Beverly Hills Hotel, Umhlanga
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With spectacular views out onto the ocean, the Beverly Hills Hotel offers five-star accommodation in one of South Africa’s premier coastal spots, uMhlanga, in the outskirts of Durban. Established in 1964, the hotel has been synonymous with elegance and excellent hospitality for decades.
At Beverly Hills Hotel uMhlanga, you’re right on the beach itself, and the beautiful uMhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve is just a short walk to the north. The hotel is twenty minutes away from central Durban, where you can discover more sandy beaches, visit popular attractions such as uShaka Marine World and Marine Town or wander around Wilson’s Wharf.
The heated outdoor pool is perfect for either swimming a few lengths or just enjoying a relaxing dip with spectacular ocean views. It’s also surrounded by sun loungers so you can sunbathe and relax poolside. For an even more blissful experience, poolside massage treatments are available daily, and there are also two poolside gazebos for private massages and treatments.
Open seven days a week for breakfast and dinner, The Sugar Club Restaurant is one of two restaurants at the Beverly Hills Hotel uMhlanga. Start your day with a delicious buffet breakfast, where you can tuck into freshly prepared eggs, omelettes, grilled meats, croissants, waffles and countless other breakfast options. At dinner, The Sugar Club offers an a la carte menu, offering fresh fish, seafood, steaks and roasted meats. It also hosts a legendary afternoon tea every Saturday afternoon, with the theme changing monthly.
For more informal dining and a wider selection of drinks, head to the trendy Elements Cafe Bar. Whether you’re after lunch, dinner or an afternoon bite to eat, you can dine on salads, pizzas, sandwiches and a range of favourites such as moules mariniere and fish and chips. It also has an excellent selection of cocktails, including four different daiquiris to choose from, alongside an assortment of hand-picked gins, craft beers and local ciders. There’s also plenty of refreshing non-alcoholic drinks available, from virgin cocktails to artisanal iced teas.