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Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

3-star3 stars
85 OR Tambo ParadeDurbanKwaZulu-Natal4001South Africa

Beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, near Wet 'n Wild
    Tasty breakfast
    Fantastic service
    Vibe is not too good
    Amenities are not the best
    49See all 49 reviews
    From 129 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

    from ZAR 1,094
    • XXX - Single Occupancy
    • Standard Room (Non Sea Facing )
    • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    At a glance

    Key facts

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 168 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors


    • Check-in time 2 PM-5 AM
    • Check-out time is 10 AM
    Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

    Required at check in

    • Credit card or cash deposit required

    • Government-issued photo ID required

    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Travelling with others


    • Up to 2 children (14 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

    • No cribs (infant beds)

    • Babysitting/childcare *


    • Pets not allowed


    • WiFi in public areas *

    • WiFi in rooms *



    • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


    • Self parking (limited) *

    • Free nearby parking
    * See small print for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink
    • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • 2 restaurants
    • 2 bars/lounges
    • Coffee shop/café
    • Room service (during limited hours)
    Working away
    • Business center
    • Conference space
    • One meeting room
    • Conference center
    • Computer station
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Elevator/lift
    • Designated smoking areas
    • Television in common areas
    • Accessible bathroom

    In the room

    Home comforts
    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    Sleep well
    • Down comforter
    Freshen up
    • Private bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    Be entertained
    • Premium TV channels
    Stay connected
    • Desk
    • WiFi (surcharge)
    • Phone
    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Special features


    Clippers Cafe - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Seven Palms - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.



    • Ecotours nearby
    • Golf lessons available nearby
    • Golfing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Segway rental/tour nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby

    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel’s small print

    Also known as

    • Tropicana Durban
    • Tropicana Hotel Durban
    • Gooderson Tropicana Hotel Durban
    • Gooderson Tropicana Durban
    • Gooderson Tropicana


    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    • Resort fee: 1 percent of room rate

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs ZAR 60 per night

    Breakfast costs between ZAR 30 and ZAR 130 per person (approximately)

    Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR POA per person

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for ZAR POA per stay (rates may vary)

    WiFi is available in public areas for ZAR POA per stay (rates may vary)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around Gooderson Tropicana Hotel


    • In South Beach
    • Wet 'n Wild - 15 min walk
    • UShaka Marine World - 17 min walk
    • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 30 min walk
    • Durban Funworld - 8 min walk
    • Addington Hospital Museum - 9 min walk
    • Dairy Beach - 10 min walk
    • BAT Centre - 13 min walk

    Getting around

    • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 33 min drive
    • Free parking nearby
    • Self parking (surcharge)
    • Limited parking
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.0 From 49 reviews

    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
    Terrible experience
    The booking via was a total disaster with no ability to follow up. The nights booked were only 2, but amount for 4 was taken off of my account. The images on the Web site are totally misleading. The location is nothing less than scary with hoovers and narcotics right outside the hotel. After hours going out of the hotel is absolutely dangerous. I left the hotel half way through the initial planned stay with no refund offered.
    Roumina, za4 night trip
    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
    Everything was excellent
    Florence, za3 night romance trip
    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
    Very Good8.0
    room service is bad....but hotel rooms are nice..
    Gordon, za3 night family trip
    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
    very clean
    great family vacation
    ENOCH, za4 night family trip
    Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
    Very Good8.0
    Clean hotel but very full of visitors
    It was good but the air conditioner in our room was not up to standard and the laundry room next to our room (518) had no light it was dark, so ironing there was a bit of a struggle
    Rhoda, za4 night family trip

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