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breakfast Matress was old, no plugs for cell phone
the hotel has transformed from the last time we stayed there - 25 years ago for our honeymoon. had noisy neighbours
Having your buffet suppers Room service, I had to phone 3 times to get some ice, my husband was very ill and I needed ice to make a cold compact for his head, the biggest problem was if I was going to pay for the ice?
Excellent service, very welcoming and Felt like home
Location was good for day activities only First impression was the condition of the building, very outdated, very inconvenient ascent of stair from parking lot with all the luggage. Internet never worked in room, even after getting vouchers from staff. Bathroom had moss on floors and outside furniture was disgusting. The breakfast room staff kicked us out when requesting a cup of juice 30 mim before opening due to an early tour we had. Overall very dissapointed.
Wondeful room The rooms cleanliness could have been improved. Carpets were not clean.
Proximity to the beach Ease of check-in/check-out Inability to have iron & ironing board; forced to use hotel valet
Everything about the hotel was excellent except there was no bar fridge in the room. Nothing
The bedding and alacarte breakfast. Allocation of rooms is very poor. You find given a room which is already accupied by someone.
gym swimming no gymnasium
View from balcony Unfriendly and slow reception staff
The comfort of the room and the first class breakfast buffet. Your reception is too slow, the check in should not take longer than 5 minutes. The room was not ready at 14h00.
Very friendly staff....nice atmosphere Not really anything
Special the towels are really miserable I ask for a dry cleaners few t-shirts special one Lacost they don't did dry clean and they damage completely the shirt $185 shirt It is not a5 stars at all
Calm and reassuring in a busy city. Good value with online booking (as a retired academic I would not normally afford a Hilton)
It was value for money and comfortable.
Hotel rates where excellent given its grading. The location of the hotel was very convenient as it is close to the beach front, yet not exposed to heavy traffic associated with the latter. Parking space not user-friendly for bigger sedan cars
Nothing. The rooms are dated. The services are expensive and the location is absolutely terrible.
Relatively good service at the Hilton, front desk was just amazing, with check in and making sure all is in order. A place to stay with a family for leisure as well as business as I've always been here only for meetings and meals before. The location, reception area, pool, gym facilities and restaurants were good, the service were pleasant and the staff friendly. Rooms needs a bit of attention to detail and carpets. Breakfast was a combination of luxury and variety.
Superb service, fit for a 'king'. Location is ideal and central, secure.
The comfort away from home and tranquility of the environment. The view of both the city and the beach.
Internet did not work. Staff not responsive to resolving issues. Very limited breakfast selection for the prices they charge. Far too many pieces of broken equipment in the gym.
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Convenience for what I required. The lack of facilities and service for a hotel of this international category.
The layout of the room , it was very spacious. Bathroom was a bit cramped .
A very enjoyable stay, the family loved it. Super breakfast buffet, friendly staff. Aircons not working well
The cleaners were very friendly all the renovations because my clothes were damaged bt the paint, so our stay was unpleasent
Great location, very vibey café on ground floor (Café Jiran), elegant 60 styles lobby. Prices are good and staff are very friendly. Rooms quite basic, blue plastic sheeting on windows (presumably for thermal protection against the sun) is tacky. The family suite, which is advertised as having two bedrooms, is really one bedroom and an upgraded broom closet.
Staff were very helpful. Taxi driver associated with the hotel was excellent This room was classified as 'Disabled'. We were on the 8th floor. Neither of the 2 lifts were working when we returned at night so we had to climb 8 floors. Luckily at age 59, I can still climb 8 floors but many would not be able to do this. I would not return to the hotel for this reason.
The room was specious and had sea views. nothing
Room cleanliness, room set up, good staff - very helpful Not bad, but the fact that you are stil renovating (dust) Eating area (would prefere buffet)
Excellent value for money and outstanding cleanliness all over. Hotel parking was a dissapointment without cover.
