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The Oyster Box Hotel

 

Overview

The Oyster Box Hotel has long been one of Africa's best-loved and most distinguished hotels, with an abundance of colonial charm and a breathtaking seaside setting.

Standing majestically on Umhlanga's prestigious beachfront near Durban, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, lush landscaped tropical gardens and direct beach access. This legendary occupies a special place in the hearts of countless guests who have enjoyed its warm, caring service and relaxed elegance.

The Oyster Box Hotel offers a choice of 86 luxurious rooms and suites to suit the needs of every visitor, each individually and tastefully decorated. The exquisite original hotel tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have been well cared for during the restoration programme and are once again perfectly positioned to enhance the distinctive charm of this grand hotel.

The stylish decor is an elegant combination of natural stones and woods, complemented by soothing, light colours that reflect the different shades of the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation. The restoration of the gracious establishment includes a collection of paintings by local artists that capture the vibrant culture of the Zulu people. The Oyster Box Hotel is proud to incorporate the remarkable work of so many talented artists in the stunning decor of the new hotel.

Accommodation Fact Sheet

Room Categories

Classic Rooms

There are eight elegant Classic Rooms, all overlooking the hotel's lush, tranquil gardens.
Average room size: 32 square metres.
Max occupancy: 2 persons

Classic Sea Facing Rooms

17 Classic Sea Facing Rooms, each with a balcony that opens onto views of Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and breathtaking coastline.
Average room size: 27 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 persons

Luxury Sea Facing Rooms

27 Luxury Sea Facing Rooms, each with a balcony that opens onto views of Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and breathtaking coastline. All rooms include a bathroom with double vanities and a spacious separate shower.
Average room size: 31 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 persons

Sea Facing Cabanas

Eight beautifully appointed Cabanas, each with king-sized four-poster beds, all on the lower ground level, boasting an individual spacious balcony terrace and exceptional views.
Average room size: 36 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 persons

Sea Facing Family Suites

The Oyster Box offers absolute comfort to families. There are five private Family Suites, comprising of a Master Bedroom and a separate single room or loft for the smaller members of the family.
Average room size: 36 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child up to 16 years*

Sea Facing Luxury Suites

These five individually decorated Sea Facing Suites comprise one well-appointed bedroom with a luxurious separate lounge.
Average room size: 55 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 persons

Sea Facing Deluxe Suites

Two individually decorated suites, each with one well-appointed bedroom and a luxurious separate lounge. The Deluxe Suites are located on the lower ground level, with their own private plunge pool and terrace.
Average room size: 78 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child up to 16 years*

Superior Garden Villas

These charming Villas set in the hotel gardens all have an inviting private plunge pool, terrace, lounge, bar and an opulent bathroom. Four of the eight Villas can be converted into a two-bedroomed Villa when interconnecting with one of the Garden Villa Lofts**.
Average room size: 105 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child up to 16 years*

Garden Villa Loft

Four comfortable, individually decorated garden-facing Loft Villas, each offering a king-sized four-poster bed and ample space. All Villa Lofts can be converted into a two-bedroomed Villa when interconnecting with one of the Superior Garden Villas**.
Average room size: 64 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 persons

The Presidential Suite

This spacious, stylish suite is divided over two levels and has a private lift.

The grand Master Bedroom has a comfortable seating area and intimate personal study. There are His and Hers marble bathrooms, Hers with unparalleled sea views. Other features include a private rim-flow swimming pool, an elegant lounge and tasteful dining room with seating for 10 guests, a bar and a well-equipped kitchen. Elegantly decorated throughout with white timber floors and marble and white Ceasar stone. There is also an interconnecting bedroom catering for an additional two persons.
Average room size: 246 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 persons or 4 when including the Presidential Classic Room***

The Presidential Classic Room

An interconnecting Classic Room with its own separate entrance is incorporated into the Presidential Suite.
Average room size: 43 square metres
Max occupancy: 2 persons

Restaurants and Bars

The Oyster Box boasts a variety of exquisite dining and social offerings to suit a range of moods and tastes from casual cocktails to fine dining.

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