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Protea Hotel Edward Durban

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   149 O.R. Tambo Parade, North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #12 of 43 hotels in Durban
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Edwardian style entrance cannot be ignored, exquisite attention to detail of this era. The hotel is clean and all the staff were extremely helpful particularly since I had a 9mth and a 5year old. The staff were friendly and ensured the kids were accommodated. It is across the road from the amusement park for the kids. We all had... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excelent service combined with a 100 year old style. The hotel is excellently maintained with the original features making for a great atmosphere. Breakfast and dinner is served in a lovely dinnig room and the food is of a very high quality. The view of the ocean and city is beautiful and the location perfect to enjoy Durban

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for unfortunately only one night at the hotel. As my family and I were there for a weekend break. What a fabulous experience, the hotel is situated on the O.R. Tambo Parade. As you walk in you are transported in a different era, the Edwardian style hotel has all the glamour and class of the gone by days.... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time you enter this great majestic old school English hotel to the charming flowing entrance foyers to the most amazing welcome from the friendly staff and reception, we checked in and sat at the local watering hole for a thirst quencher, The Casurie Bar located inside the hotel, and enjoyed Mannie the barman. With our bags ported up... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Protea Edward this past weekend on business. The hotel is centrally located with beautiful view of the Durban beach front. Although the interior is slightly dated, the hotel is very clean. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Mahendra - front office manager - is an absolute asset to the hotel! Will most definitely be happy to... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this old hotel is one of the strongest selling points. It is right on the beach front with a fabulous view of the ocean. A few minutes drive from Ushaka and the harbour. The rooms have everything necessary to make for a comfortable stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My only criticism relates to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again my wife and I went to Durban for a weekend running away from the Gauteng winter. We stated at the Protea Hotel Edward and as usual, we were not disappointed at all. We checked in early all thanks to Mahendra who arranged this for us. I must say Mahendra is an assert to this hotel. If ever you... More

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Johannesburg,South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed at the Edward during the eighties when the hotel was one of the grandest in Durban. Decided to go back for nostalgic reasons. The building is well kept but has lost its splendor and charm. The staff was friendly and tried their best. The "curry buffet" at R250.00 was very disappointing and certainly not worth the money. Better... More

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

the barman and restaurant employees were particularly pleasant and whilst the hotel generally ok but worn/tied and the staff tries hard to be helpful, this is not the problem. this central area of durban is now so violent that guests are recommended by the hotel staff not to walk the streets particularly at night and even during day, not to... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had a very good stay at the Protea Edward. In addition to staying the we had lunch, dinner and breakfast at the hotel. All of the food was great, service generally was very good, but service a tad tardy at dinner time. The buffet for dinner was quite comprehensive and well prepared.

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Address: 149 O.R. Tambo Parade, North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Edward Durban 4*
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The Protea Hotel Edward harks back to a time of Victorian elegance. This world-famous hotel has played host to princes and presidents, field marshals, millionaires and movie stars since 1911. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure purposes, the Protea Hotel Edward is ideally situated on the Golden Mile. Take off your shoes and feel the soft, beach sand between your toes. Make sure you have your swimsuit because a dive in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean is hard to resist. Cool off whilst you walk along the promenade, which allows you to walk from uShaka Marine world to Suncoast Casino. For those travelling on business we are situated 5 minutes away from Durban CBD and the ICC (International Convention Centre). We are within easy access to all major highways and King Shaka Airport is a mere 35 minutes away so getting to all those meetings is not a hassle. Return to our graceful and stylish rooms, which are all equipped with LCD TV’s, en-suite bathrooms, executive work desks, wireless internet access and over half of the rooms have remarkable sea views. The Protea Hotel Edward with its personalised friendly service and extremely comfortable rooms offers a luxurious holiday experience or a professional business trip. ... more   less 
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