South African Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga

2 Ncondo Place
Corner Ntusi Road
Ridgeside Umhlanga
North Coast Durban
South Africa
Hotel Type
Business, Family, Conference, Leisure

The hotel is in the seaside town of Umhlanga. Due to its hilltop location, it has magnificent sea views. This central yet beautiful location make it ideal for visiting attractions the greater Durban area has to offer.  The hotel is a 6 min walk to the Gateway Shopping and a short distance from the beach.


There are eight floors with 235 rooms at Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, 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, 140 double rooms equipped with a sofa bed.

Hotel room features:

  • Remote control satellite color TV
  • Direct dial telephone with voice mail
  • 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 user accessible rooms


  • 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 bus and airport transfers
  • Ice machine
  • Call box
  • Babysitting services
  • Concierge services

Business Services

Business center 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 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 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 Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga 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 & Entertainment Center (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 Center ICC (15km)
  • easy access to the freeway and the Stadium

Below detailed information about the Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga is available.
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  • 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


The Great Room at the Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga

The main dining room at the hotel has seaside theme and has been named the Great Room. A full english buffet is served every morning. The great hall is good place to meet for a pre-dinner drink before heading over to the Butcher Grill. 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. The Butchers Block is situated next door to the hotel and acts as the hotels dinner & lunch venue and they are famous for their steaks.


Guests staying 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 3 air-conditioned meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 55 guests.  All conference rooms have natural light and fast WIFI. They have an amazing space for tea breaks with views over the blue Indian Ocean.

  • Total Area Of Meeting Space : 31 sq M
  • Largest Conference Room Capacity : 55 delegates

Largest Room Measurement:

  • Height : 3.6 M
  • Length : 5.8 M
  • Width : 5.5 M

Smallest Room Measurement:



  • Height : 3.6 M
  • Length : 5.8 M
  • Width : 4.7 M


  • Digital Projector
  • Flip Chart and Markers
  • Whiteboard

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Conference venue
  • 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
  • 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

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

The lovely seaside themed hotel rooms at the hotel 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 flat-screen TV. Complimentary tea & 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
Single Room R1720
Double Room R1720

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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





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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

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star

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