Gooderson Tropicana Hotel: Ideal accommodation for leisure and business travellers to Durban

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Located a 2-minute walk from the Golden Mile beachfront, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel offers affordable, comfortable accommodation in Durban. Enjoy views across South Beach district and the Indian Ocean beyond right from your suite.

Whether you are leisure or business traveller, your stay at this hotel places you within reach of the city’s tourist attractions as well as its CBD. Couples particularly like its location and they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip on

You will also be happy to hear that your hosts have also taken steps to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19 during your stay.

Indeed, the hotel provides the space for creating lasting memories of your Durban holiday.

Accommodation at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

The hotel has on offer five accommodation options. The Deluxe Family Sea Facing, the ever-popular Sea Facing Family Double Room and the Family Double Room with Side Seaview are designed to accommodate up to four people comfortably.

There is also a Standard Room that can accommodate two people and a Self-Catering 4 Sleeper for those, who prefer to stay at the hotel on their own terms.

Amenities in the units include en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi internet, air-conditioning, DStv, tea/coffee making facilities, a telephone and mini-bar fridge as well as spacious double beds.

See their accommodation rates HERE. Make an online booking HERE. Take advantage of their specials HERE.

Facilities at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Guest facilities include ample, secure parking for your vehicles. If you are planning to host a conference or event in Durban, talk to them about their stylish conference venue.

Should you need to energise before or after your day in Durban, their wonderful Chefs are ready to spoil you at the restaurant. Here you can enjoy traditional South African and European-style breakfasts, lunches and dinners with amazing sea views.

Buffet breakfast is served in the Seven Palms Restaurant which offers varied international buffets at other meal times. Clippers Bar is the perfect spot for a relaxing drink, featuring a terrace which offers sunset views.

See their full list of facilities HERE.

Things to do in Durban

Durban as a city has plenty to offer the traveller – and Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is within reach of all these offers. Their friendly staff are always available to advise you on the best options.

Activities include the Durban beachfront, the Umngeni Bird Park, the Big Swing at the Moses Mabida Stadium and the Ushaka Marine World.

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Reviews from previous Gooderson Tropicana Hotel guests

“The hotel stuff is helpful and AMAZING. It’s clean and safe. Breakfast is so nice and there is a lot of varieties to choose from. It’s probably just minutes from the beach….if u are looking for a great time with family and friends, south Beach is the place to go. Tropicana is GREAT!” wrote Molefi on their reviews page.

Rametsi added; “Room was spacious enough however more could be done on the key system of the room including TV channels to be increased. Maybe partition of family rooms.”

“I liked the location, the breakfast was amazing and the staff. They are always there when you need them. I will definitely go back,” said Monica.

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is located at 85 OR Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 31 368 1511 or email and visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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