TsogoSun’s Suncoast Towers Hotel
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.
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.
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.
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!
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