This massive luxury hotel adjacent to the International Convention Centre is a short taxi ride from the city center and beachfront and is favored by business people and conference-goers. The rooms are small but tastefully decorated in light wood and neutral tones, with African touches, and have either beach or city views. Executive floors have a small club room, where guests can get breakfast and free Internet access. Large public areas are graced with marble pillars.
The Rainbow Terrace restaurant has an excellent buffet and a take-out à la carte menu. Impeccable service makes it one of the top Hilton hotels in Africa. Though expensive by Durban standards, rates can vary significantly, often relating to what's on at the convention center.