The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319  show map
 5 stars
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The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

The peaceful 5-star Oyster Box is set in a shopping area minutes away from Kings Park Athletics Stadium, Absa Stadium and Gateway Theater of Shopping. Since 1947, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Umhlanga.

A 10-minute walk to the center of Umhlanga.

This hotel is perfectly based near gardens.

Just 15 minutes from Durban International airport.

Rooms

Modern rooms feature a laptop-size safe, Wi-Fi, a patio, individual climate control and a minibar. Some rooms offer panoramic views of the ocean. They are fitted with slippers, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms.

Eat

Every day a complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room. At the garden restaurant guests can enjoy seafood cuisine. Coffee can be savored in the cigar bar.

Services

For business guests Oyster Box offers conference facilities, a business center and printers, while leisure travelers can enjoy free parking, a safe deposit box and currency exchange.

Relax

The hotel offers cribs, babysitting service and a mini club for guests with children. The on-site fitness center features fitness classes, a gym and cardiovascular equipment.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   86.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • DVDs/Videos for children
  • Kids club
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga Umhlanga location
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Hotel Address:

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

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City Center
  • Umhlanga
    300 m
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    13.0km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    67.1km
Restaurants
  • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
    110 m
  • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
    110 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    86

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

The Oyster Box Classic Room More PicturesThe Oyster Box Classic Room GymThe Oyster Box Classic Room Room Type 1The Oyster Box Classic Room
Classic Room
Bed type: King or Twin beds or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
Size: 32m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Double or Twin CLASSIC

Room facilities
    The Oyster Box Villa Garden Villa LoftThe Oyster Box Villa Gym
    Villa
    Bed type: King or Twin beds
    Size: 64m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Cabanas
      Bed type: King or Twin beds or 1 Super-King Size bed
      Size: 37m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Room facilities
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        Lower Floors Cabanas
        Bed type: King Size bed
        Size: 37m2
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        These well appointed Cabanas are situated on the lower ground level with individual terraces and views of the water’s edge. They feature a luxurious king size four-poster bed..

        Room facilities
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          Loft
          Size: 64m2
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          This loft room has a DVD player, bathrobe and CD player.

          Room facilities
            The Oyster Box Family RoomThe Oyster Box Family RoomThe Oyster Box Family Room
            Family Room
            Bed type: 1 King Size bed and 2 Bunk beds
            Size: 34m2
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Shower
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              Superior Villa
              Bed type: King or Twin beds or Double Bed
              Size: 246m2
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              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              These garden villa features a private plunge pool, terrace and a seating area with a bar. The luxurious bathroom is fitted with a bath and a shower, and comes with complimentary amenities.

              Room facilities
                The Oyster Box Master RoomThe Oyster Box Master RoomThe Oyster Box Master Room
                Master Room
                Bed type: King or Twin beds
                Size: 55m2
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                • Free Wi-Fi
                • Air conditioning
                • Private bathroom
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                These Family Rooms come with a master bedroom and an additional 2nd bedroom with bunk beds, suitable for children.

                Room facilities
                  The Oyster Box Deluxe SuiteThe Oyster Box Deluxe SuiteThe Oyster Box Deluxe Suite
                  Deluxe Suite
                  Bed type: King or Twin beds or King Size bed
                  Size: 78m2
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                  • Free Wi-Fi
                  • Air conditioning
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                    The Oyster Box Deluxe Lower Floors SuiteThe Oyster Box Deluxe Lower Floors SuiteThe Oyster Box Deluxe Lower Floors Suite
                    Deluxe Lower Floors Suite
                    Size: 78m2
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                    • Air conditioning
                    • Shower
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                    Located on the lower ground level with private plunge pools and terraces, the Deluxe Suites provide guests with luxurious bedrooms and separate lounge areas.

