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City Lodge Umhlanga

City Lodge UmhlangaThe City Lodge Umhlanga Hotel is one of 2 City Lodge Hotels in Durban. Located in the heart of the Umhlanga business district, the hotel is also in close proximity to the Umhlanga Beach making it alluring enough for both business and leisure visitors to Durban. The City Lodge Umhlanga Hotel which stands 5 story’s high can be found at 2 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge.


Rooms at the City Lodge Umhlanga Hotel

City Lodge Umhlanga has 168 rooms to accommodate guests, with 3 of these meeting the special needs of the physically challenged. The rooms of the City Lodge Umhlanga Hotel are an extension of the hotels earthy and modern decor. The spacious rooms at the City Lodge Umhlanga include the following

  • Air-conditioning
  • Double or twin beds. Sleeper sofas are available on request
  • Bathroom with bathtub and shower facilities
  • Television with selected cable access
  • Tea and coffee making station
  • An electronic safe which is big enough to keep a laptop
  • Well-lit work space desk with close range access to plug points

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Services provided by the City Lodge Umhlanga Hotel

Reception at the City Lodge Umhlanga is available 24 hours a day with a friendly face welcoming all guests who are checking into the hotel

Wireless internet access

Free parking to guests of the hotel

Fitness room equipped with all major gym equipment so that City Lodge Umhlanga guests can keep up with their workout routine.

Coffee shop

Vending machines for snacks and beverages

Laundry and dry cleaning

Swimming poolCity Lodge Umhlanga

Business services at the City Lodge Umhlanga include faxing and photocopying


Conferencing at the City Lodge Umhlanga Hotel


The only conferencing facility at the City Lodge Umhlanga hotel is a boardroom. This meeting room can seat up to 12 people in an intimate setting for out of office business meetings or training sessions. The room comes with a data projector and a screen.


City Lodge Hotel Clubs

Lodger Club

The Lodger Club is a rewards programme offered to guests who make use of hotels within the City Lodge Hotel Group. Every aspect of the programme is done online. Registration is done on the City Lodge website and once confirmed, guests can sign in to the Lodger Club whenever they are booking rooms online at hotels in the City Lodge Hotel Group. Membership into the club is free and no card is necessary as everything takes place through the internet. Benefits that members of the Lodger Club can look forward to are:

  • The main benefit of the club is points that are earned during all room bookings. Guests will receive a free night’s stay upon reaching a certain number of points which are available for a 3 year period. At the City Lodge Umhlanga for example, guests can earn 60 points on weekday nights and 80 points on weekend nights. 900 Lodger Club points are needed for a free room on weekday nights and 450 points for weekend nights.
  • Not having to fill out forms during each and every booking, as details are already stored on the Lodger Club system. This makes the booking process easier and faster.
  • Faster reservations
  • 100 points upon signing up for the club
  • Being internet based, guests are able to access or use their points whenever they want without any waiting period, however points earned during booking will only be reflected on the guests Lodger Club account 48 hours after check-out.
  • Guests of the club also get monthly newsletters which showcases any upcoming specials that will be going on at the City Lodge Hotel Group.

Corporate ClubCity Lodge Umhlanga

The Corporate Club is also a rewards programme but aimed towards businesses that spend over R75000 per year on accommodation costs. Registration is done online where both travellers and bookers must be registered. Once the username and password is received, bookings can start to be processed to start earning points. Benefits of the corporate club are:

  • A free night’s stay once the required amount of points is reached
  • A monthly newsletter detailing all specials
  • All booking information, both past and present can be found in one place


Traveling to the City Lodge Umhlanga Hotel

There are many means of transportation for visitors to get to Durban which include road and air. The easiest option is flying. This is because it is faster, getting visitors to Durban in as little as an hour from Johannesburg and around 2 hours from Cape Town. With visitors using budget based Mango Airlines it can also be very affordable. City Lodge Umhlanga guests can get even cheaper tickets with Mango Airlines if they use the following tips

  • Pensioners qualify for a discounted rate on Mango Airlines tickets on some flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • A group of vacationers or businessmen can qualify for a group discount if there are 10 or more people
  • SAA Voyager Miles can be used to pay for Mango Airlines flightsCity Lodge Umhlanga

In Durban itself road transport is best. Although taxis can be used, it is wisest to make use of car hire Durban services. The many rental companies available provide a number of vehicle rental options for City Lodge Umhlanga guests.

  • Economical cars include hatchbacks and basic sedans. City Lodge Umhlanga guests can choose to make use of local independent car rental agencies who stock older model vehicles which are cheaper to rent.
  • Luxury cars include top of the line sedans, SUV’s and sports cars.
  • Group traveling cars are minibus type vehicles used to transport a load of people in one go. They are ideal for guests who are visiting Durban in a group and do not want to be separated.

By using car hire Durban services, guests can ensure that they stick to a budget because rental costs are taken care of in advance. Within Durban, not much fuel is needed to visit the various attractions as the City Lodge Umhlanga is closely located to many of them.


Nearby Attractions to the City Lodge Umhlanga Hotel

  • Gateway Theater of Shopping
  • Africa Art Gallery
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail
  • Barnyard Theatre
  • Sibaya Casino
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