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City Lodge Hotel Durban
City Lodge Hotel Durban
City Lodge Hotel Durban
City Lodge Hotel Durban
City Lodge Hotel Durban
City Lodge Hotel Durban
City Lodge Hotel Durban

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8.5

Excellent

1,091 reviews

1,091 reviews

Housekeeping36
Breakfast5
Food & Dining4
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Suncoast Casino 1.8 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 2.2 km
uShaka Marine World 2.4 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 2.4 km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 2.7 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 3.0 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 3.7 km
Umgeni River Bird Park 4.5 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 27.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre 180 m
DURBAN ICC 200 m
Travel Doctor 310 m
Durban Jewish Club 340 m
Victoria Park 390 m
Lake Jozini 390 m
International Convention Centre 410 m
Cool Runnings - fishing 440 m
Cool Runnings 440 m
Funworld 460 m

City Lodge Hotel Durban

Corner Sylvester Ntuli and KE Masinga Roads, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4056 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. 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. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Durban

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

550 meters to Golden Mile

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Swimming pool [indoor]

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

6 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.3
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport28.0 km

Rooms available at City Lodge Hotel Durban

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Accessible Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double 1
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Accessible Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Double Room B
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room A
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Double Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at City Lodge Hotel Durban?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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 City Lodge Hotel Durban?

City Lodge Hotel Durban is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 420 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at City Lodge Hotel Durban also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, City Lodge Hotel Durban has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Durban with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at City Lodge Hotel Durban?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at City Lodge Hotel Durban. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 178 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 City Lodge Hotel Durban?

City Lodge Hotel Durban features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at City Lodge Hotel Durban?

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

What restaurants are nearby City Lodge Hotel Durban?

City Lodge Hotel Durban’s neighborhood is Durban City Center which includes popular restaurants such as Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, Coral Lounge and Rainbow Terrace Restaurant.

What popular shopping places are close to City Lodge Hotel Durban?

Located in the Durban City Center area, City Lodge Hotel Durban is close to great shopping choices like Victoria St Market, Springbuck Art & Jewellers and Joe's Corner Shop.

What are popular attractions near City Lodge Hotel Durban?

City Lodge Hotel Durban’s location in the Durban City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Durban Natural Science Museum, Port Natal Maritime Museum and Kwa Muhle Museum.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to City Lodge Hotel Durban?

City Lodge Hotel Durban is located within Durban City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including South African Parks Reservations, Albert Park and Natal Bay.

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What people love about City Lodge Hotel Durban

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "I will be back, thanks for the 10/10 hospitality."

    Trevor

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    July 31, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Best accommodation"

    Ndondo

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    June 1, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Rooms are neat, clean and tidy."

    Bronwyn

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    May 5, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,161 Durban properties
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Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Room comfort score
8/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Location score
8.7/10
Better than
97
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of Durban properties
Better than
97
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of Durban properties
Better than
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of Durban properties
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
1,091 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.4
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
The room was very clean, the linen as well.
Akhona from South Africa
Family with young children
More about City Lodge Hotel Durban

More about City Lodge Hotel Durban

City Lodge Hotel Durban

See the best of Durban with a stay at City Lodge Hotel Durban, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by City Lodge Hotel Durban ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Durban.
Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's tours. The hotel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights.
The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at City Lodge Hotel Durban. The hotel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including cable TV available in select rooms. The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker in some rooms.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
Light snacking is available day or night with the hotel's vending machines.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at City Lodge Hotel Durban. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.
Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to City Lodge Hotel Durban. If you're a fan, you'll want to relive the greatest sporting moments of the local team at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 2.6 km away. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Golden Mile located 540 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 96% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

11 mentions

Swimming Pool

3 mentions

Beach

3 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Pub crawl
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room safe box
Location
Corner Sylvester Ntuli and KE Masinga Roads, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4056
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
    28.0 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
    65.7 km

Public transportation

  • Durban Railway Station
    1.2 km
  • Berea Road
    2.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Sparspot Pharmacy
    1.3 km

