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Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel

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6.6

Good

4,642 reviews

4,642 reviews

Housekeeping36
Car Park2
Food & Dining1
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6.6

Good

Location rating score

Popular neighborhood
Excellent for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Durban Natural Science Museum

90 m

Art Gallery

130 m

City Hall

130 m

Municipal Library

130 m

Old Court House Museum

150 m

Popular landmarks
uShaka Wet 'n Wild

1.9 km

uShaka Marine World

2.0 km

Suncoast Casino

2.7 km

Durban Botanic Gardens

3.1 km

Big Rush Urban Adrenaline

3.3 km

Closest landmarks
Consulate of Italy

70 m

Consulate of India

250 m

Main Post Office

290 m

St Paul's Anglican Church

320 m

Durban Yacht Club

330 m

Albany Hotel

225 Anton Lembede Street, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4051 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Durban City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Be sure to set some time aside to visit uShaka Marine World as well as Golden Mile nearby. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Durban

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

90 meters to Durban Natural Science Museum

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Laundry service

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money6.1
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating6.6
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport29.0 km

Rooms available at Albany Hotel

Family Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Paraplegic room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Quad Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Queen Room - Disability Access
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Double room King bed - Silver
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    Single
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      Superior Queen Bed Room
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Albany Hotel?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Albany Hotel?

        Albany Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Albany Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Durban with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

        Is breakfast offered at Albany Hotel?

        Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Albany Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 90 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

        What are my dining options at Albany Hotel?

        Albany Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

        What is the smoking policy at Albany Hotel?

        Albany Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What restaurants are nearby Albany Hotel?

        Restaurants including The Oriental restaurant, Fanatix Cafe at The Playhouse and The Royal Hotel Coffee Shoppe are popular in Albany Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Durban City Center.

        What popular shopping places are close to Albany Hotel?

        Shopping options in Albany Hotel’s Durban City Center neighborhood include Victoria St Market, Springbuck Art & Jewellers and Joe's Corner Shop.

        What are popular attractions near Albany Hotel?

        Guests at Albany Hotel can easily visit Durban Natural Science Museum, Port Natal Maritime Museum and Kwa Muhle Museum located in the Durban City Center area.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Albany Hotel?

        Albany Hotel’s nearby natural sights include South African Parks Reservations, Albert Park and Natal Bay located in the same Durban City Center area.

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        What people love about Albany Hotel

        • 7.2

          Very good

          "This hotel is good for a budget stay."

          Annelisa

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          September 20, 2022

        • 8.4

          Excellent

          "Very nice stay"

          lurinda

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          August 10, 2022

        • 7.2

          Very good

          "My friend and I enjoyed our stay."

          Khululiwe

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          August 4, 2022

        Property ranking|Compared to 1,146 Durban properties
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        Cheapest price score
        Room comfort score
        7.3/10
        Location score
        6.6/10
        Service score
        6.6/10
        Better than
        99
        %
        of Durban properties
        Better than
        96
        %
        of Durban properties
        Better than
        91
        %
        of Durban properties
        Better than
        91
        %
        of Durban properties
        Overall rating:

        6.6

        Good
        4,642 reviews
        Cleanliness
        5.9
        Facilities
        5.3
        Location
        6.6
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        What travelers say they love:
        İt was very clean and the staff was very freindly
        Noxolo from South Africa
        Family with young children
        More about Albany Hotel

        More about Albany Hotel

        Albany Hotel

        For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Durban, Albany Hotel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Durban has to offer.
        All offerings provided by Albany Hotel help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Taxi services provided by Albany Hotel makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Durban.
        Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Albany Hotel thanks to the hotel's laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
        For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
        All rooms at Albany Hotel are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker at your disposal.
        Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer and toiletries available in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Every day at Albany Hotel begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. Albany Hotel is ready to serve your most specific needs. A selection of food types including halal options is available for guests with dietary restrictions.
        Albany Hotel has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.
        Albany Hotel lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


