The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel


267 Smith Street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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About The Royal Hotel

Located in Durban, The Royal Hotel Durban is within a 35-minute drive of King Shaka International Airport and provides a sauna and an outdoor pool. It offers expansive city views and 4-star rooms.

Good to Know

To Downtown0.2 mi
Nearest airportDurban King Shaka Intl
Distance to airport18.3 mi


Check-in time2:00 PM
Check-out time10:00 AM
InternetWi-Fi available in all areas
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+27 313 336 000

Amenities at The Royal Hotel

Top Features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


  • Window
  • ATM on-site
  • Electric kettle
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Executive lounge access
  • Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
  • Family rooms
  • Cribs available
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Packed lunches
  • Free toiletries
  • Room service
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Outdoor pool
  • Key card access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Kids meals
  • No smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Laptop safe
  • Express check-out
  • Parking
  • Hairdryer
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Air-conditioned
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Pool towels
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Coffee shop
  • Private bathroom
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Storage available
  • Private parking
  • Quiet street view
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Increased accessibility
  • Rooftop pool
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Safety deposit box
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Elevator
  • Minibar
  • Shampoo
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shower
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Shower cap
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Adapter
  • First-aid kit
  • Snack bar
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bathtub
  • Soundproofing
  • Bidet
  • Body soap
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Telephone
  • Kettle
  • Carpeted
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • City view
  • Clothes rack
  • Trash cans
  • TV
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Conditioner
  • Desk
  • Dining area
  • Dining table
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Massage


  • Babysitting or child care
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services

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Reviews for The Royal Hotel

GoodBased on 4,392 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Welcoming staff was good only! (in 234 reviews)
  • Your breakfast was great and perfect (in 175 reviews)
  • Everything was perfect on my side. (in 126 reviews)
Cons -
  • Hotel is filthy and disorganized. (in 77 reviews)
  • The water was cold. (in 44 reviews)
  • Room service overpriced for terrible food. (in 36 reviews)

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8.8 Very good
Very good except the lady that was checking the list of dinners. She spoiled my day
7.4 Good
Facility is good but the service was not so good, requested for an iron and it never arrived. Breakfast area all the tables were messy and there was no agency in cleaning them. Corridor was smelling of cigarettes.
7.4 Good
i book a room for two but they say i book for one .endup paying extra money while my last day we didn't get the breakfast at all.

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Where is The Royal Hotel

Most Popular Landmarks

Exhibition Centre0.4 mi
Golden Mile0.6 mi
South Beach0.9 mi
North Beach1.0 mi
uShaka Marine World1.3 mi
Greyville Race Course1.5 mi

Getting Around

Durban Soldiers Way0.4 mi
Durban ICC0.4 mi
Durban South Beach0.6 mi
Durban Teachers Centre (ymca)0.7 mi
Durban Beach0.8 mi
Durban Eldo Coach Office0.9 mi

FAQs when booking at The Royal Hotel

Is pricing at The Royal Hotel comparable to 3 star hotels in Durban?

In Durban, the average nightly rate for 3 stars hotels is $61. The expected nightly rate for The Royal Hotel is around $44; a price that is 28% cheaper than the city average. HotelsCombined considers The Royal Hotel to be a good deal if you’re looking to stay at a 3 stars hotel in Durban.

How close is The Royal Hotel to the nearest airport, Durban Virginia Airport?

The distance between the closest airport, Durban Virginia Airport, and The Royal Hotel is 6.4 mi and the expected drive time is about 0h 12m. Your drive time between the two can vary based on the time of day and traffic trends of the area.

What is the best way for guests to get from Durban Virginia Airport to The Royal Hotel?

For the most freedom while visiting Durban, consider renting a car for about $44/day and parking it at The Royal Hotel where they offer parking spaces to hotel guests. Rideshare apps and taxis remain a very common solution for The Royal Hotel guests. This is often the most cost-effective method of transportation when visiting Durban.

Is there a pool at The Royal Hotel?

Yes, The Royal Hotel has a pool for hotel guests. Generally, hotel pools have opening and closing times so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

How close is The Royal Hotel from the Durban city center?

The center of Durban Central, Durban, is just 0.6 mi away from the front doors of The Royal Hotel. You can find many fellow tourists at places such as Greyville Race Course, which you can get to from The Royal Hotel using any means of transportation.

What is the The Royal Hotel phone number?

You can reach the front desk of The Royal Hotel at +27 313 336 000.

Does The Royal Hotel have Wi-Fi available?

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

What is the check-out time at The Royal Hotel?

Check-out should be before 10:00 AM. For checking in at The Royal Hotel, guests should plan for any time after 2:00 PM on the day of their scheduled arrival.

How much does it cost to stay at The Royal Hotel, Durban?

On average, guests have been paying $44 per night to stay at The Royal Hotel. Some users have found rooms as low as $28 per night. Enter your dates in the form above to see the price rates available for your stay.

Is there a restaurant at The Royal Hotel?

Yes, there is a restaurant on-site at The Royal Hotel, Durban. For drinks at the accommodation, there is a bar available.

Does The Royal Hotel have a laundry service?

This accommodation does offer laundry services. No need to pack a travel iron either, as the accommodation can provide one.

How far is The Royal Hotel from Moses Mabhida Stadium?

The Royal Hotel is about 2.1 mi from Moses Mabhida Stadium, one of Durban’s most popular landmarks.

Is The Royal Hotel close to Durban City Hall and Natural Science Museum?

Walking distance - there’s 0.1 mi between Durban City Hall and Natural Science Museum and The Royal Hotel.

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