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Lusaka, Zambia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I have a bit of a mixed review.The hotel had some good points. The breakfast was really very good! Buffet breakfast with a lot of choices. Also the Clippers restaurant was good and the prices were very reasonable. It was nice not to have to go out to find dinner. The location is great, right on the beach and in... More 

Thank Celeste91
Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The location is good but they lie about the internet. There is no internet in the rooms - despite what it says on their website. " Wifi in all the rooms"- NOPE only in the lobby and then it is slow. Also they have only one working elevator for It is right on the beach which is nice- great views... More 

Thank Matahari78
GoodersonLeisure, Social Media Manager at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Matahari78, We wish to thank you for taking the time in posting a review on Tripadvisor, and our sincere apologies in this delayed response. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused to you while with us, these issues should have never had a negative impact on your stay. With regards to the WIFI and the Lifts. We have identified... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This hotel has its positives and negatives. The location is great, right opposite the beach, the rooms are massive. But its very old fashioned, it even still uses a normal key to allow you to enter and exit your rooms. With a bit of an upgrade it would be a great hotel. But you pretty much get what you pay... More 

Thank DJMlungu
Benoni, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The staff was very friendly, from the cleaners to management. Always going out of their way to assist , the breakfast was very yummy! A special thanks to Gugu the front desk lady ,she went an extra mile for us always assisting us with a smile, also Raj the Potter such a helpful guy and to management, thank you for... More 

Thank Sibongile007
GoodersonLeisure, Social Media Manger at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sibongile007, Thank-you for your review. We have passed on your compliments to onto Raj and Gugu. We're glad that we could make your birthday a memorable one, and we hope to have you back again next year! Regards, The Gooderson Leisure Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This hotel is well located, right on the beachfront. Most rooms have a view over the sea. It's getting a little long in the tooth and in need of a full revamp to bring it up to standard. The lifts in particular need revamping. One was out of order and the other's doors were incredibly slow in closing. The breakfast... More 

Thank Jan v
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

After spending a week on the South Coast we decided to stay for one night in Durban before heading home. As we wanted a place on the beach front we made use of the Trip Advisor app to make a booking. Looking for a relatively inexpensive place we decided on the Tropicana Hotel. After having read some of the reviews... More 

1 Thank Trevor d
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Friendly staff, clean Sea facing room and breakfast was good,location was good and just a walking distance to the beach. The family room has no privacy and that was a bit annoying but we did to allow the set up to spoil our holiday. had a wonderful stay and enjoyed Durban and love much.

Thank V6322UCmarym
Dutch Alps
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80 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

I will keep this short: Many things broken e.i. Cold water tap in bath so shower was too hot to bear, hole in wall taped off, door-lock broken, remote of tv not working, window glass broken. Total looks very shabby. Bar staff rude and slow..... Enough to advise not to go there

1 Thank veldhuizen
Newlands, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

very friendly staff, nice clean rooms, good food. will surely go again. recommended it to friends and family. the only thing that irked me was the walkers blocking the ocean view and sleeping on the beachfront.

2 Thank 854felicity
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We had a very nyc time in da hotel...staff was dedicated to assist always.The breakfast was fantastic as well.No complaints at all I'm willing to visit durban and specifically a stay in Tropicana hotel.

1 Thank Zozo M

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holiday Hotel in South Beach area, 10 minutes from city center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Address: 85 Marine Parade, Durban 4056, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: €73 - €89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Tropicana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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“Best views are the beach front but prefer the south side as they are quieter and not as hot with still some view the beachfront.”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 975ntando, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Called room service to ask for something and i was told to come and collect it.apart from that I had the best Room ever the view was Amazing ”
 of 5 bubbles puledim2016, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Nice sea views”
 of 5 bubbles Sibongile007, 11 Feb 2016 | Read review
“ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 854felicity, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
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