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The modern yet tasteful revamp of one of the city’s premier 1930's-style mansions, has created a seamless blend of old, epitomized by the grand stairway with a magnificent chandelier presiding over it, and new, with electronic access and state-of-the art security features.
Attention to detail is evident throughout, from the custom-made 400 thread count Egyptian cotton linen in the guest suites to the newspaper lounge with its spread of local, regional and national papers.
Other facilities include a bar/ cigar lounge (with a dedicated air-conditioning system), a gym complete with change rooms and a steam room, as well as the option of a personal trainer, and a well-equipped boardroom for those conducting business.
Guests will enjoy beautifully appointed luxury suites, each endowed with the Africa’s harmonious spirit, and every technological convenience and luxury. While rooms all share common elements such as luxury linens and designer bathroom products, no two are alike in décor or dimension. Each has been given a theme which reflects the rich earthiness of the mother continent. Hence guests will be spoilt for choice between suites named Grasslands, Namibian Desert, Beaches, Wildlife, Rainforest, African People, Agriculture, North Africa, Chic Shack and Diamond Mining.
Front suites enjoy sweeping views over the city and look on to the iconic arch of the Moses Mabhida Football Stadium – and some have private balconies overlooking the landscaped pool terrace.
For guests seeking a little hustle and bustle, Durban’s renowned Florida Road, with scores of restaurants, pubs and galleries is in close proximity. Durban’s beachfront, major sports stadiums, golf courses as well as Jameson and Mitchell Parks are also nearby. For business guests, Upton Hall is well-placed for access to the city centre, as well as quick freeway access to the Umhlanga Ridge precinct.
UPTON HALL is a haven of exclusivity and is not open to the public. Guests have exclusive use of all facilities and outside functions can only be booked out for special events in its entirety.
Expertly weaving the traditions of African cuisine with the refinement of fine dining, the restaurant at UPTON HALL promises to seduce your senses. Our efficient staff are proud ambassadors of the excellence that UPTON HALL upholds and are on hand to ensure that your dining experience is unforgettable.
Our elegant restaurant is exclusively reserved for the use of our esteemed guests. Accomplished Chef Nardia Adams is at the helm of our contemporary Pan-African menu that caters to the most discerning of palates. The refined African ambience enhances this unique fine dining experience. Relish your meal in the intimate and sumptuous surroundings as our attentive team of diligent staff quietly strives to serve with the excellence that each of our 5 stars uphold.
We visited the country’s top estates to stock our cellars with a premium selection of wine for your enjoyment. Our trio of temperature-controlled cellars is expertly stocked with a selection of the finest French champagnes and wines that South Africa has to offer. We are at your service to select the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
A tribute to the glamour and sophistication of the 1930’s, our contemporary cigar bar is stocked with the finest Cuban cigars and aperitifs. Sink into a plush armchair and allow a member of staff to select the perfect aperitif and cigar to your taste as you wind down your evening in old-school style.