Charming elegance defines aha Avondale Boutique Hotel. Located in Greyville Durban, this quaint four-star hotel has come a long way from its heyday as home to the Sharks Rugby Academy. Bought by the Kamdar Group last year, aha soon transformed the establishment to become categorised as one of the leading boutique hotels in Durban after securing the full management contract.
The hotel’s official launch took place on February 19, although it welcomed business and leisure guests from mid-December 2017. More than 100 invited guests from various industries enjoyed a relaxed evening while indulging in mocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Amongst the guests was, Deputy Mayor of eThekwini Municipality, Cllr Fawzia Peer, who had high praise for the new establishment and emphasised the city’s positive contribution to tourism.
Left to right: aha CEO Neil Bald, Deputy Major of eThekwini Municiaplity Fawzia Peer.
The hotel is beautifully designed, its regal colours and trendy contemporary pieces perfectly matching its sleek city surrounds. It offers 17 en-suite rooms that comprise five Superior King Suites, 10 Standard Queen Suites and two Family rooms. All rooms are equipped with tea- and coffee-making facilities, air-conditioner, digital safe and mini fridge. Certain suites have balconies, adding to the spaciousness of the rooms. The establishment’s lush garden offers a tranquil setting.
Its central location makes it the ideal establishment for business travellers and leisure guests. It boasts easy access to the trendiest eateries, ranging from fine dining to casual laid-back cafés and bars close to the renowned Florida Road. Other amenities include The Durban Botanical Gardens and Greyville Racecourse, both within walking distance, the best shopping malls and a range of entertainment areas such as the family-friendly seafront aquarium and water park uShaka Marine World, a mere 14 minutes away. Also nearby is the Moses Mabhida Stadium and Kings Park Rugby Stadium. Durban’s North Beach is only a seven-minute drive from the hotel and uShaka Beach a 14-minute drive from the hotel.
The Address: 335 Avondale Rd, Morningside, Durban, 4001
Contact details: 031 942 0004
Bookings on Central Reservations: 010 442 5888