Review: The Royal Palm Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban


The Royal Palm Hotel, Umhlanga, Durban is ideally located for both business and leisure travel. This stunning hotel offers up 94 luxury apartments, which include 14 penthouses, 60 luxurious Executive Suites, 10 spacious Executive Deluxe rooms and 10 two bedroom Executive Suites.

We were fortunate enough to be invited for a night’s stay at the Royal Palm Hotel. I was incredibly excited for this one because of its location and suite-only accommodation.

Arriving at Royal Palm, we were swiftly taken to the check in desks to receive our hotel cards. The staff were ever so friendly, telling us everything we needed to know from dinner times to the WIFI password.

We wheeled our bags up to our room and walked in. Our room consisted of a large king-sized bed with a separate lounge and an en-suite bathroom, including a balcony. Now, this is what you call a hotel!

After settling in and making ourselves a cup of coffee each, we headed back down and walked across to Gateway for a spot of shopping. (Gateway is located directly opposite the hotel and is about a 50m walk.)

For dinner we tried out the Thyme Restaurant which is part of the Royal Hotel. We started off with some starters, me with chicken wings and Nick with chicken livers. (Big compliments to the chef here for the chicken livers!)

With mains, we both opted for the rump steak with a side of chips and vegetables. The meal was ended off with a delicious creme brulee.

Feeling stuffed and happy, we made our way back to our room and crashed for the night.

We woke up late the next morning, but only because the room was so perfectly dark and comfortable – we didn’t want to leave!

At least we had the breakfast to prompt us out of bed.

For breakfast we were spoilt for choice with a huge buffet. Again, we ate like kings.

Royal Palm Hotel is ideal for anyone looking to stay in Umhlanga.
Close to Gateway and Umhlanga Beach.


Royal Palm Hotel
8 Palm Blvd, New Town Centre, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319
Note: Entrance to The Royal Palm Hotel parking is situated at the back of the hotel, on Aurora Drive.
Phone: +27 (0) 31 581 8000


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