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4.5 out of 5

"First time to Durban so did not know what to expect. I think we chose the best hotel for us in the area. Good location near the promenade, good choi ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 08 Feb 2017

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Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£81* Per night/room 14 Jun - 15 Jun

Executive Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Premium

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani's great beach location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Golden Mile. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus 3 outdoor pools and 4 restaurants. This 4-star hotel has 734 rooms. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a flat-screen TV in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and minibars
  • Free WiFi
  • Options for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink include 4 restaurants, a coffee shop, a poolside bar and 3 bars/lounges
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the 3 outdoor pools
  • Treat yourself to 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 have great things to say about the local sightseeing and the beach
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Durban Beach and Golden Mile
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Everyone (1) Couples (1)
4 out of 5

Good standard hotel North Beach area

Pros: Staff, restaurants.
Cons: Pools were very small but adequate.
Location: Felt safe location. Durban bus stop for city tour nearby. Short taxi ride to ushaka. Umhlanga worth a visit up the coast approx 9 miles.
First time to Durban so did not know what to expect. I think we chose the best hotel for us in the area. Good location near the promenade, good choice of eateries in the hotel, excellent breakfast and staff very welcoming.

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5 out of 5

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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 a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, and a kids' pool. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and A poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business centre on site. There are 10 meeting rooms available. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Durban hotel.

  • 734 guestrooms or units
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

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.) (32.2 km / 20 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 minibars and a safe. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Durban hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has 4 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Grill Jichana – This steakhouse specialises in international cuisine. Open selected days.

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

Ocean Breeze – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine. 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 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

  • Casino nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

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 any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

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 may be 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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

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.

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

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.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

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

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