Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

63 Snell Parade4000DurbanSouth Africa
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About Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Located on Durban’s North Beach along the famous Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is a four-star hotel featuring a full service business centre with 15 meeting rooms, concierge services and a 24-hour front desk.

The air-conditioned guestrooms all offer spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and contain tea/coffee making facilities, flatscreen TVs and complimentary wireless Internet access. Some upgraded rooms and suites may include minifridges, kitchenettes or separate living spaces.

At Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, guests can take a dip in any one of the three heated swimming pools, keep up with their fitness routines in the two fully equipped gymnasiums or lay back as they are pampered in the boutique spa or the healing and beauty salon.

There are six restaurants, lounges and bars on the premises offering a variety of cuisines. A complimentary breakfast is served in the two spacious breakfast rooms every morning.

This oceanfront hotel is a nine-minute drive from uShaka Marine World and 12-minute drive to Mitchell Park Zoo.


63 Snell Parade, 4000, Durban, South Africa
Telephone: +27 313621300 | Fax: +27 313325527 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage
  • Sauna


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00

Positive Reviews

Great location near the beach

Guests were delighted by the fact that the property is just steps away from the beach and this enabled them to enjoy unfettered views of the ocean right from the comfort of their rooms. In addition, the hotel is close to several attractions, meaning everything is within a reasonable distance. For instance, a good number of restaurants and shops are close by.

Ample activities to keep you engaged

Guests found many recreational activities to indulge in during their stay. For example, guests can relax and unwind at the beach or in one of the outdoor pools. Fitness enthusiasts can work out in the well-equipped fitness centre, and at the full-service spa, the well-trained masseurs will leave you relaxed from head to toe.

Excellent service from onsite restaurants

The hotel’s restaurants never cease to dazzle guests with their outstanding customer service and sumptuous menus. From breakfast to dinner, the food on offer is expertly prepared. Moreover, the ever attentive and eager wait staff are dedicated to offer you an enjoyable dining experience.

Negative Reviews

The check-in process is not well executed

Guests felt that the hotel’s checking in process was time-consuming. For instance, guests had to wait for a considerable amount of time in order to get to their rooms after arriving at the front desk, with some taking up to a few hours.

Costly hotel rates

A number of guests felt their stay at the hotel was rather pricey. They complained that the room rates were high if you took into account the limited amenities on offer.

Limited parking spots on the premises

Guests complained about the inadequate number of parking spots at the hotel. With few spots available onsite, the parking situation can be particularly dreadful, especially during peak seasons.

Rating Overview

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8,2 out of 10 based on 566 reviews