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Hotel Description

4-star beach hotel near Durban Beach

Oceanside stay

Your stay at this Durban Beachfront hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of uShaka Marine World and Durban Beach. Mini Town and Battery Beach are also within half a mile (1 km).

Full-service spa, fitness center

A full-service spa, 4 restaurants, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 10 conference rooms, business center, and airport shuttle. Unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like full breakfast and WiFi in public areas.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, the 734 guestrooms offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Minibars, rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$113* Per night/room Mar 18 - Mar 19

Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Premium

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

About the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Location 63 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 4000

Property Features

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers its guests a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, and a children's pool. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. There are 10 meeting rooms available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Durban hotel.

  • 734 guestrooms or units
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) (32.1 km / 19.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers 734 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has 4 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Grill Jichana - This steakhouse specializes in international cuisine. Open select days.

Panorama Bar & Pool Deck - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Ocean Breeze - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Open daily.

Lingela Restaurant - This buffet restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

  • Casino nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Spa Services

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.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Thai massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

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

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