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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

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Lobby
3 outdoor pools
3 outdoor pools
3 outdoor pools
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

4 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGolden Mile9 min walk
  • Popular LocationDurban Beach14 min walk
  • Popular LocationSuncoast Casino and Entertainment World15 min walk
  • AirportDurban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)26 min drive

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About this area

Durban

Located in Durban, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is in the entertainment district and on the waterfront. UShaka Marine World is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Durban Beach and Golden Mile. Mini Town and Durban Funworld are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mini Town - 2 min walk
  • Battery Beach - 7 min walk
  • Golden Mile - 9 min walk
  • Durban Beach - 14 min walk
  • Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 26 min drive

Restaurants

  • Grill Jichana — 1 min walk
  • Panorama Bar & Pool Deck — 1 min walk
  • Jiran - 6 min walk
  • Circus Circus - 7 min walk
  • Joe Cool's - 7 min walk

About this property

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
Catch some rays at the nearby beach or spend the day relaxing at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. All 734 rooms provide conveniences such as coffee makers and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus in-room free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and rainfall showerheads.
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers 734 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Durban hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Mangwanani Boutique Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages and facials.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (ZAR 50 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms 10

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Thai
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 1 per cent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 450 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self-parking fee: ZAR 50 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Elangeni
Elangeni Southern Sun
Elangeni Sun
Southern Sun Elangeni
Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel
Sun Elangeni
Sun Elangeni Hotel
Elangeni Hotel Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel
Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel Durban

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4.0
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 65 out of 154 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 49 out of 154 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 23 out of 154 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 154 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 154 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Welcoming,amazingly neat and peaceful to relax in.
I had a wonderful stay. It was peacefully as i wished. Everything i expected and more. The front desk was even more welcoming. Unfortunately i needed to have an experience of their restaurant but it was too full to accommodate me.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Terrible stay
Stay was terrible. The hotel needs a revamp. Leaking toilets. Smells like crap. Way over prices for what you getting. Only good thing was the breakfast
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent food, location, staff !!!
If your staying in Durban for any reason, this place is lovely. It’s right in the beach, has a private car park and a great steak house. The concierge Garika is amazing. If she lived in England I’d happily give her a job. Fantastic member of staff.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020