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Top tips for finding Durban hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Durban, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Durban in September and August.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Durban if you stay on a Tuesday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Durban accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Durban for 0 days.
The nearest airport to Durban city is the King Shaka International Airport, 22 miles to the north of the centre. If you're interested in a hotel close to the airport, but not in the city, we recommend the De Charmoy Estate in Verulam, as it's only 3 miles from the airport. Similarly, the Sibaya Lodge is only 7 miles away.
If you plan on getting into Durban city late at night, it’s probably best to stay at a hotel with a 24-hour reception desk, such as the Glenmore Guest House or the Buckleigh Guest House.
Bringing your pet with you on your trip to Durban? The Avillahouse Guesthouse and the Virginia Forest Lodge both accept animals. It’s a good idea to make your request in advance as there may be an extra fee.
Avoid relying on taxis and public transport to get to your hotel from the airport and book a place that offers easy transfers. RJ’s Guesthouse and The Concierge both provide airport shuttle transport for a surcharge.
If you need to do some work during your stay in Durban, you may want to look into accommodation that offers a business centre and meeting facilities. The Concierge and Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel both offer such services.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Durban
Yes, Casa Ridge has an entire accommodation unit on the ground floor of their building, which is accessible for guests with reduced mobility. Similarly, the Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel also offers ground-floor rooms with disabled access, as well as toilets with handrails.
While there are bars and restaurants spread throughout the city of Durban, most of the nightlife is centred around the docks area, near the Golden Mile. The Waterfront Hotel and Spa by Misty Blue Hotels in Durban Point is only a 10-minute walk to the hottest nightspots. Durban Beach Waterfront (amazing views, 3-bed) is also in Durban Point and very close to the Golden Mile. Both hotels offer easy access to famous bars such as Billy the Bum’s, the Rainbow Restaurant and Jazz Bar, and Joe Cool’s.
McAllisters on 8th is only 3 miles from the Golden Mile, Moses Mabhida Stadium and Durban Botanic Gardens. The Suncoast Sunsquare and Suncoast Towers accommodation is also worth looking into as it’s a little closer at 2 miles from these top tourist attractions.
If your itinerary includes seeing native wildlife and spending some time in nature, we recommend RJ’s Guesthouse as it’s only 3 miles to the Umgeni River Bird Park, and around 6 miles to the Mitchell Park Zoo. Buckleigh Guest House is less than a mile to the Umgeni River Bird Park and is also within 2 miles of the Japanese Gardens and the Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve.
If you are looking for a hotel close to Umhlanga Rocks, you should consider staying at Royal Palm Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Durban - Umhlanga, as they are the most recommended by KAYAK users.
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Durban. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
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