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The Oyster Box

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THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Spa
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
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Great View
Ocean View
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed over at the oyster box earlier this month, and as usual, everything was absolutely perfect! It’s our most welcoming, easy going, relaxed happy place ever, and everyone is so happy to see you! I must say that Clive is always...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank amymartin514
Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled you both thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and experienced exceptional service from the friendly and helpful staff. I look forward to welcoming you...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

The Oyster Box is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever visited. So much thought has gone into making this hotel more than just a hotel. It is luxurious but not pretentious. The relaxed, old world charm of the place draws you in,...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 20 July 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel, in particular the quiet clock library showcasing a splendid collection...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 4 days at end of busy SA holiday. We had in mind a luxurious and looked after end to our holiday and the Oyster Box met, and exceeded, our expectations. We were met at the airport and chauffeured to the hotel, on...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank GrahamM930
Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your four-day stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you were blown away from the moment you were collected at the airport and that we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I type this I am beaming with excitement at the exceptional experience at The Oyster Box Hotel! From the time you arrive at reception to the time you get to your room - you will not be disappointed. I would like to thank the...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank NomagcisaOzmahD
Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled you enjoyed the exceptional experience from the moment you arrived! Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding the staff. They are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a most enjoyable stay and appreciated all the facilities in this lovely hotel with friendly, efficient staff. The Curry Room offers many choices of excellent freshly cooked food of different spices and heat. So good we visited twice in our three night stay....More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your three-night stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and appreciated all the facilities including the friendly, efficient staff. I am...More

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AltaCooke
12 September 2018|
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your interest in dining at The Chef's Table situated in the kitchen of the hotel. There are 3 Dinner menus from which to choose, starting at R1500.00 per person, with a minimum of 8 people, served... More
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krinelle
12 November 2017|
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Dear Future Guest, Unfortunately The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room Restaurants are not Halaal. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Suzanne L
7 November 2017|
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Dear Future Guest, Absolutely! We definitely cater for families. The hotel is situated right on the beach and we offer an in-house Cinema for residing guests and two swimming pools, one sea facing and a garden pool... More
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Room Tips
"Ocean facing on a high floor for the best views"
GrahamM930
1 week ago
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"Best of everything, worth every cent"
Iamnhlakanipho
3 weeks ago
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"Amazing sea views from lots of the rooms. Books dinner reservations in advance. Pool is heated."
TravelingTrep
11 Nov 2018
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"Go for second floor sea-view rooms."
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28 Oct 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$330 - US$1,256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
oyster box umhlanga rocks
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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