About this listing
This beautifully decorated room comes with a slight sea view. The room has a queen size bed and sleeps max two people. There is a quaint little sitting area where one can look at the sea view. Located along Durban's down town beach front area.
This beautiful modern Apartment with slight sea and park views, is situated in a former hotel Block. The public areas of the building has maintained it's antique decor which lends a certain charm and nostalgia of it's former hotel days.. From the quaint, pretty and neat as a pin sitting area of the apartment, you can enjoy the sea and park views while planning the rest of your holiday or having breakfast. The apartment is perfect for couples or for those who enjoy their own space and a sense of home when abroad. The apartment is fully equipped with everything you would need just bring yourself and your good attitude!
The warm Indian ocean and the pristine golden beaches are on your door step just one block away!!The apartment is also close to the city center: just 1 km away, and it normally takes about 35 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel suite offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
The room is equipped with a fridge, microwave, hair dryer, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, basic crockery and cutlery, aircon, telephone, tv (ten channels), safe, steamer, towels and linen. Wi-Fi in public areas of the Apartment Block. Rooms are serviced daily. The Apartment Block also has 24 hr security and 24-hour front desk, laundry services, a bar, restaurant and a swimming pool and lifts. No Smoking in the room.
Interaction with Guests
The friendly staff assist with the checking in and out of guest at the reception area of the Apartment Block and they also handle any inquiries and anything else that guest may need. I am more than happy to assist guest with advice of where to go and what to do when in sunny Durban. Although I do not live in the Apartment Block I do assist with check in to meet and greet guest's when I can.
The Apartment is situated along Durban's Golden Mile with the warm Indian ocean on your door step and plenty of restaurants and entertainment. It's summer all year round in Durban so the beaches have shark nets making for safe bathing and surfing. Why not learn to surf as there are many experienced surfers along the beach front offering surfing lessons. There is a supermarket next door and offers most items. They also have an ATM, Lottery machine and offer Mango air tickets for local travel.
The following places of interest are in close proximity to the Apartment:
SunCoast Casino and Entertainment World
Ushaka Marine World
Moses Mabhida Stadium
The Old Fort Museaum
Mr Price King’s Park Rugby Stadium and the Kingsmead Stadium
The Natal Playhouse entertainment theatre situated in the City Centre
Amphitheatre Flea Market
Durban Botanic Gardens are a few minutes’ walk from the bustling Warwick Triangle, site of one of the largest retail medicinal plant markets in the country. The Gardens hosts thousands of visitors per year, many of whom are foreign tourists.
The People Mover’s is much better and cheaper public transport and the bus stops right outside the Apartment. It’s route is in and around the city centre only. Rates are R5 per trip or R15 per day. bus departs every 15 minutes from 6:30-23:00.
There are many of these parked outside the Apartment charging various rates and some can be very unreliable. I recommend guest to phone Eagle Taxi or Zippy Cabs who are reliable, safe, reasonable and offer a 24 hour service.
This is also a cheap way to get around the city centre and outside neighborhoods but beware as occupants are squeezed in and the mini buses usually play very loud music. It is however a very African transport experience!
The airport shuttle operates to and from the airport, leaving every hour. The bus will collect you from the Apartment and rates are R80 per person. Collections must be booked in advance.
Other Things to Note
Unfortunately no children are allowed to stay at the Apartment.
There is a clinic in the block providing for First Aid Kit.
There is a paid car park across the street or free street parking across the street from the Apartment.
Please give at least one day notice for bookings as we have many walk ins.
No smoking in room. The Apartment Block has a smoking room or you may smoke at the pool area or in the Bar.
No cooking in the room. Thatchers which is within the Apartment Block is an Ala Carte restaurant offering Breakfast, Lunch or Supper which specialises in Durban Curry and is very reasonably priced.
Keys should be left at Reception when you go out and collected upon your return.
Keep noise levels down so as to be considerate to neighbours.
A refundable telephone deposit is to be paid at reception if you wish to use the room telephone and the bill must be settled on checking out.
Germaine was very easy and fast to communicate with.
Since the room/apartment is located in some sort of hotel it's easy to get the keys and checkin.
Good place to spend a few nights close to the beach in Durban.
Germaine made me feel very welcome, and gave additional info on how to get from the airport to the accomodation. Room was very clean. Great service and ease at the Apartment block too.
The host was very welcoming and responsive, I was in Durban and urgently needed a place to stay and she hooked me up! I was attending the Durban Film Festival and the space was conveniently close to all the action. The place was great, had everything I needed for a short stay.
A great evening. Germaine was very accommodating with my late arrival time.
I had a very pleasant stay at Germaine's place. I could walk to the beach and restaurants which are conveniently located just a block up the street!
Germaine doesn't live on the property, so I had all the privacy I needed without anyone popping into my space. I'm someone who appreciates her privacy, so this was very ideal for me. If you're looking for a reasonable place that's easily accessible to the beach & restaurants, definitely consider Germaine's apartment.
I am so glad that you had an enjoyable stay Abby and thanks for staying at my place. I really wish I got to meet you as from our communication you sound like a really interesting person and I wanted so much to hear about NY. Also thank you so much for being understanding about the check in confusion.
The host is not based at the premises but I received the key from reception and other necessary information such as parking details. The neighbourhood is not conducive for a single girl after dark. You cannot leave the building at night or walk around the area on your own.
I am so sorry to hear that you did not feel safe to walk around the area on your own at night! It is the first time I am hearing this from a single female guest as some of my other female guest had never mentioned this. I personally have walked along the beach and visited restaurants alone at night when staying at the flat because I feel safe due to the police patrols and the buzz of the area with so many people around. It really is a pity because you did'nt get to experience the beach front lit up at night and the amusement park. I have taken into consideration your private feedback which I value very much!
We felt very welcome from the first day. The apartment suited our needs. Very neat and clean. Will certainly stay there again when in Durban.
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About the Host, Germaine
Hi, I am self employed doing event management and currently working on my Masters in Development Studies. After many visits to the beautiful City of Cape Town I have decided to make it my home. I am currently Iiving between the cities of Cape Town and Durban. I am in love with this city which is a melting pot of different cultures, art, creativity and friendly people.
My interest include reading, photography, travel and eating out. I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.