It was great,but guests need a refregerator and internet in the rooms.I was disappointed about that.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel with a lot of character"
Hotel was very convenient. It was on the beach and located close to all the attractions. Don't need a taxi to sight see.Genuine Expedia guest review
No reinvestment in this property for years. Value for price is poor.Genuine Expedia guest review
it was funGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Awful experience!!! Lied about Wi Fi: never available. Unable to maintain a clean hotel: they had to first collect the used towels, wash those then bring same back in the afternoon. No iron.I called on two consecutive days the reception to get an iron. The promise to bring the iron was never kept until I left. Noisy Very Noisy. people just walking from […] the street into the hotel without going to the reception. They came to knock to my door many times. even as early as 5h00 AM looking for their friends. The reception unaware. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was very good besides the water to have a shower was warm. be it in the morning or evening. Do something about the geysers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
it was horrible since rooms where not smelling nice and we where bathing with cold water no electricity in the morning and no apology from management sorry to respond late due to internet problemGenuine Hotels.com guest review
my wife I a travel agent for a large company and does a lot of business and leisure bookings she will definitely not send her clients and she will tell them not to book or go near that hotel, its disgusting ,from the time we arrived we had nothing but ,problems, first they could not find my booking , and said I must pay again, I refused, until I showed […] them the email from hotls .com. I was told its first class treatment and so comfortable, but over the 30years of staying in hotels , this was the worst ever experience, my wife was so disgusted with me that I could take them to such a dump. and the rude staff , unreal ,then I had to pay for my childrens breakfast, the first morning until te day of departure , my wife spoke to the manager on duty .JOHN he said no we must go in and they will not pay , he doesn't know why we had to pay , the service is just pathetic, no fridge, the bedding smells, the room stinks we actually requested to be moved , but the room they moved us to was just as bad, r2380.00 pathetic.i personally think they should refund me my money , worse stay ever in Durban. and we will definitely put this on hello peter. my wife is goint to have a meeting with the sales rep,. and discuss this , further, mr motan Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My online booking was not captured by the Tropicana system and this could have caused problems for me if the hotel was full. Breakfast was the same stuff for my duration of stay. Rates were not favourable even though booking was done by Hotel Express. Hotel advised me to better make a phone call than online bookingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
i was more than satisfyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very pleasant stay indeed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was ok for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"clean room, delicious food, bt it has surprises..."
It was great, the beds are comfortable and rooms clean. Bt I want happy bcoz I had to pay for my brother's breakfast while I paid a full amount that they said it included breakfast and I ddnt get reimbursement. The housekeeping people, left my room a mess for the whole day and my brother had to stay outside the hotel bcoz it was a mess. Until it was […] sorted at 5 in the evening. Enquired abt that, they said they were STL busy wit the check in's. Nxt tym I'm definitely tryin another hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"the shower was not in a good condition."
The food was lovely and the staff was very friendly. The room was nice and clean. The beds were very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
room where not adequate clean.the floor were smelling dust.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Comrades hotel"
Easy walk to the Comrades start on an up run, and good for beachfront meet ups. Good value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"non smoking rooms"
I had to move from one room to the next untili could find a non smoking room on the 3rd attempt. Even worse the telephone lines were not working, having driven for more than 6 hrs and then marching up and down was not cool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the staff are fiendly and very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hôtel bien situé"
Vue sur la mer, parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
朝食がもう少し充実してるとよかった。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Definately going back!"
09/17/14 Sbonie Durban, South Africa
For the low cost that I paid at the hotel, I must say that the services were amazing. And as an absolute food-lover, the food didn't disappoint one bit. NOTE: it would be nice if the wifi was available in the rooms as well instead of just the first floor and as a bonus...FREE WIFI :)
09/16/14 zamarandall Durban, South Africa
The internet could be in all floors except for the business loundge. The food at the Clippers bar was amazing and the staff was very helpful as well. The rooms are very clean. You need to request in advance for a sea viewing room.
"hotel in urgent need of refurbishment"
01/10/14 santa2014 Johannesburg, South Africa
hotel in need of refurbishment.carpets smell and rooms are substandard.broken phone,mould in the bathroom and flies in the dining hall.bad experience overall.we were on a family holiday,last minute decision hence could not get rooms elsewhere.booked tropicana as we have visited their other property at natal spa which way better.
"Probably a nice hotel... in the 80's"
10/09/13 Kyle E Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
I was booked for the hotel for a 3 day holiday. The staff was friendly and accommodating, which was the best part of the hotel. The entrance was a picture out of the 80's. The hotel's AC was not on so it was sticky throughout. When i got to my floor, the halls smelled of smoke, and were dark and dank. The room was standard for a hotel, but dirtier. The AC in the room didnt work either. The website i used to book the stay also listed Wifi, which they did not have. Immediately cancelled my stay and took the hit to go to a different hotel. All in all, fairly terrible experience. Pros-Friendly, accommodating staff, fairly priced, beach is right outside. Cons- Dirty, Smells Bad, needs updating, smoking is allowed.
09/09/13 Hillary2012 Nairobi, Kenya
Resided here for two nights while on business, the breakfast was fantastic and free internet in the business lounge only. Requested for room service and got it in 10 minutes, wow!! Though the hotel room looked a bit old and the window was jammed shut. Still the aircon made up for this. Found it odd that you need to pay cash for wifi to use in other areas of the hotel and they cannot add this to your room charge to be settled on check out. Ultimately it was a wonderful stay and enjoyed Durban very much.
"AFFORDABLE AND RELAXING STAY"
09/03/13 ritha p Durban, South Africa
Needed an urgent stay, and guess what? Tropicana accommodated us hassle free. An absolute comfort zone - great stay. Thank you for affording me this opportunity - affordable. Will not hesitate to stay with you again. Well done and keep up the good service!
"Pre-INDABA exhabition 2013 at Tropicana"
06/14/13 1st_Zulu_Safaris_SA Durban, South Africa
Just a few days before the INDABA conference started Tropicana Hotel was kind enough to let us take part in welcoming all the Indaba exhibitors and visitors, it was beautiful and their staff is very friendly!
"Very Good Service"
04/08/13 RoseN132 Capetown
I recently stayed for business for the whole week, yes it is not a 3 star but the service is that of 5star hotel real hospitality indeed. I also saw Department of Home Affairs Officials I managed to interview some of them about the hotel and they said to me Tropicana was like their home far away from home. What is lacking in the hotel is gym facilities
"Pub Fare in the Clipper's Pub"
02/18/13 TouringSA Durban, South Africa
On a shoestring budget? The Tropicana is the only venue in Durban where you can get a good plate of food for under R30! Menu changes daily in the 'Clipper's Bar' and has tables both inside and out. I notice that there are many complaints about this hotel, and yes most are true unfortunately. However, the Clipper's Pub will always see me when I need a quick lunch or dinner at an excellent price!
I stayed for 2nights after the new year 2013.at breakfast I was apalled by the rude remarks made by waiters on the morning of the 4th, they were vocal bout the age difference of sum couple it was none of their business and that does not do the business good i was absolutely in disgust by that behaviour of workers forgetting where their bread is buttered.For them to jump to such conclusions and throw insults it shows lack of good training in hospitality and it was really barbaric management should correct that.I would really like to visit this hotel in future.
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