There are many excellent reasons for visiting the warm and friendly city of Durban. Among these it is clear that the wide range of quality accommodation choice in the city plays a big part in tempting visitors to fly in here.
There is no doubt making a smart choice in this respect will get your trip to Durban off to a wonderful start. So, where will you end up spending your nights once you get here on your dream trip from Johannesburg, Cape Town or elsewhere?
The Best Areas to Stay In
As with any other destination anywhere in the world, it is vital that you work out which part of the city you want to stay in. By doing this well you will have a fine base from which to do all of the things that you have been dreaming of doing here.
If your main reason for coming here is to enjoy the world class beaches then you might want to consider staying in the trendy area of Umhlanga Rocks. This district has lots of hotels and resorts, with many of them right on the lovely beach or next to it.
Those visitors who fly into King Shaka International Airport on business might prefer to stay in the North of the city. As well as being close to the airport, this part of the city is also an important business hub and offers many hotels that are suitable for those who are here to work.
Another Durban district worth checking out is called Morningside. This part of the city has lots of hotels and it is perfect for staying in if you are interested in taking part in the brilliant Durban nightlife scene while you are here.
Best Hotels in Durban
With so many quality hotels spread across the city, picking the right one to stay in may take you more time than you expected. To help you choose the right one you might want to check out the very best accommodation options in the city.
For instance, Suncoast Towers is perfectly situated next to the beach and many other great Durban attractions. The service here is highly rated by many previous guests and overall it is ideal for a relaxing break with the option of heading out to the casino, the restaurants or for one of the other local things to do.
The Benjamin is another Durban hotel that has a lot going for it in so many ways. This place is conveniently situated in the beautiful Morningside area and has an elegant but laidback feel to it.
Another great option for tourists with a decent accommodation budget is at the Hilton in Durban. As you would expect from this world renowned hotel chain, the rooms are very stylish and the service is second to none.
At Umhlanga Rocks the Beverley Hills Hotel is another classy choice of place to stay while in Durban. The rooms offer tremendous views of the Indian Ocean and the restaurant has had some great online reviews too.
Best Budget Hotels in Durban
Durban is also an excellent city for staying in on a budget that is a bit tighter. There are many places where you can enjoy everything that this wonderful city offers without spending too much of your money on the accommodation.
In terms of budget hostels around the city, Tekweni Backpackers Hostel is one that is definitely worth taking a close look at. This laidback hostel in Morningside has a busy bar and is a fine place to meet other travellers while having a drink or two.
Another affordable hostel in Durban is the handily situated Happy Hippo. This is a cool hostel that is a short walking distance from the beach and from uShaka Marine World, with low prices and a cool feel to it.
Nomads Backpackers hostel is also a clean and cheap place to spend a few nights in lovely Durban. This is a fun place that has decent facilities and friendly staff who will look after you well.
The natural beauty and wide range of attractions in Durban make it perfect for exploring on your terms. Take a look at how cheap and easy it is to fly in to here from other parts of South Africa just now.