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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The outside of the lodge looks more like a residential apartment block. But inside the reception and lobby area are small but inviting. The staff are friendly. The breakfast was fine but not memorable. There is no view but the small garden areas visible from inside the hotel seem landscaped.

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Sharon H, Guest Relations Manager at Indaba Lodge Richards Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a Trip Advisor Review as it is only with constructive criticism such as yours that we are able to achieve and maintain the service excellence for which the Indaba Group is renowned. Our group recently acquired the Indaba Lodge Richards Bay from the Protea Group and we have lots of plans to... More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

My first stay in PROTEA HOTEL RICHARDS BAY.. We really enjoyed the quiet and peace that the area offers as a whole.. The hotel itself offers neat clean rooms , beds are comfortable with neat bathroom facilities. The buffet breakfast was good but a greater variety would be most welcome.One hiccup however was that we had to pay first and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I stay here 3 nights for business purpose on Dec-2015. Here is calm place to stay and take a rest for guests. Also I can enjoy the hospitality of local people. The breakfast is a little bit weak but I'm OK cause of I ate only coffee and few bread, fruits. Sometimes they got order from you in the morning,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Maybe I should not be too harsh on the hotel as it is located in what purports to e a waterfront tourist location and presents itself just a boring city happening to be on the coast. While the staff was nice and kind and helpful, the internet did not work - Always - On service is practically Always-Off, the shower... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I was booked in Protea Hotel Richards Bay in October 2015. I cannot believe the poor service I received from the hotel. When I was about to sleep, I realised that there was a terrible noise in my room. I was not sure what was causing the noise but it was like a motor. I didn't know whether it was... More 

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PHRB01, General Manager at Indaba Lodge Richards Bay, responded to this review

Dear Viwe S, Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent stay at Protea Hotel Richards Bay. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay at our hotel. Your concerns have definitely been noted and immediate action has been taken with my TEAM to ensure that all comments are resolved efficiently... More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The location is very central. The hotel is excellent. The room was very well kept and serviced. The food (breakfast and dinner) and soft drinks were great with a variety of choices with very friendly and accommodating staff, asking about my every need. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!

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PHRB01, General Manager at Indaba Lodge Richards Bay, responded to this review

Dear Anil Haripersad, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Protea Hotel Richards Bay. Your commendations relating to our service has been well received by all members of the TEAM. It is truly gratifying when our commitment to service excellence is noticed and on behalf of my TEAM and myself, I would like to extend our thanks for your... More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The team at hotel make you feel respected, from reception, bar and restaurant. The team appreciates the opportunity to be of service to their guests. The food is good. The wines are not up to the standard of the hotel. The security at the gate do not have chairs they are on their feet 24 hrs. Is this the norm?

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

This is my hotel of choice for every business trip I make to Richards Bay. I've tried many places in the area and nothing compares to the smiles and service I receive on every stay. From the security to reception, reservations, cleaners, kitchen staff and management. Each have the same friendly attitude. I've been on many vacations and stayed at... More 

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PHRB01, General Manager at Indaba Lodge Richards Bay, responded to this review

Dear Zaheera D, Thank you for taking the time to post your positive feedback through this medium. Your commendations regarding the high level of service has definitely been well received. Our priority is to ensure that each GUEST has a memorable stay and I am really pleased that we manage do just that on your every stay. We look forward... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I stayed at the Protea Hotel, Richards Bay at the end of July 2015 and was really impressed. Although the hotel looks a bit dull from the outside; once your enter the perception is changed. You are welcomed by a bunch of friendly staff that assist you with the check in process. The hotel is lovely and well maintained.Upon entering... More 

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PHRB01, General Manager at Indaba Lodge Richards Bay, responded to this review

Dear Shoaybnabbie, Thank you for your kind comments pertaining to your recent at Protea Hotel Richards Bay. The TEAM and I endeavor to offer the best GUEST service to all our GUESTS, all the time. I must admit that at times, we may fall short of doing this, however, priority is given immediately to rectify this. To have acknowledged our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast was revolting. All fruit was out of a tin. Bacon was so dry and overbooked, if you dropped it, it would have cracked! Couldn't believe it. Friendly staff. My room looked out into a derelict old car park at the back. Room service took forever

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PHRB01, General Manager at Indaba Lodge Richards Bay, responded to this review

Dear Alliwantodoistravel, Thank you for your comments pertaining to your recent stay at Protea Hotel Richards Bay. Thank you for taking the time to address your concerns pertaining to the lack of service and attention to food detail. It is only through comments of this nature, that we have the ability to improve where necessary. Your concerns have been addressed... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Indaba Lodge Richards Bay - Gateway to the Tuzi Gazi Coast. Welcome to this unique and inviting retreat, just two hours north of Durban, situated in the diverse city of uMhlathuze, Zululand. Experience the warm friendliness of Richards Bay and its picturesque surroundings, coupled with the relaxed hospitality and convenience of the centrally situated Indaba Lodge Richards Bay. Accommodation is comfortable, fully air-conditioned and stylishly decorated, including five suites. Socialising is easy at The Oasis, our intimate ladies bar. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or dine in our spacious, elegant restaurant, where the tantalizing and varied buffet / carvery is sure to tempt you. Combine the beauty of this warm, lush, subtropical region with the savannah of the many game reserves, Zulu traditionalism with tranquil walks on miles of pristine beaches along the Tuzi Gazi Coast. Indaba Lodge Richards Bay - The ideal destination for travelling executives and holiday-makers alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Indaba Lodge Richards Bay

Address: P. O. Box 10105 | Meerensee, Richards Bay 3901, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Richards Bay)
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Richards Bay
Price Range: $94 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Indaba Lodge Richards Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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