Fodor's Expert Review Suncoast Hotel and Towers

20 Battery Beach Rd., Durban, KwaZulu Natal, 4001, South Africa

This hotel mostly attracts business people and gamblers, but it's a stone's throw from the beach and has some great sea views. Like the adjacent casino, it's designed in the art-deco style of the 1930s, which is in keeping with some of Durban's architectural heritage. The rooms are rather small, but elegantly minimalist with furnishings in pastel shades. The sea views from the higher floors are spectacular (it's worth the slightly higher price for a sea-facing room). Mediterranean cuisine is a speciality at The Riviera, but local favorites are also an option; for a more relaxed setting, cocktails are de rigueur at The Bar. The 36 suites in the towers are more luxurious than those in the hotel.

PROS

  • closest hotel to Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • spa
  • access to beach
  • has a good spa

CONS

  • smallish rooms
  • like with all Golden Mile hotels, it gets filled with participants during major sporting events
  • open-plan bathrooms aren't for everyone

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
BusinessViews
Trendy
Near the beach
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 031-314–7878

HOTEL DETAILS

165 rooms; 36 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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