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Balmoral Hotel

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed at this hotel for three nights and did not have one peaceful night's sleep. We slept in three different rooms during our stay there in order to get away from excessive noise in the hotel itself. The hotel thought it a good idea to book an entire school soccer team in the hotel. The boys were noisy and...

Thank Marianka E
Ladysmith, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A warm welcome by the reception , the securities patrolling at the entrance , delicious breakfast ,room service well manned . sea view . close to shopping places , I am coming soon for a second visit .

1Thank XOLANI79
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is a mediocre hotel. The room itself is big while the bathroom is very small. You can't hide that the rooms are old and they need to be refurbished. Broken electrical wires can been seen several places. The breakfast was fine. The Internet connection is BAD and if you are lucky to get connected, it is weary slow. Mediocre.

Thank Bendic O
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I was mugged by 3 knife wielding thugs a few meters in from the corner of the Hotel - probably no more than about 20 m from the front entrance. This took place at approx 7 pm on Sat 25 June. My phone was stolen. There was only one guard outside the hotel who claimed not to see the incident....

3Thank Howard V
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I recently stayed at the Balmoral Hotel whilst attending the Indaba Trade Show. The hotel is indeed a Grand old lady. The hotel could do with a soft refurbishment and make it more current in todays ever changing accommodation environment. The hotel has a lovely terraced restaurant with good service and food. On site parking is a problem with us...

Thank Carl H
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Balmoral Hotel is one of the older, but charming seafacing hotels in Durban. The friendly staff welcomes you at reception and in the restaurant. The seafacing rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfast buffet in the morning offers for every appetite somethings from cereal to cheese and eggs of your choice. The coffee to my taste as a coffee lover...

Thank Michael F
Port Alfred, South Africa
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The decor and fittings are fairly dated, well maintained and clean. The bedroom was very comfortable. Food was tasty ( Breakfast and dinner) , the presentation and menu also old fashioned. The staff were superb, friendly , accommodating and proactive. The Durban beach front is noisy at night , so I was happy to have a quieter back facing room...

Thank RoyalStaGM1
Meise, Belgium
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Our room was on the upper floor with a nice but small view on the beach area. There is a limited space to park your car but it is at no cost and secured. We had a problem with the old fashioned safe in the room but the staff found really fast a solution. Dinner in the restaurant and breakfast...

Thank Simonne L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Balmoral hotel Durban South Africa . Trivago writes best hotel in Durban.....there right. Loved every minute ...safe,quiet,quaint,good food ,good service ,friendly staff and all at very reasonable rates .oh ! And it's located on the north shore close to most popular attractions and across the road from a great beach. That should be all you need to know. It's a...

Thank jerlou2016
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Avoid this hotel. 50 percent of the rooms face to the backside building -- if you like to look at a armada of air conditioners, that would be perfect. Also the smell is terrible and it's hot like hell on the corridors. No pool and very limited space to park your cat.

1Thank ml1981x

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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Address: 125 Marine Parade, Beach Road, Durban, 4001, Durban 4000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: RM282 - RM417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmoral Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel Durban
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#16 Luxury Hotel in Durban
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“Make sur to get a room with a view of the ocean”
, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea-facing room of course”
DanielleEA, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I like the south side rooms.”
XOLANI79, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with a sea view”
40carlh, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor with view on the beach area”
simonnel803, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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