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Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

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Exterior detail
On the beach
Deluxe Quadruple Room | Down comforters, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
View from room
Standard Room (Non Sea Facing ) | Down comforters, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

3.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Durban Beachfront with 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges

7,0/10 Good

150 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
The price is R1 450
Price available on 2022/12/01
85 OR Tambo Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Durban Beachfront
  • UShaka Marine World - 8 min drive
  • Durban Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 33 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Afro's Chicken Shop - 6 min walk
  • California Dreaming - 8 min walk
  • Wimpy - 11 min walk
  • Joe Cool's - 11 min walk
  • Surf Riders - 13 min walk

About this property

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available on request). 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. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and beach location.


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 90 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • 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


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


  • English
  • Zulu

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

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

  • Breakfast costs between ZAR 45 and ZAR 165 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Self parking costs ZAR 90 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel?
As of 30 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel on 05 December 2022 start from R1 190, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 90 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 (10-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. Nearby restaurants include Afro's Chicken Shop (6-min walk), California Dreaming (8-min walk), and Wimpy (11-min walk).
What's the area around Gooderson Tropicana Hotel like?
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is located on the waterfront in Durban Beachfront, a short 14-minute walk from Durban International Convention Centre and 19 minutes' walk from uShaka Marine World. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



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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10/10 Exceptional

Faiza, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Will never visit the place as I have lost 2 fones
Pamela, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

I would say the standard is dropping, I couldn't get water in the room like they used to offer water in jugs before. Had to take the Kettle and get water from basin in the bathroom to make tea/coffee. They should fix on that. I don't know the reason why they stopped doing laundry
Thapelo, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charlene, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Property needs updating
Breakfast buffet was excellent. The parking in the building next door was awful and unsafe. Building needs updating and is looking tired and worn.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charles, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Such potential
Hotel and hotel staff does well, the hotel has a beautiful setting on the beach. Certainly has alot of positives going for it. Just a pity that there are so many beggars on the surrounds of the hotel and i didnt feel save even when 1 meter away from the Hotel. The area is certainly a party place but not for all only certain people will fit in. It certainly sounded nice. Wish it was save on the surrounds to enjoy the full package
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jacob, 2-night family trip
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