The Island Hotel is an historical landmark steeped in the rich, diverse cultural heritage that is unique to Isipingo, Durban. Located amidst the lush mangroves of Isipingo Beach and right next to the warmest ocean in the world, it has been restored to its past elegance and grace – and is designed to satisfy the needs of the discerning business and leisure traveller.
Originally erected in the early twentieth century, it has grown to accommodate a capacity of approximately 156 people sleeping. We pride ourselves on preserving a classic service of a bygone era, all the while maintaining a contemporary feel for our guests whatever your needs may be.
Our hotel is designed to attract travellers who demand character and distinction. Continuously providing personalised service and facilities of a high quality, our hotel is the preferred choice for visitors from Europe, America, the Far East as well as Africa who seek an authentic colonial destination that is infused with the rich Indian cultural flavours of Durban.
The Island Hotel is in close proximity to world-renowned sporting facilities such as Kings Park Rugby Stadium, the Moses Mabhida Stadium which hosted the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup, the Kings Park Swimming Pool as well as the Virgin Active Gym – all just less than 30km away from us.
We are also an estimated 20km away from the Suncoast Casino: Durban’s largest casino and every gambler’s paradise.
The Galleria shopping centre is just 5 minutes away and boasts a medical clinic, pharmacy and a Pick n Pay family store. The Galleria Ice Rink, which is the biggest in Durban, is situated 5 km away…
The Island Hotel is ideally situated for trips to a number of game lodges, health spas, the Midlands Meander as well as uKhahlamba Drakensberg mountain resorts. We are fortunate to be in a city which offers “summer all year round” as demonstrated by our pristine and temperate subtropical weather conditions, giving way to an array of ocean sports and activities.