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Protea Hotel Pelican Bay

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a booking way in advance requesting a room for 2 adults and 2 children. When we got there, there were only 2 single beds in the room, only 2 cups, only 2 towels and only 1 and half roll of toilet paper. I asked for the kids extra bedding and they only brought 1x extra single bed!!! We had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve never been to this part of the world before, so have nothing to compare it to locally. I stopped here for 2 nights (June 2015) while in Walvis Bay on a business trip. Checking in was quick and efficient, and the room basic but clean with most of the usual things you would expect. The bed was large and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have spent 2 weeks in two different Protea hotels in the last month and standards are dropping. When i checked in at the Pelican they could not find my booking even thought it was a confirmed phone reservation. The first nite i had no hot water and when bringing it to the attention of the front desk i was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The rooms are smelly, faded and tired-looking. Maybe it's seen better days or maybe it's just the way it is, you can't really tell. It also gives the impression of being dirty and as I recall, my pillow had that special kind of smell of too many heads having found comfort in it. I'm not sure there's a better option... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

On our photographic journey through Namibia we stayed for one night at Protea Hotel Pelican. Our main objective was to photograph the flamingoes in the Walvis Bay. The Hotel is located right on the boardwalk, allowing opportunity for scenic strolls or jogging in the morning. The rooms were neat and well laid out. The linens were clean and crisp. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

the rooms have great views especially the sea facing ones...i think the rooms could be a better and a bit more comfortable and better decorated though....they need to have more suites though for those who require a bit more to be comfortable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Nice hotel, not stayed in this chain before but we wanted the location. Room had great sea views, standard hotel room really, nice big bed and clean. Had dinner there one night as everything in town was shut, standard buffet but nice enough. Would stay again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Protea Pelican Bay for a one week work trip. I can't say much for Walvis Bay- beautiful bay area but it's a cardboard town in the desert. The hotel staff make this place - friendly and always helpful. I had a room facing the bay with a small balcony- beautiful views and clean. Nothing special but adequate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

So after a looooong time travelling I finally arrived at Walvis Bay. A town that simply pops out of no where as the dunes meet the coast. When I pulled up at the hotel the outside looked lovely and the reception was bright and staff very helpful. I got to my room on the ground floor weary and ready for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice Basic hotel By the sea with own terrance. Rooms were not too fancy but okey. There was free wi-fi only in the rooms the signal was quite weak. Close to the hotel you could find flamingos and Pelicans at the beach in the Morning and evening.

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