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Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking in where almost an problem. we arive just before 12oclock the night. They told us they don't have space for us they are full booked for the weekend. But we have booked. after about an hour we find an room. Not the room that we have booked for but they move us to an better room for free. So...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The female receptionist on the night of 23/12/2016 was very friendly and competent. She orientated us about the hotel, breakfast times, parking and the nearby attractions. We immediately felt accepted and at home.The family was impressed with the promise kept by the hotel to allocate us two sea facing rooms as we requested. We really enjoyed the sight of the...

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was very nice, welcoming and the breakfast buffet was very tasty, The WIFI works better in lobby and business areas but is in serious need of an upgrade in the hotel rooms itself but good that it is free. The hotel is in a prime location with great views of the ocean and...

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1Thank foodie1814
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Where to start? Parking lot across the road is very shady, I parked in front of the hotel one night as my kids were sleeping in the car and it was raining so I had to carry each one to the room, went down to move the vehicle to the parking lot across the road which I had to pay...

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2Thank adamfJ6278VE
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Although it is old I found it very convenient for the business trip. It on the beach front, lovely view and quite. Very close to uShaka Marine world and other entertainment. Rooms are neat and tidy, air conditioner functioned well. The conference room is well equipped and the snacks. refreshments adequate during breaks. You don't have to eat in the...

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1Thank Albert V
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

They really need to close down this hotel and rebuild it from the ground up. Everything is old and dated but worst of all the hotel smells and gives you the feeling of not wanting to touch anything. It's really the worst hotel I have ever been to.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel very close to the beach. Close proximity to Moses Mabhida, uShaka Marine and ICC. Checkin is very seamless here, friendly porters and receptionist,but there's really ,really not much to write about as far as the room. Was booked in room 312, very close to the construction that was taking place in the hotel. Tried boiling water, 10 minutes later,...

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3Thank Walter M
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I travel to durban every month for 2 years now and this place is by far the worst and will never come back. 7h00 in the mornings there is no hot water 16h00 in the afternoon the room arent made up and cleaned yet. Theres a whole list.. too bad..

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Middelburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Overall the basics were met. The noise throughout the night of 30 September in front of hotel and nobody did anything about it, was irritating. Please upgrade your parking. It is dodgy. I feel unsafe coming in late night. If there was supposed to be a guard, he wasn't there all the time. Thank you for upgrading us to accommodate...

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Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Staff are really friendly and helpful. Quiet and peaceful at night, street and nightlife are not adjacent to the hotel. Daytime a step out the front door is onto the promenade and beach. Parking is available at adjacent parkade (may be R60 per day, depending on your booking conditions). Buffet breakfast is great.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holiday Hotel in South Beach area, 10 minutes from city center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Address: 85 Marine Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: ₹ 5,296 - ₹ 48,867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Tropicana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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“Sea view rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles johannieuwoudt08, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles foodie1814, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best views are the beach front but prefer the south side as they are quieter and not as hot with still some view the beachfront.”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 975ntando, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Called room service to ask for something and i was told to come and collect it.apart from that I had the best Room ever the view was Amazing ”
 of 5 bubbles puledim2016, 5 May 2016 | Read review
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