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2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, 4320 Durban – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 73 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Oyster Box.
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Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Turkish/Steam Bath, Library, Playground
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant With Dining Menu, Buffet-Style Restaurant, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Shuttle Service (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop, VIP Room Facilities, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children from 0 to 3 year stay free of charge in a crib.
Free! All children from 4 to 13 year stay free of charge for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
The Oyster Box accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
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settiing and view good breakfasts
curry buffet-overated no starters or pudding with buffet
Room was a bit cramped. Obstructed view of the TV by unnecessary bedpost.
Everything about the hotel.
The weather, unusually cold and windy for Umhlanga. Can't blame the hotel for that, but fortunately it did give us an excuse to eat and drink more than we should have.
Opening the balcony door and you are right on the beach. Lying in bed, hearing the waves. The breakfast, lunch and dinner was outstanding. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautiful and so comfy. A beautiful hotel right on the beach!!
On arrival we call the hotel to send the taxi to fetch us at the airport, although everything was pre-arrange before arrivals.
The rooms were immaculately clean, the food and service first class and the staff were polite and friendly.
The cleaning staff were noisy in the afternoons, talking on top of their voices while working
Everything! From the moment we stopped outside and the valet took the car to the moment the valet brought the car back! This was one of my best stays ever! Lovely place with excelent staff and outstanding food. I loved the naughtly monkeys that came into our room and stole our complementary cookies because we left our balcony door open(even though the hotel staff warned us not to do that!). All the lovely extras, from complimentary cookies to our beds being turned down for the night. The staff in the Grill Room were amazing and the breakfasts are just "over the top". I saw some guests taking pictures of the breakfast displays! Lovely! We will surely go back! A wonderful place, we will return for sure!
The old world charm and eclectic decor coupled with really well trained and professional staff
decor, location, staff, pool areas, breakfast, almost everything - we had a lovely stay. there were just some things that we feel are worth commenting upon...
size of bathrooms - as far as we are concerned, a 5-star establishment should have a separate shower enclosure and the space around the vanity/basin should be more generous. we found the bathrooms rather small. turndown + room cleaning times - we returned to our room at 1pm to find staff about to make beds and do a general tidy - too late in the day to our minds. we also had the same experience returning from dinner at 10pm to find the staff doing turndown. the passageways were constantly cluttered with cleaning trolleys, remnants of room-service food trays etc. not good for a 5-star hotel. and finally, there was a sign in the bathroom stating that in order to try and be more eco-friendly, linen and towels would be changed only if you wished (towels to be left in the bath etc to indicate you wanted new ones). every day we left towels hanging over the towel rail + bathroom door (to dry) and every day the towels would be changed - same with the bed linen. while it is wonderful to constantly have clean linen and towels, for a four-day stay, it wasn't necessary and is certainly not what we were requesting. i feel the staff need more education about this and they need to follow through with the concept expressed on the bathroom signage.
Ants crawling all over my room.
The location of the hotel is wonderful. The staff was brilliant. I traveled with our elderly mother and they were brilliant in helping us with her to make her stay enjoyable. They provided wheelchair for the hotel and our outside trips. Grandma had a wonderful time. A Big Thanks!! to everyone at The Oyster box for a marvelous caring holiday!
There was a mix up with the rooms and so they had to be redoing the rooms when we got there. so we were not able to give the initial wonderful surprise to grandma of her five star room! however once the hiccup was cleared up the holiday was wonderful.
Excellent service, friendly staff, outstanding food.
I actualy do not want to tell people how absolutely comfortable and homely but still very very stylish this hotel was for fear that i might not get a reservation again Thanks a lot. Caro and Marikie
Altogether friendly, warm and welcoming. The ambiance and decor is amazing and the hotels position is unbeatable. Superb attention to detail in every way.
Love the oyster and champagne brekky and the friendliness of all the staff
Everything! Perfectly situated, amazing staff, cleanliness and facilities.
The cost is prohibitive personally but at least I have been fortunate enough to have experienced 'the best'!
Overall it was an amazing experience and I will look forward to the next time
Not being able to stay longer!
Restaurants are expensive
Staff are outstanding, location perfect & the general ambience is 5 star yet not stuffy. I loved how welcome our 5 year old daughter was made to feel.
The rooms are a tad small as is the sun deck at the pool...but these really didn't matter.
Friendly staff who couldn't do enough to make your stay wonderful. Spectacular sea views.
The level of service and friendliness of the staff
Great service, lovely place and great food
Room a bit small possibly...
Everything! And going back again soon.
Very safe. Excellent staff. Shuttle was wonderful for a Mom traveling alone with an 8 year old. I never had to worry.
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