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The Royal Hotel

267 Smith Street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

+27 313 336 000

based on 4,050 reviews


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About The Royal Hotel, Durban

Value for money
Featuring a sauna and an outdoor pool, The Royal Hotel Durban is located in Durban and offers sophisticated accommodation. It features expansive city views and 4-star rooms. A variety of premium services are available for guests of The Royal Hotel Durban, such as 24-hour room service, valet parking and an express check-in and check-out feature. It offers a kids pool and a coffee bar, as well as squash courts. The rooms at the hotel were renovated in 2004 and have tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and an in-room safe. The bathrooms feature a shower and come with a hair dryer. The hotel provides an in-house restaurant, The Royal Grill, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in an elegant setting. Those staying at the property can sample the varied drinks menu at Exchange. For those with day trips planned, the hotel provides packed lunches on request. The Royal Hotel Durban is situated amongst the area's well-known attractions, including International Convention Centre Durban, which is a short walk away. Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, the Durban Botanic Gardens and uShaka Marine World are in close proximity to the property.

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Deluxe rooms - River view
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£34 totalPriceline
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Standard rooms - Sea view


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Executive rooms - River view


£78 totalBooking.com
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Double rooms - Panoramic view


£56 totalAgoda.com
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Other Rooms - Lake view


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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Snorkelling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kettle
  • Dining area
  • Dining table


  • Window
  • Executive lounge access
  • Family rooms
  • Storage available
  • Quiet street view
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Beauty salon
  • Windsurfing

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • Adapted bath
  • Upper floors accessible by lift


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Rooftop pool
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Terrace/Patio

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The Royal Hotel location: 267 Smith Street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • There is a £21/night difference in the average price of 3-star hotels in Durban (£56/night) and the average nightly rate at The Royal Hotel (£36/night).

  • If you're looking to go directly from Durban King Shaka Intl to The Royal Hotel, expect a 54min drive as they are around 18.3 mi apart.

  • The Royal Hotel has parking available on site for customers of the hotel. With that in mind, the most efficient way not only to get from Durban King Shaka Intl to the hotel, but also to get around Durban during your stay may be to hire a car. Car rentals in The Royal Hotel are on average £15/day. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to The Royal Hotel. The nearest airport to the hotel is Durban King Shaka Intl.

  • Yes, The Royal Hotel does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or order something to take away. There are also many other quality food options in Durban for those looking for something different. One of the easiest dining options for Durban guests staying in The Royal Hotel is to order room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • The Royal Hotel does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • When staying at The Royal Hotel you are only 0.2 mi from the Durban city centre. While making your way to the centre of Durban, you should plan to visit Durban City Hall and Natural Science Museum, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • Is The Royal Hotel pet-friendly?

  • Yes, The Royal Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • You can plan to arrive after 14:00 for checking in. Check-out time is 10:00. We advise notifying the front desk of any requests as early as possible.

  • Depending on the room type you prefer and your travel dates, the cost will differ. Average price per night at The Royal Hotel, Durban is £43, but you may find great deals as low as £31. You can find rates for your trip in the form above.

  • Laundry services are available at The Royal Hotel. Contact the property reception for additional information. You can leave your travel iron at home and use the irons provided at the accommodation.

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