The Oyster Box - Durban, Dolphin Coast

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Durban, Dolphin Coast

The Oyster Box

Durban, Dolphin Coast - Accommodation

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The Oyster Box in Durban

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most distinguished hotels. Accommodation includes 86 individually-decorated rooms, suites and exquisite villas, each equipped with the latest state-of-the-art amenities and facilities. A magnificent Presidential Suite, offers the ultimate in luxury.

Renowned for generous hospitality, passionate service and excellent cuisine, guests have a choice of venues for wining, dining and relaxing. From the casual Ocean Terrace, serving pizza from a wood-fire oven, the finest seafood and an authentic curry buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining Grill Room. Inspired by the hotel’s original colonial architecture, The Palm Court serves a lavish, traditional High Tea with live piano accompaniment, daily. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sundowners.

Reflecting and celebrating the intricate tapestry of KwaZulu-Natal’s rich Colonial-Afro-Indian culture, The Spa ensures the highest level of personal care by dedicated, trained staff equipped to deliver the highest levels of spa therapy and pampering. With six modern, treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy bath, grooming lounge, plunge pool, state-of-the-art private gym, infinity pool with garden views and a post-treatment tranquillity lounge, guests are pampered in every way. In addition, The Spa at The Oyster Box houses South Africa’s only Hammam, an experience as special, as it is healing.

The hotel’s outstanding range of venues makes it a premiere wedding and honeymoon destination, as well as being a sought-after venue for conferences, workshops, the corporate sector and business travellers. An in-house 24-seater cinema shows classic and current releases. A business centre with complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access, valet and secure parking are available to guests.

Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime.

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Facilities available at The Oyster Box,Durban, Dolphin Coast

Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Gym
  • Parking on Premises
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Room Service
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 31° 5' 13.6" E / 29° 43' 39.6" S

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Driving to The Oyster Box in Durban, Dolphin Coast

Departing: King Shaka International Airport
Address: International Trade Ave, La Mercy, 4405, South Africa
Distance: 0.5 km / Duration: 17 mins
1.Head southeast13 m
2.Turn right toward International Trade Ave30 m
3.Keep left to continue toward International Trade Ave40 m
4.Turn left onto International Trade Ave0.7 km
5.Turn left onto Mdloti St/M65
Continue to follow M65
Partial toll road
2.9 km
6.Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2
Toll road
4.2 km
7.Take exit 190 for M27 toward Verulam/Umdloti
Toll road
0.4 km
8.Turn left onto M27 (signs for Umdloti)
Partial toll road
0.6 km
9.Turn right to merge onto M4 toward Ballito2.2 km
10.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on M4 heading to Umhlanga/Durban5.0 km
11.Take the M12/Umhlanga Rocks Drive/Lighthouse Road exit toward N2/Umhlanga0.3 km
12.Turn left onto Lighthouse Rd (signs for Lighthouse Road/Umhlanga Rocks)
Destination will be on the right
0.5 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

King Shaka International Airport - Durban

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In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.

The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.

Reviews for The Oyster Box

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We went to the Oyster Box Hotel for the Bubbles and Brie by the Sea event and we had the most amazing time. The food was beyond excellent and the views were incredible. We decided to stay for cocktails on the terrace and really enjoyed that as well. Special thanks to Tau and Mitch for the friendly and attentive service. Will be back for sure!

review by Ratidzo Tarusenga

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Loved this place. The setting is awesome. Makes one think that that they are away from SA, in some holiday island . It was not cheap at all. It was expensive and the service matched the expense. The food was great. We were treated to free deserts because we celebrated our anniversary so that was a good surprise. Loved this place and will return on a special occasion. Well done to the staff and management of the restaurant.

review by Malcolm Moodley

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This is truly an experience of indulgence. The service is brilliant. The setting is quaint and peaceful. Food is of high quality. You are treated as VIP the moment you arrive at this Hotel. The spa offers the best experience of relaxation and excellence. A once a year treat for me!

review by Jeanine Desiree

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Amazing hotel, amazing staff. Everyone is so friendly and kind and will go the extra mile for you. The rooms are beautiful, we had an ocean view and it was breathtaking with views of the lighthouse. Even saw a whale in the distance swimming past our room. The food in the restaurant is delicious. Breakfast was a highlight. The only negative is that we didnt stay long enough!

