75.0% Based on 3048 reviews TripAdvisor traveller rating 4 out of 5

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the pool at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Mini Town. Enjoy features like free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas, plus 3 outdoor pools. This 4-star hotel has 734 rooms. Free WiFi and flat-screen TVs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and electric kettles
  • Free full breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy Japanese cuisine at Daruma, one of the property's 4 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the 3 outdoor pools
  • Indulge with deep-tissue massages, facials or body treatments at Mangwanani Boutique Spa
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the beach and the area's walkability
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and Durban Beach
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£97* Per night/room 25 Aug - 26 Aug

Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Premium

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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About the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Location 63 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 4000

Property Features

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers its guests 3 the outdoor swimming pools and a fitness centre. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. Spa services, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Durban hotel.

  • 734 guestrooms or units
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools -3
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) (32 km / 19.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers 734 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and designer toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Durban hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Daruma – This restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Grill Jichana – This steakhouse specialises in international cuisine and only serves dinner. Open selected days.

Panorama Bar & Pool Deck – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Ocean Breeze – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves breakfast. Open daily.

Lingela Restaurant – This buffet restaurant specialises in local cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

3 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a fitness centre.

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Mangwanani Boutique Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages and facials.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Thai massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 1 per cent tourism fee will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 450 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self-parking fee: ZAR 50 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Elangeni
  • Elangeni Southern Sun
  • Elangeni Sun
  • Southern Sun Elangeni
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel
  • Sun Elangeni
  • Sun Elangeni Hotel
  • Elangeni Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani

You should know

  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.

National Rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.