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TsogoSun’s Suncoast Towers Hotel

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This past weekend we were treated to a holiday away in our own city at TsogoSun’s Suncoast Towers. Conveniently situated in Durban with just a stone’s throw away from the popular beachfront, it is the ideal place for any tourist visiting our beautiful city.

Upon arrival, we were guided to a secure underground parking from where we made the short trip up to the reception area. Entering the hotel, we were greeted with big smiles from happy employees, making you look forward to your stay there.

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The check-in procedure was fast, and we were directed to our floor. The hotel room itself was everything one would expect. I loved the fact that the staff left us a plate of assorted fruit, with a bottle of wine that were complimentary during the stay!

We settled in and unpacked our bags, before heading up to the spa for our couples treatment. The spa itself was probably the best spa I have ever been to in my life. It was so clean, and the staff there were so accommodating, I almost didn’t want to leave! After filling out a questionnaire so that they can customize a type of massage for you, we were told to change into the provided spa outfit. We had an incredible one hour full body massage which left us both feeling so relaxed and refreshed! I loved the fact that we were able to take our time to freshen up and use their shower facilities before leaving.

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We made our way back to our hotel room where we got ready for dinner at Suncoast. Walking through a short passage, which led right into Suncoast, we walked past many restaurants before deciding to dine at Cape Town Fish Market. We both enjoyed Calamari strips with an added side. Suncoast has such an atmosphere about it, with all different kinds of people coming to share memories with each other.

Going to sleep that night was easy, with the sound of the waves crashing – everything was so peaceful.

The next morning we were excited to try out the breakfast buffet at Jeera, and wow, did Suncoast Towers not disappoint! With a wide selection to choose from, we felt spoilt for choice! I ended up trying a bit of everything as I really could not make up my mind on what I wanted to have. The food and service was fantastic, with our waiter offering us tea/coffee and taking our plates as soon as we were done with them.

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We decided to use the day to take a walk along the Durban beachfront, which was just a short trip from the hotel. (The hotel gate opens right up to the beachfront.) Some people were on bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards and segways while others were just walking or running. It really was lovely to see so many people enjoying our beautiful coastline!

All in all, our weekend away was amazing, and I would highly recommend Suncoast Towers as the place to stay should you be visiting Durban!

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Tsogo Sun’s Suncoast Towers, now the only five star deluxe hotel on Durban’s Golden Mile, is one of the brightest gems in this buzzing cosmopolitan coastal city, attracting business travellers and leisure tourists alike with its classic Art Deco architecture reminiscent of Miami’s South Beach and Durban’s rich sub-tropical heritage. So bright is this gem that ships use it at night as a landmark for safe passage to the harbour.

Situated in the heart of Durban’s famous Golden Mile, the Deluxe Suncoast Towers offers spectacular views, luxurious surroundings and together with the non-stop entertainment of the Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World , it represents Tsogo Sun’s optimistic view of Durban as a premier tourist destination. “This the single largest investment on Durban’s beachfront and, along with the International Convention Centre and uShaka Marine World, forms part of the Platinum Triangle, and is a key element in the rejuvenation of the Golden Mile.

General Manager Adrian Penny says “My vision for Suncoast Towers is to deliver individually crafted, timeless hospitality experiences through creativity, exclusivity and sheer decadence. This five star hotel is spectacular, contemporary and luxurious and offers the perfect escape”.

“After a private check-in, guests are personally escorted to their rooms and are given a personal tour before being left alone to savour the upmarket in-room amenities which include a unique Suncoast Towers fragrance, a choice of teas, hot chocolate and two different types of coffee as well as extra movie channels and DVD player with movie menu. All our rooms have magnificent orchids and as a special treat at the end of the day, we also offer a complimentary ‘snack of the day’ from our chef” he concluded.

