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5 Stylish Durban Boutique Hotels You Can’t Afford to Miss

Updated Sunday, 22 April 2018

Durban Boutique hotels have obviously not caught on in the balmy seaside city, as a number of our choices below don’t call themselves ‘boutique’.

Yet the definition of boutique hotels as upscale residences of less than 100 rooms easily fits the Durban hotels and guest houses we’ve included, and we’re sure you’ll agree.

Have a glance through the 5 stylish boutique hotels, Durban

  1. The du Boirs Boutique Lodge, Hillfold Road, Waterfall

This stylish sanctuary lies just outside of Durban, close to Hillcrest, where Durban’s sticky heat (December to March) is less intense.

Their nine rooms are each individually decorated, containing all the mod cons you’d expect from a hotel, including a full English breakfast.

It’s a perfect location for doing the Midlands Meander in daily spurts, or Durban’s Heritage Route. And the Valley of 1000 Hills is on your doorstep.

The du Boirs Boutique Lodge

  1. Tamarisk Bed & Breakfast, Glenwood, Durban

We’ve included this delightful guest accommodation under boutique hotels for its trendy and slightly indulgent decor.

The clever blend of antique beds and vintage furniture, selected art works of Tretchikoff and others, en-suite bathrooms, brass fittings, clever use of coloured walls as accents, interesting features and an emphasis on comfort and facilities like DStv, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making appliances.

The accommodation lies in the heart of artsy Glenwood.

Durban Boutique Hotels

  1. The St James on Venice, Morningside

This beautiful, stately manor house, built by the founder of Corobrik as his home back in 1892, blends old world charm with enough intimacy and a flair for personal service to join the ranks of boutique hotel.

Stained glass bay windows, careful attention to details such as light fittings, and tasteful use of modern furniture make this 15 room accommodation, with views over the century-old St James church, a must-stay when in Durban central.

Durban Boutique Hotels

  1. The View Boutique Hotel & Spa, Doonheights, Amanzimtoti

We cheated a little and included this family-run boutique hotel, south of Durban, for its views of the Indian Ocean and romantic honeymoon suite.

Amanzimtoti, meaning ‘sweet water’, has been the preferred seaside holiday town for its beaches since time immemorial.

But you might not even need to leave the facilities for the beach as the swimming pool and restaurant verandas look out across town to the music of the sea.

Durban Boutique Hotels