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The Royal Hotel

267 Smith Street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

+27 313 336 000

based on 4 056 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 - Ocean view
1 twin bed

1 twin bed



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Standard rooms - Panoramic view


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Executive rooms - Harbour view

R1 554/night

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Double rooms - Lake view

R1 109/night

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R1 460/night

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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

Places of interest near The Royal Hotel

Attractions in Durban, South Africa curated by momondo

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


Durban City Hall and Natural Science Museum0,1 km
Golden Mile1,0 km
North Beach1,6 km
uShaka Marine World2,1 km


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The Royal Hotel room booking info

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

  • The Royal Hotel is typically below the average price of 3 star hotels in Durban. On average, you can expect to pay R1 421 per night in Durban. The Royal Hotel typically costs R716 per night, which is R704 cheaper than the Durban average.

  • There are 29,4 km between Durban King Shaka Intl and The Royal Hotel. The drive to and from the airport should be about 54min, depending on traffic. Take into account high traffic times, especially near more metropolitan areas.

  • With parking available at The Royal Hotel, you could always hire a car for as low as R325/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Durban. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Durban King Shaka Intl to The Royal Hotel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • There is a restaurant at The Royal Hotel that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or order food to take away. Call the front desk at +27 313 336 000 for kitchen hours. Guests staying at The Royal Hotel are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • Yes, The Royal Hotel has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • When staying at The Royal Hotel you are only 0,4 km from the Durban city centre. While making your way to the centre of Durban, you should plan to visit Greyville Race Course, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • For questions regarding the hotel or your stay at The Royal Hotel, call +27 313 336 000.

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

  • Standard check-out time at The Royal Hotel is 10:00. Guests can check in after 14:00.

  • The cheapest deals found start from only R633 per night. The average rate for rooms at The Royal Hotel is currently around R866/night. Enter your dates in the form above to see more.

  • Yes, there is. Reach out to The Royal Hotel, Durban for more details on all available laundry services. Ironing equipment e.g. ironing boards and irons are available as well.

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