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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Upscale beach hotel with spa, near Golden Mile

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63 Snell Parade, Durban, 4000, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
8.2.Very Good.
  • Well located on Durban Waterfront, this hotel is pleasant but with a few drawbacks like…

    Jan 29, 2019

  • This is about the fourth time that we have stayed in the Elangeni/Maharani establishment,…

    Nov 3, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 734 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 4 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Durban Beachfront
  • Durban Beach - 14 min walk
  • UShaka Marine World - 33 min walk
  • Golden Mile - 9 min walk
  • Durban International Convention Centre - 15 min walk
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 28 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room
  • Executive Premium
  • Suite
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room

Location

63 Snell Parade, Durban, 4000, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • In Durban Beachfront
  • Durban Beach - 14 min walk
  • UShaka Marine World - 33 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Durban Beachfront
  • Durban Beach - 14 min walk
  • UShaka Marine World - 33 min walk
  • Golden Mile - 9 min walk
  • Durban International Convention Centre - 15 min walk
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 28 min walk
  • Mini Town - 2 min walk
  • Battery Beach - 7 min walk
  • Dairy Beach - 9 min walk
  • Durban Funworld - 12 min walk
  • Addington Beach - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 26 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 734 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (ZAR 50 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 4 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Mangwanani Boutique Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages, and facials.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

Grill Jichana - This steakhouse specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Open select days.

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

Ocean Breeze - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only. Open daily.

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

Small print

Also known as

  • Elangeni
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani
  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel
  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel Durban
  • Elangeni Southern Sun
  • Elangeni Sun
  • Southern Sun Elangeni
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel
  • Sun Elangeni
  • Sun Elangeni Hotel
  • Elangeni Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Durban

Optional extras

Self parking costs ZAR 50 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per vehicle (one-way)

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 50 per day.
  • Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Jiran (6-min walk), Circus Circus (7-min walk), and Joe Cool's (7-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 450 per vehicle one-way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (15-min walk) and Sibaya Casino (17-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has 3 outdoor pools and 3 bars, as well as a spa and a fitness center.
8.2.Very Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Overated

    This hotel is old, desperately needs maintenance. Windows that don’t seal and the soothing sound of the wind whistling while you’re trying to sleep.

    Gerald, 2 night trip, May 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing stay but parking a big issue

    Kevin, 2 night family trip, Apr 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Welcoming,amazingly neat and peaceful to relax in.

    I had a wonderful stay. It was peacefully as i wished. Everything i expected and more. The front desk was even more welcoming. Unfortunately i needed to have an experience of their restaurant but it was too full to accommodate me.

    Felicia, 1 night trip, Nov 6, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Terrible stay

    Stay was terrible. The hotel needs a revamp. Leaking toilets. Smells like crap. Way over prices for what you getting. Only good thing was the breakfast

    moaaz, 1 night family trip, Sep 18, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    too many room for cleaning riom on time is not execute generally is acceptable of maintenance but hotel too much aged

    2 night romance trip, Mar 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent food, location, staff !!!

    If your staying in Durban for any reason, this place is lovely. It’s right in the beach, has a private car park and a great steak house. The concierge Garika is amazing. If she lived in England I’d happily give her a job. Fantastic member of staff.

    Rachael, 1 night trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Weekend escape

    What an amazing stay at the Maharani Tower. Service on point. Staff incredibly attentive. Gastronomic affair. Just what we needed as a family to unwind for a weekend. #sho'tleft

    Jashika, 1 night family trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Freindly staff. Great location and seaview was amazing

    Bitha, 2 night romance trip, Feb 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Value for money, room was larger than normal with sea view

    2 night romance trip, Feb 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Recommended

    Wonderful friendly staff and quiet, clean room with a view of the beach. Would recommend without hesitation.

    John, 1 night business trip, Feb 16, 2020

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