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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel very close to the beach. Close proximity to Moses Mabhida, uShaka Marine and ICC. Checkin is very seamless here, friendly porters and receptionist,but there's really ,really not much to write about as far as the room. Was booked in room 312, very close to the construction that was taking place in the hotel. Tried boiling water, 10 minutes later,...

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I travel to durban every month for 2 years now and this place is by far the worst and will never come back. 7h00 in the mornings there is no hot water 16h00 in the afternoon the room arent made up and cleaned yet. Theres a whole list.. too bad..

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Thank Ryno B
Middelburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Overall the basics were met. The noise throughout the night of 30 September in front of hotel and nobody did anything about it, was irritating. Please upgrade your parking. It is dodgy. I feel unsafe coming in late night. If there was supposed to be a guard, he wasn't there all the time. Thank you for upgrading us to accommodate...

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1Thank 158antonettam
Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Staff are really friendly and helpful. Quiet and peaceful at night, street and nightlife are not adjacent to the hotel. Daytime a step out the front door is onto the promenade and beach. Parking is available at adjacent parkade (may be R60 per day, depending on your booking conditions). Buffet breakfast is great.

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Thank Kevin S
Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I never had such a noisy night in my life. The room allocated was street facing with the loudest music and people ever! As if that was not enough at 1am someone started knocking at my door and only stopped when I shouted! As early as 5am the people downstairs where the loud music came from started clearing the bottles...

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Thank O4027HDmarias
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Neither do I have to say more about Tropiccana luxuries rooms? Even though the price was too high because of the on-season vacation during December, Tropiccana has best rooms and best unlimited breakfast with more enough space. Beach facing rooms are the best

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2Thank 975ntando
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The checking in time it's 14:00 and most of the people uses bus to come to Durban and they catch the nyt bus to get there in the morning.having to wait till 14:20 was exhausting and excitement killing

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The staff really try to assist but not to their full capacity. The rooms are not up to a good standard. The toilet in the room didn't flush and when we asked to change rooms they sent the security guard to come and fix it at 11 PM that night. We were two females, extremely scary. Even though it's like...

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2Thank Suvana
Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I have a bit of a mixed review.The hotel had some good points. The breakfast was really very good! Buffet breakfast with a lot of choices. Also the Clippers restaurant was good and the prices were very reasonable. It was nice not to have to go out to find dinner. The location is great, right on the beach and in...

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Thank Celeste91
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The location is good but they lie about the internet. There is no internet in the rooms - despite what it says on their website. " Wifi in all the rooms"- NOPE only in the lobby and then it is slow. Also they have only one working elevator for It is right on the beach which is nice- great views...

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GoodersonLeisure, Social Media Manager at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Matahari78, We wish to thank you for taking the time in posting a review on Tripadvisor, and our sincere apologies in this delayed response. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused to you while with us, these issues should have never had a negative impact on your stay. With regards to the WIFI and the Lifts. We have identified...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holiday Hotel in South Beach area, 10 minutes from city center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Address: 85 Marine Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: RM387 - RM453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Tropicana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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