        Around the property

        Experience all the sights and local attractions of Durban with Albany Hotel as your base. Get fanatical about the local sports team at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 3.6 km away, where you can also find team merchandise and memorabilia. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Golden Mile located 1.4 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
        Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 96% of the city's other accommodations.
        Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Review score
        Facilities

        5.3

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        21 mentions

        Breakfast

        14 mentions

        Beach

        5 mentions

        Internet

        4 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • French
        • Italian
        • Portuguese
        • Spanish

        Accessibility

        • Wheelchair accessible

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Anti-viral cleaning products
        • Body thermometer
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Face coverings on staff
        • First aid kit
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Protective screens in common areas
        • Room sanitization opt-out available
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Safe dining setup
        • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Temperature check for guests and staff

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Alternative meal arrangement
        • Coffee shop
        • Kitchen
        • Restaurant [halal]
        • Restaurants
        • Room service
        • Vending machine

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Currency exchange
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Doorman
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Grooming service
        • Ironing service
        • Laundromat
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Meeting/banquet facilities
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Salon
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Access

        • CCTV in common areas
        • CCTV outside property
        • Check-in [24-hour]
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]
        • Smoke alarms

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer
        • Car park [charges apply]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Taxi service

        Available in all rooms

        • Air conditioning
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Desk
        • Free bottled water
        • Hair dryer
        • In-room safe box
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Ironing facilities
        • Laptop safe box
        • Non-smoking
        • Private bathroom
        • Refrigerator
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Seating area
        • Shower
        • Telephone
        • Toiletries
        • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Halal
        Restaurants on site

        Townhouse

        • No additional information available

        Albany Cafe

        • Menu: Buffet
        Location
        225 Anton Lembede Street, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4051
        Good
        Location

        6.6

        Airports

        • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
          29.0 km
        • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
          65.5 km

        Public transportation

        • Berea Road
          1.5 km
        • Durban Railway Station
          1.6 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Sparspot Pharmacy
          530 m

        Shopping

        • Victoria St Market
          1.3 km

        Convenience store

        • BP Express
          200 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          140 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
          1.9 km
        • uShaka Marine World
          2.0 km
        • Suncoast Casino
          2.7 km
        • Durban Botanic Gardens
          3.1 km
        • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
          3.3 km
        • Moses Mabhida Stadium
          3.6 km
        • Mitchell Park Zoo
          4.2 km
        • Umgeni River Bird Park
          5.5 km
        • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
          26.9 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Consulate of Italy
          70 m
        • Durban Natural Science Museum
          90 m
        • Art Gallery
          130 m
        • City Hall
          130 m
        • Municipal Library
          130 m
        • Old Court House Museum
          150 m
        • Playhouse
          180 m
        • Medwood Gardens
          220 m
        • Consulate of India
          250 m
        • Victoria Embankment
          250 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-5 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib available upon request
        Children 6-17 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until10:30

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center1.0 Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

        Extras

        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)90 ZAR

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of floors12
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 81
        • Room voltage220
        • Year property opened1970
        • Most recent renovation2010

        Reviews of Albany Hotel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        Cleanliness5.9
        Facilities5.3
        Location6.6
        Room comfort and quality7.3
        Service6.6
        Value for money6.1
        High score for Durban
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (55)
        8-9 Excellent (32)
        7-8 Very Good (53)
        6-7 Good (32)
        <6 Below Expectation (220)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (99)
        Jun - Aug (67)
        Sep - Nov (90)
        Dec - Feb (136)
        All guests (742)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        cecilia from South Africa
        Family with teens
        Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2019

        They work like they are a family excellent helping us. Friendly fast and the food was exelent love”

        What stood out was the information desks staff thet was friendly and fas. Parking was safe. We were save. Food was exelent. I slept like a baby. Room was clean. Realy i would like to go again . And i will. I was surprised they only 3 star i realy think they can be more.

        Reviewed August 20, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Marion from South Africa
        Group
        Quad Room
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

        Affordable, wonderful accommodation”

        The Hotel is beautiful and clean. I would like to see more food items on the breakfast buffet hough.

