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Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga

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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 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
  • The Sibaya 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

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The hotel is not clean and the service was poor.


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





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