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African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel with friendly staff and some nice features but this is definitely not African Pride standard. I've stayed in better 3 star hotels and guest houses in SA. For the price you are paying here you'll get much better value for money on the Durban beachfront at one of the TsogoSun hotels or Protea Hotel King Edward. Umhlanga also...

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day, My most sincere apologies that this was your experience, as this is not the usual standard that we like to give our GUESTS. We have implimented a strict maintanance plan within the hotel, and have ongoing training with the staff. Thank you for your honest feedback! We appreciate it all! I hope that we will be able to...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE booed in for 2 nights during our recent touring trip to South Africa. Most of the other places we were staying were game lodges etc., so this was a short city break. What a delight. Lovely greeting from the owner, amazing room with huge balcony, and a superb (if a little cold!) swimming pool. Decided to eat at the...

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for the beautiful write up! We are so pleased that you had such a great time! We definitley strive to make all our guests feel at home and welcome! We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Keep well! Melanie Campbell

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was absolutely perfect, until we returned back to the hotel at midnight and queried with reception about arranging some food delivery (kitchen closes at 10 pm)...not only did we not expect the reception to assist with anything else other than a phone number, but we definitely did not expect the kitchen to be reopened for us only and a...

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Melanie C, Owner at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Elmir A, Thank you so much for your kind words, and I am so happy to hear that my STAFF went above and beyond to exceed your expectaions! And that you had such a fabulous time! We hope that you will be back soon again! Kind regards Melanie Campbell

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely, Old World manor house with large, comfortable room and excellent bathroom. We stayed having arrived on a long-haul flight, prior to driving up to Rorke's Drift. This hotel was easy to find, had plentiful parking and gave us the rest we needed prior to a busy holiday. Dinner in the evening was fine but nothing special and several wines...

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day KateOD_10, Thank you so much for the great review! We really enjoyed having you here at our Hotel! I will look into the ordering procedure, and rectify so that it doesn't become a problem to anothe GUEST. Thank you for the feedback, without it I would not know what we are doing wrong or even right. Travel safe...

Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stayed in room called " Berkshire " which was spacious, clean and very comfortable. We also had a large private balcony. The manager Jean Francois made our stay really enjoyable. He was busy but still found time to answer questions and chat at length. He was ably assisted by his delightful staff . Each request was met with the...

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Martin L, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really are extatic that we were able to make you feel so welcome in our Hotel. Jean Francois is an absolute gem and we are proud to have him working with us! And the Staff are always willing to assist wherever necessary! We hope that your next...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

What a great hotel! With all staff so thoughtful and nothing was too much trouble for them. The room was very clean as was the bathroom with nice toiletries,bathrobes and slippers. All of which was really useful. The food was cooked nicely and served with a smile. They could change the menu around to suit your needs, as one evening...

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day PT, Thank you so much for the kind words, we are really excited and proud that we were able to make your visit such a memorable and comfortable one! We really loved having you in our hotel and wish that your next visit will be soon! And hopefully you will not get the same couple on that tour...

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Was invited to a high tea at Audacia Manor to celebrate a special friend's birthday. This place has a nice Old World Charm Atmosphere. The selection of food and set up was good. Inside parking for a few cars which is a bonus. Staff were attentive and obliging. The views are magnificent.

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for the kind words, I am so thrilled that you enjoyed the High Tea function. I hope that you will come back soon for an event of your own? Have a great day! Kind regards Melanie Campbell

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here for lunch. Unfortunately the chef was of a very junior level.. of a party of 7 none of us enjoyed our food. Steak was under done, red thai curry was a sweet Italian tomato sauce devoid of any spice, wraps were tasteless. The saving grace was the excellent service and great setting. But here's hoping they get a...

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Resh5291, My most sincere apologies for the inconvenience that you felt during your recent lunch at Audacia Hotel. This most certainly does not reflect the service or quality of food that we are usually so proud to offer. I have taken remedial action to ensure that no other GUEST is effected in this way in the future. Again...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for a weekend. Although hotel is very boutique the bar and lounges are to close to the rooms and as a result if you get noisy guests in the lounge you are not going to sleep. The general service was mediocre and very average certainly a let down and does not belong in the Marriot or the African...

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Warren D, My most sincere apologies for the inconvenience that you felt during your stay, your feedback is vitally important to our Hotel. Without it we cannot improve. I will personally look into the service and strive to ensure that no other GUEST has the same issues. If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Just came back home from a 3 week holiday in South Africa. I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights before a tour around Kwa Zulu Natal and an additional night on our return back to Durban. Upon arrival on the first evening after 2 internal flights we were greeted and shown to our luxurious room with an enormous balcony...

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Melanie C, General Manager at African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Rico1974, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much! We really strive to make all our GUESTS feel at home, and welcomed into our Hotel. I will relay your well wishes to all our STAFF, I am sure they will appreciate your kind words. I hope that your are able to come back...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1928, African Pride Audacia Manor is a lavish hotel centrally-located minutes from the ICC, the Golden Mile beachfront and Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kingsmead and Kings Park. All our rooms have balconies that provide 180 degree views of the city and the ocean, while our Coach House offers private courtyards with outside spa baths and outdoor showers. We offer a personalised service to all our esteemed GUESTS, so whether you are in town for business or leisure, our team will ensure a fantastic stay and great memories. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel

Address: 11 Sir Arthur Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa (Formerly African Pride Audacia Manor)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: €135 - €208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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