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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the breakfast at The Oyster Box. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Umhlanga Main Beach. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and 2 restaurants are available. Each room includes amenities such as free wired Internet and a Smart TV.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, Smart TVs and DVD players
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • Enjoy Indian cuisine with ocean views at The Ocean Terrace, one of the property's 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Treat yourself to facials, body scrubs or deep-tissue massages at The Oyster Box Spa
  • Services include babysitting, a free kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a health club and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the overall condition of the property and the pool
  • 5 minutes by car from Umhlanga Rocks Beach and 8 minutes from Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Classic Room (Garden Facing, King/Twin)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£215* Per night/room 11 Dec - 12 Dec

Presidential Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Oyster Box ratings based on 1 verified reviews

Review Summary
5.0 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Oyster Box

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Property Features

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities, such as umbrellas and sunloungers. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at The Oyster Box such as the free kids' club and the outdoor pool. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and A poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury hotel also offers a health club, a sauna and a garden. Self parking and valet parking are free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Umhlanga hotel.

  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1947
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Fridge in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) (17.5 km / 10.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodation at The Oyster Box offers DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Ocean Terrace – Overlooking the ocean, this family restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Palm Court – This coffee shop specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 24 hours. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Grill Room – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Lighthouse Bar – This rooftop bar specialises in international cuisine and only serves light fare. Open daily.

The Oyster Bar – This Champagne bar specialises in international cuisine and only serves light fare. Open daily.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club and a sauna.

Children aged under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or spa tub without adult supervision.

Spa Services

The Oyster Box Spa has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • 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 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 12 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 450.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: ZAR 1000 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of ZAR 1000 per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 12

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 450 for adults and ZAR 450 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 510 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Pet deposit: ZAR 1000 per night
  • Pet fee: ZAR 1000 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 450.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Box Oyster
  • Oyster Box
  • Oyster Box Hotel
  • Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
  • The Oyster Box Hotel
  • The Oyster Box Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
  • The Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga

You should know

  • The Oyster Box 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.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

National Rating

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

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