The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpfull Nothing about the Hotel - just a few arrogant guests at breakfast
The room was clean and the staff was very friendly The lift needs some upgrading
We loved the informall but extremely helpfull service from staff who were the best we have come across in a long time A credit to the hotel. Nothing
The service was great and the people was friendly. Relaxing atmosphere.
the position and facilities were fantastic as well as the breakfasts service a little slow at times
Service & Friendliness of Staff plus the location was superb
Beautifully redecorated, the public areas are lovely and accomodating. A lot of the old bits have been retained and it has the lovely old world feel. Very pleasant. Not really anything not to like
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.
Location to Durban central but not in the centre. Quiet and comfortable The power went off for 12 hours and they did not have a standby generator. It was very hot and corridors were pitch black with no lighting.
Rooms are a nice size, and the microwave was a bonus.Breakfasts were great! Good value and decent selection The bathroom needs an update, toilet seat was marked and the shower seals had black marks on them. The mattress springs were a bit flat.
The Hops bar was friendly and reasonably priced. The pool area was in the shade all day. Also the water went off for almost 24 hours.
The views. The lift on the 2nd floor did not arrive when pushing the "down" button. After 5 minutes in the heat of the foyer, we decided to push the "up" button and it arrived in seconds. This happened every time so there is a problem. Also, the area by the lifts is extremely hot - you need a fan or aircon here. I would not swim in the pool as it looks so dirty.
nothing special, just went for the world cup hard to find plugs in the room
Quiet and the staff were very helpful By phone the cost of the room was R1080.00 However, I booked on line and was charged R1820.00 Why is that??
Staff were good and very helpful. Location was good as between the city centre and the other areas of Durban. Nice veiws of the river and beach and so peaceful as not overlooked
The only hiccup was the lost room service food order for my 4 year old daughter, which took more than an hour to rectify.
friendliness of the staff no
Proximity to the marina. The suite was quite acceptable. Breakfast good. No room service after 10am - according to reception. The room phones only worked intermittently. Reception was sloppy & unhelpful in organising transport. Reception didnt even know how long I had booked the room and 3 times blocked the door key!
From arrival to departure, we were made to feel that we were guests and not just people to fill rooms. We would stay there again when next we visit Durban.
Although its in the city, you don't get to hear to city noise and the views from the hotel are very nice the furtniture in the room is going.
They have a gym with a nice view at the top floor. The back and neck massage was the best I've ever got. The hotel is gallant but old, in a busy street. On their website they advertise a glorious hotel with 5 restaurants and more, just one was open, buffet style, good food but our wine glasses came wet and dirty.
Well-spoted Internet was terrible in the 9th floor where I stayed. I found a cockroach under my bedroom.
Helpful and freindly Wind noise from badly fitting windows. Could not get breakfast as too full.
Breakfast was very good, the location in the center of the city is good, you can walk to the beach (± 1 km). the staff at the reception was not interrested in the customer
The Royal Grill is magnificent. The staff are extremely friendly. The bar is quaint.
The friendly staff and Tosca's breakfasts are "Simply The Best" in town
Beautiful view and garden. Staff was very friendly and helpfull, and made you feel at home. Made suggestions with regard to outings, eating places and taxi services. Did not have a bath.
Gary, Tosca and Daphne were incredibly welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. They were extremely helpful and provided invaluable advice on places to go and how to stay safe etc...
Our mornings were glittered by breakfast on the deck with a sea view of ships docking in. Best servive from the staff and be sure to see us very soon. Thanks for making my weekend breakaway excellent..Regards Amos, Karabo and Gomolemo
Everything was outstanding from the moment we checked in to the moment we left
Its over rated. Should have been classified as 3 star and not 5 star.
Very comfortable and very friendly and attentive management. A pleasure to stay there.
The gardens were fabulous, the rooms very comfortable and Tosca and Gary were wonderful hosts. They helped us organise car hire and provided us with useful info about places to eat, getting taxis etc. Really enjoyed sitting on the terrace watching the electrical storm! A great place and very handy location for Kingsmead Cricket ground.
It was in a quiet area, beautiful. Lots of information in the room about stuff to do in Durban. The owners were lovely and informative. The staff was attentive. The breakfast was quite good and there was plenty of it (not stingy). No. I liked it a lot.