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Nestled in upper Morningside, Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat features an outdoor pool, an English-style pub, and a colonial rooftop terrace overlooking Durban and the Indian Ocean. The boutique-style rooms are decorated with a mix of antique and contemporary décor. They feature air conditioning, a satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served daily in the dining room or on the colonial terrace, overlooking the pool and the ocean. A selection of beers and beverages are available in the pub. Various restaurants, bars and eateries are within a 5-minute drive away. Guests can sunbathe poolside or take a walk through the landscaped garden area. Suncoast Casino and Durban Beach are a 5-minute drive away, and uShaka Marine World is a 15-minute drive away. Several sports venues such as Greyville Racecourse, Moses Mabhida Stadium and Kings Park Stadium are within a 10-minute drive away. King Shaka International Airport is a 25-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat has been welcoming guests since Dec 19, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Durban
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  • Michael
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Made to feel like family. We wanted to tour the town, but the place was so cool we just stuck around.
  • Charlotte
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The Goble Palms Resort Guest House was the perfect getaway! My room was spacious and airy, and I loved being able to relax in the different common areas on the property. The self-service pub was a great way to meet other guests, and the breakfast...
  • Mthokozisi
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    We liked everything about this place, the rooms are nice and big. Breakfast is very lovely. Goodman and Vincent are a germ, they always make sure you feel at home and of course the lovely ladies in the kitchen they always smiling and ready to...
  • Monica
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    From the outside there is really nothing special to see, just another home. When you enter the property, you enter another world. It is filled with nooks and lush vegetation. The hotel attendant greeted us, helped us carry the league to our room...
  • Julian
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Gorgeous buildings with classic Victorian flair. There were so many delightful spots to sit in the garden, on the terrace and under the verandas.
  • Jing
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything and everyone was perfect. Would definitely try to return! Thank you!
  • Alecia
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The guest lodge was so beautifully decorated, incredible! Great breakfast too and very convenient to everything.
  • Thobekile
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I love Goble Palms! everything about the place is special! I’ve been staying there for 14-15 years! The place has seen me through so many stages of my life. My young kids who I have introduced to Goble Palms love it as much as I do and now insist...
  • Efsem
    Accommodation: I stayed in the small bedroom. Very fancy, lots of tiny details, i.e. a flask of bourbon next to the bed, a jar with a variety of cookies, a small magazine stand and much more. The facilities were very clean and well maintained....
  • Alex
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    The best place for Comrades runners. They arrange early breakfast and even shuttles to/from stadium once you finished. Thank you so much guys for your hospitality.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, we have just booked a room with you and noticed that linen and towels are extra, is this correct, and if so what do you charge? Many thanks Nicola

    This is incorrect there is no extra charge for linen and towels.
    Answered on 3 January 2020
  • Are there time restrictions on the use of the jacuzzi?

    The jacuzzi is for the exclusive use of Room 20
    Answered on 17 April 2020
  • Do all rooms have a tub?

    No - a few rooms have showers only
    Answered on 17 April 2020
  • are alcohol and music allowed

    Out of respect to other in-house Guests we do have a Noise Restriction Policy in place.
    Answered on 10 January 2022
  • Are you able to cater for vegans at breakfast?

    Yes, we do have suitable options. Kind regards, Leanne
    Answered on 27 January 2021
  • do you offer shuttle from the airport and what is the cost?

    We offer Airport shuttles at a cost of R400 per trip
    Answered on 17 April 2020
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Amenities of Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • BBQ facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

House rules

Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 195 per child, per night
Crib upon request
2 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 195 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 250 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Diners Club American Express Cash Debit card Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 10:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that the total price of the reservation will be charged on the day of booking for 1-night stays.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat

  • Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Swimming pool

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Apartment

  • Guests staying at Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The prices at Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat is 2.1 miles from the center of Durban. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.