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  • Excellent89%
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  • Average1%
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  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
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Reviewed yesterday

The Oyster Box is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever visited. So much thought has gone into making this hotel more than just a hotel. It is luxurious but not pretentious. The relaxed, old world charm of the place draws you in,...More

Thank FootpathGirl
Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel, in particular the quiet clock library showcasing a splendid collection...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Simply put, the Oyster Box is absolutely fantastic. This “Raffelesque” style hotel satisfied every aspect of our hotel stay. Exceptional, character- filled rooms, romantically styled, gorgeous bathrooms with quality toiletries, luxurious linen, exceptional decor throughout the hotel, endlessly gracious, smiling staff: all this and more...More

Thank Susan H
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 11 May 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely thrilled to read that you were blown away and found everything to your liking from the luxurious sea-facing accommodation with private...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

i’ll fess up that i didn’t stay here but walked in to explore and it was so over the top amazing it made me want to eat at the restaurant or stay here for a night. the attention to detail everywhere you look is amazing!...More

Thank guavaberry5
Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Oyster Box. I am thrilled you popped in to have a look around and enjoyed the attention to detail and stunning public areas. I look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Family of 4; 4 night stay having done a 3 night safari in the Eastern Cape. Iconic building, stunning setting & unsurpassed cuisine made our stay very special. What made it memorable were the staff that have all been friendly, attentive & genuinely interested in...More

Thank familywilde2018
Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your 4-night family stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to read that you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular, the stunning setting overlooking the ocean, unsurpassed cuisine...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The Oyster Box is a grand, colonial style hotel that could offer so much, but in areas appears to have lost its way, delivering a very mixed experience that varies between 3 and 5-star quality. It clearly capitalises on its brand but falls short of...More

Thank DCMIT1
Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mr Mitchell Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. I am delighted you enjoyed so many aspects of this beautiful hotel, the "efficient check in", "the chic decor", "the hotel grandeur" the "classy lighthouse bar" "the 5 star grill...More

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$291 - US$1 157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$291 - US$1 157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (1401)
Room & Suite (206)
Dining (159)
Pool & Beach (109)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (5)
Family and Play Areas (2)
Questions & Answers
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krinelle
12 November 2017|
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Response from WDC72 | Property representative |
Dear Future Guest, Unfortunately The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room Restaurants are not Halaal. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Suzanne L
7 November 2017|
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Response from WDC72 | Property representative |
Dear Future Guest, Absolutely! We definitely cater for families. The hotel is situated right on the beach and we offer an in-house Cinema for residing guests and two swimming pools, one sea facing and a garden pool... More
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13 September 2017|
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Dear Future Guest, Thank you for your enquiry. We do offer a selection of items which are Gluten Free. However, please specify you are allergic to gluten when making your booking with restaurant reservations as each outlet... More
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"Rooms 315 and 315 offer sea views but all rooms appear alike and equally small"
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"Have never seen the garden rooms. Always opt for that unrivalled sea view with balcony."
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"Choose a ground level room if you have kids, otherwise the higher level rooms have better views of the ocean."
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"Ground floor sea view was perfect for us"
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