The Royal Hotel Durban

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The Royal Hotel opened in 1845, and this historical hotel is famous for its subtle blend of African and colonial influences. The coffee shop offers light meals and a selection of cakes, and delicacies are being served throughout the day. The 70-year old restaurant, the Royal Grill, provides an exceptional dining experience at the hotel, with outstanding cuisine served in a venue of timeless grandeur. Many facilities, including a swimming pool and a gym, as well as conference facilities and a business centre, combined with convenient services, are available to in-house guests for a pleasant stay.

The hotel's 114 rooms consist of various room types which offer harbour and city views. The rooms and suites provide a comfortable space for guests, with convenient amenities and features.

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Separate shower and bath
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • TV with selected TV channels
  • Hairdryers
  • Direct dial telephones
  • Electronic safes
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • WiFi Facilities in rooms
  • Views of the Yacht Mole in the bay-facing rooms
  • View of Durban city in the side-facing rooms


  • Business Center
  • Conference venues
  • Hairdresser on site
  • Health and squash centre
  • Information desk
  • Internet
  • Parking facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool


  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Car rental service
  • Daily newspapers
  • Doctor & Dentist on call
  • Laundry and dry cleaning
  • Foreign exchange
  • Internet
  • Valet service
  • Wake up calls


Conference Venues:

  • Prince Alfred suite
  • Royal Boardroom
  • Marine Room
  • Committee Room
  • Garden Suite A
  • Garden Suite B


The hotel features two in-house restaurants and one bar. The Royal Grill, which reflects an old age charm with its original high ceilings and its dark wooden balustrades, offers a relaxed and welcoming dining setting where delicious meals await. For freshly ground coffee, mouthwatering cakes, and pastries, guests are invited to visit the Royal Coffee Shop at the hotel. Light snacks can be enjoyed at the hotel's Exchange Bar in Durban, where a sports and pub-style environment awaits.

Dining venues:

  • The Royal Grill
  • The Royal Coffee Shop
  • The Exchange Bar in Durban

Nearby Attractions and Activities

  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • Trips to the Valley of 1000 hills
  • Absa Rugby Stadium
  • Durban Playhouse
  • Kings Park Soccer Stadium
  • uShaka Marine World
  • Golf Courses
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Durban & Umhlanga Beaches
  • Umgeni Bird Park
  • Gateway Theater of Shopping
  • Kings Park Olympic Swimming Complex
  • Mangrove Swamps


  • 1.5 km to the International Convention Center (ICC)
  • 2 km to the Japanese Gardens
  • 2.5 km to the Umgeni Bird Park
  • 3 km to Durban’s north beaches
  • 6 km to the Shopping Mall


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone

Facilities Available at The Royal Hotel Durban

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Coffee Shop
  • Conference venue
  • Gym
  • Hair salon
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Squash court(s)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

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