We found the location - right in the village - a huge bonus. There was no need to hire a car as the promenade and beaches were an easy walk away - and the restaurants and general buzz - literally just outside the door.
Therefore, for a relaxing holiday (no car / no exploring and absolutely minimal shopping) - this hotel is a good option.It is really not just for business travellers.
We used the rooftop pool area as well as the beach - loved the spacious clean rooms and friendly staff. Families will enjoy the space and semi self catering options in the rooms (with supermarkets also across the road).
Just two points to note-
the pool area is not accesible by lift therefore if you are unable to tackle steps - there is a flight up from the 9th floor.
Breakfast seemed overpriced - because of all the options in the area - and therefore we didnt go to the hotel restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- uMhlanga Rocks, near Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal, evokes a vision of golden beaches, lush surroundings and the exhilaration of holidaying in an idyllic part of the world. The 3-star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is where that vision turns to reality.Conveniently situated mere minutes from the protected beach and only 10 minutes away from Durban in the heart of uMhlanga Rocks, the Protea Hotel Umhlanga offers friendly and comfortable accommodation. Most of the well-appointed rooms have sea-views and all are comfortably furnished. Admirably equipped semi self-catering rooms, as well as facilities for disabled GUESTS, are available at this 3-star hotel. The Protea Hotel Umhlanga serves delicious breakfasts on site and is situated in close proximity to a variety of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. Conference facilities are available with well-trained and professional STAFF catering for every need. Secure, undercover parking on the premises is also available. For adventure and sports enthusiasts there are lots of activities nearby. There are the classics like tennis, bowls, golf and squash; and then there are the daring like deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and horse riding. After all that, return to the hotel pool on the rooftop to lie under the African sun and take in the sea air. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Umhlanga
- Protea Hotel Umhlanga Rocks
- Protea Umhlanga