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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was nice, clean with air-conditioning. Staff nice and friendly. Central location, but I've been told by friend who lives there, not exactly safe. Saying that I've never encounteted anything dodgy and I was walking around in the area, during day on my own.

Thank Radek_Garbowski
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right in the heart of Durban CBD and close to the harbour, this place we thought was ideal for just an overnight stay. But so many minuses that it becomes far from an ideal accommodation in Durban. The hotel was built with no parking area. When you arrive in a vehicle, it is a challenge to get off the vehicle...

Thank Evee v
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very good of its age and the rates,first I was expecting horrible rooms after I checking and after I read other people's reviews,the reception area is very clean going upto to the rooms,the standard is very good,I was a bit disappointed only in the morning when I come to do my checking,the lady who was there early...

1Thank Brightie T
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 January 2017

.Please people I beg you DO NOT book at the ALBANY HOTEL.You will not be able to sleep .iTS DISGUSTING .Upon arrival there was no porter to help us.My husband had to trek the luggage by himself into the hotel ,it was quite a distance to walk from the parking area to the hotel .When walking from the car to...

2Thank 15johndoe
Gex, France
Reviewed 19 November 2016

After spending three weeks on a cruise ship it's not surprising this hotel was a disappointing. Badly situated in a part of town where we were advised not to walk at night. The rooms (we had two different ones) were grim and noisy, though the beds were clean and comfortable. Contrary to advertised there is NO RESTAURANT. The snack bar/...

1Thank Margaret O
Ladysmith, South Africa
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This hotel is very central and our reason for staying overnight.Undercover Parking is in a narrow lane opposite the hotel at a cost of R50 which is reasonable,But on arrival we were requested to pay an additional R200 refundable for parking.To cut a long story short,we were not refunded,It was a blatant con.Terrible experience all round....

4Thank trentkaii
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I'm not too picky, but worst hotel I've ever been in. The place was probably nice 30 years ago, but now it has a creepy, decaying vibe. Specifics: No wifi in the room (although promised) - sometimes available in the crowded lobby; the phone was broken; the bed was old and lumpy; street noise is extremely loud and constant; the...

3Thank Joe_Dokes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

On arrival the reception wanted to scam me saying that the accom has not yet been paid i insisted that its been prepaid and eventually she let me in after i was not willing to pay again. The rooms are small but what is expected from a 3 star hotel however when returning to the hotel in the death of...

3Thank jpreid
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

When I checked into the albany hotel there was still renovations in the reception area which was very unattractive. I do understand renovations are never attractive when in the process but could have been blocked off. elevator was extremely slow. I booked for a king size bed however received a room with two doubles. The reception was extremely informative and...

Thank Robbyn D
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stayed here during a meeting where the Albany was an "overflow hotel". I read the reviews and my experience more or less captures most of what's been said, although I'm less negative about the experience than the most critical review (I mean someone wants free parking in the central business district of a large city? at what normally is...

4Thank RichfromDC

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Albany Hotel specializes in offering the best accommodation at affordable rates to corporate business, honeymooners, sports teams, groups and holiday makers alike. We also specialize in hosting unforgettable wedding receptions. We have a number of wedding venues to choose from depending on the size of the function required. The Hotel offers business conference and function facilities from small to large events. We have three business conference venues available with seating capacity of up to 120 delegates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Albany Hotel

Address: 225 Smith Street | Albany Grove, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: ₹ 1,882 - ₹ 4,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albany Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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“Choose the room on the higher floor as the noise from the street too audible”
 of 5 bubbles eveev2013, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Would not recommend this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 392margareto, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles Joe_Dokes, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have less noise depending on the occupants in the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Urschy53, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Next time I am in Durban, I would rather sleep in my car than pay money and get treated like a third class citizen!!”
 of 5 bubbles 413Rebo, 19 May 2015 | Read review
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