One Of The Best Budget Hotels In Durban Is Right On The Beachfront
Not only is the Parade Hotel perfectly situated overlooking Durban’s famous Golden Mile, this glorious historic hotel offers surprisingly cheap Durban hotel rates. Built in the 1930s, the Parade Hotel is well known to Durbanites, serves A great traditional English buffet breakfast and with the nearby independent Al Mehran restaurant, you can get the perfect Indian curry. Two things strongly associated with the cultural landscape of Durban.
Whilst all the rooms of the Parade Hotel differ in size and layout, what they share are exquisite views of the Durban beachfront and the Indian Ocean. A two-star family establishment, the Parade Hotel is able to charge very competitive room rates by offering limited but still very hospitable service. Its no-frills approach makes it ideal for budget travellers, families, backpackers, sports and school groups and also the businessman who wants to be close to the CBD and conference facilities but is not looking for full-service up-market accommodation.
Budget is by no means the only benefit of staying at the Parade Hotel. You can look forward to breakfast in the elegant Parade Hotel dining-room followed by leisurely strolls along the promenade. Depending on which direction you take, these could take you to uShaka Marine World or Suncoast Casino. You can walk or hire a bike and visit Moses Mabhida Stadium that gained international acclaim during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. If you’re feeling really energetic you can climb to the top, or simply take the SkyCar and get a wonderful view of Durban. Walk or cycle even further north and you will come to the Blue Lagoon and to the Green Hub at the mouth of the Umgeni River.
In the evening, you can relax in the Londoner Bar back at the Parade Hotel and enjoy a cocktail or two before tucking into a sumptuous curry at the adjoining Al Mehran Middle Eastern restaurant. After which, you might want to take a quick 10-minute drive to Florida Road in Morningside for some vibrant night life.
Then back to one of the oldest of Durban beach hotels, and still one of the finest - the Parade Hotel, where you can listen to the rhythmic waves of the Indian Ocean as overhead fans keep you cool on even the hottest of Durban summer nights. If your room has a balcony, you will want to step out and watch the nighttime revellers and the lights of the ships out to sea. It’s a great way to end the perfect day.
If you’re looking for budget accommodation in Durban in an old Durban landmark hotel that is right on the beachfront, which serves a great traditional English buffet breakfast, then you should either make a reservation on the Parade Hotel website or call +27 31 337 4565.