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Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

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7.9

Very good

2,228 reviews

2,228 reviews

Housekeeping10
View7
Breakfast5
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 1.3 km
uShaka Marine World 1.5 km
Suncoast Casino 2.5 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 3.1 km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 3.5 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 3.9 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 4.6 km
Umgeni River Bird Park 5.2 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 27.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Durban Art Gallery 30 m
Marine Parade Beach 90 m
South Beach Fountain 110 m
Cockney Pride Pub 130 m
Windsor Park Mashie Course 150 m
McKleens 160 m
Fun Park 160 m
Discom 200 m
Branch Post Office 200 m
Addington Beach 420 m

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

85 O.R. Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, South Africa, 4001 - 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 South Beach, 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

780 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
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Bicycles

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.5
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport28.4 km

Rooms available at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Self Catering Chalets
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 double beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 2 double beds
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Budget Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Ocean View
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 double beds
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Quadraple Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Sea view
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Superior Family Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Superior 2 Double Bed Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
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Self Catering 4 Sleeper
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Apartment with Sea View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Gooderson Tropicana Hotel have a hot tub?

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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 Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

Gooderson Tropicana 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. A stay at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel 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, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for a fee of 90 ZAR per day.

Is breakfast offered at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

Start your mornings right, with the à la carte, continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 149 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 Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. Light meal like coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients.

Can special events be hosted at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings and private events can be hosted at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel. Small or intimate events like birthday parties, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for wireless internet, event decoration and audio-visual equipment are offered to help your event go smoothly.

Can business events be hosted at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Gooderson Tropicana Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events, conferences and meetings. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

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

What restaurants are nearby Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

Restaurants including Afro's Chicken are popular in Gooderson Tropicana Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as South Beach.

What are popular attractions near Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

Guests at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel can easily visit Durban Art Gallery and Fun Park located in the South Beach area.

What popular beaches are close to Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?

Guests at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel can easily visit Marine Parade Beach in the South Beach area.

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What people love about Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

  • 8

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Very best and clean."

    Aretha

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    July 26, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Rooms are clean."

    Odelle

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    July 3, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Clean room."

    David

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    December 5, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 1,155 Durban properties
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Room comfort score
7.2/10
Location score
8.6/10
Room size
34 sqm.
Service score
7.8/10
Better than
96
%
of Durban properties
Better than
95
%
of Durban properties
Bigger than
94
%
of Durban properties
Better than
93
%
of Durban properties
Overall rating:

7.9

Very good
2,228 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
My room was big and had everything I needed.
Mbali from South Africa
Business traveler
More about Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

More about Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Enjoy both the oceanside and the city center with a stay at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, one of the unique places in Durban that offers both with its special location.
At Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. 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. Shuttle services provided by Gooderson Tropicana 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 concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Gooderson Tropicana 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 Gooderson Tropicana 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, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal.
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel. 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. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.
Apart from amenities and services, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hotel. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like non-motorized water sports. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is the perfect spot to explore Durban's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. Get fanatical about the local sports team at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 3.4 km away, where you can also find team merchandise and memorabilia. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Golden Mile located 770 m 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 94% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 97% 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
Very good
Facilities

7.4

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

14 mentions

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Beach

4 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • On-site entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing

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
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • 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
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

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
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

7 Palms

  • Menu: A-la-carte

Clippers Bar & Restaurant

  • Menu: Buffet
Location
85 O.R. Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, South Africa, 4001
Excellent
Location

8.6

Airports

  • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
    28.4 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
    66.5 km

Public transportation

  • Durban Railway Station
    2.0 km
  • Port of Durban
    2.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Addington Beach Hospital
    820 m

Shopping

  • Victoria St Market
    2.3 km

Convenience store

  • BP Express
    1.0 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
    1.3 km
  • uShaka Marine World
    1.5 km
  • Suncoast Casino
    2.5 km
  • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
    3.1 km
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
    3.5 km
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
    3.9 km
  • Mitchell Park Zoo
    4.6 km
  • Umgeni River Bird Park
    5.2 km
  • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
    27.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Durban Art Gallery
    30 m
  • Marine Parade Beach
    90 m
  • South Beach Fountain
    110 m
  • Cockney Pride Pub
    130 m
  • Windsor Park Mashie Course
    150 m
  • McKleens
    160 m
  • Fun Park
    160 m
  • Discom
    200 m
  • Branch Post Office
    200 m
  • Addington Beach
    420 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 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 4-12 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-in until23:30
  • Check-out from10:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until12:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)149 ZAR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors10
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 168
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1954

Parking

  • Daily parking fee90 ZAR

Reviews of Gooderson Tropicana Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
/
10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.4
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service7.8
Value for money7.5
High score for Durban
Rating
9+ Exceptional (33)
8-9 Excellent (26)
7-8 Very Good (28)
6-7 Good (12)
<6 Below Expectation (45)
Time of the year
Mar - May (25)
Jun - Aug (28)
Sep - Nov (39)
Dec - Feb (52)
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10.0
Exceptional
Gilson from South Africa
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Exceptional ”

When i booked i was sceptical about this whole thing as i was using Trivago to search for accomodation but when it was time to pay it then said Agonda and i got scared that it might be a scam but i proceeded and waited to get the confirmation in ten minutes but it came about 50 minutes later then we went and the gentleman who took care of us at the reception was very friendly and helpful . Upon entering our rooms our expectations were met the rooms are nice , air conditioned and we had a sea view which made my stay more lovely . The next day the lady who cleaned our room was very faithful i left money in my pocket and left the short on a chair and i found all of it there . I will definitely recommend it to a lot of people and i will definitely be back here again thank you for making my break a memorable one .

