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Take a virtual tour of the hotel and enjoy an immersive experience before you even arrive. 

To walk through the whole hotel, start at our Entrance and move to the next areas using the arrows. To move around and change your view, simply click and drag your mouse around the image.  You can increase the image to full screen by selecting the [ ] at the top right of the image.  If you don’t have time to walk through the entire hotel, simply pick an area in the frames below and have a look around.


Arriving at the Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga is an experience in itself. Our round Porte Cochere provides a sheltered and elegant drop-off point, ensuring guests are greeted with style and convenience. The design, reminiscent of the gentle curves of ocean waves, seamlessly leads you to our welcoming entrance. Here, the colors of the sea continue to greet you, setting the tone for a stay that promises both relaxation and adventure, much like the ocean that inspires us.


Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga! As you enter, you’re immediately welcomed by colors reminiscent of the ocean’s vast expanse. The downstairs lobby, featuring in shades of deep blues and soft aquas, evokes the serene and ever-changing hues of the sea. It’s a space that doesn’t just serve as a waiting area, but also as a gentle reminder of the beautiful coastline that Durban boasts. As you continue your virtual journey, make your way to the 2nd floor to discover our reception area, where our dedicated staff await to ensure your stay is as tranquil and rejuvenating as the ocean itself.


Elevate your senses as you ascend to the reception of Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga. Here, the ambiance takes a delightful turn, introducing soft pinks and the iridescent shimmer of opal, capturing the essence of a sunset over the ocean. The path from the downstairs lobby is illuminated by round glass hanging lights, reminiscent of delicate bubbles rising from the ocean’s depths, guiding you gracefully up the staircase. It’s a space where modern design meets the enchantment of the sea, ensuring your check-in experience is as mesmerizing as the views Durban offers.


Step out of the hotel and find yourself greeted by the inviting allure of our swimming pool deck. The pool’s standout feature is its mesmerizing infinity waterfall, creating a visual spectacle as water cascades gracefully down. Surrounding the pool, our deck chairs await, promising relaxation and comfort. Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing swim or simply wish to lounge and enjoy the ambiance, this space offers a tranquil escape, echoing the serenity of a secluded coastal enclave.


Situated on the 2nd floor, just a stone’s throw from the reception, our mini fitness centre is designed to cater to your workout needs while on the go. Whether you’re drawn to the rhythmic pace of the treadmill, the steady resistance of the bike, or the dynamic movement of the orbital trainer, there’s something for every fitness enthusiast. For guests keen on strength and conditioning, our array of free weights awaits. And for a more relaxed session, the stretching area, complete with mats and inflatable exercise balls, offers a space for flexibility and core exercises. Stay committed to your health and well-being at the Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga.


For those seeking a blend of professionalism and scenic ambiance, our two meeting rooms on the 2nd floor are the perfect choice. Each room is designed to comfortably seat up to 40 delegates, ensuring ample space for collaboration and discussion. What sets these rooms apart are the adjoining balconies, offering a breath of fresh air and a momentary escape during breaks. Whether you’re hosting a workshop, seminar, or team meeting, the Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga ensures your event is both productive and memorable.


Designed with the traveling family in mind, many of our double rooms come equipped with a convenient sleeper couch, making them ideal for those accompanied by young children. These sleeper couches comfortably accommodate up to two children under the age of 12. Beyond this thoughtful feature, guests can expect a range of amenities to enhance their stay. An electronic safe ensures your valuables are secure, while the 32-inch TV, complete with DStv, offers entertainment at your fingertips. The room’s air conditioning and mini bar fridge (not stocked) guarantee a comfortable and convenient environment regardless of the weather outside. For those mixing business with leisure, a work desk and chair provide a dedicated space for productivity. Additional conveniences include a hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, and an en-suite bathroom. Notably, our bathrooms are fitted with water-saving PowerShowers, ensuring you start your day refreshed while being environmentally conscious.


Tailored for friends, colleagues, or family members who prefer separate sleeping arrangements, our twin bedrooms offer a harmonious blend of comfort and functionality. Each room features two plush single beds, ensuring a restful night’s sleep for every guest. A small, comfy seat provides a cozy nook for relaxation or reading, while the work desk remains a staple for those who wish to stay productive. As with our double rooms, guests can enjoy a range of amenities: an electronic safe for valuables, a 32-inch TV with DStv for entertainment, air conditioning and a mini bar fridge (not stocked) for comfort and convenience, a hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, and an en-suite bathroom. The water-saving PowerShower in the bathroom ensures an invigorating start to the day, all while championing eco-friendliness.


Kickstart your day at the Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga with our complimentary Express Start Breakfast Buffet. A delightful spread awaits, ensuring every guest finds something to satiate their morning cravings. Dive into a selection of five hot dishes, which rotate daily, ensuring variety for our guests who choose to stay with us for longer durations. For those leaning towards a lighter fare, an assortment of cereals, pastries, cheeses, and breads are available. And of course, no breakfast is complete without a refreshing beverage. Choose from freshly brewed coffee, a variety of teas, or indulge in a comforting cup of hot chocolate. It’s our way of ensuring you begin your day on a delicious note, energized for the adventures ahead.

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