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Protea Hotel Pelican Bay

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   The Esplanade, Walvis Bay, Namibia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I love Walvis Bay but it is really difficult to find great accommodation. On my previous business trip I stayed at the Protea in town which was aweful, this was definitely a step up. Staff were friendly and the food was average but the rooms felt like they needed a good clean. The duvets are full of lumps! Overall not... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stayed for two nights while exploring the coast up to Cape Cross. Staff very friendly and helpful. Room spacious and very clean. Locality superp and we were able to watch the flamingoes from our room. Were too early on the road to stay for Breakfast but had Dinner both nights and they were most satisfying. Other restaurants in close proximity.... More

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Madrid, Spain
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good hotel in front of the beach and near of the seaport. In one hundred meters far from the hotel you have four restaurants with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Clean, free wi-fi and medium size rooms. Also you have a nice restaurant and one lounge to have a meeting or some beers.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed here in connection with transit from a ship. Very nice hotel direct to the seafront. Close by is a restaurant/bar buildt out on the water. Clean and cozy rooms. Nice breakfast with eggstation. Friendly staff. Only minus was a bit of truble with the keycards.

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Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was there with some friends . The hotel is at the right place , with great view to the bay and the flamingoes. Rooms are clean and the room is nice. I strongly recommend that hotel if you are around.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Recently I went to Walvis Bay on business and was delighted to be booked in to the Pelican Point Protea Hotel. The location of the hotel is very good being right on the shore of the Walvis Bay lagoon. The rooms are clean and neat and functional and served me sufficiently well for the purpose of my stay, however there... More

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Durban, South Africa
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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36 hotel reviews
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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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Address: The Esplanade, Walvis Bay, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Erongo Region > Walvis Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Protea Hotel Pelican Bay 3.5*
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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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