Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga

Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga, Durban
Star Rating:
  • 1
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Hotel Type:
Business, Family, Conference, Leisure
2 Ncondo Place
Corner Ntusi Road
Ridgeside Umhlanga
North Coast Durban
South Africa
Single Rate for Today: R920.00 Book Now


Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga is conveniently located in the seaside town of Umhlanga on Durban's beautiful and lush North Coast.  Due to its hill top location in Umhlanga, magnificent sea views can be enjoyed from this family welcoming hotel.

The central yet beautiful location make it an ideal base from where to explore the many sightseeing places and attractions the greater Durban area has to offer. It is ideally situated within walking distance to the upmarket Gateway Shopping and Entertainment Centre and within short driving distance from the Umhlanga beachfront and the sandy beach where exciting watersports and relaxation await.


There are 8 floors with interior access to 235, comprising of 140 Double-bedded rooms and 95 Twin-bedded hotel rooms. The hotel features 110 inter-leading rooms which ensures this is an ideal family hotel. The hotel features 188 non-smoking rooms and 3 wheelchair accessible hotel rooms, 140 double rooms are equipped with a sofa bed.

Hotel room features:

  • Remote control satellite colour TV
  • direct dial telephone with voicemail
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • individually controlled air-conditioning
  • private en-suite bathroom with trademark 'Power Shower' by Holiday Inn Express
  • hairdryer
  • in-room safe
  • work desk with lamp
  • inter leading rooms
  • wheelchair accessible rooms.


Convenient services which are offered ensure business as well as leisure guests enjoy a pleasant stay.

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 24 hour reception desk
  • housekeeping
  • dry cleaning / laundry
  • foreign currency exchange
  • express check-in for Priority Club members
  • 24 hour secure parking
  • shuttle service and airport transfers
  • ice machine
  • call box
  • babysitting services
  • concierge services.

Business services

Corporate guests may take advantage of the hotel's business services and facilities which include:

  • Business centre with two work stations, including computer, printer, telephone and internet access
  • copying
  • courier service
  • facsimile
  • stationery
  • high-speed Wi-Fi internet access.

Conferences and Events

The hotel features three meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 50 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 can be arranged upon request for events taking place.


The Great Room serves a complimentary continental breakfast buffet. The Bar provides drinks and cocktails from the afternoon to evening / night while snacks and soft drinks are available 24 hours from the vending machine. Lunch and dinner takeaway menus are available from the reception desk at the hotel. The seaside resort of Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal is home to many different restaurants all of which lie in close proximity.

Nearby Attractions

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

  • Gateway Shopping & Entertainment Centre (400m)
  • The beach (1km)
  • Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom (8km)
  • King Shaka International Airport (10km)
  • Durban CBD (15km) / shops and markets
  • uShaka Marine World
  • Durban International Convention Centre ICC (15km)
  • easy access to the freeway and then Madhida Stadium.

Holiday Inn Hotel Group in South Africa

The Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotel Group features several hotels within South Africa all of which provide high standards of accommodation and facilities.

  • Holiday Inn Express Cape Town
  • Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre
  • Holiday Inn Sandton
  • Holiday Inn Express Woodmead Sandton
  • Holiday Inn Express Sunnyside Park
  • Holiday Inn Rosebank
  • Read more about this property on their website: Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga.


Check In and Check Out Times

  • Check In: 14:00
  • Check Out: 10:00

Business Services

  • WIFI

General Services

  • 24 hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Porters
  • Wake-up call

Room Types

Standard: 235 rooms

holiday inn express umhlanga standard

The lovley oceanic-themed hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge provide sea, pool or Durban cityscape views.

Guests have the opportunity to catch up on email with wireless Internet and watch satellite channels on the 32-inch flat-screen TV. Complimentary tea and coffee is provided and air conditioning adds the comfort.

  • Business Center
  • Buffet Breakfast, complimentary daily
  • Continental Breakfast, complimentary
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Color TV
  • Workspace / Desk
  • Work Desk w/ Lamp
  • Desk Level Electrical Outlet
  • Electrical Adapters Available
  • Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk
  • Phone with Voice Mail
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk
  • Desk Level Electrical Outlet
  • Electrical Adapters Available
  • Local Calls
  • Toll Free
  • Interstate
  • International
  • Incoming Fax
  • Outgoing Fax
  • Wireless Data Connection
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Bathroom
  • Refreshment / Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Tea Maker
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Double Glazed Windows
  • In Room Safe
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Rollaway Bed/Cot
  • Separate Hanging Closet
  • Sofa-bed
  • Number of Closets in Some Rooms : 1

Today's Rate

Single Room: R920.00

Double Room: R920.00

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite / 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

Hotel Restaurants

The Great Room at the Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga

The maritime theme continues in the Great Room, with its ornate sea shell decor, where a complimentary breakfast buffet is prepared each morning.

Guests are welcome to meet over beers on the Great Room bar's veranda before grill suppers at the Butcher Block steakhouse, next door to the Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge, can be enjoyed.

From the ocean-inspired design in the Great Room with tinted glass and a bright colour scheme, guests look out at the swimming pool's pretty water feature. South African wines are served with ocean views in the Great Room Bar.

Hotel Spa

No Spa available

No Spa information available currently.

Activities / Sports and Leisure


Guests staying at the Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal are invited to head for a dip in the sunny outdoor swimming pool which is centred by a calming water feature.

Conferences and Events

Conference Venues

The oceanfront Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga Ridge hotel features 3 air-conditioned meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 50 guests.

These conference rooms are equipped with natural daylight and wireless Internet.  Catch up with colleagues at tea breaks on the ocean-view balconies in two of the conference venues.

  • Total Area Of Meeting Space : 30.78 sq M
  • Largest Conference Room Capacity : 50 delegates

Largest Room Measurement:

  • Height : 3.5 M
  • Length : 5.7 M
  • Width : 5.4 M

Smallest Room Measurement:

  • Height : 3.5 M
  • Length : 5.9 M
  • Width : 4.65 M


  • Digital Projector
  • Flip Chart and Markers
  • Whiteboard
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Facilities Available

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

Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga Specials & Packages

No Specials Available

There are currently no specials for the Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga.
Please check again soon.


GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: -29.726588
Longitude: 31.071417


King Shaka International Airport
King Shaka International Airport
La Mercy 4405, South Africa

1. Head southwest toward Mdloti St
700 m
2. Take the 1st left onto Mdloti St
2.3 km
3. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2
12.0 km
4. Take exit 182 for M41 toward Mount Edgecombe/Phoenix/Umhlange
650 m
5. Turn left onto M41
750 m
6. Take the exit toward M12
350 m
7. Turn left onto M12
Go through 1 roundabout
750 m
8. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on M12
Destination will be on the left



On site parking facilities are provided for guests.


Submitted By: (02 July 2013)

Rating: Excellent

Submitted By: (01 June 2013)

Rating: Very Good

Submitted By: (08 May 2013)

Rating: Very Good

Submitted By: (18 April 2013)

Rating: Good

Submitted By: (14 July 2012)

Rating: Excellent

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

Submitted By: (29 December 2011)

Rating: Excellent

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

Submitted By: (23 December 2011)

Rating: Very Good

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

Submitted By: (23 December 2011)

Rating: Excellent

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

Submitted By: (14 December 2011)

Rating: Excellent

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

regards, Mabel Mshayisa


Star Rating

3 Star

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