The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319  show map
 5 stars
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The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the prestigious 5-star The Oyster Box Hotel offers allergy friendly rooms and a patio. With accents of colonial architecture, the hotel was built in 1947 and renovated in 2009.

The hotel is set in beachfront location in the heart of Umhlanga just 30 minutes’ drive away from Absa Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium and uShaka Marine World. The venue is set just 10 minutes' walk from Umhlanga center.

Within walking distance of Umhlanga district with casinos, restaurants and golf courses.

Guests can reach The Oyster Box Hotel by car from Durban International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of classic rooms including luxury king suite, deluxe king suite and superior villa with such comforts as wireless internet, TV with satellite channels, climate control, an iron with ironing board and a laptop safe. There are rooms with a beautiful view of the sea. They have an exquisite interior.

Eat & Drink

The grill restaurant serves delicious Indian meals. Guests can try refreshing drinks in the poolside bar. Serving an array of dishes, Bar Ba Coa Argentinian and Elements Cafe Bar are just 150 meters away.

Services

The Oyster Box Hotel also offers computers, a business centre and conference equipment for business travelers.

Relax

Leisure options include a sun terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a library. For active guests a gym, cardiovascular equipment and a fitness centre are provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   86.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Executive/club floor
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Paid kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga Umhlanga location
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Hotel Address:

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

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City Center
  • Umhlanga
    300 m
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    13.0 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    67.1 km
Restaurants
  • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
    110 m
  • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
    110 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    86

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

The Oyster Box photos Room
Classic Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    31 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Double Room Classic Garden View

Villa
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Villa|Loft Villa Garden View

The Oyster Box photos Room More Pictures
Cabanas
Sea view
  • Room size:

    37 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Sea Facing Cabana Room - Breakfast included

The Oyster Box photos Room
Loft
Garden view
  • Room size:

    64 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Washer/dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Two-Bedroom Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

SUITE SEA VIEW TWO BEDROOMS

The Oyster Box photos Room
Family Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    34 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed and 2 Bunk beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Family Room Sea Facing

The Oyster Box photos Room
Superior Villa
Garden view
  • Room size:

    246 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Master Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    55 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed

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Deluxe King Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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The Oyster Box photos Room
Deluxe Suite
Sea view
  • Room size:

    78 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
The Oyster Box photos Room
Luxury Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    29 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room Sea Facing - Breakfast included

Luxury King Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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The Oyster Box photos Room More Pictures
Luxury Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Luxury Suite Sea Facing - Breakfast included

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center200 m

Local attractions

  • Gateway Theater of Shopping1.9 km
    No. 1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks

    Restaurants nearby

    • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian110 m

      Address: Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall
      Phone: 0860009532

      67% likes this, based on 92 reviews
      Cuisine: Argentinean

    • The Sugar Club - at Beverly Hills hotel110 m

      Address: 54 Lighthouse Road
      Phone: 031 561 2211

      62% likes this, based on 34 reviews
      Cuisine: International
      Price Range: CAD 31 - CAD 44

    • The Box Bar190 m

      Address: 11 McCausaland Cresent

      68% likes this, based on 45 reviews

    • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel110 m

      Address: 2 Lighthouse Road

      77% likes this, based on 81 reviews
      Cuisine: Continental

    • Elements Cafe Bar110 m

      Address: 54 Lighthouse Road
      Phone: 0027 31 561 2211

      70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary
      Price Range: CAD 27 - CAD 33

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      86

    Hotel Awards

    South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedUmhlangaThe Oyster Box

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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    The Oyster Box Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Oyster Box

    Average guest rating

    8.8out of 10
    Superb
    Based on 45 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      7.8

      All the staff are very friendly and greet you. Nothing is too much to assist you with. They make you feel really welcome. The hotel is cosy and very clean and well positioned.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Room overlooking the Indian Ocean, great resturants within walking distance, easy access to Durban and country side

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      The room (ocean view) was very indeed of good standard,and a great view over the Indian Ocean.

