym.

The Butchers Block serves good food & reasonable prices. The ring & collect (from reception) was a bit hit & miss.

The Gateway Mall with plenty of good eateries is within walking distance (adjacent to the hospital).

There was a lot of building work on new hotels/facilities in the area, but there was no disruption or noise pollution.

We’d stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Holiday Inn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 08 Mar 2020
Thank you for the great review from your recent stay with us. Every effort is taken to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay with us, and we are delighted your stay was an enjoyable one. We are pleased the AC issue was resolved timeously and do apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during your stay. Thank you again for the great feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Fishy wrote a review Mar 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Very efficient staff who made the stay very easy and comfortable. The room was very clean and tidy, although no bath. The hotel is situated in a quiet location within easy access of the gatway shopping centre.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Holiday Inn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thank you for the lovely feedback from your recent stay with us. We are so pleased our location, facilities and service received, met with your stay requirements. We hope to welcome you back soon. Safe travels Bronwyn McLeod General Manager
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robert-lee petersen wrote a review Mar 2020
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And always as good as I expect. Many thanks. Big spacious rooms, conveniently situated within walking distance to a garage, shop and mall. The area is safe and the atmosphere is great in the courtyard. A pool and restaurant on site leave a guest completely catered for.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Holiday Inn E, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 08 Mar 2020
Thank you for the amazing feedback from your recent stay with us. We are delighted our hotel accommodation, location and facilities, tick all your boxes from a stay point of view. We certainly look forward tl welcoming you back soon. Warmest regards Bronwyn McLeod General Manager
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Gcinuxolo Y wrote a review Jan 2020
East London, South Africa63 contributions25 helpful votes
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Holiday Inn Express in Umhlanga is quite a exquisite 3-star hotel with great amenities which also include a pool, gym and a bar, excellent service and delicious food. The ambiance and outlook is amazing, and is centrally located with ease of access to various activities (Shopping at Gateway Mall, etc.) around the hotel and in the urban heart of Umhlanga within reach of other splendid developments.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Holiday Inn E, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Dear Gcinuxolo, thank you for the wonderful review from your stay with us. We are delighted that our facilities and service met with your expectation. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest regards, Hotel Management
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CM36 wrote a review Sept 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel was terrible. The breakfast was awful, had extremely limited options and was blind. You could not even select how you want your eggs done.
The pool is the size of a part of a kiddies pool at other hotels. The bathroom is very cramped and small. I could go on. Save you money and stay elsewhere. This was JUST AWFUL.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Holiday Inn Express, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 25 Sept 2022
Thank you for your candid feedback. Every effort is taken to ensure our guests have a memorable stay with us. We are very sorry to hear our Express brand hotel did not meet with your expectations. Our breakfast offering is a free express breakfast, and we unfortunately do not offer eggs to order. As an Express Hotel, we alternate our egg offering daily between scrambled eggs and poached eggs, and we are sorry this caused upset. Sincere apologies our facilities did not meet with expectations, and we once again thank you for candid feedback.
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You Li in Asia wrote a review Jul 2023
Vientiane, Laos245 contributions109 helpful votes
Stayed at the HIE Durban for business. The hotel is by the coast but with no direct access. As with most HIE, the rooms are rather small and facilities are limited but this is expected.

The room was clean and very functional. Decent size for one person. The ocean view was a bonus.

Breakfast was great. Very good selection of hot and cold items. Allowed take out boxes even if you already had breakfast which was great given my work schedule - one less thing to worry about. The coffee however was very disappointing.

Staff were great. Very friendly and eager to help.

The mall is within walking distance from the hotel... Probably a quick 10 min stroll.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Holiday Inn Express, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 09 Jul 2023
Thank you for your informative review from your recent stay with us. We are delighted our express brand breakfast, and the service provided by our team, made for a memorable stay experience. Thank you for your valued support, and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Shreyas Macwan wrote a review Oct 2022
Anand, India768 contributions268 helpful votes
We were on a business trip to Durban and this hotel is situated at one the very best area.

This property is good and kind of new. The interior and other part is good. We were given upgrade and given sea facing rooms. Rooms were good and spaicous for a single person. However the Bathroom and shower cabin is too small. I was not able comfortable in it

The biggest issue with them was their menu in breakfast we spent three days here and food was same every morning they were not able to surprise us.

The room service is bad. My keys was not working and I had to get down all the way back to receptionist ro get it changed.

Over all compare to other holiday in.iblike this property.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Holiday Inn Express, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 13 Oct 2022
Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay with us. We are delighted our location met with your stay expectations. We are very sorry for the area of your stay where we have let you down. We certainly do regret any upset caused due to the key issue, and we are sorry this was not resolved timeously. Assuring you of our best service at all times.
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CMobile wrote a review 13 Feb
Colombo, Sri Lanka76 contributions19 helpful votes
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This HIE does what it says it will. Clean, neat, excellent service from all team members. Ocean view rooms are nice to have. Breakfast was standard for this type of hotel but could have had more cooked vegan options. Overall I recommend this hotel for short business stays. Well done to the team.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ocean view rooms with balcony. Close to Gateway mall.
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Response from Holiday Inn Express, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your valued support. We are delighted the cleanliness of our hotel facilities, and the service provided, all met with your stay expectations. Every effort is taken to ensure our guests have an enjoyable stay experience at our Express Brand Hotel.
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CMobile wrote a tip 13 Feb
Colombo, Sri Lanka76 contributions19 helpful votes
"Ocean view rooms with balcony. Close to Gateway mall."
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TeflonMan wrote a tip May 2022
UK103 contributions37 helpful votes
"Try to get a higher-floor room with a sea view"
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T6413KGkm wrote a tip Dec 2019
Pretoria, South Africa51 contributions24 helpful votes
"in-house foodservices makes life easier"
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P Maharaj wrote a tip Nov 2019
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"confirm your reservation prior to arrival"
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ME D wrote a tip Nov 2019
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom31 contributions11 helpful votes
"I had a view to the rear of the hotel and the sun and the sky projected lovely colours"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gateway Theatre of Shopping (0.5 km), Natal Shark Board (1.1 km), and The Barnyard Theatre (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Swaadisht Foods, Mozambik Gateway, and Press Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.