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The Albany Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Durban Central Business District with restaurant and bar/lounge

6.0/10 Good

128 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
225 Smith Street / 225 Anton Lembede, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • In-room childcare
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Durban Central Business District
  • UShaka Marine World - 7 min drive
  • Durban Beach - 11 min drive
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Albany Hotel

The Albany Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge.


Afrikaans, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 80 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Onsite self parking (ZAR 50.00 per day)
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for ZAR 60 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 90 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for ZAR 35.0 per night


  • Self parking costs ZAR 50.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Albany Durban
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel Durban
The Albany Hotel Hotel
The Albany Hotel Durban
The Albany Hotel Hotel Durban

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4/10 Fair

Mazisi, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Khulekani, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Albany should not be a hotel cos it does not have the actual stds of a hotel. The 1st room i was given room 39 was dirty nbi has to go to reception to ask foe another one. The reception is deceiving cos it looks clean but joooo. From 1st floor the smell of the carpets is unbearable considering that its the breakfast place. Then the others floors n rooms are not welcoming from walls to carpets need a redo. In fact i regretted cos i wanted my family to have a great time but we did not cos i guess its mangement do not care
Danisa, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

A nightmare
It was a nightmare , very very bad standard , people shouting and yelling every night until 2am in the morning , no towels , key to be reconfirm every days . Stolen close …. The worst stay in hotel possible .
ATS, 13-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Nelsa, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Thembeka, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Vote of thanks
Place was nice and clean. Situated in the heart of town close to everything.
Abdur, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Just ok
It’s was just ok
Lindelani, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thobani, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nomusa, 2-night trip
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