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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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8.1

Excellent

3,031 reviews

3,031 reviews

View2
Breakfast1
Beach1
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Suncoast Casino 1.3 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 1.9 km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 2.3 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 2.5 km
uShaka Marine World 2.7 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 3.1 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 3.5 km
Umgeni River Bird Park 4.0 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 27.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Marine Parade Beach 210 m
Durban Jewish Club 210 m
Bay of Plenty Beach 220 m
Olive Convention Centre 260 m
Durban Ice Arena 310 m
Durban Ice Rink 320 m
Mini Town 330 m
Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre 360 m
Snake Park 370 m
Carpendale Park 480 m

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

63 Snell Parade, North Beach, Durban, South Africa, 4001 - See map

Conveniently situated in the North Beach part of Durban, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Located in heart of Durban

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

330 meters to Mini Town

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Eco & Adventure
Canoeing
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]
Important announcement -- "Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services. Maharani Roof Pool is closed from Fri 09 Sept 2022 until Wed 30 Nov 2022 Please note that when booking a rate where payment is due before arrival, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani will provide detailed payment instructions, for example a link to a secured payment platform."
Announcements by hotel (1)
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services. Maharani Roof Pool is closed from Fri 09 Sept 2022 until Wed 30 Nov 2022 Please note that when booking a rate where payment is due before arrival, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani will provide detailed payment instructions, for example a link to a secured payment platform.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Fitness center

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Shuttle service

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.3
Distance to city center4 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport27.5 km

Rooms available at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Junior Suite with Sea View
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 double beds
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Executive Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room with Two Double Beds and Partial Sea View
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?

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 Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani 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 Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani 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, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has a car park available for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The buffet was the best and the staff at this restaurant were so pleasant!"

    Keshnie

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    September 19, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "My family enjoyed the hospitality of the staff was super ."

    Maria

    |

    December 20, 2021

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Has the best location"

    Mohammed

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    December 16, 2021

Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
3,031 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.0
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More about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

More about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Situated just 200 metres from the beach, along Durban’s Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani overlooks the Indian Ocean. The hotel also offers 3 swimming pools and 4 restaurants serving a variety of dishes. Certain modern, air-conditioned rooms offer ocean views and come with tea-and-coffee making facilities. The en suite bathrooms include a bath or shower. On-site parking, an airport shuttle service and WiFi are available for a surcharge. This family-friendly hotel provides a full English breakfast buffet daily and guests can make use of the gym, spa facilities and room service. Popular spots within the local area include Kingsmead Stadium, Durban ICC and Greyville Racecourse. Suncoast Casino is just 1.5 km from the hotel, and uShaka Marine World is 3 km away. Durban Botanical Gardens are 5 km away and King Shaka International Airport is 30 km away.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Beach

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
  • Wind surfing

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • 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
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

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

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Lingela Restaurant

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: A-la-carte

Vigour & Verve Restaurant

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet

The Grill Jichana

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Menu: Buffet

Daruna

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Panorama Bar and Pool Deck

  • No additional information available

Tall Ships

  • Menu: Buffet
Location
63 Snell Parade, North Beach, Durban, South Africa, 4001
Exceptional
Location

9

Airports

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

Public transportation

  • Durban Railway Station
    1.2 km
  • Moses Mabhida
    2.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Sparspot Pharmacy
    1.8 km

Shopping

  • Victoria St Market
    2.2 km

Convenience store

  • Fresh Stop
    90 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    250 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Suncoast Casino
    1.3 km
  • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
    1.9 km
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
    2.3 km
  • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
    2.5 km
  • uShaka Marine World
    2.7 km
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
    3.1 km
  • Mitchell Park Zoo
    3.5 km
  • Umgeni River Bird Park
    4.0 km
  • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
    27.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Marine Parade Beach
    210 m
  • Durban Jewish Club
    210 m
  • Bay of Plenty Beach
    220 m
  • Olive Convention Centre
    260 m
  • Durban Ice Arena
    310 m
  • Durban Ice Rink
    320 m
  • Mini Town
    330 m
  • Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre
    360 m
  • Snake Park
    370 m
  • Carpendale Park
    480 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.

