When to book
Tips & FAQs
Nearby stays
The Royal Hotel
3 stars

The Royal Hotel

267 Smith Street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 313 336 000

rate per night


based on 5,518 reviews

The Royal Hotel
Wed 5/6
Thu 6/6
Room type
Nightly total
Deluxe room
Queen room
Double room

About The Royal Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Set in Durban, The Royal Hotel Durban is a five-minute walk from Durban Central Business District and offers a sauna and an outdoor pool. It features expansive city views and 4-star rooms.

This sophisticated hotel provides a fitness centre, a coffee bar and 24-hour room service. Airport transfers, a laundry service, a dry cleaning service and babysitting/child services are available upon enquiry.

The Royal Hotel Durban provides 251 air conditioned rooms filled with all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay. Hot drinks can be made with the provided tea and coffee supplies.

The hotel houses The Royal Grill, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and presents guests with everything they need for an enjoyable night without having to leave the hotel. Those looking to socialise can visit Exchange, conveniently situated on-site.

Durban Railway Station is within a half an hour walk of The Royal Hotel Durban, and for those arriving by car there is valet parking. International Convention Centre Durban is within walking distance.

Photos of The Royal Hotel

Latest deals for The Royal Hotel

Wed 5/6
Thu 6/6
Deluxe room
bed type unknown
2 twin beds
bed type unknown
Queen room
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
Double room
1 queen bed
How do payments to us affect ranking and how do we rank results?
Learn more

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Royal Hotel

  • Snorkelling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Beauty salon
  • Windsurfing


  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Quiet street view
  • Family rooms
  • Sea view
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Rooftop pool
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Designated smoking area

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Wardrobe or closet

Reviews of The Royal Hotel

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

GoodBased on 5,518 verified guest reviews

No reviews found. Try removing a filter, changing your search, or clear all to view reviews.


267 Smith Street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

What's nearby

  • Farewell Square66 yd
  • Exhibition Centre0.4 mi
  • Kwa Muhle Museum0.5 mi
  • Old House Museum0.5 mi
  • Durban Funworld0.9 mi
  • South Beach0.9 mi
  • Dairy Beach1 mi
  • Addington Beach1.1 mi
  • Sugar Terminal1.1 mi
  • Mini Town1.2 mi
  • uShaka Marine World1.3 mi
  • Durban Botanical Gardens1.4 mi



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Royal Hotel

Low season


High season


Average price (weeknight)

Cheapest month to stay with an average 12% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 15% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at The Royal Hotel

Price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
Average nightly price per month
Average nightly price

Top tips for your stay at The Royal Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Royal Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Royal Hotel, plan to stay on a Sunday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Saturday.
  • How long should you stay at The Royal Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Royal Hotel

  • Where is The Royal Hotel located?

    The Royal Hotel is located at 267 Smith Street in Durban Central, 0.2 miles from the centre of Durban. Farewell Square is the closest landmark to The Royal Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Royal Hotel?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at The Royal Hotel.

  • Does The Royal Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Royal Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Royal Hotel from the airport?

    The Royal Hotel is 6.4 miles from Durban Virginia. The Royal Hotel is 18.2 miles from Durban King Shaka Intl.

  • Does The Royal Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, The Royal Hotel has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Royal Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Royal Hotel in Durban and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Royal Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Royal Hotel.

Nearby hotels and places to stay

2-star hotel
13% cheaperBayside Hotel & Self Catering 110 West Street8.1 Excellent (2,694 reviews)0.12 miSnorkelling, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge£21+
3-star hotel
17% cheaperAlbany Hotel5.8 Okay (3,664 reviews)0.12 miRestaurant, Bar/Lounge, Room service£20+
3-star hotel
21% cheaperDurban Manor Hotel and Conference Centre7.7 Good (359 reviews)0.14 miRestaurant, Bar/Lounge, Room service£19+
3-star hotel
3% cheaperTudor House Hotel5.5 Okay (725 reviews)0.26 miWi-Fi, Tea/coffee maker, Wi-Fi available in all areas£23+
2-star hotel
23% cheaperMetro Express0.68 miWi-Fi, Coffee machine, Flat-screen TV£19+
3-star hotel
21% cheaperDurban Manor Hotel and Conference Centre7.7 Good (359 reviews)0.14 miRestaurant, Bar/Lounge, Room service£19+
3-star hotel
17% cheaperAlbany Hotel5.8 Okay (3,664 reviews)0.12 miRestaurant, Bar/Lounge, Room service£20+
2-star hotel
13% cheaperBayside Hotel & Self Catering 110 West Street8.1 Excellent (2,694 reviews)0.12 miSnorkelling, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge£21+
3-star hotel
Garden Court Marine Parade9 Excellent (6 reviews)0.86 miRestaurant, Room service, Coffee machine£66+
3-star hotel
7% cheaperBayside Hotel 1088.8 Excellent (5 reviews)0.52 miBar/Lounge, Free Wi-Fi, Coffee machine£22+
3-star hotel
7% cheaperBayside Hotel 116 West Street8.5 Excellent (2,357 reviews)0.49 miRestaurant, Bar/Lounge, Room service£22+
4-star hotel
The Edward Hotel8.4 Excellent (885 reviews)0.85 miSnorkelling, Outdoor pool, beachfront£67+

Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.2 mi

Nearest airport

Durban King Shaka Intl

Distance to airport

18.3 mi