Gooderson Tropicana Hotel - Durban-29.856784422319, 31.039173156023
Gooderson Tropicana is a 3-star comfortable hotel offering a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Gooderson Tropicana Hotel welcomes guests to its individual rooms since 1957.
The hotel is set in the center of a business area around 15 minutes' walk of uShaka Marine World. The property is set a 20-minute stroll from Durban center.
Trade fairs, convention centers and exhibition centers are within several minutes away.
Guests can reach Gooderson Tropicana Hotel from Durban International airport within 35 minutes' drive.
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel provides accommodation in 168 guestrooms fitted with an in-room safe, climate control, cable TV, a balcony and a kitchen. Some rooms at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel have a view over the sea. Bathrooms feature a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
Eat & Drink
Breakfast is offered in the bar every morning. Seafood dishes are served in the lobby restaurant. Guests can spend time in the small Sidewalk Clippers Cafe bar serving a wide range of coffee and tea.
There are car rental services on site.
Cribs and babysitting for children are provided at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel. Sport facilities include windsurfing, snorkeling and diving.
Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.
Paid Private parking is possible on site.
Number of floors: 11. Number of rooms: 168.
Free Wi-Fi in public areas
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor dining area
A la carte restaurant
Paid airport shuttle
Sports & Fitness
- Exercise gym
- Wind surfing
- Pedal boating
- Golf course
- Table tennis
- Paid airport shuttle
- Room service
- Car rental
- Dry cleaning
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Full board
- Continental breakfast
- A la carte restaurant
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Outdoor dining area
- Gluten-free meals
- Packed lunches
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- High chairs
- Paid babysitting/ Child services
Spa & Leisure
- Beach umbrellas
- Sun loungers
- Leisure/ TV room
- Sea view
- City view
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Connecting rooms
- Living room
- Sitting area
- Dining table
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Washing machine
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Flat-screen TV
- International calls
- Direct dial telephone
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Double beds
In the Room
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Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
In the Room
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
The view from hotel room (8th floor) was stunning and the breakfast outstanding! My son said he has never tasted such wonderful croissants. Overall a very pleasant and "good value for money" stay for my husband and son.
The only gripe (not that important though), my 10 year old son felt that the receptionist who checked them in wasnt friendly upfront but lightened up when my son told her why he was visiting Durban. Other than that - no complaints at all!
i did saw a lot of cockroches in the room and in the kitchen which reflect poor management
Very well situated, with a wonderful seaview
Its location, beachfront, city centre.Friendly and helpful staff .
Catering for Muslim customers, would like to see halaal catering.
Ocean side location Nice room with great view
No air conditioning in hallways or lobby Area not particularly safe late at night Lobby and in front of the hotel was a area that young men not staying at the hotel seemed to congregate.
We liked the location, fiendly staff, buffet breakfast and assistance received when needed.
The carring staff make a person feels home,there is always help when you call,as quick as they can.Tropicana is attractive and clean.The beach view is beautiful!
The only thing that is inconviniencing is the parking area that is at the other side of the hotel.
This hotel is located in a dangerous area, and lacks the most basic of security to prevent intruders from entering the premise. The bolt on my door was loose, and did not operate properly, and I could not lock the door from the inside. All this being said, the staff was very friendly and understood when I checked out early.
Price was a good rate per night for 3* hotel. The room was fine, not double glazed so a bit noisy from traffic outside, but if looking for value for money hotel, clean, decent food and good breakfast Tropicana ticks all the boxes. Mutton curry in Calipso bar fabulous for 27 rand (£2.70)
1.My gripe throughout S.A. is the price for internet, or wifi in rooms. Here it was a staggering 150 rand (£15 for 10 hours ffs!! ) That is a disgrace for anyone wanting to use the internet, must be 99% profit, compared to the Hilton 170 rand for 24 hrs is far worse value. 2. South Beach where this and many other hotels are located is a really dodgy area at night, be careful !! Take a taxi !! Hoody figures lurking in every doorway, gangs glue sniffing on the street around the corner while Police 10m away turn a blind eye, beggars, people sleeping rough, this is a run douwn area of Durban. Always a high Police presence in this area, but how effective they are is anyones guess. Once again, at night be careful in this area, just a shame for this and the other hotels along South Beach
Fantastic location, right on the beachfront and close to People Mover bus stop which was a big plus when kids are too tired to walk anymore! Breakfast was fantastic and room service very reasonable.The staff were fantastic, so friendly and always willing to help and chat to my young son. The concierge went out of his way to ensure our stay was wonderful, even changing us to a sea view room when we requested it and getting up at 3 in the morning to give us a wake up call from his house to make sure we did not miss our flight! We also got a packed breakfast that morning as we left so early that we missed the wonderful buffet. All round fantastic service!!! Will definately be back!
This is an old hotel so it is a bit worn at the edges...so if you are looking for sparkling new this is not for you! Not dirty...just a bit shabby here and there!
Everything,the hotel it self,the rooms,food and not to forget that their prices are affordable.It worth every cent we paid. Thanks you guys.
Staff members are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is just on the doorstep of the beach. Clean rooms and very spacious. Their food is well prepared.
Breakfasts and the staff that attended us at these meals
Yes, the house keeping was poor and we had to summons management at 17h30 one evening to get them to service our room. The secure parking was awful, we had to park on top of litres of human urine and wahtever else. The smell and hygiene is something you just cannot imagine.
The noise outside the hotel in the street needs to be addressed by the city councillors.
The stay at the hotel was absolutely worth every cent. We arrived earlier than our check in time and the room was ready for us. The service we received was very good. The staff was friendly. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast, although some improvements can be made with the waiter service which was really just avarage. The buffet dinner menu was just average but our overall stay at the hotel was really nice. I would recommend the hotel to friends.