Reviewed August 31, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Noxolo from South Africa
Couple
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

Excellent ”

Was very happy with our stay. Everything was good. It's would be nice if they have bar fridge in the rooms. But all in all excellent service.

Reviewed December 19, 2020

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Dear Nxolo Thank you for the encouraging feedback. Do come back again soon. Best Regards

Responded May 17, 2021
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Silindokuhle from South Africa
Group
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

The breakfast ”

we found out at the hotel that it was the basic one not baffet breakfast and we had to add money that was not budgeted. Next time please be specific during the booking process with the type of breakfast that will be served to is. Thank You

Reviewed November 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Hlayisani from South Africa
Couple
Budget Room
Stayed 6 nights in January 2020

Is very good”

Recommend one for Cape Town

Reviewed January 12, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
benjamin from South Africa
Couple
Budget Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Exceptional”

everything was excellent . very nice food but the carpets eish you cant see that they cleaned but still have smell i think they need to high and cleaning company rather than using hotel staff to clean those carpets

Reviewed May 04, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Sabelo from Eswatini
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

good place to spent your time please add some plug points as i wanted to usw my laptop but and my wife charge her phone but only one plug point

Reviewed April 16, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Hope from South Africa
Group
Budget Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Great location, nice vibe, daily housekeeping and clean rooms”

I really enjoyed the breakfast, staff is always helpful. The help desk is opened 24 hours. Security guys really takes care of the guests. I would really love to go back to this hotel. Our rooms had the greatest view you could ever ask. Wake up in the morning open the windows and feel the breeze coming in. Please try to manage the breakfast chaos better on peak seasons. Also it would be great if you fit in wall robes, and upgrade the furniture (sofas, chairs)

Reviewed December 18, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Brenda from South Africa
Family with young children
Deluxe Ocean View
Stayed 4 nights in December 2020

Exceptional”

Room was clean, staff very friendly and location is perfect.

Reviewed December 22, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Khuliso from South Africa
Couple
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

Simple the best”

Best service ever

Reviewed December 11, 2020

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Dear Khuliso Thank you for the positive review. Please do come back again soon. Kind Regards.

Responded May 10, 2021
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
9.6
Exceptional
Nosipho from South Africa
Couple
Budget Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Gooderson Tropicana ”

Is such a nice hotel to be everything about the hotel is on point even the staff.

Reviewed November 08, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Recall from South Africa
Couple
Budget Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2021

Exceptional”

Staff was amazing except when we went for the buffet and the mature female receptionist at the restaurant told us there was a dress code for everyone who comes into the restaurant because it is not part of the hotel. Otherwise all was beyond expactation, most especially the sea view.

Reviewed June 16, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Vusi from South Africa
Couple
Budget Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Incredible experience, ”

We were received by a very welcoming friendly receptionist, the check in was just a click of mouse. Room service is brilliant, breakfast is delicious and have various choices

Reviewed August 19, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Mbali from South Africa
Business traveler
Deluxe Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Great hotel, best sea view”

I had a good stay. My room was big and had everything I needed. Breakfast was awesome. Had a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. Housekeepers were very friendly. Reception staff ruined my stay at the end. I asked for someone to come to help me with my luggage. No one came. I struggled to get everything downstairs on my own.The airport shuttle came soon after that and still no one offered any help despite the fact that there were many male staff members just hanging around. This unfortunately left a very bad taste in my mouth and made me wonder why they just watched me go back and forth trying to load everything into the shuttle. Very disappointing.

Reviewed June 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
thandekile from South Africa
Group
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Exceptional”

ALL IS WELL

Reviewed December 07, 2020

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Dear Thandekile Thank you for the encouraging feedback. Do come back again soon. Best Regards

Responded May 17, 2021
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
8.4
Excellent
Mochochoko from South Africa
Family with young children
Deluxe Ocean View
Stayed 4 nights in April 2021

Highly recommended ”

Traveled with kids & had the best time, the staff were friendly & helpful Location close to the beach n shops The room was kept clean, spacious & the mini fridge came handy The breakfast was fresh Would highly recommend this 👌

Reviewed May 03, 2021

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Dear Hloniphile Thank you for taking the time in posting a review, your favorable feedback is appreciated. We are thrilled that enjoyed our Breakfast. Best Regards Ryan Smith General Manager

Responded May 10, 2021
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
8.8
Excellent
Margaret from South Africa
Couple
Budget Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Nice and cool”

Pay at counter must be another option for sure people will like that.

Reviewed December 23, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Keabetswe from South Africa
Couple
Budget Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Good”

The receptionist they are not friendly. Miranda from restaurant I'll rate her 100% so loving and ever smiling. The cleaning people not friendly. They forgot to put us towels and when they bring it they didn't even say any apology . But overall I can recommend and come back for the restaurant. The food was excellent.

Reviewed June 13, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Thabang from South Africa
Group
Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2020

A very Good Place”

The Hotel is situated at the beachfront, near all the amenities. The staff was very nice and the rooms were very nice.

Reviewed September 21, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Eugene from South Africa
Couple
Budget Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Great Weekend ”

Reception was helpful, check-in was quick and the room was right where we wanted. Breakfast was divine.

Reviewed April 15, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Pumeza from South Africa
Family with young children
Deluxe Ocean View
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Very good”

The staff was friendly but my problem is the housekeeping staff they don't do their job properly . Our room was cleaned after 5 whereas we requested them to clean it around 9 and they don't change sheets

Reviewed January 07, 2020

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