aha Gateway Hotel

Cnr Centenary Blvd & Twilight Dr, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 4319Umhlanga4001South Africa
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About aha Gateway Hotel

aha Gateway Hotel is attached to The Gateway Theatre of Shopping, one of the world's largest shopping malls, and features a rooftop-swimming pool.

This hotel has over 140 rooms, and all come with a flat-screen TV, work desk, and coffee-making facilities. Select rooms feature a minibar and balcony, while the hotel's suites come with a sitting area.

Amenities on offer at the hotel include five conference rooms and free Wi-Fi. There is also a sun deck at the property featuring lounge chairs and umbrellas.

Breakfast is included with many room packages at aha Gateway Hotel. The on-site restaurant, The Fig Tree Café, has both buffet and a-la-carte options. There is a seasonal pool bar with a pizzeria as well.

The property is about 15 kilometres from Moses Mabhida Stadium, which hosted football matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Umhlanga Main Beach, the area's popular public beach, is just over two kilometres away.


Cnr Centenary Blvd & Twilight Dr, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 4319, Umhlanga, 4001, South Africa
Telephone: +27 315369200 | Fax: +27 315369201 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Attached to the mall

This hotel is attached to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, one of the 50 largest malls in the entire world. Guests love the location of the property because there is always something to do and plenty of places to eat nearby.

Great breakfast buffet

There is a breakfast buffet available the hotel's restaurant and travellers say there is lots of variety and they find the food tasty, as well.

Friendly hotel staff

Staff at this hotel are accommodating and treat guests with respect throughout their stays. Travellers appreciate how quickly workers attend to any issues that arise with the rooms.

Negative Reviews

Noise from the nearby area

Visitors complain about the constant noise in the area surrounding the hotel, as there is always an event taking place nearby. Travellers say the water park at the mall is open late and its noise is disruptive when trying to sleep.

Small parking lot

According to guests, the on-site parking lot is too small and there aren't enough spaces to go around when the hotel is busy. As a result, some travellers have to park at the mall, leaving them questioning the safety of their vehicles at night.

Problems with the access cards

Each guest is provided with an access card needed to get into the hotel, use the lift, unlock the rooms, and use power in the units. Visitors frequently run into issues with these cards not working, which they find inconvenient.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 39 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 39 reviews