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The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa

3-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
267 Smith StreetDurbanKwaZulu-Natal4001South Africa, (02) 8228 1927

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Tasty breakfast
Location is ok
Pool should be renewed
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From 224 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa

from A$73
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 206 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 18 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

  • Train station pickup *

  • Cruise terminal shuttle *


  • Self parking (limited) *


  • Beach shuttle *

  • Theme park shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 6
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1845
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa’s small print

Also known as

  • Royal Hotel Durban
  • Royal Durban


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 8 PM.
  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

    Guests under 11 years old are not allowed in the spa.

    Parking height restrictions apply.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs ZAR 70 per day

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 per person (approximately)

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 350 per vehicle (one way)

    Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 11 costs ZAR 150.00 (one-way)

    Cruise ship terminal shuttle, train station pick-up, and train station drop-off service is offered for an extra charge

    Beach shuttle and theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa


    • In Durban Central Business District
    • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 20 min walk
    • UShaka Marine World - 34 min walk
    • Durban Art Gallery - 1 min walk
    • Durban City Hall - 1 min walk
    • Farewell Square - 1 min walk
    • Durban Natural Science Museum - 1 min walk
    • Natal Museum - 2 min walk

    Getting around

    • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 31 min drive
    • Self parking (surcharge)
    • Limited parking
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
    • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
    • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
    • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
    • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.0 From 108 reviews

    The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa
    Not a very clean room
    Room was dirty with blood on the comforter and food stains on the floor
    A Traveller, au2 night business trip
    The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa
    Great stay!
    We were involved at a conference at the playhouse which made it very convenient being across the road
    Kimber, za1 night trip
    The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa
    Water was cold - COLD SHOWER in the mornings Toilets do not flush properly and was leaking Limited parking bays on 3rd floor Paystations not working - paid more manually at the parking office
    A Traveller, za2 night trip
    The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa
    it was amazing, thank you guys so much and keep up the good work
    PALESA, za3 night trip
    The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa
    Bathroom clean, bed clean and comfortable. Beware, 30 mins free wi-fi only in your room, otherwise you have to sit in the lobby. Then, read all the negative reviews and put them all together ... it is that bad guys! 50 minute wait to check-in because only one person has access to the computer (which is a dinosaur). Despite the fact that my reservation had been made 24 hours prior and I had printed the confirmation, it could not be found. Entrance shared with department of Labour so it is crowded during the day (no problem there) but dirty, littered, chipped. Staff friendly but sadly does not make up for lack of maintenance and run-down appearance. Shall I continue ...
    Doreen, za2 night trip

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    The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa

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