We stayed at the hotel over the Easter week-end. Even though the hotel was fully booked, the staff were super helpful, friendly and patient. The hotel is going through a renovation. We were in one of the older rooms, which was still extremely comfortable, but the upgraded rooms are going to be awesome.
We will defiantly book here again if we are in the area.
This hotel is new, clean, and modern. There is free parking. Nice restaurant and bar. Location is great, right across the street from the Gateway Mall. Only a five minute ride to the beaches; fifteen minutes to Durban. It is designed for short term, apartment type rentals, although they also accomodate daily stays. Only strange thing is that the elevators are located on the outside of the hotel, not in the lobby.
Frank from Boston, MA
Royal Palm Hotel is an exciting new development in Umhlanga offering luxury hotel apartments directly opposite the Gateway …More
This hotel was nice and had a nice restaurant and pool. There was safe parking. The only three issues were that: 1. It is a bit far from the Sea so you definitely have to drive to the sea (they did say they had a complimentary shuttle for short distances so this may go to the sea but we didn't use it).
2. Our room did not have a sea view, in fact our room did not have any view, the view was onto a tiny artificial garden (exclusively our units garden) but surrounded by high walls and you wouldn't actually use the garden as it was small.
3. It may only have been present in our room on the Mezannine floor but as we were above the garage we could hear the car guards talking and this was annoying when trying to sleep in the morning.