Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Durban, South Africa

305 reviews
Very good hotel. Close to the beach.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Garage & Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Radio
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Shops
    • Hairdresser
    • Foyer
    • Currency Exchange
    • Newspaper stand
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
    • Coatroom
    • Bicycle Hire
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Sun terrace
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Number of Pools
    • Windsurfing
    • Massage
    • Sauna
    • Beach Umbrellas
63 Snell Parade P.O. Box 4094 4001 Durban


This city hotel is located on Durban's scenic Golden Mile, opposite the world-renowned surfers' paradise, North Beach. Guests will find bars and links to the public transport network in the immediate vicinity, while restaurants are just 200 m away and nightlife spots around 3 km away. Shopping facilities are a little further away, approximately 10 km from the hotel, while Durban International airport is roughly 19 km away.


The complex offers guests a total of 734 rooms. A lobby and a reception are available to travellers. Most storeys can be reached by lift. Amenities include a cloakroom, a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access is available to guests in the public areas. Among the culinary options available at the complex are a restaurant, a dining area and a bar. Additional facilities at the accommodation include a newspaper stand. Travellers arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage (for a fee) or in the car park. Additional services include translation services, room service, a laundry service and a hairdresser. Active guests can make use of the bicycle hire service (for a fee) to explore the surrounding area.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning and a bathroom. Many rooms feature a sea view, which further enhances the ambience. There is also a safe. A mini fridge and a tea/coffee station are provided as standard. Other features include internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi. The bathroom offers convenient facilities including a shower. A hairdryer is also available. The hotel offers family rooms, non-smoking rooms and smoking rooms.


The complex features a pool and an outdoor pool. Sun loungers provide a great place to sunbathe. Leisure options at the complex include a gym, a spa and massage treatments. For a fee, biking/mountain biking and golf are also available.


Bed and breakfast is bookable. Guests can choose to book options such as breakfast, lunch or dinner.


The following credit cards are accepted at the accommodation: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Wide choice of restaurants. Close to shops. Available parking.

    "Excellent location close to the beach."

  • Amenities
    "Great amenities"

    Correct building. Lovely venue. Nice conference center.

    "Well-equipped conference area and lovely hotel grounds."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    "Tasty breakfast."

  • Room
    "Great room"

    Excellent rooms. Amazing views of the ocean. Beautiful view of the sea.

    "Huge, clean, decently maintained rooms, and great views."

  • WiFi
    "Good internet service"

    Free Wi-Fi. Free WIFI. Good WiFi.

    "Fast and cheap WiFi."

  • Cleanliness

    Clean rooms.

    "Clean rooms."

  • Service
    "Service is adequate"

    Lack information. There were no representatives. Perfect catering.

    "Relatively friendly and professional service."

  • Vibe
    "Vibe is not too good"

    Hotel feels old. Dated rooms.

    "Vibe is not too good." "Hotel could use some updating."