No visit to subtropical Durban is complete without visiting the picturesque Umhlanga area, once a sleepy seaside hollow, now a hotbed of activity. And with the relaunch of The Oyster Box hotel, there is a suitably sophisticated place to call home for a few nights or more.
With an enviable position on the edge of the ocean that is an easy five minute stroll to Umhlanga village, guests need not move from the comfort of their poolside lounger or their plush suites that like the rest of the hotel are dressed for the occasion in a heady mix of colonial-meets-contemporary style. This iconic coastal landmark has reclaimed its position as one of the smartest hotels since its extensive refurbishment.
Guests have their choice of over 80 rooms or suites, many with sea views and all decorated in a series of sumptuous fittings and furnishings.
Marrying old world charm with contemporary comforts, guests will love the plethora of beautiful details in the artwork, antiques and plush fabrics used throughout the newly renovated hotel. A sensory experience where the lull of the waves are a constant soundtrack, guests are spoilt with sophisticated dining opportunities at this boutique-style hotel.
The various dining venues feature a melange of food styles and the result is that whether one is enjoying an informal bite to eat or a multicourse gourmet experience, there is no doubt that enormous care goes into the menu offerings at The Oyster Box.
Certainly one of Durbans smartest and most sophisticated hotels, The Oyster Box caters for those craving a seaside break without losing out on sophistication and style.