Garden Court Marine Parade
Located along Durban's popular Golden Mile, and part of the Southern Sun Group, the Garden Court Marine Parade not only offers guests an amazing view of the sparkling Indian Ocean, but also offers easy access to the bustling beachfront, the city's CBD and a host of interesting tourist attractions. The sparkling white façade of the hotel, with its bold Art Deco-style geometric design, stands out as different from the buildings around it and is quite a landmark on the Durban beachfront.
Accommodation at the Garden Court Marine Parade consists of 346 spacious rooms in total, the majority of which are non-smoking standard king-bed and double-bed guestrooms, with 3 non-smoking suites. A wheelchair accessible room has been adapted to meet the special needs of physically challenged guests. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, direct-dial telephones with wakeup call facilities and voice mail, computer modem point, wireless internet access, cable television, individual climate control, hairdryer and hot beverage making facilities.
In response to the growing trend of mobile business, wireless internet access is available in public areas, while self-service workstations ensure that business travelers have what they need with regard to copy and fax facilities. Moreover, the Garden Court Marine Parade has a variety of meeting and conference rooms to accommodate up to 350 people. The elegant Michaelhouse boardroom is perfect for meetings of up to 14 people, while the Glenwood and Hilton rooms can be used separately, or combined. Audiovisual equipment, flip charts and conference notepads are available.
Dining options at the Garden Court Marine Parade include the MacRib Family Restaurant, opening at 10h00 seven days a week, serving a wide variety of meals and beverages through lunch and dinner, with closing time at 23h00. The Garden Grill Breakfast Buffet opens at 06h30 and closes at 10h00 from Monday to Friday, with weekend hours being from 07h00 to 11h30. Of course, a visit to Durban would not be complete without enjoying some authentic Indian cuisine. Saagries House of Curries specializes in Northern and Southern Tandoori Indian cuisine, as well as seafood. This cosy and hospitable restaurant is open between the hours of 18h30 and 22h00 daily.
The Garden Court Marine Parade boasts an indoor swimming pool, while nearby sport and leisure facilities include a golf course, tennis courts, squash courts, bowling greens, a fitness center and, most importantly, long stretches of sandy beaches washed by the warm Indian Ocean, where all kinds of water-sports is enjoyed – by participants and spectators alike. Other attractions within around 10 kilometers from the Garden Court Marine Parade include the Suncoast Casino, King's Park Sports Complex and Moses Mabhida Stadium, and the fascinating Ushaka Marine World.