Skip to main content.
All hotels in Durban, South Africa
1 room, 2 adults

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

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here


Tasty breakfast
Location is ok
Amenities are not the best
96See all 96 reviews
From 228 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa

from A$58
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

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.) - 30 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)

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



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

  • Train station shuttle

  • 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
  • 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 -
  • Built in
  • 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
  • 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.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. 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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.0 From 96 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
    Very Good8.0
    to be honest the breakfast was good but I could not get fried eggs but overall all was intact.
    Louis, za2 night trip
    The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa
    Far below par
    Was busy with construction so aweful.Had to pay for an hotel through that was far below what rates it
    YL, za1 night trip
    The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa
    Very Good8.0
    I booked my staying 3 months in advice, on my checking date the room assigned to my name wasn't ready, and the receptionist offering me 2 twin beds while i booked for a double room, it was unacceptable.
    Kayenga, za2 night 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

    See all reviews

    The Royal Hotel, Durban, South Africa

    Is the description of this property not correct? Tell us