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Top tips for finding Durban hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Durban, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Durban in February and January.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Durban if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Tuesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 12 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Durban accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Durban found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was R323, while the most expensive was R2 062.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Durban for 14 days.
The nearest airport to Durban city is the King Shaka International Airport, 22 miles to the north of the centre. If you're interested in a hotel close to the airport, but not in the city, we recommend the De Charmoy Estate in Verulam, as it's only 3 miles from the airport. Similarly, the Sibaya Lodge is only 7 miles away.
If you plan on getting into Durban city late at night, it’s probably best to stay at a hotel with a 24-hour reception desk, such as the Glenmore Guest House or the Buckleigh Guest House.
Bringing your pet with you on your trip to Durban? The Avillahouse Guesthouse and the Virginia Forest Lodge both accept animals. It’s a good idea to make your request in advance as there may be an extra fee.
Avoid relying on taxis and public transport to get to your hotel from the airport and book a place that offers easy transfers. RJ’s Guesthouse and The Concierge both provide airport shuttle transport for a surcharge.
If you need to do some work during your stay in Durban, you may want to look into accommodation that offers a business centre and meeting facilities. The Concierge and Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel both offer such services.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Durban
Is there any accommodation in Durban that can offer services for disabled guests or guests with reduced mobility?
Yes, Casa Ridge has an entire accommodation unit on the ground floor of their building, which is accessible for guests with reduced mobility. Similarly, the Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel also offers ground-floor rooms with disabled access, as well as toilets with handrails.
I want to experience the local nightlife in Durban. Where should I stay?
While there are bars and restaurants spread throughout the city of Durban, most of the nightlife is centred around the docks area, near the Golden Mile. The Waterfront Hotel and Spa by Misty Blue Hotels in Durban Point is only a 10-minute walk to the hottest nightspots. Durban Beach Waterfront (amazing views, 3-bed) is also in Durban Point and very close to the Golden Mile. Both hotels offer easy access to famous bars such as Billy the Bum’s, the Rainbow Restaurant and Jazz Bar, and Joe Cool’s.
Where should I stay in Durban if I want to go sightseeing?
McAllisters on 8th is only 3 miles from the Golden Mile, Moses Mabhida Stadium and Durban Botanic Gardens. The Suncoast Sunsquare and Suncoast Towers accommodation is also worth looking into as it’s a little closer at 2 miles from these top tourist attractions.
I am interested in seeing the local wildlife and nature. Where would you recommend?
If your itinerary includes seeing native wildlife and spending some time in nature, we recommend RJ’s Guesthouse as it’s only 3 miles to the Umgeni River Bird Park, and around 6 miles to the Mitchell Park Zoo. Buckleigh Guest House is less than a mile to the Umgeni River Bird Park and is also within 2 miles of the Japanese Gardens and the Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Durban districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Durban city centre
How can I find hotels near me?
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