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The Royal Hotel Durban

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The Royal Grill

This flagship restaurant boasts some of South Africa's top award winning, haute cuisine and opulent décor. The popular Royal Grill restaurant at The Royal Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, provides diners with a delicious cuisine served in a refreshed, elegant and sophisticated milieu of timeless grandeur. This attractive, classic venue offers an age-old charm with stunning high ceilings and stained glass effects contrasted against modern white linen, silver and crystal chandeliers.The Royal Grill offers a superior wine list that compliments every dish on the menu.

Activities, Sports & Leisure


The Hotel features an indoor swimming pool as well as a plunge pool.

Nearby activities & attractions
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • Absa Rugby Stadium
  • Durban & Umhlanga Beaches
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping
  • Kings Park Olympic Swimming Complex
  • Kings Park Soccer Stadium
  • Mangrove Swamps
  • Durban Playhouse next door
  • Sunset Cruises 
  • Trips to the Valley of 1000 hills
  • Umgeni Bird Park
  • uShaka Marine World – Durban’s treasure trove of adventure
  • Virgin Active Health Club
  • Golf Courses

Guests have access to the gym which is located adjacent to the indoor swimming pool.

Health & Squash Centre

The Royal Hotel in Durban, South Africa, features a Health and Squash Centre which is complete with a sauna.  Spa treatments are also available.

Conferences & Events

Conference Venues

Conference venues:

  • The Prince Alfred Room: seats up to 300 persons
  • The Royal Boardroom: seats up to 100 persons
  • The Marine Room: seats up to 100 persons
  • Berea View: seats up to 30 persons
  • Town Garden Suites: seat up to 70 persons
  • 2 x Boardrooms: seat up to 12 persons

Standard conference equipment:

  • 1 x Lectern
  • 1 x Flip chart and two pens
  • 1 x Screen

Conference equipment for hire:

  • PA System
  • Microphone
  • Carousel Slide Projector
  • TV & VCR
  • Data Projectors



Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: -1
  • Check out: -1
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Daily newspaper
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Valet parking
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Deluxe Double - High Floor

Deluxe Room

Executive Suite

# Rooms:

Room types:

  • 94 Executive Double Rooms: Double Bedded Room
  • 93 Executive Twin Rooms: Two Single Beds in Room
  • 2 Paraplegic Rooms
  • 15 Executive Suite: Double Bedded Room with lounge

Executive Room amenities:

  • En-suite bathrooms facilities
  • Air-conditioning and heating
  • Telephones with voice mail
  • Color TV with satellite
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Wake-up call facilities

The Royal Hotel Durban 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: -29.859336

Longitude: 31.025860


Directions to the Royal Hotel in Durban from the King Shaka International Airport:

1. Head southwest toward Mdloti St 700 m
2. Turn left onto Mdloti St 2.3 km
3. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2 Rd 12.0 km
4. Take the exit 182 on to the M41 toward Mount Edgecombe 650 m
5. Turn left onto the M41 2.7 km
6. Take the ramp to the M4 11.7 km
7. Turn left to Argyle Rd 240 m
8. Turn right onto Sylvester Ntuli Rd 1.3 km
9. Slight left to stay on Sylvester Ntuli Rd 700 m
10. Continue onto Mahatma Gandhi Rd 110 m
11. Turn right onto Anton Lembede St Destination will be on the left 1.1 km

Royal Hotel
267 Smith Street, Durban 4000, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Car Rental

A car rental service is available. To receive a quote or arrange car rental booking, please click the button below.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star