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“Great Kick-Off to our Honeymoon” 4 of 5 stars
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Protea Hotel Marine
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Summerstrand
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Kick-Off to our Honeymoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were traveling from Cape Town to Transkei and stayed over at Protea Hotel Marine for one night. Upon arriving at the Hotel the Reception Staff were very welcoming. As we entered the room we were allocated twin beds but we were so tired that we didn't feel like asking them to convert the bed back to a double. We were in the room for +/-15mins then we received a courtesy call from Jason the Manager on Duty where he immediately gave us a comp upgrade to one of their Loft Suites with a bottle of bubbly.

The breakfast was top class and we have decided that this Hotel has the best breakfast service with the most attentive staff.

We enjoyed our stay and it was an awesome pitstop.

Room Tip: Stay in a loft suite; it's nice and spacious. Have breakfast!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
San Diego, California, USA
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and the front desk staff could not have been more helpful. They arranged transportation to the airport for us and helped us with things to do. Our room was nicely made up and the included breakfast buffet was delicious. We had a sea-facing room which we enjoyed thoroughly. We were high up so we had no road noise. The location is convenient as well and we walked everywhere that we went.

Room Tip: A room facing the sea costs a little more but is worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Enjoyed a relaxing time after busy day at hotel. Fun and good experience.very good hotel and location. Staff very good and polite, helpful. Seafront facing rooms is fantastic. Good food and wholesome meals.

Room Tip: Choose seafront facing rooms with breathless views
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The front desk staff on duty went beyond helpful to perfect our stay, after having two noisy rooms we were accomodated in a suite with peace and quiet. A lovely stay, lovely position. The only negative is the price of there meals, way to expensive!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hyderabad, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Excellent Hotel .. Very nice Rooms , clean washrooms , quick room service , amazingly beautiful location .. Very good breakfast and good prices ...Everything was at par with our expectations ..Very polite staff and very soft spoken... We took non sea facing room other wise i would suggest sea facing room ... Morning is so soothing and beautiful at the beach across the road ....

Room Tip: Choose a sea facing room... its worth it ...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

An very well located (on the beachfront road close to the casino) clean businessman's hotel. Rooms very well appointed, good selection of TV, Bathroom and shower clean, food good, service good and friendly, secure parking, I always use it on the weekends as the rates are much lower then and they are not that full.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms more expensive.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gandia, Spain
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
81 hotel reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a very good hotel right on the beach of a pretty seaside village on the edge of
Port Elizabeth. The staff are excellent as is the food. The rooms are large and clean as is the whole hotel. It is particularly well suited to the disabled as there are unobtrusive ramps everywhere. The only bad point is the lack of sound insulation between rooms. This was a very noisy hotel. You could hear sounds from other rooms above, below and to either side. We heard toilets, showers, hair dryers and even other alarm clocks which is very annoying at five in the morning!

Room Tip: Bring earplugs.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Protea Hotel Marine

Address: Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Marine 4*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel Marine Port Elizabeth - Adding value, always. Among the superior beachfront hotels in Port Elizabeth, the 4-Star Protea Hotel Marine is unparalleled. Overlooking the sun-drenched sands of Pollock Beach, with sweeping views of Algoa Bay, this hotel, in the heart of the Friendly City, is renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and luxurious atmosphere. From the moment you enter the Protea Hotel Marine, you know you are in an exceptional establishment. The large reception area is elegantly decorated, offering the first taste of a stay that promises an unforgettable experience in comfort and style. Ideal for holidaymakers, families and executives alike, the 4-Star Protea Hotel Marine offers luxurious accommodation in a range of comfortable en-suite rooms that boast spectacular sea views. Delicious meals can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant and there are excellent conference facilities which can cater for 10 - 90 delegates. The Protea Hotel Marine is situated within walking distance of safe, sandy beaches, various swimming pools, a casino and entertainment complex, not to mention the Museum and Snake Park, and various sporting facilities, including golf. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Port Elizabeth
Protea Hotel Marine Port Elizabeth/Summerstrand

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