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The Oyster Box
Top Luxury Hotel

2 Lighthouse Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 315 145 000


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Overall guest ratings

9.3/10 Excellent
Based on 539 reviews
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Review highlights

  • 9.7
  • 8.9
  • 5.0
  • 4.7

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Nice building
  • Great view


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    With a stay at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Umhlanga Lighthouse, and close to Umhlanga Rocks Beach. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Kwazulu-Natal Sharks Board Shark Museum and Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail.


    Make yourself at home in one of the 86 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and DVD players. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.


    Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get to nearby shops on the complimentary shuttle.


    Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges. For your convenience, a complimentary breakfast is served daily.

    Business, Other Amenities

    Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a cruise ship terminal shuttle.

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    • Parking
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Fitness centre
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Babysitting or child care
    • Business centre
    • Car hire
    • Concierge service
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Designated smoking area
    • Storage available
    • Non-smoking rooms available
    • Beachfront
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Childrens programmes
    • Laundry facilities
    • Coffee shop
    • Pets not allowed
    • Free valet parking
    • Wedding services
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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    9.3 Excellent
    Based on 539 reviews
    • 9.7 "Terrific location."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
    • 8.7 "Breakfast is good."
    • 7.6 "Good amenities."
    • 7.1 "Nice rooms."
    • 5.0 "Average value."
    • 4.7 "Wellness & sports facilities were not very nice."
    • 4.4 "Pool is below average."
    • 3.3 "Internet is poor."
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    Overall rating

    9.3 Excellent
    Based on 409 reviews
    • 9.8 "Terrific location."
    • 9.2 "World class service."
      9.7 "97% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.6 "86% thought the service was very professional."
    • 9.0 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 7.0 "Nice rooms."
      6.0 "Only 60% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 5.8 "Average cleanliness."
      6.0 "Only 60% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 5.4 "Average value."
    • 5.1 "Average comfort."
    • 4.5 "Pool is below average."
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    Overall rating

    9.4 Excellent
    Based on 107 reviews
    • 9.6 "Terrific location."
    • 8.8 "Great service."
      9.4 "94% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.5 "Breakfast is good."
    • 7.5 "Nice rooms."
    • 7.5 "Good amenities."
      7.9 "79% thought the building was wonderful."
    • 6.9 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.8 "Food is average."
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    Overall rating

    9.1 Excellent
    Based on 21 reviews
    • 9.0 "World class service."
      9.4 "94% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.9 "Rooms are ok."
    Hotel type
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    Luxury Hotel
    Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
    Good to know
    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Nice building"
    "Great view"
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