review by 31morgs

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I visited the hotel for the Sunday High Tea experience. Oh my!!! What a beautiful experience! The hotel is exquisite, you are literally transported into a different era when you enter the establishment. Attention to details to excellent service is their specialty. The high tea offering included savoury, sandwiches and sweet treats. Go hungry so you can enjoy what's on offer. They offer a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival and you can enjoy a selection of teas and juices throughout. Take breaks in between and walk around the hotel, you will love the terrace bar and restaurant as well as the iconic lighthouse across the pool. Definitely going to stay at the hotel the next time I visit Durban. I'm sure it's quite a experience.

review by Nontando Mposo

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We had a delightful lunchtime sitting on the veranda. Only trouble is that the monkeys are very naughty and came onto several tables to take food or bags of sugar. Difficult to control. I had ordered pizza which was ready quite a while before the 3 other meals so, it was placed under lights. Sadly this is not ideal for any meal let alone pizza. Service good, location sublime.

review by Estelle Skjolde

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The Lighthouse Bar at The Oyster Box hotel is not listed separately on google maps, although it should be. It's an exquisite upmarket bar with outdoor seating overlooking the ocean. It's impeccably decorated in the hotel's red and white theme, with a really classic traditional wooden bar inside which has some really comfy seating areas, and then a light, playful outside area with a handful of very friendly pigeons.What a wonderful place to grab a few drinks (which are slightly pricey) but I thought it was overall worthwhile. Excellent service from the staff!

review by Duncan Cramer

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The views from this hotel are absolutely stunning. The V&A waterfront , table mountain and city center is highly visible from this location. I spent two nights and had restful night's sleep in their comfortable bed, which unusual for me. The breakfast was delicious, but what stood out the most for me was the breakfast bowls from directly from their menu , I highly recommend you try it. Although the rooms are large and spacious, they could use some modernizing. I did love the bathroom, very spacious and modern.

review by Dewn Castillo

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The views from this hotel are absolutely stunning. The V&A waterfront , table mountain and city center is highly visible from this location. I spent two nights and had restful night's sleep in their comfortable bed, which unusual for me. The breakfast was delicious, but what stood out the most for me was the breakfast bowls from directly from their menu , I highly recommend you try it. Although the rooms are large and spacious, they could use some modernizing. I did love the bathroom, very spacious and modern.

review by Vivette Rodgers

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Even if it's only once in your life time, beg, borrow or steal. You have to spend at least one night at the Oyster box. Everything is perfect. An absolute spoil, truly the best place I have ever stayed. The hotel, the common areas, the restuarants, the bars, all incredible but the rooms are next level (lucky enough to stay in a suite). Food is incredible and the staff are beyond incredible. I loved it.

review by George Hyland

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Heaven on Earth....... What a fantastic place to stay. I was working in Durban last week and had an amazing stay at this property. The staff are extremely helpful and courteous, great credit to them. The upper floor, sea-view rooms are wonderful, with views onto the beach and extending for miles. The food is also excellent, with presentation and variety that exceeds all expectations. Well done all, one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had.

review by Ken O

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We went here for the afternoon high tea and it couldn't have been more lovely. The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful and we were never left waiting for anything. The reception with a glass of bubbly was appreciated before we started with the high tea. I received a special gift as it had just been my birthday with a lovely little plate and a rendition of Happy Birthday on the piano. The Oyster Box certainly lives up to its fame.

review by Thibaud Oost

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I stayed for a night to try out on Saturday, February 17 to 18. I had the room with the ocean view at room 101 and it was rather disappointing that the trees were blocking the view and the room was just above the showers where people rinse. I asked for another room with a better view but to no avail and nothing else was suggested. For the price I paid of almost R10,000 for one night booked through my credit card company, I was expecting better experience. Food and service was great though.

review by Lorenzo Escobal

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Our second visit after 5 years, staying in a luxury sea view room. Still offers exceptional accommodation, wonderful staff and service. Just very sad that our room lit up with the sunrise as the lovely shutters dont block the light, and the food for the extreme pricing is no longer of the appropriately extreme standard. Dont eat there rather go to the Chefs Kitchen, a 2 minute walk away and offers the appropriate taste experience at much less than Oyster Boxs rates. Ask for a room with shutters and blinds when booking. Hope this helps.

review by Paul Experience

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