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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

63 OR O R Tambo Parade North Beach, Durban 4001 South Africa
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Traveller (804)
Room & Suite (283)
Pool & Beach (67)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 18/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Updated 18/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 69 hotels in Durban
Travellers' Choice
Radiating energy and elegance across the Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites you to take your place in the sun. From the stylish bedrooms with breath-taking sea-views to the variety of restaurants and recreation facilities, visitors can look forward to the vibrancy, colour and culture of Durban's premier hotel destination offering more choice than ever before, from service and hospitality through to accommodation and dining. Absolutely everything under one sun!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Paid internet
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Ocean View
Great View
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Aslam wrote a review Mar 2021
5 contributions
Very poor service, probably because of reduced staff due to the economical effects of covid-19 lockdown, nevertheless the Tsogo Sun brands is being damaged. Checking was very delayed, got the room 2 hours late. Furthermore the hotel was very dirty, and many items in the room was not working (shower, safe & aircon). Disappointed as this previously was my hotel of choice in Durban central.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
David W wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions
I this is four star, I shudder o think what three is like.. The physical building is fine but it ends there We ordered a room service meal, it came like a fast food take-away complete it with polystyrene containers and plastic cutlery. There was a note saying we could have proper cutlery if paid a deposit of R50. Find another hotl.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Lo floor. The lifts are a story on their own.
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Cel_GP wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions24 helpful votes
Our stay at the Maharani was simply amazing, the staff from front desk to housekeeping simply the best of any hotel ever. The Vigour and Verve, simply WOW food. Anyone who loves desserts like a simply next level red velvet cake please do yourself a favour, head out to the Maharani, you will be in for an exceptional treat. We stayed over for 3 nights with a little one, and everyone in our little crew loved the experience of the stay at the hotel. The rooms are clean, and staff are there to help even when your little ones need something a little exceptional. Our little one loved his breakfast when the chef sliced up a little bowel of watermelon for this vegan tot. We will definitely be returning again next year 2021. The staff are super helpful, so chat to them about your requests so they can help.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: It is not just the room the staff make the experience amazing
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Beryl. G wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked at the Elangeni in December. The place is very run down, staff are on their own mission, rooms are tiny, very ancient furniture, our bathroom door did not close, the air con in the room was not working. Also the beach area in front of the hotel is run down and definitely not safe. Will never stay here again!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vincent T wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
Overall experience was pleasant , only question I would like to ask Management is why do they allow people to sit at the stairway entrance as if its a gathering, every evening there was as a group of people sitting there . it really is distasteful and hotel residents are not going to come back. My suggestion is that you put up signs that discourage this type of situation at the hotel entrance
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Date of stay: January 2020
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US$98 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
Nearby attractions include Mini Town (0.2 km), Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre (0.4 km), and Durban Ice Arena (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grill Jichana Durban, Circus Circus Beach Cafe, and Daruma Umhlanga.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Fort (0.9 km).