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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Authentic and charming but not for those appreciating calm streets and modern AC;) Excellent staff, nice reception, and good breakfast. However we were let down by the food in the evening. An amusement park in front of the hotel is a bit noicy afternoons and girls walking the street at night makes you feel a bit sad... Beachfront is said...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Service at breakfeast a pure 10 stars.Thank you"GP" for the lovely coffee.This guy has a very pleasant personality and certainly sets a high standard for the breakfeast team . Thank you Aasia for making a special effort for getting the whipped cream and fresh scones! Not to forget Riaz and the lady at reception (on duty with Riaz) thank you...

1Thank RezaSlamdien
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I was booked in for 4 nights recently ( February 1014 ) and believed that my personal safety was of high priority to this hotel. During the evening of the third night, I'd returned to the Balmoral at about 22h00. On my way back to my room, I went though a bad experience - my personal safety was compromised and...

5Thank PretoriaSpring
Reviewed 6 January 2014

I managed to get a half price deal on AGODA for this hotel and only stayed two nights so I was happy with my room and service. It does need a bit of an upgrade but I found it charming and the beds are very comfortable. I had a hire car and would not walk around here on my own...

Thank stormwater3
Reviewed 21 November 2013

A total disgrace, was told to go inside the hotel from the terrace bar because 2 guys were contemplating mugging me on the hotel terrace bar. I was told this is a very dangerous part of town and I can agree. I wrote to the tourist board about this hotel and place. It attracts families and kids and is very...

6Thank saint0975
Reviewed 4 October 2013

I suspect this hotel is as expensive as it is because it's right on the beach front, but not really value for the money. The cons: hotel needs some TLC as it seems quite run down and customer service was so-so...missed a wake up call one morning, refused to let me stay one hour past check out as my flight...

1Thank Tigerlily76
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Lovely hotel situated on Durbans golden mile. Perfect location. Friendly staff. Comfort and style at an affordable price. whenever i am in Durban its my first choice. to sit on the terrace and have breakfast is the highlight of my day.

Thank nazjee
Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We have had to mention this hotel in our reviews of Durban. Whilst walking the Golden Mile we felt in need of some food and did not want to eat in a fast food restaurant. We left the sea front crossed the road and this hotel had outside seating in the shade and it seemed ideal. We entered ans asked...

2Thank Wacky the Wizard
Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Any hotel where the central staircase is more attractive than the elevator and tourists take photos of one another in front of the revolving door in the main entrance was clearly built in a different era to the towering blocks along the rest of the sea front. Its lack of size and space meant that the two large coaches in...

1Thank colinson
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Words cannot express my stay at The Balmoral, the service was amazing from Nicole the who I contacted for my trip to the bell boy Brain who took my bags to my room. Felicity (receptionist) who greeted me on arrival, she was always on hand to assist me with the simplest of task she did it service with a smile...

1Thank H B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Address: 125 Marine Parade, Beach Road, Durban, 4001, Durban 4000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $89 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmoral Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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Balmoral Hotel Durban
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#15 Luxury Hotel in Durban
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Sea-facing room of course”
 of 5 bubbles DanielleEA, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I like the south side rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles XOLANI79, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 40carlh, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor with view on the beach area”
 of 5 bubbles simonnel803, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“chose another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Cricketman_10, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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