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Protea Hotel Pelican Bay

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   The Esplanade, Walvis Bay, Namibia
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Walvis Bay
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Ferial Durban, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel situated on the lagoon gives you front row seats to watch amazing sunsets. Also located within walking distance to the Waterfront area which is a bustling restaurant scene with some of the best eating places in Walvis bay. It is also the starting point for daily cruises and very touristy. The hotel itself is your basic 3 star... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a small group consisting of family members and friends that stayed there for one night with the primary aim to do a boat cruise. We stayed on the first floor with a view over the lagoon which is west and thus ideal for sunset viewing. We were booked for "double rooms" with the option of inner connecting doors... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the best place to stay if you are in Walvis Bay. Pleasant hotel with amazing views..... flamingos, pelicans... Also has a great pathway for walks along the beach in the morning/afternoon. There are also a couple of good restaurants within walking distance.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Friendly reception staff and an awesome setting on the lagoon make this a great choice when staying in Walvis Bay - My wife and I enjoyed our stay as we had a top floor lagoon facing room. Beds were comfortable and the room clean and tidy complete with bar fridge and coffee station. The Bathroom has a shower and bath... More

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Geneve, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I got a room facing the lagoon and woke up to see the pink flamingos every morning. That was really beautiful. It was a pleasant and relaxing stay compared to most business hotels I stayed before. The baht tub was also very big and nice. The food was so-so but not bad. I went there to host a conference and... More

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Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights on business. Room facing the lagoon was excellent. Staff all very friendly and helpful. I would have given 5* but for the water went off on the last day, with no idea when it was going to come back on again, so had to travel without having a shower. Also, the hotel restaurant wasn't up... More

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San Francisco, CA
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This hotel is kind of like Walvis/Pelican Bay itself -- fine, but nothing great. It's a standard chain hotel. Food is so-so, rooms are fine (have wifi, which is great). Views from the room facing the bay are nice, though, especially at sunset.

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Bedfordview, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Nice looking hotel, more modern than most places we saw in namibia. Room very spacious with excellent sea view and balcony. Free wi-fi, friendly staff (also not a given in namibia) and big bed. Tv guide with a good variety of channels, enough packing space, great shower pressure. Could use a little tweaking here and there, but very happy, will... More

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I booked a table for my family, 9 people in total, for the Christmas buffet at the Pelican Bay Hotel in Walvis Bay, Namibia. When we arrived there, the only large table, set for 8 people, were in dispute as there was another family of 7, also wanted to be seated. In the first place, coming into a restaurant, with... More

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Durban, South Africa
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This hotel has such a great location at the lagoon it is a pity that the establishment does not do the location justice. The staff are friendly and helpful but the accommodation is shabby and worn. My room was undergoing renovation, polyfiller everywhere, dirt in bathroom, oil and grease on the bathroom walls. The hotel was full so rooms could... More

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Address: The Esplanade, Walvis Bay, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Erongo Region > Walvis Bay
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Walvis Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Protea Hotel Pelican Bay 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel Pelican Bay - Your Refuge on the Walvis Bay Lagoon. Protea Hotel Pelican Bay overlooks one of the most important wetland areas on the African Coastline, the Walvis Bay Lagoon, declared a Ramsar site to ensure that its protection is guaranteed by the Namibian government. With its temperate climate, Walvis Bay and the Protea Hotel Pelican Bay offers a safe refuge from the Atlantic Ocean to the abundance of majestic flamingos and gigantic whales that flock to these waters. With uninterrupted view of the Walvis Bay Lagoon, where dolphins are often spotted playing in the water, Protea Hotel Pelican Bay offers comfortable en-suite rooms, a restaurant, bar and coffee shop, as well as secure parking. ... more   less 
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