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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were very nice at this hotel and breakfast was included and there plenty of choice, It is situated on the sea from with great views but.... the hotel needs a total refurbishment. The corridors leading to the room were very off putting and everything in the room needed replacing and a total refurbishment is desperately needed

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Thank kenanann
Johannesburg
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Location of the hotel is great, the beach is just under 100m away. Surrounded by lots of restaurants and boutiques and uShaka Marine World is also within walking distance. The buffet breakfast was great, well done to the Chef. The bad thing was that i waited 24hrs for bathroom towels and a bar fridge to be brought into my room;... More 

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Three Sisters, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hotel filled too capacity. We had to wait for breakfast. The catering staff not friendly we were told that breakfast only served up to 10, while we were waiting to enter due to the number of guests. Breakfast was cold and when the Apple juice was up it was not filled for 2 days. A pleasant place little bit old... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I stayed here at the Durban CBD. Easy access to Point and public transportation. Easy access to Durban Moses Mabhida stadium and has a fantastic restaurant and secure basement parking for a small fee. Pity the beach in the Golden Mile is not looking too great anymore. There are rocks all over the place and the pools next to the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Well established hotel with a strong retro feel. Big breakfast room with a welcoming atmosphere and good buffet. Dinner buffet is offered certain nights only. Location of this hotel is good for local transport and trips. Beachfront views are good as well - and the beachfront casual restaurant & bar is legendary. Even the prices have a retro feel. Good... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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64 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The hotel is situated beside the beach. Ideal location to stay and lots of places to go about within walking distance and the beach is just relaxing. I would recommend to stay in this hotel for family.

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Thank prabhavmusaddi89
GoodersonLeisure, Guest Relations Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear prabhavmusaddi89, Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review and rating. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you stay with us again soon! Regards, Gooderson Leisure More 

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135 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I was really stuck for a hotel over the horse racing weekend and was grateful that this hotel had availability in the area I wanted to stay. The hotel is older and as others have mentioned is probably in need of some upgrading however I found it clean. In my room there was only one lined curtain and so when... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I liked my stay in this hotel, I liked the staff, the food (breakfast has many options), the location, busy area, walking distance to Durban ICC, I think it's a good value for money as well .... wish to come back

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Thank NevinTorky
PetraPorter, General Manager at Gooderson Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nevin, A huge thank you for your great review and recommendation of our hotel. We are very proud of what we are doing here, and it is a fantastic reward to get it right for guests such as yourself. We certainly hope to be seeing you at Gooderson Beach Hotel again. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Gooderson Beach Hotel is located right on the city's beachfront promenade, within walking distance of Durban's city centre. The hotel is also close to Durban's main tourist attractions, business district, shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment venues which makes it the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Beach Hotel

Address: 107 OR Parade, Durban 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $83 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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“Top floor rooms have less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles corneliusm0, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Find out how many people a room can accommodate. You can have some great savings.”
 of 5 bubbles martinl985, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a sea view room! Great view!”
 of 5 bubbles Sbu116, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“higher floor rooms may be a little less noisy.(viz. street noise at times).”
 of 5 bubbles davidhD9851ZB, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are noisy during the Christmas season, but that is why we are here??”
 of 5 bubbles dirkp540, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
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