Shopping

  • Victoria St Market
    1.9 km

Convenience store

  • Fresh Stop
    560 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    370 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Suncoast Casino
    1.8 km
  • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
    2.2 km
  • uShaka Marine World
    2.4 km
  • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
    2.4 km
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
    2.7 km
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
    3.0 km
  • Mitchell Park Zoo
    3.7 km
  • Umgeni River Bird Park
    4.5 km
  • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
    27.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre
    180 m
  • DURBAN ICC
    200 m
  • Travel Doctor
    310 m
  • Durban Jewish Club
    340 m
  • Victoria Park
    390 m
  • Lake Jozini
    390 m
  • International Convention Centre
    410 m
  • Cool Runnings - fishing
    440 m
  • Cool Runnings
    440 m
  • Funworld
    460 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.

Minimum age of guests is: 5 year(s).

Infant 5-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 6-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 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 until11:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee420 ZAR
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)178 ZAR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 160
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1988
  • Most recent renovation2009

Reviews of City Lodge Hotel Durban from real guests

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8.5
/
10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.4
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.6
Value for money8.3
High score for Durban
Rating
9+ Exceptional (94)
8-9 Excellent (26)
7-8 Very Good (37)
6-7 Good (10)
<6 Below Expectation (32)
Time of the year
Mar - May (32)
Jun - Aug (23)
Sep - Nov (49)
Dec - Feb (95)
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9.0
Exceptional
Thabo from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Christmas in Durban City Lodge”

Neat, Super Fast WiFi connection and friendly staff

We enjoyed our stay at the City Lodge even though the Trainee wrongfully charged my card while i had already made the payment. The next time we travel to Durban again it will be our 1st hotel to book. We only struggled with food as the light meals on the menu were not appetising. But for a 3 star hotel it is the best. We will come back again very soon n the WiFi is super fast uploading our memories to social networks was easy.

Reviewed December 27, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Masi from South Africa
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

2018 Festive in Durban”

Had a wonderful time in Durban especially at the City Lodge facility as the environment want conducive and welcoming

Reviewed January 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Lindiwe from South Africa
Family with teens
Twin Room 1
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

City Lodge Hotel is the best”

I enjoyed my stay at City Lodge Hotel. Checking in and out was fast and easy, the staff is very helpful. What i enjoyed the most is the Gym, Pool, Restuarant and a Bar where you can order anything you want. The beach is just less than 10 minutes walk where are a lot of restaurants at the beach. we didnt have a car as we used a bus with my family but the hotel assisted with transport arrangement which was affordable and very quick.

Reviewed January 14, 2020

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9.7
Exceptional
Lee from Australia
Solo traveler
Accessible Room
Stayed 5 nights in December 2015

a very pleasant stay in Durban.”

The location was great. Close to the beach and the cricket ground

My stay there was very nice. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was good and the location was brilliant. I would definitely stay there again if I ever go to Durban again. Very good. Thanks.

Reviewed December 29, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Nandipha from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Great stay, centrally located”

Staff courtesy, location which is near most sights, great breakfast

Myself and family had a great stay at this underrated hotel. Very good service rendered by the staff. The buffet breakfast is one of the best in Durban. Lovely surroundings.

Reviewed September 30, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Mmampetloane
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Homely vacation”

I was very happy to arrive at the lodge after a long travelling. The reception welcomed me so friendly. I was offered a double single room instead of a double bed. The hotel assistants were so friendly to give me options of changing the room however the lodge was fully booked. I enjoyed the cleanness of my room, the efficient parking , the location ,breakfast and the staff made me feel home.

Reviewed January 09, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
John from South Africa
Couple
Double - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Exceptional”

Excellent Hotel, very clean, very friendly and courteous staff, will definitely stay again when in Durban.

Reviewed July 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ncedile from South Africa
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

Great Place ”

Great place to stay in Durban, close to beaches. The staff is very friendly and welcoming.

Reviewed January 08, 2018

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7.2
Very good
Angus from South Africa
Business traveler
Double - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Disappointed”

Smokers smoking in non smoking areas, liquor being used openly in car park , loud and disruptive shouting in the passage by revelers in the early morning ( 01h00 - 03h00). No interference from Hotel staff to correct this , and the excuse given - it was a busy weekend due to the Durban July . Please!

