Road Lodge Umhlanga

Cnr Medigate and Hospital RoadUmhlanga4321South Africa
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About Road Lodge Umhlanga

Located at Gateway Shopping Centre, one of the largest in the world, in Umhlanga north of Durban, $hotelame features modern budget accommodation and an outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel has 125 rooms, all of which are air-conditioned and come with a work desk, television, and private bathroom. Select rooms have a sofa bed as well.

Free on-site parking is available at the property and guests will have access to a sundeck. Free Wi-Fi is also on offer at the hotel.

A light breakfast is available at the hotel each morning. Restaurants like Ocean Basket seafood restaurant, Greedy Buddha Asian fusion, Adega Portuguese restaurant, Chicken Licken, and Barrio, which serves Mediterranean cuisine, are steps from the property's doors within the Gateway Shopping Centre.

Umhlanga Main Beach, which features Whale Bone Pier, is less than three kilometres from Road Lodge Umhlanga. Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, a 26-hectare wooded area with a boardwalk along the Indian Ocean, is about four kilometres away.


Cnr Medigate and Hospital Road, Umhlanga, 4321, South Africa
Telephone: +27(31)5807200 | Fax: +27(31)5807250 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • 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
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Television


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Very good location

Guests consider the location of the property to be ideal, as it sits in the parking lot of Gateway Shopping Centre. As a result, guests can enjoy access to entertainment, numerous restaurants and shopping venues throughout their stays.

Friendly reception staff

When checking in, guests are greeted by friendly staff members. The positive attitude of the check-in staff makes the process much easier for visitors, which they appreciate.

Good breakfast

Breakfast is available for an additional fee each morning and travellers say it is well worth the cost. Guests mention the food is tasty and provides excellent value.

Negative Reviews

Smells like cigarettes

Rooms at the hotel smell like cigarettes, which travellers don't appreciate. Guests say it is obvious previous visitors have smoked in the rooms and the staff hasn't done anything to alleviate the odour.

Lack of in-room facilities

Guests complain about the lack of in-room facilities, as the hotel is very basic. The rooms don't even have a kettle or coffee-maker, leaving travellers disappointed.

Noisy at night

Even though there are signs in the halls asking guests to remain quiet, visitors report hearing a lot of noise at night. As a result, guests find it difficult to sleep at the hotel.

Rating Overview

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7.8 out of 10 based on 1294 reviews