One of the most unique features of the hotel is the lavishly appointed two-bedroom Penthouse Suite spanning the entire 10th floor. It comes complete with balcony and uninterrupted views of the ocean, entertainment area, a large dining area, lounge with a home entertainment system, a study and two en-suite bathrooms. The fully equipped kitchen allows guests to prepare meals and entertain or they have the option of a Butler service.

“Our unique, lifestyle Spa is situated on the entire 9th floor and promises a revitalising and rejuvenating experience for any guest wishing to indulge in pure pampering, soul-nurturing bliss” says Penny. “All 7 treatment rooms, two of which are dual rooms, offers private en-suite facilities to create a very private and comfortable space and all have the most spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. The practitioners have been trained by Indonesian therapists, in our signature massage ‘The Sea Whisperer’, as well as other treatments”.

Executive Chef Attie Schultz offers guests world-class cuisine at the Jeera Restaurant which celebrates a flavourful array of delectable authentic Indian dishes from all corners of India.

With architecture that mirrors the classic Art Deco of Miami, this hotel offers both business and leisure travellers endless five star opportunities.

Suncoast Towers contact details:
Tel: +27 31 314 7878
Fax: +27 31 314 7979
Email: suncoasthotel.reservations@tsogosun.com

 

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Honeymoon in the most romantic place in KZN

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Planning the ideal honeymoon can be exceptionally daunting, not to mention expensive, but if you’re looking local, and want to continue the romance long past your wedding day, Granny Mouse Country House & Spa is a definite contender! Renowned for being one of the most romantic getaway destinations in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, this idyllic retreat offers the perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon, with its tranquil atmosphere, breathtaking scenery, world-class facilities and attentive staff.

Granny Mouse’s accommodation is luxury at its finest, ranging from their secluded garden rooms, nestled in their spectacular gardens, to their sprawling deluxe suites with private balconies overlooking the Lions River. Each and every room has been designed with comfort and luxury in mind, and are equipped with large bath tubs and aromatic bath salts and oils for those intimate evenings in.

Following the excitement of the wedding, what could be better than relaxing in their on-site, state-of-the-art spa, which offers an extensive range of treatments and therapies, including hydrotherapy to replenish your mind and body before you have to get back to reality?

One of the standout features of Granny Mouse is a culinary haven, offering guests a diverse range of delectable experiences. From their fine-dining restaurant, Eaves, with its sophisticated menu of modern fusion cuisine, to their open-sky Bistro, providing a more casual dining experience, and their wine cellar, which is undoubtedly the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two. These, coupled with their award-winning wine menu, will have you toasting to your new life together. No matter where you choose to dine whilst on honeymoon, the Granny Mouse team will pull out all the stops to ensure the most romantic of occasions.

In addition to the fantastic facilities, Granny Mouse Country House & Spa is also ideally located for exploring the surrounding area. From picnics in the Caversham Valley to wine tasting, or just taking a leisurely stroll around the local stores to choose some new items for your home together, the list is endless.

Don’t miss out on an unforgettable honeymoon. Book your stay at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa today and let their team ensure a romantic and memorable experience for you and your partner.

BOOK HERE

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9 Reasons 1 Licorna Beach is the Ideal Umhlanga Stay

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In the heart of Umhlanga Beach lies a beautifully furnished, newly renovated beach house. Being a double storey with views and access to the ocean, 1 Licorna Beach is the perfect luxury getaway.

Suitable for both business and vacation rentals, this beachfront property will give you the “home away from home” relaxed feel with a pool, garden, outside braai area.

This beach house can accommodate up to 6 guests, and comprises of 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. Stay entertained with smart tv, dual view DSTV and free wifi.

We’ve listed 9 of the many reasons why 1 Licorna Beach should be your next stay in Umhlanga:

1. UMHLANGA PROMENADE ACCESS
Enjoy direct access to the Umhlanga Promenade: a stretch along the Umhlanga coast and nature reserve, perfect for walks or runs and home to restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream spots and local vendors.