        Reviewed June 25, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Mpumelelo from South Africa
        Couple
        Triple Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2022

        The Best”

        This place is fantastic from the warm welcoming receptionists to the services provided, the cleaners and neatness of the overall place🙌

        Reviewed February 22, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Thabisa from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Standard Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        Its a home away from home the friendly staff Ayanda, Phumeza and Khenya giving us warm welcome ”

        since they only serve breakfast the restaurant down stairs is good and for dinner super fast delivery service is efficient

        Reviewed January 11, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tena from South Africa
        Family with young children
        Triple Room
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

        Central close to everything could walk to the beach needed a doctor on my second day was around the ”

        I was able to walk to the port to catch my MSC cruise and i was able to walk from station where i arrived to the hotel

        Reviewed January 13, 2020

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Tracy from South Africa
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

        Theres nothing that stands out about it, but in fairness it is a good place to visit.”

        Tv had no remote, we asked for it but nothing, there was some noise in the middle of the night which kept us up, there were no curtains on the windows, all we could see was some shabby walls from the building next to it, the toilet is a but high it needs some adjusting, the shower has no door to it, we had to mop the floor every time we used it, they're busy renoving the place (which they apologised for) but i don't think it's a good idea to keep all that stuff in plain sight where the guest can see it. The good thing is the rooms are very clean, towels and the bedding which the staff attended to very nicely, the location is great, the reception and its staff was all great. I'm sure that once everything is done the hotel itself will look amazing.

        Reviewed June 12, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sinethemba from South Africa
        Family with young children
        Triple Room
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

        Affordable.. comfortable.. and beautiful”

        The service was beautiful, helpful staff...

        Reviewed February 22, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sindi from South Africa
        Family with young children
        Quad Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2021

        Exceptional”

        The room I got was not like in the picture but the service I received overthrown that. The stuff is kind.

        Reviewed September 01, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Noxolo from South Africa
        Family with young children
        Triple Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2022

        Me and my kids time”

        İt was very clean and the staff was very freindly

        Reviewed April 20, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Wendie from South Africa
        Family with teens
        Triple Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2022

        Affordable and Clean ”

        The room was clean and the water is never cold

        Reviewed July 15, 2022

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Anouchka from South Africa
        Family with young children
        Triple Room
        Stayed 4 nights in November 2021

        Perfect Location ”

        I really enjoyed my first time at Albany Hotel, it has easy access to most locations. The room and staff was also up to standard, what would have made my stay perfect is if breakfast was at least complimentary. Along with their being a microwave and kettle in the room, other than that beautiful hotel!

        Reviewed November 23, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        pearlly from South Africa
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2022

        The service is 100%”

        I have a nice day everything was top notch in the hotel inside and outside

        Reviewed March 10, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Leatitia from South Africa
        Family with young children
        Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Fabulous place to find yourself ”

        I enjoyed my stay at Albany hotel Nice place to be

        Reviewed December 25, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Mpumelelo from South Africa
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in January 2022

        The Best”

        This hotel deserves a 5 star rating🙏🔥

        Reviewed February 05, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tapiwa from South Africa
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2021

        Clean ”

        Good for holiday

        Reviewed December 25, 2021

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Lorraine from South Africa
        Family with teens
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

        Exceptional”

        My children really enjoyed their stay and the would not mind coming back

        Reviewed December 04, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        lethu from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Triple Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2022

        Exceptional”

        best accommodation

        Reviewed May 06, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Wandile from South Africa
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2021

        Exceptional”

        Well priced

        Reviewed October 23, 2021

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Sibonelo from South Africa
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

        We enjoyed our stay ”

        Very neat and clean place, friendly staff and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Coffee and muffins downstairs make for a very good morning. My only critique would be the shower, it would be nice if it could have a door to prevent water splashing everywhere in the bathroom area and be provided towels.

        Reviewed January 08, 2022

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Siboniso from South Africa
        Couple
        Triple Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2021

        Excellent”

        the hotel offers good value for money, the rooms are a bit dated but offer a clean and safe environment

        Reviewed July 15, 2022

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