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Tsogo Sun Hotels Ranked Among the Top 10 on TripAdvisor

Three iconic Tsogo Sun Durban properties have been ranked among the top ten hotels in the city according to world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor.
The hotel group is delighted to announce that Garden Court Marine Parade is currently recognised as the leading hotel in Durban clinching first place, followed closely by Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani in second place with Suncoast Towers holding the sixth spot.

“We are delighted by the regions showing on TripAdvisor. As the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor is the leading trusted source of travel information for travellers all over the world and as such, having our properties being recognised among the best in Durban is incredibly powerful affirmation from our valued guests,” says Mike Jackson, Director of Operations, Tsogo Sun Hotels KZN.

He added that such rankings reflected the recognition and loyalty that the brand was fast gaining locally and internationally.

“This will spur our hotel staff to continue in their dedication to make every guest encounter a truly inspiring and unforgettable experience,” he said.

Consistently regarded as one of the leading beachfront hotels along Durban’s golden mile throughout its 30-year history, the renowned Garden Court Marine Parade leads the way in service and hospitality.
After an R110-million transformation, the 352-room hotel has solidified its premium standing in Durban’s hotel scene, now boasting a revitalised lobby, upgraded conference facilities, refurbished guest rooms and innovative dining concepts.

Following closely behind, the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani hotel nabbed the second spot with its service excellence and prime location. Designed to meet the needs of leisure and corporate travellers, the 734 bedded mega complex is nestled in the heart of Durban’s beachfront and offers diverse dining options such as, Grill Jichana, Vigour & Verve and Lingela.

In addition, the hotel provides easy access to many entertainment and tourist hotspots including Suncoast Casino, Moses Mabhida stadium, uShaka Marine World and the Durban International Convention Centre.

The luxurious Suncoast Towers has been ranked sixth among Durban’s best hotels. Positioned just steps away from the shore, the 37 suite hotel offers a blissful retreat with its refined interiors, elegant guest suites and bespoke spa, which boasts breath-taking views of the Indian ocean.

“The achievement is a testimony to the great work our teams are doing, and shows that through dedication and consistent excellence of service, hospitality businesses can rise to the top on TripAdvisor,” added Jackson.

Subashni Govender

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