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Get an overview of this hotel3-star hotel on the beach, near uShaka Marine World



Located in Durban, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of New Beach and uShaka Marine World. Sahara Stadium Kingsmead is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

Hotel Features

At Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, hit the beach, dine onsite at Clippers Cafe, or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges.

Room Amenities

All 168 rooms provide WiFi, room service, and satellite TV. Coffee makers, down comforters, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of hotel's 2 bars/lounges. This 3-star property offers access to a business center and a meeting room.

A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. 6 meeting rooms are available. This beach hotel also offers multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) is offered to guests. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Conference center 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 168 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( ZAR POA per stay )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( ZAR POA per stay )


Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Down comforter 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Clippers Cafe - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Seven Palms - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between ZAR 30 and ZAR 130 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: ZAR POA per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ZAR POA per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR POA per person
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 60 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Tropicana Durban
  • Tropicana Hotel Durban
  • Gooderson Tropicana Hotel Durban
  • Gooderson Tropicana Durban
  • Gooderson Tropicana

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 14 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

National Rating

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

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