Our beautifully restored historic hotel is cared for by a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service and exceeding expectations at every turn. Overlooking The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace - the entrance used by the Royal family - The Rubens showcases exceptional dining journeys, and enriching and rewarding experiences, from the very first moment guests are greeted by our red-uniformed doormen...
We are delighted to be re-opening our doors once again for leisure stays from 17th May, and look forward to welcoming our guests with exceptional service and warm hospitality, alongside stringent safety and sanitation protocols to place our guests’ and teams’ wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. As a private and self-catered space, our Apartments will be available from 12th April. Please do contact us directly to discuss your requirements.
Our hotel remains open for any business-related stay. Our restaurants and bars are closed, however, you can enjoy in-room dining throughout your stay.
A five-star seaside hotel with a heart-warming history
86 elegant rooms & suites featuring bespoke décor
Only 15-minutes’ drive from the international airport
Award-winning Spa offering signature treatments
Set directly on Umhlanga beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean
Unique collection of dining experiences
Lush tropical gardens
Memorable wedding & event spaces
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The Oyster Box is famous for the creative seasonal cuisine that takes its cue from both the surrounding coastline and local cultures. Seafood is a signature and the Curry Buffet at the Ocean Terrace is legendary, while the spectacular breakfast guarantees an inspiring start to your day.
From water-saving initiatives to coastal clean-ups and careful preservation of the flora and fauna that surrounds us, sustainability and responsible tourism are at the heart of The Oyster Box. It’s central to our commitment to #MakeTravelMatter.
Whether you prefer an opulent room overlooking the ocean, or a serene suite surrounded by lush tropical gardens, every one of our 86 rooms, suites and villas has been individually decorated to ensure your stay is memorably luxurious.
We are always delighted to discover our guests' photos and we love to share those stories and connect in a meaningful way. Nothing makes us happier than when our guests become part of our world...