2. DIRECT BEACH ACCESS
Go for a swim in the warm Indian Ocean or chill on the shore. With beach access and a choice of four beaches in walking distance, what more do you need? Make sure there’s a life guard on duty if you go for a dip!

3. UMHLANGA NATURE RESERVE​
Explore the coastal wildlife, birds and forest along the Umhlanga Nature Reserve wooden boardwalk and trail. Be sure to check out the Bike & Bean coffee shop at the Northside of the Umhlanga Promenade.

4. FINE-DINING RESTAURANTS
Spoil yourself with a dinner date at The Chef’s Table or the 14 on Chartwell, both just a stone’s throw away at Umhlanga Village.

5. FREE WIFI
Stay connected with 1 Licorna’s free wifi during your stay. Whether for business or leisure, you and your family or guests are covered.

6. DAILY HOUSEKEEPING
No one wants to do the dishes & sweep on holiday! What’s better than arriving back to your accommodation to find it’s been cleaned?

7. 24 HOUR SECURITY & SAFE PARKING
Safety is a priority at Licorna Beach. Relax knowing that you, your family & belongings are tucked away in a gated, access controlled estate.

8. POOL ACCESS 
The communal pool is available for a dip, if the sea isn’t calling. Whether you’re braaiing, chilling or just cooling off – it’s nice to have options.

9. SELF-CATERING
Explore new restaurants or enjoy the comforts of home cooking. Remember, you won’t have to do the dishes either. Don’t forget to have a braai while you’re at 1 Licorna.

To book your stay:
Cell: 083 492 3241
Website: www.1licornabeach.co.za

Address:
82 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga

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Want to stay in the heart of Cape Town? Here’s why The Cape Milner should be your go-to.

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For Durbanites, a trip to Cape Town is always enthralling. White-sand beaches, throngs of restaurants, and sea life sightings are just some of the things we look forward to when visiting our Mother City. Of course, the various accommodation on offer forms part of said hype – and can either make or break your experience!

Well, we’re here to tell you this: If you’re looking for a hotel that’s contemporary, comfy, central, quiet and not too costly, we’ve found the place for you. Not to mention its fascinating decor, great hospitality, and luxury charm that just wraps you up and keeps you snug throughout your entire stay.

The opulent Cape Milner building matches Cape Town’s Victorian aesthetic. But inside you’ll find a mix of art-deco, modern and African chic; much like the feel of modern Africa today.

As if wedged at the bottom of Table Mountain, the views from the rooms and lounges are spectacular. We particularly enjoyed dining out in the swanky Glass Lounge, where you can look up into the blue sky or night stars while you enjoy a hearty lamb shank below.

Our homely rooms overlooked the serene Milner Road, with its impressive avenues of trees. We were given complimentary macarons on arrival and enjoyed them with tea as we watched the rain pitter-patter on the tails of unbothered squirrels — how cute! The Milner Hotel really is a place you can enjoy come rain or shine.

The hotel was the absolute, perfect base from which to explore pretty much everything and anything. Just a few minutes drive away lies Bree and Kloof  – two favourites, Metropolitan streets for tourists and locals alike. Over the few days of our stay we visited many great spots, all within 5-10 minutes away.

We sank our teeth into cheesy pizza at the much-hyped “I love the dough” and tried out “Mochi Mochi” for dessert; we ordered fizzing and steaming cocktails from “Cause and Effect” at the V&A; and of course, we spent a fun-filled evening at the cheeky and illustrious “Beefcakes” in Green Point.

After each jam-packed day, coming home to our state-of-the-art bathtub and luxurious linen was the cherry on top. It fitted in perfectly with our diverse range of activities we had planned, and matched the entire style of our trip.

We didn’t want to leave!

And of course, we can’t wait to stay again…

To book your stay at the Cape Milner, contact

Tel: +27 11 516 4367
Email: res@extraordinary.co.za

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