The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor has given Tsogo Sun’s three Durban properties a big thumbs-up. In a recent TripAdvisor Top 10 Durban hotels listing, the Garden Court Marine Parade, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani and Suncoast Towers all made the grade, with Garden Court Marine Parade leading the pack in first place.
“We are delighted by the region’s showing on TripAdvisor,” said Mike Jackson, Director of Operations for Tsogo Sun Hotels KZN. “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.”
For top-class hospitality, services and facilities, the Garden Court Marine Parade leads the way after a R110 million transformation, much has been done to ensure that this iconic hotel retains its status along the Golden Mile. Facilities have been upgraded and revitalised, and the hotel has kept up with current hospitality trends. TripAdvisor guests reckon it’s the place to stay when visiting the coastal city of Durban, highlighting the fact that it not only has great facilities, but is also “value-for-money”, a key driver in both leisure and business markets.
A big favourite with local and international travellers, the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani takes a proud second place on the TripAdvisor Top 10 list. Always known for its amazing location and stellar service, this hotel continues to wave the Tsogo Sun flag high. This 734-bed mega hotel complex is located in the heart of Durban’s beachfront, and has always been known as one of the top hotels in the city. Guests are spoilt for choice with a variety of restaurants such as Grill Jichana, Vigour & Verve and Lingela that cater to a variety of tastes.
Coming in at sixth place in the TripAdvisor Top 10 Hotels is Suncoast Towers, a casino resort hotel close to the ocean with a range of amenities and entertainment options. This elegant hotel offers a classy home away from home, complete with views of the Indian Ocean and is within easy reach of local attractions such as the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) and a host of popular nightspots and attractions in and around the city.
Jackson says that the recognition from TripAdvisor is a major boost for Tsogo Sun’s staff, who continue to strive for perfection. He says, “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.”