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

  • Distance from city center4 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

The property

  • Room voltage220
Property announcements

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services. Maharani Roof Pool is closed from Fri 09 Sept 2022 until Wed 30 Nov 2022 Please note that when booking a rate where payment is due before arrival, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani will provide detailed payment instructions, for example a link to a secured payment platform.

Reviews of Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.9
/
10
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities8.0
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality6.7
Service7.7
Value for money7.3
High score for Durban
Rating
9+ Exceptional (8)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
Time of the year
Mar - May (3)
Jun - Aug (3)
Sep - Nov (10)
Dec - Feb (9)
All guests (54)
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8.4
Excellent
Keshnie from South Africa
Family with young children
Standard Room with Two Double Beds and Partial Sea View
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Excellent Hotel”

Awesome time here! The buffet was the best and the staff at this restaurant were so pleasant!

Reviewed September 20, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Roslyn from South Africa
Family with young children
Superior Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Exceptional”

Excellent Experience

Reviewed April 04, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Maria from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

Exceptional”

My family enjoyed the hospitality of the staff was super . Location was good and the room was a sea view ,very clean ,they enjoyed alot. Welcoming by the receptionist was excellent . Keep it up southern sun!!

Reviewed December 20, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Mohammed from South Africa
Couple
Superior Room with Sea View
Stayed 5 nights in December 2021

Love it”

Has the best location

Reviewed December 16, 2021

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6.4
Good
Faizal from South Africa
Couple
Superior Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

Good”

Needs urgent upgrading

Reviewed December 14, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Cathy from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Exceptional”

Friendly and helpful staff. Great b/fast and good location.

Reviewed November 29, 2021

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7.6
Very good
Mishelle from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Elangeni hotel ”

We really enjoyed our getaway. Good value

Reviewed November 29, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Noluthando from South Africa
Family with teens
Superior Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Best place to choose.”

Breakfast, the staff 👌

Reviewed November 22, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
OMAR from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Ideal location”

The hotel is located directly across from the promenade and the beach... easily accessible. We did not use the hotel pool as we found it to be on the south side with not enough direct sunlight. The fobreakfast was

Reviewed November 09, 2021

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2.8
Yasheen from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in September 2021

Horrible service ”

Poor customer experience. Staff are unprofessional. Staff don’t answer the phone when you call from the room!! We had to phone from our mobile to get a response!!! Book elsewhere if you can!!

Reviewed September 25, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Charlotte from South Africa
Family with teens
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Excellent”

Being next to the beach, and the breakfast.

Reviewed January 05, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Joyce from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Honeymoon couple”

staff made the day very special, room was beautifully decorated, the bridal couple had an amazing time.

Reviewed November 11, 2019

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4.0
Outule from Botswana
Business traveler
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Cockroaches in my room”

Beautiful view. Unfriendly staff. Cockroaches in my room. Bed bugs

Reviewed March 25, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Yasmin from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Greatest View, Absoultutely Amaziing”

Excellent, Staff always smiling and helpfull

Reviewed March 08, 2018

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7.2
Very good
Kabuka from Zambia
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

Very good”

Hotel shuttle service for residents would greatly add value to the hotel facilities

Reviewed February 27, 2018

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5.3
Johan from South Africa
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Nostalgia”

Still situated at the best spot in durban

Hotel feels old,run down and like a typical third world hotel. Inside was adequate for a 4 star. The surrounds made one geel ectremely undafe. The day that we left some ome was murderrd 400 metres from thr hotel. Not a place for a gamily! We moved up to umhlanga and thete eas a massive diffetrnve.

Reviewed December 20, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Virginia from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

Enjoyable accommodations ”

Location, service, customer care

It was wonderful

Reviewed September 30, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Amit from India
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Very Good Stay”

Location, Food & Staff

Great & Memorable

Reviewed September 28, 2015

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4.3
Mathew from Zimbabwe
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in September 2015

Unpleasant experience”

Location

Tired property, poor service and rude staff

Reviewed September 28, 2015

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5.7
Chulin from Thailand
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

Overrated!”

Location

Booked a king bedroom but was assigned a standard bedroom. The hotel charged up front like a budget accommodation. All other things are just ok, nothing is outstanding. I would give it a 3-star, not 4 as advertised. Hopefully, I won't be staying here again.

Reviewed May 30, 2015

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