Stairway to heaven

Sitting pretty on uMhlanga’s coast since 1964, the iconic Beverly Hills hotel offers a masterclass in luxurious stays

All that glitters

Located along KwaZulu Natal’s most enviable stretch of coastline, the award-winning Beverly Hills hotel is the epitome of style. The lobby welcomes guests with a winding staircase of chocolate wood, lavish marble floors and a striking chandelier. Many a high-profile celebrity has chosen to make this their home away from home, thanks to the hotel staff’s intuitive service and impeccable attention to detail.

Make waves

Take a refreshing dip in the hotel’s beautiful pool. Enchanting views of the Indian Ocean and the red-and-white uMhlanga Rocks lighthouse provide a backdrop to your afternoon under the sun. Feel the sand between your toes with a walk along the beach, which is accessed directly from the pool area. Afterwards, settle into one of the plush sunloungers or stretch out under the gazebo to enjoy a massage by a skilled therapist from African spa group Mangwanani.

The suite life

The accommodation selection at Beverly Hills is definitely the highlight of this luxurious venue. All 89 en-suite rooms feature spectacular sea views that can be enjoyed from the private balcony or patio.

Rooms are equipped with a flatscreen TV (offering DStv as well as access to the hotel’s extensive DVD library) and a Nespresso machine. They are decorated using rich fabrics and metallic touches in shades of cream and blue, with plenty of light streaming in. For an extra-special treat, reserve one of the spacious cabanas or presidential suites.

In your element

The cuisine at elements café bar is as light and fresh as the breeze wafting in from the shore. Expect zesty flavours and loads of seafood options to whet your appetite.

Be sure to visit for a cocktail while enjoying the panoramic ocean views. Try the signature Beverly Hills for a tropical explosion of lime, passion fruit and peach. Comfortably hosting 60 guests, elements café bar is also the perfect venue for your next corporate event.

Sugar, spice and all things nice

Dining at The Sugar Club is the ultimate in luxury. Known for its Chaîne des Rôtisseurs membership, stellar wine list and sophisticated menu, the restaurant offers diners an unforgettable experience. Another highlight is the Haute Tea buffet hosted every Saturday afternoon.

This is the kind of setting that lends a sense of occasion to every visit, whether it be a romantic dinner à deux or a celebration shared with friends or colleagues. The decor is luxurious, capturing the classic elegance of the ’60s, with touches of modern glam.

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