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

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The Oyster Box Hotel is a 5-star prestigious property offering a classic accommodation steps away from Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Moses Mabhida Stadium and Beach Hurst. The hotel's colonial building set in the heart of Umhlanga was completely refurbished in 2009.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. Casinos, restaurants and golf courses are stroll from the hotel.

The hotel features beachfront location with proximity to a lagoon and parks.

Guests can reach The Oyster Box Hotel by car from Durban International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

The Oyster Box Hotel offers 86 guestrooms appointed with wireless internet, cable television, climate control, ironing facilities and a wardrobe with all the sights of Umhlanga within easy access. As the hotel overlooks the Indian Ocean, guests can enjoy a beautiful view from their rooms. Bathrooms come with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can sample delicious meals of Indian cuisine at the onsite restaurant. The bar's menu includes seafood and steaks as well as refreshing drinks. Serving an array of dishes, Bar Ba Coa Argentinian and The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel are just 150 meters away.

Services

Business facilities feature computers, a business center and conference equipment.

Relax

Guests with children can use meals, babysitting and a kids' club available on site. The hotel offers a gym, cardiovascular equipment and a fitness centre to ensure active guests' pastime.

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

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Executive/club floor
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Reflex massage
  • 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
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

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

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

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City Center
  • Umhlanga
    1000 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
    400 ft
  • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    86

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
Size: 335 sq. feet
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    Villa
    Bed type: Double bed
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      Cabanas
      Bed type: Double bed or 1 Super King-size bed
      Size: 400 sq. feet
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        Loft
        Size: 690 sq. feet
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          Two-Bedroom Suite
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            Family Room
            Bed type: Double bed or 1 Queen-size bed and 2 Bunk beds
            Size: 370 sq. feet
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              Superior Villa
              Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds
              Size: 2650 sq. feet
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                Master Room
                Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds
                Size: 595 sq. feet
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                  Deluxe Suite
                  Size: 840 sq. feet
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                    Luxury Room
                    Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
                    Size: 335 sq. feet
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                      Bed type: 2 Single beds
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                        Luxury Suite
                        Bed type: Double bed
                        Size: 540 sq. feet
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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
                            1000 ft
                          Airports
                          Restaurants
                          • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
                            400 ft
                          • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
                            400 ft
                          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 - 700 ft

                          Local attractions

                          • Gateway Theater of Shopping - 1.2 mi
                            No. 1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks

                            Restaurants nearby

                            • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian - 400 ft

                              Address: Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall
                              Phone: 0860009532

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

                            • The Sugar Club - at Beverly Hills hotel - 400 ft

                              Address: 54 Lighthouse Road
                              Phone: 031 561 2211

                              62% likes this, based on 34 reviews
                              Cuisine: International
                              Price Range: USD 26 - USD 36

                            • The Box Bar - 700 ft

                              Address: 11 McCausaland Cresent

                              68% likes this, based on 45 reviews

                            • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel - 400 ft

                              Address: 2 Lighthouse Road

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

                            • Elements Cafe Bar - 400 ft

                              Address: 54 Lighthouse Road
                              Phone: 0027 31 561 2211

                              70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
                              Cuisine: Contemporary
                              Price Range: USD 22 - USD 27

                            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

                            Average guest rating

                            8.8out of 10
                            Superb
                            Based on 45 reviews

                            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
                              1000 ft
                            Airports
                            Restaurants
                            • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
                              400 ft
                            • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
                              400 ft
                            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