Desroches Hotel

113 Marine Drive 4275 Margate4275MargateSouth Africa
Serviced apartment
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About Desroches Hotel

Offering studio rooms and family accommodations, Desroches Hotel features an on-site spa and a rooftop terrace with swimming pool. The hotel is a ten-minute walk from Margate’s main beach.

All guest rooms feature air conditioning, laptop-sized safe, mini refrigerator, and satellite TV, while many also include a microwave. Family units offer two bedrooms, a lounge, and kitchenette. Select rooms provide stunning ocean views.

A selection of massages and treatments can be arranged at the spa, while a fitness centre is also located on site. The hotel also offers conference facilities and a designated playroom for children.

Relish, the hotel restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while guests can also enjoy cocktails and light meals in the Skybar & Grill. The latter hosts live music on the weekend and offers picturesque views.

Desroches Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Skyline Nature Reserve and Riverbend Crocodile Farm, while Pure Venom Reptile Park is 20 minutes away by car.


113 Marine Drive 4275 Margate, 4275, Margate, South Africa
Telephone: +27(0)393120435 | Fax: +27(0)3093174195 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Turkish bath / Hammam
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' playground
  • Organised activities for kids

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Close to the beach

The hotel is less than a ten-minute walk from Margate’s main beach and pier. Travellers report that this location makes the hotel a convenient choice for families and holidaymakers looking to enjoy the sea and sand.

Impressive views from Sky Bar

Located on the fifth floor of the hotel, the Sky Bar is said to offer some stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Guests love being able to gaze out upon the sparkling waters. They also report that this backdrop makes dining in the bar a pleasant experience.

Negative Reviews

Unsatisfactory rooms

Guests are disappointed with the condition of rooms, reporting that maintenance and cleaning are required, while rooms do not always resemble promotional photographs. Unpleasant sewage-like odours are a common criticism, while guests also complain of a lack of basic necessities, with absent towels regularly included in reviews.

Poor customer service

Reviews suggest that customer service at the hotel is poor. Travellers complain that staff are unfriendly and uninterested and generally have a poor attitude. Furthermore, guests imply that employees are often poorly trained and unable to assist with problems.

Late-night bar leads to noise complaints

The hotel’s Sky Bar is a popular destination for locals and tourists on the weekend when it hosts live music and generally becomes a virtual nightclub. As a result, guests staying at the hotel complain of noise disturbances stemming from loud music and late-night revelry and generally describe chaotic scenes.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 37 reviews across the web
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7.8 out of 10 based on 37 reviews