The Gateway development in Umhlanga, on the KZN North Coast has grown dramatically over the last few ears and even more so since the airport moved to La Mercy and many big corporates decided to relocate to the area. Other than a shopping, office and living space, there are a variety of upmarket hotels for the business and leisure traveller.

Options include:

Gateway Hotel

  • 146 beautiful open plan rooms, some with balconies
  • 5 High ceiling conference venues up to 600 delegates cocktail, 340 guests banquet style seating
  • Direct access to the Gateway Shopping Area
  • Roof top pool deck
  • Part of the Three Cities Group, exceptional hotels
  • 031 563 9200,

Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel & Convention Centre

  • 136 rooms
  • Various conference venues with ‘The Venue’ situated on the 11th floor with panoramic views
  • Saffron Restaurant and Vanilla Café on site
  • Part of Coastlands Hotels & Resorts, with other properties in Durban CBD, Musgrave and Zimbali
  • 031 514 6500,,

Urban Park Hotel & Spa

The Square Boutique Hotel & Spa

  • 50 trendy luxurious rooms
  • The Cosmopolitan all day dining urban cafe
  • Rooftop pool deck, Aqua Spa and compact fitness centre
  • 2 conference rooms, accommodating up to 100 delegates
  • Part of the Three Cities Group, exceptional hotels
  • 031 566 1814,

The Royal Palm Hotel

  • 94 rooms, including 14 penthouse units
  • Some apartment style units
  • Part of the Three Cities portfolio
  • The signature restaurant, Dish, is a fusion of contemporary Al fresco dining consisting of a bar, lounge, dining room and spacious courtyard
  • 031 310 6916,

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