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African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel

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Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here for lunch. Unfortunately the chef was of a very junior level.. of a party of 7 none of us enjoyed our food. Steak was under done, red thai curry was a sweet Italian tomato sauce devoid of any spice, wraps were tasteless. The saving grace was the excellent service and great setting. But here's hoping they get a... More 

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Thank Resh5291
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Resh5291, My most sincere apologies for the inconvenience that you felt during your recent lunch at Audacia Hotel. This most certainly does not reflect the service or quality of food that we are usually so proud to offer. I have taken remedial action to ensure that no other GUEST is effected in this way in the future. Again... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for a weekend. Although hotel is very boutique the bar and lounges are to close to the rooms and as a result if you get noisy guests in the lounge you are not going to sleep. The general service was mediocre and very average certainly a let down and does not belong in the Marriot or the African... More 

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Thank Warren D
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Warren D, My most sincere apologies for the inconvenience that you felt during your stay, your feedback is vitally important to our Hotel. Without it we cannot improve. I will personally look into the service and strive to ensure that no other GUEST has the same issues. If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Just came back home from a 3 week holiday in South Africa. I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights before a tour around Kwa Zulu Natal and an additional night on our return back to Durban. Upon arrival on the first evening after 2 internal flights we were greeted and shown to our luxurious room with an enormous balcony... More 

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Thank Rico1974
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Rico1974, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much! We really strive to make all our GUESTS feel at home, and welcomed into our Hotel. I will relay your well wishes to all our STAFF, I am sure they will appreciate your kind words. I hope that your are able to come back... More 

Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed there as a family of 3 for a weekend and staff are friendly and helpful. Food was great and location is very central. Only downside is there was external functions on both days we were there that attracted fairly large crowds - staff were understandably busy and somewhat distracted, and it took away from the intimacy of the property... More 

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Seanster, Thank you so much for your kind words and your feedback. My most sincere apologies for the distractions, that was not our intention with also allowing functions to use our Hotel. I will look into how we can improve the situation so that both parties are not effected in anyway. I hope to be able to welcome... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Very large and clean rooms. First night we stayed in the clockroom. It was a nice big room with an outside bathroom as well as an inside one. Only we did not have hot water. after several phone calls staff did try tot get it fixed but did not succeed. They did not offer us an other room immediately. so... More 

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Thank mjlamotte
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Mjlamotte, Thank you for your valued feedback about your stay at African Pride Audacia Hotel. My most sincere apologies about the inconvenience that you felt during your stay. Monkey's are becoming an increasing problem in Durban in general, there is unfortunately little that we are able to do about this, however we will take measures to prevent them... More 

Magaliesburg, South Africa
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131 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel build on a beautiful hill , colonial style, and it is above normal but not five star. Very clean but unfortunately stained carpets, beautifully furnished but no soul , something is lacking and that might perhaps be the owners input and or presence , the place is left to the device of the staff only... More 

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Hekpoortheksie, Thank you for bringing all these issues to my attention. As this is a very old house, it needs a lot of maintenance and the last week was exceptionally quiet in the Hotel and therefore took the opportunity to do some much needed painting in the entrance. Apologies for the inconvenience. We follow the rules and standards... More 

New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Be ready to be transported to a different era and experience the colonial times. Ancient bungalow converted into a hotel, few rooms and very quiet. Huge rooms with huge bathrooms, you will totally fall in love with the place when you walk in, not to forget the big shared balconies. Breakfast is not a spread but ala carte, that is... More 

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for this beautiful review! I am so happy that you loved our hotel, and got to enjoy the 180 degree view of Durban from your balcony. I will work on the breakfast, thank you for this feedback! i hope we are able to welcome you back soon! Kind regards Melanie Campbell More 

Palm Springs, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was our first trip to South Africa and we chose this hotel because we wanted a centrally located, luxury, boutique hotel that was in a nice neighborhood. We were 110% pleased with our choice. The Morningside neighborhood surrounding the hotel is quite nice and one of South Africa's 3 presidential mansions is located just a few blocks away, to... More 

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Frank R, I was so excited when I saw your post this morning about your experience at our hotel, and more so that you enjoyed your stay so much. I am so happy that you are planning to return one day! We so look forward to our 'Family reunion' when you return. Regards Melanie Campbell More 

Cape Town
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I spend 4 nights here in May 2016 and the African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel was an excellent choice. Beautiful establishment with huge en-suite rooms in a quiet neighbourhood close to the city. Excellent staff that go out of the way to meet your needs and a fantastic breakfast on offer. Having spent many years travelling to Durban for... More 

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Thank AfricanExplorer_9
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day AfricanExplorer_9, This review really made me smile this morning, I am so glad that you loved our hotel and STAFF. I really try and pride our hotel on going above and beyond to make our GUESTS stays memorable yet make them feel like it is there home. We are really looking forward to your next stay! Kind regards... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The manor is spacious and the small number of rooms and great service makes for a luxurious experience. The hotel experience was great - the one warning is that the WiFi was frustratingly slow. Their modem my predate the manor.

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Thank Brendan S
Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Brendan S, I am so happy that you enjoyed your rooms and service at the hotel! We aim to please. My apologies about the Wi Fi, we are working on getting the best possible service provider to ensure fast internet. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. We hope to welcome you back again with faster internet.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1928, African Pride Audacia Manor is a lavish hotel centrally-located minutes from the ICC, the Golden Mile beachfront and Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kingsmead and Kings Park. All our rooms have balconies that provide 180 degree views of the city and the ocean, while our Coach House offers private courtyards with outside spa baths and outdoor showers. We offer a personalised service to all our esteemed GUESTS, so whether you are in town for business or leisure, our team will ensure a fantastic stay and great memories. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel

Address: 11 Sir Arthur Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa (Formerly African Pride Audacia Manor)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $189 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“There is no bad room. All are beautifully appointed, however a terraced room is nice!”
 of 5 bubbles S5723EVfrankr, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“ask for a sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles AfricanExplorer_9, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Outside Rooms have outside bathrooms or Manor House - choose one with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles TeresaK565, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Very spacious rooms, but ask for one with a private balcony”
 of 5 bubbles tracydavies2016, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the outside rooms at the pool. It had a outside shower as well as an outside a Jacuzzi bath.”
 of 5 bubbles RyanS644, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
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