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3.7 out of 5

"Hotel was good. Very good breakfast. Location right across from the beach was good but right around the corner the neighbourhood was very seedy. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 28 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

At Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Durban Beach and Golden Mile. Highlights at this beach hotel include 4 restaurants, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

All 734 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and safes. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Hair dryers, phones, and desks are also available.

A relaxing visit to Mangwanani Boutique Spa can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with facials, body treatments, and mani/pedis. The steakhouse, Grill Jichana, serves international cuisine and is open for dinner. With 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the hotel. Enjoy the fitness center and kids' swimming pool. Business travelers can take advantage of a conference center and a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Durban Beachfront hotel, attractions include Durban International Convention Centre and Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$140* Per night/room 1 Dec. - 2 Dec.

Executive Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Premium

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Everyone (2) Family (1)
3 out of 5
Hotel was good. Very good breakfast. Location right across from the beach was good but right around the corner the neighbourhood was very seedy.

Posted by on 28 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Oct. 2019 by Joudel

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4 out of 5
Beautiful hotel near the beach. Spacious rooms with comfy beds. Very friendly staff. Pleasant buffet breakfast. Beautiful views of the beach from the hotel room. Reasonably priced shuttle bus from and to the airport. Was charged ZAR 80 for a single trip which is quite cheap considering the distance from the hotel to the airport. Highly recommend would-be travellers to use the shuttle buses rather than a meter taxi as it can cost not less than ZAR350 a single trip. Also recommend staying at this hotel as it is good value for your hard earned cash.

Posted by on 29 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Dec. 2018 by Joudel

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4 out of 5

Marvellous beachside hotel

Pros: Friendly staff; next to the beach; quite modern hotels with all appliances in excellent working condition.
Cons: Courtesy bus to and from the airport.
Location: Utshaka Marine World has a lot to offer.
The staff were always ready to serve and they all appeared to be enjoying their job. The breakfast was great and there was a wide choice of mouthwatering dishes. There was very beautiful view of the beach from the hotel room. The room was exceptionally clean. Quite comfortable bedding. Air-conditioned room. Nice swimming pools. Excellent room service.

Posted by , from Sydney on 21 Sep. 2016

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About the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Location 63 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 4000

Property Features

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers its guests a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, and a children's pool. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. There are 10 meeting rooms available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Durban hotel.

  • 734 guestrooms or units
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) (33.8 km / 21 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers 734 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has 4 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Grill Jichana - This steakhouse specializes in international cuisine. Open select days.

Panorama Bar & Pool Deck - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Ocean Breeze - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Open daily.

Lingela Restaurant - This buffet restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Thai massage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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 may be 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 450 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 50 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Elangeni
  • Elangeni Southern Sun
  • Elangeni Sun
  • Southern Sun Elangeni
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel
  • Sun Elangeni
  • Sun Elangeni Hotel
  • Elangeni Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel Durban
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You should know

  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani 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.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

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

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