                    Room facilities
                      Presidential Suite
                      Bed type: King Size bed
                      Size: 246m2
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                      • Free Wi-Fi
                      • Air conditioning
                      • Shower
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                      Room facilities
                        The Oyster Box Luxury Room More PicturesThe Oyster Box Luxury RoomThe Oyster Box Luxury RoomThe Oyster Box Luxury Room
                        Luxury Room
                        Bed type: King or Twin beds or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
                        Size: 31m2
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                        • Free Wi-Fi
                        • Air conditioning
                        • Private bathroom
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                        Double or Twin LUXURY-SEA VIEW

                        Room facilities
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                          Luxury Suite
                          Bed type: King or Twin beds or King Size bed
                          Size: 55m2
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                          • Free Wi-Fi
                          • Air conditioning
                          • Private bathroom
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                          These individually decorated Sea Facing Suites enjoy magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. They offer a luxurious bedroom with a stylishly decorated and separate lounge area.

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                            How to reach hotel

                            hotel The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga Umhlanga location
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                            Hotel Address:

                            2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

                            Get directions
                            City Center
                            • Umhlanga
                              300 m
                            Airports
                            • Durban International (DUR)
                              13.0km
                            • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
                              67.1km
                            Restaurants
                            • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
                              110 m
                            • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
                              110 m
                            Hotel information
                            • Check-In:
                              from  2 pm
                            • Check-Out:
                              until  11 am
                            • Year renovated:
                              2009
                            • Number of rooms:
                              86

                            Hotel Awards

                            South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedUmhlangaThe Oyster Box

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

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                            What's nearby

                            Popular areas

                            • City Center - 200 m

                            Local Attractions

                            • Gateway Theater of Shopping - 1.9km
                              No. 1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks

                              Restaurants Nearby

                              • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian - 110 m

                                Address: Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall
                                Phone: 0860009532

                                67% likes this, based on 92 reviews
                                Cuisine: Argentinean

                              • The Sugar Club - at Beverly Hills hotel - 110 m

                                Address: 54 Lighthouse Road
                                Phone: 031 561 2211

                                62% likes this, based on 34 reviews
                                Cuisine: International
                                Price Range: CAD 33 - CAD 47

                              • The Box Bar - 190 m

                                Address: 11 McCausaland Cresent

                                68% likes this, based on 45 reviews
                                Cuisine: Coffee Shop

                              • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel - 110 m

                                Address: 2 Lighthouse Road

                                77% likes this, based on 81 reviews
                                Cuisine: Continental

                              • Elements Cafe Bar - 110 m

                                Address: 54 Lighthouse Road
                                Phone: 0027 31 561 2211

                                70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
                                Cuisine: Contemporary
                                Price Range: CAD 28 - CAD 35

                              Hotel information
                              • Check-In:
                                from  2 pm
                              • Check-Out:
                                until  11 am
                              • Year renovated:
                                2009
                              • Number of rooms:
                                86

                              Hotel Awards

                              South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedUmhlangaThe Oyster Box

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

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                              The Oyster Box Reviews

                              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Oyster Box

                              Individual guest reviews

                              • Single
                                7.8

                                All the staff are very friendly and greet you. Nothing is too much to assist you with. They make you feel really welcome. The hotel is cosy and very clean and well positioned.

                              • Older travelers
                                9.6

                                Room overlooking the Indian Ocean, great resturants within walking distance, easy access to Durban and country side

                              • Older travelers
                                7.4

                                The room (ocean view) was very indeed of good standard,and a great view over the Indian Ocean.

                                I had a bad experience when I booked in, and since | have paid in excess of r4000 per night,I would have expected my room to be ready at 14h00. We ended up getting a room only past 14h30, and the staff member assisting us was extremely unpleasant, and I was eventually assisted by another staff member who eventually assisted us. It wasn't a good start to my short vacation.

                              • Older travelers
                                9.2

                                Excellent service

                                Seriously expensive in international terms. Still, if the occupancy rate is high (I don't know if it is) then go for it. PS as a very small issue, it would be good to have granulated brown sugar for coffee.

