The Oyster Box - Umhlanga

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319show map
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SuperbBased on  47 reviews
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Overview

Oyster Box is an exquisite 5-star hotel set 13 km from Moses Mabhida Stadium and 17 km from uShaka Marine World. The Oyster Box Hotel was opened in 1947 and offers classic rooms.

Located in a shopping area with restaurants, a stadium and golf courses, guests will see why The Oyster Box Hotel is admired by many tourists. Guests can get to Umhlanga city center, which is 1 km away.

Occupying a beachfront location, the hotel lies close to a lagoon and parks.

The Oyster Box Hotel is located within a 20-minute drive from Durban International airport.

Rooms

The Oyster Box Hotel features rooms offering a beautiful view of the sea that come with climate control, Wi-Fi, television with satellite channels, a laptop safe and an iron with ironing board along with a small fridge, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers. Guests will admire views across the Indian Ocean from the rooms. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

An elegant on-site restaurant serves dishes of seafood cuisine. Guests can try refreshing drinks in the poolside bar. Offering various dining options, The Sugar Club and Elements Cafe Bar are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Cars are available for rent on site.

Relax

On-site treatment facilities feature Turkish steam bath, facials and massage. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness center to ensure guests keep fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   86.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • 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

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

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

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Restaurants
Bar Ba Coa ArgentinianBar Ba Coa Argentinian400 ftShop 1 Lighthouse Mall
The Grill Room at the Oyster Box HotelThe Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel400 ft2 Lighthouse Road
The Sugar Club - at Beverly Hills hotelThe Sugar Club - at Beverly Hills hotel400 ft54 Lighthouse Road
Elements Cafe BarElements Cafe Bar400 ft54 Lighthouse Road
The Box BarThe Box Bar700 ft11 McCausaland Cresent
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)3.5 mi
Durban International (DUR)8.0 mi
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Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  47  reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 9.6
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    Room overlooking the Indian Ocean, great resturants within walking distance, easy access to Durban and country side

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    the position and facilities were fantastic as well as the breakfasts

    service a little slow at times

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Service & Friendliness of Staff plus the location was superb

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 10.0
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    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.

  • 9.6
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    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

  • 9.6
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    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.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Excellent service, very friendly staff. Everything worked and on time and beautifully decorated.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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....

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  47 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)3.5 mi
Durban International (DUR)8.0 mi
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