      I had a bad experience when I booked in, and since | have paid in excess of r4000 per night,I would have expected my room to be ready at 14h00. We ended up getting a room only past 14h30, and the staff member assisting us was extremely unpleasant, and I was eventually assisted by another staff member who eventually assisted us. It wasn't a good start to my short vacation.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Excellent service

      Seriously expensive in international terms. Still, if the occupancy rate is high (I don't know if it is) then go for it. PS as a very small issue, it would be good to have granulated brown sugar for coffee.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      The location and quality of service is outstanding.

      The rooms are just too small to be really comfortable. Especially if you have a baby with you.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      the position and facilities were fantastic as well as the breakfasts

      service a little slow at times

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Service & Friendliness of Staff plus the location was superb

    • Single
      8.8

      The location "on the beach" is superb. Breakfast on the verandah overlooking the waves - what a great way to start the day !!! The room was extremely comfortable and the balcony an additional plus. On the negative side the cost of meals was very high (the curry buffet at R190 p.p. did not give as good a value for money as other nearby eateries)

      See above.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      the best ever service care and attention to all details. a willingness to help and solve any problem.Room 8 has its' own little patio that backs onto the garden swimming pool. Absolutely divine.If it gets cold onthe terrace during breakfast, then thick fluffy blankets are draped around your shoulders. And of cours,champagne and oysters are standard for breakfast. Fabulous. We'll go again like a shot.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Very pretty decor, beautiful position, right in the centre of beach/town. Staff very helpful and friendly despite the fact that the hotel was full. Attention to detail eg strawberries in chocolate and choice of champagne or homemade lemonade on arrival, one of receptionists walked us around the hotel and to our room. Turn down service includes not just chocolate,but weather forecsat for next day and suggestions of things to do/see like local flea market. classic fm put up on tv and remote placed on the opened TV progamme info. Everything done to make you feel cared for. Not just another guest.Food in terrace dining room delicious. Expensive but worth it, totally luxurious and not snooty

      Fine dinig room served us overdone tasteless steak and when we complained, apologised and said that orders had been mixed up apologised but did nothing else. Despite the fact that this meal was probably the most expensive we ever had, it was very disappointing

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      The genuine strive to excel felt through all the staff. Excellent service and sympathy are absolutely unique and remarquable.

      The spa is always fully booked. Guests arriving cannot make full use of the excellent facilirties, as booking in (days) in advance is required.

    • Couple
      9.6

      Excellent service, very friendly staff. Everything worked and on time and beautifully decorated.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very special - doors opened, seemingly by magic, our names were remembered by staff at reception, nothing was too much trouble. Our studio suite overlooked the beach: the outlook is quite spectacular with trawlers and cargo ships on the horizon and the lighthouse is a South African icon...and, after a super day, and a cruisy evening meal. a great guitarist played and entertained us ...What more to life?

      There were no oysters on the dinner menu - we were told this was due to inclement weather conditions and the fact that the fishermen hadn't been able get out to the oyster beds....

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      Hotel / location / staff / service terrific

      The room altho' "luxury superior" was small, cluttered and the shower altho' novel etc was totally disfunctional. Bathroom good. View good

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      It is accessible, the ambience, the friendly and courteous staff, especially Londiwe at the restaurant, it was real value for money. When I got back the pouch of my camera, which I had lost earlier, I was just lost for words.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Oyster Box Hotel - Umhlanga Umhlanga location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Umhlanga
      300 m
    Airports
    • Durban International (DUR)
      13.0 km
    • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
      67.1 km
    Restaurants
    • Bar Ba Coa Argentinian (cuisine: Argentinean)
      110 m
    • The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel (cuisine: Continental)
      110 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      86

    Hotel Awards

    South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedUmhlangaThe Oyster Box

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

    Use Badge