Gooderson Tropicana Hotel - Durban

ex. Tropicana

85 Or Tambo Parade, P.O.Box 10305, Durban, South Africa, 4001show map
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Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Services

There are car rental services on site.

Relax

Cribs and babysitting for children are provided at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel. Sport facilities include windsurfing, snorkeling and diving.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   11.  Number of rooms:   168.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Pub

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
ICC DurbanICC Durban3000 ft
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uShaka Marine WorlduShaka Marine World4300 ft
Kingsmead Cricket StadiumKingsmead Cricket Stadium4300 ft
Greyville Race CourseGreyville Race Course1.5 mi
Moses Mabhida StadiumMoses Mabhida Stadium1.8 mi
Kings Park Athletics StadiumKings Park Athletics Stadium2.0 mi
Durban Country ClubDurban Country Club2.1 mi
St Augustines HospitalSt Augustines Hospital2.8 mi
Netcare Parklands HospitalNetcare Parklands Hospital2.9 mi
Life Entabeni HospitalLife Entabeni Hospital3.0 mi
Gateway Theatre of ShoppingGateway Theatre of Shopping9.2 mi1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)6.1 mi
Durban International (DUR)17.3 mi
Train
Durban Railway Station1.3 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  23  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Location
8.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
10.0
Dining
  • 7.4
    Very good

    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!

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    i did saw a lot of cockroches in the room and in the kitchen which reflect poor management

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very well situated, with a wonderful seaview

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Its location, beachfront, city centre.Friendly and helpful staff .

    Catering for Muslim customers, would like to see halaal catering.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    We liked the location, fiendly staff, buffet breakfast and assistance received when needed.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The noise outside the hotel in the street needs to be addressed by the city councillors.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  23 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)6.1 mi
Durban International (DUR)17.3 mi
Train
Durban Railway Station1.3 mi
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