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If you must stay at a hotel, the Holiday Inn Express in Umhlanga is affordable


If you are a hotel person visiting Umhlanga, I don't think there's a more affordable and reasonable accommodation in the area than the Holiday Inn Express. I was in Durban on the long weekend of 16 December for a work trip. Here's a look inside my Holiday Inn Express room.

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Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga
The hotel itself has, I think, eight floors. There's Free Wifi, a pool, breakfast and a restaurant on the property. I only caught a glimpse of the pool the first morning. On the second morning, it was full with most guests hanging out there. Not ideal at all. But if you book during a time with less action, you'll likely to have better access to the hotel pool. 

There's also free breakfast!

The Room
I stayed in a twin room, which, as you can probably guess, came with twin beds. When we were checking in, a booking mishap implied that we were supposed to share with other media on the trip. Lol. That ended up not happening, obviously. The room was just right for me alone but, at a push, would have worked if I were sharing with someone I love, like my sister for instance.

The room had aircon (!), a hairdryer, I think -- I'm bald so I wasn't paying much attention and the usual such as tea and coffee and a TV.

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Notes
There's a construction project right next to the Holiday Inn Express hotel, which can dampen the mood. My room was "sea-facing" and had the full view of the cranes. Luckily for us, we stayed at the hotel for a long weekend, which meant no construction. Their website has information and updates on the project so do check before you book.

The Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga* is close to quite a few things including the Gateway mall, which might expand your dining options/shopping prospects if you're that way inclined. The beach is also pretty close -- sadly I didn't get to go once again.

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Breakfast: Breakfast is on between 8:00 and 10:00
Check Out: Check out is by 11:00

Book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express here*

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