Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga: Where beach bliss meets city charm

Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga

Durban, the beating heart of the KwaZulu-Natal, is a vibrant coastal holiday destination known for its golden beaches, electric atmosphere and undeniable charm. Nestled perfectly in its upmarket Umhlanga district, the 4-Star Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga, seamlessly blends luxurious comfort with breathtaking Indian Ocean views.

Expect an unforgettable experience – Durban offers endless summers, warm Indian Ocean waters and lots to keep you occupied. Enjoy a rich cultural tapestry with flavorful curries and bustling markets, thrilling adventures from beachfront safaris to Drakensberg hikes, family fun at uShaka Marine World, and a foodie paradise with fresh seafood and sizzling braais.

Designed for travelling executives, romantic couples, families and groups, Radisson Blu Durban, features from stylish decor to warm, personal service from well-trained and friendly staff. Many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to say about their experiences at the hotel.

Accommodation at Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga

With 206 stylish and spacious rooms, the Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga offers a variety of accommodation options to suit every need and budget. From cozy Standard Rooms to luxurious suites with stunning sea views, you’re sure to find the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring Durban.

The Standard Room is a haven of tranquility after a day of exploration. You will have everything you need for a comfortable stay including a choice of between a King or two twin beds as well as amenities like free Wi-Fi, cable TV and air conditioning.

Upgrade your experience with in the Superior Room-Sea View or the spacious Junior Suite featuring stunning views of the Indian Ocean. They offer extra space and comfort with the practical amenities as in the Standard Rooms.

In the Executive Room – Sea View & Lounge Access and the Premium Room you can enjoy the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The rooms offer breathtaking sea views and the Executive Room enjoys exclusive access to the Club Lounge.

Perfect for families of up to four people and two children under 6 years old, the Family Stay – 2 Connected Rooms provides two connected rooms, ensuring comfort and space for everyone. Besides thoughtful bathroom amenities, enjoy free Wi-Fi while enjoying a hot drink from the coffee and tea facilities.

Make an online booking HERE and take advantage of their specials HERE.

Facilities at Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga

The Radisson Blu Durban elevates your stay with its world-class facilities. Dive into the inviting outdoor pool, a refreshing oasis amidst the Durban sunshine. The state-of-the-art fitness center allows you to maintain your workout routine, while the on-site spa provides a haven of tranquility for rejuvenating treatments.

For the business traveler, the hotel offers fully equipped meeting rooms and a business center, ensuring seamless productivity. You will also love their wedding venue and facilities.

Unwind and savor delectable cuisine at the hotel’s exceptional bars and restaurants. Tantalize your taste buds with a fusion of international flavors and fresh, local produce. For a vibrant nightlife experience, their bars provide a sophisticated setting to indulge in handcrafted cocktails and your favorite beverages.

Things to do in Durban

The Radisson Blu Durban’s prime location places you at the heart of Durban’s vibrant tourism scene. The golden sands of Umhlanga Beach are a mere stone’s throw away, inviting you to soak up the sun, build sandcastles, or try your hand at thrilling water sports. Explore the Durban beachfront, a bustling hub lined with restaurants, shops, and vibrant entertainment options.

For a taste of Durban’s rich cultural heritage, head to the Victoria Street Market, a treasure trove of handcrafted souvenirs, local delicacies, and vibrant street art. Immerse yourself in the city’s colonial past at the Durban Botanic Gardens, a haven of tranquility boasting over 1,600 species of plants. Animal lovers can embark on thrilling safaris adventure in the Durban surrounds.

Reviews from previous Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga guests

“Great Hotel. A overall exceptional experience, value and perfect location and room! Areas to improve for perfection: Check-in: told a porter would help with bags – none did. Bathroom: no facecloths. Small things. Hence no perfect score on service. Thanks overall,” wrote zjansen3154 on their TripAdvisor page.

deepillay27 added; “Recommend to anyone it was beautiful, the breakfast was amazing, the atmosphere and easy access to amenities.”

“Excellent stay. Exactly what I expected I definitely will be visiting again staff are friendly and welcoming. No one is in your business. You are free to do as you please,” said trudyn9doo.

Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga is located at 7 Lagoon Dr, Umhlanga, Durban. For bookings, call +27 (0) 31 575 8500 or email info.durban.umhlanga@radissonblu.com or visit www.radissonhotels.com/radisson-blu-durban. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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