Balmoral - Durban

125 O R Tambo Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000show map
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Very goodBased on  47 reviews
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Overview

The 4-star Balmoral Hotel boasts an ideal location near Greyville Race Course, which is around 2.3 km away. Behind the historic facade of Balmoral Hotel lies Colonial interior.

You can find uShaka Marine World only 1.5 km from the property. The venue is set within 2 km from Durban city center.

Aside from using a business center, a conference room and a photocopier on-site, guests can take advantage of exhibition centers and convention centers nearby.

Balmoral Hotel can be reached in a 35-minute drive from Durban International airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 95 comfortable rooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, television with satellite channels, a laptop safe, coffee/tea makers and an iron with ironing board. Guests will enjoy a view of the Indian Ocean from their rooms. The rooms are furnished with traditional wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the terrace every morning.

Services

Guests will enjoy using car rentals when exploring the sites of Durban. The hotel provides self parking and babysitting for a surcharge.

Relax

Leisure options include an outdoor swimming pool, a library and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   95.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
ICC DurbanICC Durban2700 ft
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uShaka Marine WorlduShaka Marine World5000 ft
Kingsmead Cricket StadiumKingsmead Cricket Stadium4000 ft
Greyville Race CourseGreyville Race Course1.4 mi
Moses Mabhida StadiumMoses Mabhida Stadium1.7 mi
Kings Park Athletics StadiumKings Park Athletics Stadium1.9 mi
Durban Country ClubDurban Country Club1.9 mi
Netcare Parklands HospitalNetcare Parklands Hospital2.7 mi
St Augustines HospitalSt Augustines Hospital2.8 mi
Life Entabeni HospitalLife Entabeni Hospital3.0 mi
Gateway Theatre of ShoppingGateway Theatre of Shopping9.1 mi1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)6.0 mi
Durban International (DUR)17.3 mi
Train
Durban Railway Station1.2 mi
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Reviews
6.8
Very goodBased on  47  reviews

Rating by category:

8.4
Location
7.0
Rooms
7.8
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The clenliness of the hotel was impeccable and the staff friendly and helpful

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Great will came back

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Staff were excellent and the service was first class

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff were very friendly and accomodating and also always willing to assist. The food was very tasty.

    They did not have a buffet lunnch or supper, and the lift was continuously out of order which made things very difficult for someone like me with knee and ankle problems to go up and down 3 floors most of the time.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Friendliness of the staff and always willing to go an extra mile to the guest

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The cleanliness of the rooms and the speedy reponse of the staff when i was requested stuff

    The airconditioner was so noisy. Had to switch it off ro sleep m could barely hear the tv when it was on.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The room was pleasant and I paid extra for the ocean view. It was very clean. It could do with some maintainence to the elevator. All in all it was great value for money. For families however due to safety and facilities I would recommend staying at a hotel at Umshlanga Rocks where most of the night life is located. Police presence around the Balmoral and area hotels was noticeable which helps a tourist feel safer.

    Location has deteriorated significantly over the years but I can still recommmend it

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Polite and helpful staff, delicious breakfast, spacious room.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    it was clean and comfotable

    very poor service,unable to cater for large crowds

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    I was awaken up early in the morning by their staff to remove my car in the early morning, for which I have left my car key in the previous evening. To ensure that they have removed my car safely, I called the front desk to reconfirm if the car was safely removed, and all I heard from the other end of the line was a cold questioning of my room number. I was really upset first by the uneanted morning call then later by the rudeness of their staff at the front desk. This is not supposed to happen in a 4-star hotel! The purpose of my trip is to search for a proper accomodation of 40 guest coming from Taiwan for cop 17 conference, I think they lost a good business opportunity.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    If wish all tv channels were available and also the floor carpet was not stable but we enjoyed our stay thanks to the management and staff thanx a million

    Tv channels were not full floor carpet was not stable

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Efficient, helpful staff at check-in - for some reason my booking was under my first rather than my surname so it could not be found. The lady at the desk gave me access to a computer to retrieve my booking from my e-mail as I did not have a printout with me. The location - right across the beach and the fifa 2010 fanfest was excellent as it meant I was able to go out walking in the evening on my own without having to worry about safety or security.

    Some of the staff were a bit rude on my way out - very different from the evening before - while I was anxiously waiting for a taxi I had requested at the reception for an early morning departure - which had not turned up. The reception staff were however very cordial and quickly tried to rectify the problem.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Proximity to the beach.

    The room deco is a bit old but I guess that explains the very reasonable rate.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Accessubility from Durban when you do not have transport.

    I did not like the noise made by occupants upstairs walking on the wooden flooring when you are on th gfirst floor. It woke me up earlier than I planned

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    quick overnight stay. loved antique furnishings. staff - friendly, polite,efficient. we went on maintenance day, but still very impressed.

    all perfect

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  47 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)6.0 mi
Durban International (DUR)17.3 mi
Train
Durban Railway Station1.2 mi
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