Reviewed July 09, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Zelina from Malaysia
Business traveler
Double - Non-Smoking
Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

Good location for ICC meetings and beach”

Value for money, secure and very helpful staff. Room doors a bit thin and some noise may come through from the corridor. You may need to negotiate steps. There is no fridge in the room. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. In-house restaurant is open til 10 pm. A booklet to order food delivery from a variety of providers (including halal food) is provided in the room. There is a food store across the road but other shopping is a bit further away. Beds are fully stripped down to air after guests leave the room. Take the shuttle service from the airport directly to the hotel and back again for R80/journey.

Reviewed January 31, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Gugu from South Africa
Solo traveler
Double - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Excellent”

I don’t understand why l am always in an upstairs room yet l have a knee problem & there is no one to assist with my case. I have stayed at this lodge many times but this could be my last because of stairs if l want a double bed.

Reviewed June 23, 2018

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6.4
Good
Jennifer from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

It's clean and we'll equipped just few things cud make it more pleasant”

Was comfy but no room service at all so u end up running up and down getting drinks food stuff from reception that's a big con also to pay R15 for a tiny tiny toothpaste not good it suppose to be given complimentary......its packaged in a city lodge bag.....reception very efficient but way too serious.....also don't book rooms incl breakfast I requested 1 but was told breakfast is seperate at R140 ........

Reviewed December 11, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Phethile from South Africa
Family with young children
Twin Room 1
Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

Best place to stay for the holiday ”

It is close to the the beach, walking distance and to ushaka marine, that hotel staff was very friendly even the security guards, but had people smoking in the next room it affected my child but otherwise I had a great experience, they should be strict on the smoking in the rooms

Reviewed January 14, 2020

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7.2
Very good
Nishka from South Africa
Couple
Double - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Good hotel. Perhaps a little too expensive because the protea hotel Edward for a little more may”

Prove a better option. At the price of the city lodge, breakfast should be included.

Reviewed October 31, 2016

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5.2
Lungile from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Above average”

I ended saying for 5 nights and had a problem with cold water from the shower. In one of the days I found small insets- I dont know what to call them- theywere small things with a tale about 5 of them moving in between sheets. I am originally from Durban and stays in Jhn. i always stay at hotels for business and when visiting family. i will never use this hotel again and let alone recommend it to anyone

Reviewed July 06, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Hennie from South Africa
Business traveler
Accessible Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Exceptional”

Congratulations to the Manager Mr Des McCormack for running a friendly happy hotel

Reviewed December 10, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Christiaan from South Africa
Business traveler
Double 1
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

That extra mile”

Allowing an early check in, smoking room and had very good burger at restaurant

Although it was a very pleasant stay I wish they would of just gone that extra mile. I was a single occupancy but booked a double room with no breakfast through Agoda. When contacting the hotel and requesting if I could amend my booking to include breakfast because I will be paying for a double and will only be a single, the manager on duty could not help with my request and said I must contact Agoda if I want to change anything.

Reviewed June 11, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Tatenda from South Africa
Couple
Twin Room 1
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

The rooms are clean, we didn’t really interact with staff but the lady that checked us in was amazin”

We had a great anniversary, the pool area is cozy. However not having a small fridge in the rooms is a bummer, the use of ice and an ice box is too back dated. The WiFi is slow at bits.

Reviewed October 01, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
MPHO from South Africa
Solo traveler
Accessible Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

My Relaxation Weekend”

The hotel is quite impressive, friendly staff, environment neat, access is quite easy and close to major attraction. Its also so serene and afford one an opportunity to relax and have a quite moment.

Reviewed November 30, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Penelope from South Africa
Business traveler
Double - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Thank You City Lodge Hotel Durban”

Thank you to the friendly staff for making the stay pleasant. The facilities are modestly stylish so great for the overnight stay that I needed. The room was clean and the linen super clean and crisp. The service was friendly and the waitress Nonhlanhla was a very courteous and attentive hostess.

Reviewed December 02, 2019

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