Beverly Hills Hotel
Overlooking the warm Indian Ocean and long stretches of soft, sandy beach, strewn with rocks worn smooth by the water, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, offers guests just the right mix of casual relaxation and indulgent luxury. As part of the Southern Sun group of hotels, the Beverly Hills Hotel upholds the same level of service excellence and warm hospitality that has made this hotel chain an award-winning international brand.
The Beverly Hills Hotel has 89 rooms which fall into eleven categories, each with features to appeal to, and cater for, the specific needs of guests, including a guestroom which has been adapted to ensure comfort and convenience for guests confined to a wheelchair. All rooms have a plasma TV and DVD player, satellite TV, complimentary tea and coffee facilities, a mini bar, a digital safe, complimentary wifi internet access, modem access and 24 hour room service. Each room has a private balcony for guests to soak up the sights and sounds of the beach and ocean, not to mention enjoying the clear, crisp sea air. You may very well see a school of dolphins frolicking in the waves – after all, the North Coast is also known as the Dolphin Coast.
Dining is a pleasure at the hotel’s Sugar Club Restaurant, with its breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. The restaurant has achieved an intimate ambiance by the use of smaller table settings, while raffia screens enhance the sense of privacy enjoyed by guests. The restaurant is a member of both the Chaines de Rotisseurs (a French-origin international gastronomic society) and Moet et Chandon (connected to the French winery and one of the world’s largest champagne producers) restaurant circle guide. The Elements Café Bar has large sliding doors which can be opened up to make the most of the panoramic view of the ocean. Guests can enjoy a selection of pasta, seafood, salads and other light meal options for lunch and dinner, all served in a relaxed atmosphere.
The hotel’s pool presents the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun, and the comfortable pool-side lounge chairs add an element of luxury to this pleasant experience. A little to hot for you? A wide umbrella will help to keep you cool. A fully equipped on-site fitness center ensures that you don’t abandon that keep-fit resolution while on holiday. Or maybe this is the time to start a fitness routine to continue when you get back home. Activities to enjoy nearby include deep sea fishing, aqua sailing, diving, golf and tennis. The Gateway shopping mall is around 3 kilometers away and Durban, with its many attractions, is about 20 kilometers down the road. Clearly, The Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga has what it takes for a memorable getaway.