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Hotel Description

The Royal Hotel puts you in the heart of Durban, within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Durban International Convention Centre and Golden Mile. Highlights at this Colonial hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference center.

All 206 soundproofed rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, separate bathtubs and showers, and safes. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service is also available. Hair dryers, phones, and desks are also available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and body wraps along with aromatherapy and reflexology. Conference space, a business center, and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

You'll be 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from uShaka Marine World and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Durban Beach with a stay at this 3-star Durban Central Business District hotel.

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Bay View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Property Features

Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A business center and limo/town car service are available. Public spaces have free WiFi. Spa services, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Royal Hotel. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours), a beach shuttle, and a train station drop-off service are available for a fee. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Durban hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 206 guestrooms or units
  • 18 levels
  • Built in 1845
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Limited onsite parking

Transport

  • Airport: King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) (34.3 km / 21.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, train station pick-up, cruise terminal shuttle, beach shuttle, and theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Royal Hotel offers 206 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Durban hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

The Royal Hotel has a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Reflexology

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Royal Hotel

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 and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit 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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. 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; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • 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
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • 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
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 165 for adults and ZAR 165 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 450 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 150.00 (one-way), (from 5 to 11 years old)
  • Covered self parking fee: ZAR 70 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Royal Durban
  • Royal Hotel Durban
  • The Royal Hotel Hotel
  • The Royal Hotel Durban
  • The Royal Hotel Hotel Durban

You should know

  • The Royal Hotel offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

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

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