                              • Family with children
                                8.2

                                The location and quality of service is outstanding.

                                The rooms are just too small to be really comfortable. Especially if you have a baby with you.

                              • Older travelers
                                8.8

                                the position and facilities were fantastic as well as the breakfasts

                                service a little slow at times

                              • Older travelers
                                9.2

                                Service & Friendliness of Staff plus the location was superb

                              • Single
                                8.8

                                The location "on the beach" is superb. Breakfast on the verandah overlooking the waves - what a great way to start the day !!! The room was extremely comfortable and the balcony an additional plus. On the negative side the cost of meals was very high (the curry buffet at R190 p.p. did not give as good a value for money as other nearby eateries)

                                See above.

                              • Older travelers
                                10.0

                                the best ever service care and attention to all details. a willingness to help and solve any problem.Room 8 has its' own little patio that backs onto the garden swimming pool. Absolutely divine.If it gets cold onthe terrace during breakfast, then thick fluffy blankets are draped around your shoulders. And of cours,champagne and oysters are standard for breakfast. Fabulous. We'll go again like a shot.

                              • Older travelers
                                9.6

                                Very pretty decor, beautiful position, right in the centre of beach/town. Staff very helpful and friendly despite the fact that the hotel was full. Attention to detail eg strawberries in chocolate and choice of champagne or homemade lemonade on arrival, one of receptionists walked us around the hotel and to our room. Turn down service includes not just chocolate,but weather forecsat for next day and suggestions of things to do/see like local flea market. classic fm put up on tv and remote placed on the opened TV progamme info. Everything done to make you feel cared for. Not just another guest.Food in terrace dining room delicious. Expensive but worth it, totally luxurious and not snooty

                                Fine dinig room served us overdone tasteless steak and when we complained, apologised and said that orders had been mixed up apologised but did nothing else. Despite the fact that this meal was probably the most expensive we ever had, it was very disappointing

                              • Group of friends
                                9.6

                                The genuine strive to excel felt through all the staff. Excellent service and sympathy are absolutely unique and remarquable.

                                The spa is always fully booked. Guests arriving cannot make full use of the excellent facilirties, as booking in (days) in advance is required.

                              • Couple
                                9.6

                                Excellent service, very friendly staff. Everything worked and on time and beautifully decorated.

                              • Older travelers
                                10.0

                                From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very special - doors opened, seemingly by magic, our names were remembered by staff at reception, nothing was too much trouble. Our studio suite overlooked the beach: the outlook is quite spectacular with trawlers and cargo ships on the horizon and the lighthouse is a South African icon...and, after a super day, and a cruisy evening meal. a great guitarist played and entertained us ...What more to life?

                                There were no oysters on the dinner menu - we were told this was due to inclement weather conditions and the fact that the fishermen hadn't been able get out to the oyster beds....

                              • Older travelers
                                5.8

                                Hotel / location / staff / service terrific

                                The room altho' "luxury superior" was small, cluttered and the shower altho' novel etc was totally disfunctional. Bathroom good. View good

                              • Group of friends
                                10.0

                                It is accessible, the ambience, the friendly and courteous staff, especially Londiwe at the restaurant, it was real value for money. When I got back the pouch of my camera, which I had lost earlier, I was just lost for words.

                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga Umhlanga location
                              Show big map »

                              Hotel Address:

                              2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Umhlanga
                                300 m
                              Airports
                              • Durban International (DUR)
                                13.0km
                              • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
                                67.1km
                              Restaurants
                              • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
                                110 m
                              • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
                                110 m
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-In:
                                from  2 pm
                              • Check-Out:
                                until  11 am
                              • Year renovated:
                                2009
                              • Number of rooms:
                                86

                              Hotel Awards

                              South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedUmhlangaThe Oyster Box

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

                              Use Badge

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