South African Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga

2 Ncondo Place
Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road
Umhlanga Rocks
Hotel Type

The hotel is not far from Durban city and the shore. Its hilltop location has magnificent ocean vistas. This central yet beautiful location makes it ideal for visiting attractions in the Durban area has to offer. 

The hotel is a 7 min walk to the Gateway Center and a short distance from the beach. The 3-star hotel offers excellent value making it very affordable, and we recommend that you request a sea view at the time of booking.

The Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga has eight floors with 237 rooms comprising of 140 Double-bedded rooms and 95 Twin-bedded hotel rooms. The hotel features 110 inter-leading rooms which ensure this is an ideal family hotel. The hotel features 188 non-smoking rooms and three wheelchair user accessible hotel rooms. Most of the rooms have a sofa bed for children.

Hotel room features:

  • Cable TV Channels
  • In-room telephone with voice mail
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer in the bathroom
  • In-room electronic safe
  • Work Desk with a work lamp
  • Inter-leading rooms are limited but available
  • Wheelchair user accessible rooms


  • Complimentary breakfast with our rates
  • 24 - hour reception desk
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning & laundry
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Express check-in for Priority Club members
  • 24 - hour secure parking
  • Shuttle bus and airport transfers
  • Ice machine
  • Call box
  • Babysitting services
  • Concierge services

Business Services

Holiday Inn Umhlanga business centre with two workstations, including computer, printer, telephone, Copying, Courier service, facsimile, stationery and high-speed Wi-Fi internet access.

Conferences and Events

They have three conference rooms accommodating up to 55 conference delegates. Standard conference equipment is available at the hotel and includes a data projector. Furthermore, a complete stationery kit, tea and coffee making stations as well as lunch and snacks for events taking place.


The Great Room serves a complimentary continental breakfast buffet. The Bar provides drinks and cocktails from late afternoon while snacks and beverages are from the vending machine.  The seaside resort of Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal is home to many different restaurants all of which lie in proximity.

Nearby Attractions

The hotel is in an excellent location means that this is an ideal base from which the many sights and attractions of the Metropolitan Durban area can be explored such as the Umhlanga beach and coastline, the Gateway Shopping & Entertainment Center, the Sibaya Casino as well as the places of interest in Durban itself.

  • Gateway Shopping Center is 406m from the hotel
  • Umhlanga beach is 1.2km from the hotel
  • Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom is 8.3km away
  • King Shaka International Airport is 9.2 km
  • Durban Central business district is 14.1km away
  • Shaka Marine World is 15.2 km away
  • Durban International Convention Center ICC is 16.2 km
  • The freeway is about 5km from the hotel

Below detailed information about the Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • International electrical adapters
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Writing desk


The Great Room at the Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga

The main dining room at the Holiday Inn Umhlanga has the seaside theme and has been named the Great Room. A full English buffet is served every morning. The great hall is a good place to meet for a pre-dinner drink before heading over to the Butcher Grill.


Guests at the hotel are invited to head for a dip in the swimming pool to escape the tropical heat of Durban, which is centred by a calming water feature.

Conference Venues

The oceanfront hotel features three air-conditioned meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 55 guests.  All conference rooms have natural light and fast WIFI. They have a fantastic space for tea breaks with views over the blue Indian Ocean.

  • Total Area Of Meeting Space: 31 SQM
  • Conference Room Capacity: 55 delegates


  • Digital Projector
  • Flip Chart and Markers
  • Whiteboard

  • Business Centre
  • Conference venue
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Nearby Spa
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Porters
  • Wake-up call

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

The lovely beach themed hotel rooms at the hotel provide ocean or Durban cityscape views.

Rooms have:

  • Wireless Internet
  • Satellite channels
  • Flat-screen TV.
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Air conditioning
Single Room R1380
Double Room R1380

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The stay was lovely, I just don't understand why the hotel has no wardrobe or somewhere to put clothes, it is not like there is no space.

In fact the style of furniture in the hotel is deliberately not catering for such space. I was there for 4 nights and my closes were a mess.

Also think of a small hotel shop which would sell ornaments and goodies as well as chips and snacks.

The staff is lovely and friendly.

Eddie Lewisa



Hereby my feedback about our stay at the Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga in Durban:

1. Location - good
2. Friendliness - very good
3. Value for money - good
4. Cleanliness - good
5. Overall impression - good

Cindy Esterhuizen



1. Location: great and central
2. Friendliness: excellent
3. Value for money: excellent
4. Cleanliness: excellent
5. Overall impression: excellent

Must be sure of the rooms that have been given to customers, I was disturbed having a shower in one of the room (room no: 134) that was still under my name but given to somebody else at the same time.

Regards, Florence Ntandekiso



1. Location - excellent
2. Friendliness - great
3. Value for money - good
4. Cleanliness - good
5. Overall impression - excellent

regards, Mabel Mshayisa















Thank you for all the assistance with the booking of my stay at Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga.

My Wife and I enjoyed every moment and were very impressed with the hotel. It was an excellent choice.

We look forward to future stays and will definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends.

Once again, thanks and have a good day.


Ravi Padayachee

Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.728195

Longitude: 31.071334


Directions from King Shaka International Airport to Holiday Inn Express
1. Head south-west toward Mdloti Street 700 m
2. Take the 1st left onto Mdloti Street 2.3 km
3. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2 12.0 km
4. Take exit 182 for M41 650 m
5. Turn left onto M41 750 m
6. Take the exit toward M12 350 m
7. Turn left onto M12 at roundabout 750 m
8. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on M12

Car Rental

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star

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