The Concierge is a boutique hotel built on the site of eight heritage-listed buildings. Retaining its 1920's façade, the interiors however are modern, luxurious and distinctive. There are 12 guest rooms colour themed with design variations, stunning custom finished furniture and shower areas that are described as "being soaked in warm jungle rain".
37-43 St Marys Avenue,
Tel: (031) 309 4434.
eMakhosini on East
The newly refurbished eMakhosini on East offers 45 en-suite guest rooms, including air-conditioning, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi facilities. The hotel's staff are warm and friendly, while the on-site Gibela Restaurant offers buffet and a la carte options.
73 East Street,
Tel: (031) 207 6828.
This city landmark offers rooms with gorgeous views of the coastline, easy access to Durban's beaches, a buffet themed restaurant called Rainbow Terrace and an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre.
12-14 Walnut Road,
Tel: (031) 336 8100.
Riverside Hotel & Spa
Located in an excellent position high up on the bank of the Umgweni River a short distance from the city centre the Riverside Hotel & Spa offers stunning views of the green belt and nearby coast. All 169 rooms have microwaves and bar fridges while there is a swimming pool and baby sitting facilities available too. Board games can also be hired if the weather turns inclement.
Tel: (031) 563 0600.
With a history almost as long as that of the city itself, this iconic Durban hotel is a luxurious option. It offers four restaurants, a gym, health centre, swimming pool and even offers a dedicated floor for women travelling alone. There are 113 rooms in total, with great views of the city and the harbour.
267 Smith Street,
Tel: (031) 333 6000.
Located on the legendary Golden Mile, this popular hotel in Durban, with 37 tastefully furnished rooms and suites, plus a classy penthouse suite, attracts those who want to chance their arm at a roulette table. In the casino and an arm's length from golden sands, it has stunning views from its huge, chic spa. It is also conveniently close to the airport.
20 Battery Beach Rd,
Tel: (031) 314 7878.
Close to the Golden Mile beaches, this popular hostel is the biggest in the city and offers single, twin, double as well as dormitory rooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, bar and BBQ, while breakfast can be arranged on request. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and the long distance bus and railway stations are within a 10 minute walk.
61 Pine Street,
Tel: (031) 368 4062.
Upmarket bed and breakfast accommodation to the north of the city centre. With private garden, pool, large patio with barbecue area and free Wi-Fi, this is a comfortable alternative to a mainstream hotel. It has five double rooms plus a penthouse suite.
24 Regent Place,
Tel: (031) 563 3075.
Affordable cheap hotel accommodation in the heart of the city with Wi-Fi access available offering 80 recently renovated comfortable rooms, all with air-conditioning, buffet breakfast and dinner, and has its own pub with large screen TV for sporting events. The building is in the French art deco style.
Corner Smith Street and Albany Grove,
Tel: (031) 304 4381.