Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants, near uShaka Marine World

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Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

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Beach/ocean view
City view from property
Down duvets, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Down duvets, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Gooderson Tropicana Hotel



Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
85 OR Tambo Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Standard Room (Non Sea Facing )

  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Partial Sea View

  • Partial sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Double Beds

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Refrigerator, Sea View

  • 30 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Quadruple Room

  • 34 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Superior Chalet

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Large Twin Sofa Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Durban Beachfront
  • UShaka Marine World - 20 min walk
  • Durban Beach - 28 min walk
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 34 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Pirates Arms - 11 min walk
  • California Dreaming - 8 min walk
  • KFC - 4 min walk
  • 3 Piers Coffee Co - 10 min walk
  • KFC - 3 min walk

About this property

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available on request) and puts you 1 mi (1.6 km) from uShaka Marine World and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Durban Beach. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Clippers Cafe, one of 2 restaurants, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
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
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 168 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors


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


  • 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*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (2-device limit)


  • Onsite self parking (ZAR 95 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking within 3 ft
  • Street parking available


  • Airport shuttle on request (during limited hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (2-device limit)
  • 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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 45–175 for adults, and ZAR 43.75–131.25 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Self parking costs ZAR 95 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; 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; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
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

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Gooderson Tropicana Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 95 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like boat tours, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway rentals. Gooderson Tropicana Hotel also has 2 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining and local and international cuisine.
What's the area around Gooderson Tropicana Hotel like?
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is located on the waterfront in Durban Beachfront, a short 2-minute walk from Golden Mile and 13 minutes' walk from Harbour.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Good location; Friendly staff; Comfy Rooms
This hotel is located just across the street from the beach, which was great. My room was not sea facing, but I still had a bit of a sea view from the side. The street does get busy with a lot of car traffic & people so you have to be aware of your surroundings & your belongings, esp. when walking around. Because the area is busy, it does get quite a bit noisy, even at late night & early morning hours. The front desk is very helpful & accommodating. When I had an early morning tour the next day, they provided me a nice breakfast box before 5:30am since it was too early for the breakfast buffet that was included in my room rate. As for the breakfast buffet, it was excellent. There’s also an onsite restaurant & café, plus room service so that was very convenient, esp. when I came back late from my tour. My room was spacious, nice, & the bed was comfy…all that I really needed for a couple of nights in Durban. Overall, the hotel is in a good location, the room was quite comfortable, and the staff is nice & friendly.
Iris, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Staff were very friendly. I arrived early off a safari truck and within a short time I had a room which was upgraded to an ocean view. No problem providing breakfast boxes both days I did long tours.
Anslie, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Good location, its near the beach. But you can hear noise from the night club at night. Also it feels very old, smelly carpet just needs a bit of modernization.
Dorcas, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Centrally located on the beach front. The hotel needs and upgrade of furniture and fittinng.
Dennis, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Sorry but this place is run down And corridors are very dirty Room ok but still very old condition Doors need replacement and new better locks
Constantinos, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

gabriela, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Horrible experience. Never again.
It was horrible. We were told to check in at 14:00 but at 15:00 the room was still not ready. The door lock had a problem, unlocking it was a problem. Generator was not working. At some point the stove, Tv and microwave stopped working. There was a weird smell in the room. The housekeepers were rude .
Fhumulani, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

pheagane jack, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tebogo, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Goodersons family staycation♥️😜
The staff at the reception who welcomed myself and kids are wonderful it only took me less than 5 minutes to check in, the place is Covid complying, tehy check quests temperature on arrival and when you in and out the hotel, and sanitization, there's always security at the hotel that's visible. The place is clean, rooms are being cleaned daily, bed sheets are changed, 👌.
Silvia, 3-night family trip
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