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Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay Pelican Bay
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Walvis Bay
Reviewed May 24, 2012

After a three day trip in the desert on the way up to Walvis the Protea was a welcome stop over. We chose to stay in Walvis as we figured that should we require service to our cars, Walvis would be a better stop than Swakopmund. The proved to be the cae as several cars in our group required repairs and the hotel reception gave good advise on repair and spares shops etc.

Good rooms and good service. Everything worked except the wi-fi which was down on coverage. The breakfast meal was adequate and as expected.

We will stay again

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the Bay are great
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night, after a long backroad drive from Windhoek, so we were really looking forward to arriving. Check in was smooth and painfree. The rooms are quite nice, not 5 star, but definitely the 4 star that this Protea has attached to it. The furniture has a beach feel about it, making it feel like a proper holiday hotel. We had a ground floor room which was really lovely, as you can open your door and walk straight over a small piece of grass to the edge of the Lagoon. Although the Walvis bay harbour is right next door, it wasn't noisy at all. Breakfast was really good here. We didnt have dinner at the hotel, we went nextdoor to the Raft restaurant which was fantastic as well. We saw Dolphins, Flamingos and Pelicans. The Wi-fi doesnt work at all, we tried it in all places and could not get a connection at all. Staff were friendly and would suggest this hotel for those wanted to stay out of the main towns of swakopmund and Walvis bay. It really was worth the stay.

Room Tip: I liked the ground floor rooms, I would request one of these.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

A very good hotel with clean well equipped rooms, fantastic restaurant and incredibly friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

View of the bay from rooms as well as the dining room. Watch flamingoes and pelicans before heading off for a stroll along the esplanade. Well set-up. If you are a non smoker make sure you request a no-smoking room. Plenty of parking.

Room Tip: For non smokers make sure you request a no-smoking room
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

We stayed only one night at the Pelican Bay Hotel and we can say the rooms, bathroom and restaurant were good or very good. No problems. The staff tryed to solve all the problems. The internet was very slow and the antivirus didn´t us to do anything. If you choose Walvis Bay to stay the Pelican can be a good option.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2010

I've been there for three weeks and found a quiet ambience, clean rooms and good service. My only complain is about wifi coverage (you get a 60 minutes free voucher a day but in some rooms the wifi signal is low so you must go to the lobby, which is a nice one with chesterfield sofa and a fireplace), and about the restaurant during days where aren't many customers, because there's no buffet those days and the menu à la carte is to avoid; sundays this could be a problem because the Raft and the Anchors (two very nice restaurants very close to the hotel) are closed that evening.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 19, 2009

I stayed at the Pelican Bay Hotel for two nights in early December. The staff did try -- walking over to get us some juice when we checked in -- but overall seemed clueless. One of the party had to change rooms because the room he was first given was not clean. It took me several people and several trips to the lobby to get the television in the room to work correctly -- something that would have taken one trip had they understood their own television system (no one had a list of the actual channels available or their order, so they kept giving me bad advice.) The hotel restaurant seemed understaffed, and while the selection was adequate, it was underwhelming. It is a shame because the location is pleasant and the room in general was good. They do offer WiFi, but not at reasonable prices.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay Pelican Bay

Address: The Esplanade, Walvis Bay, Namibia
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Location: Namibia > Erongo Region > Walvis Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Walvis Bay
Price Range: $118 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay Pelican Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel by Marriott(R) Walvis Bay Pelican Bay - Your Refuge on the Walvis Bay Lagoon. Protea Hotel by Marriott(R) Walvis Bay 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 by Marriott(R) Walvis Bay 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 by Marriott(R) Walvis Bay Pelican Bay offers comfortable en-suite rooms, a restaurant, bar and coffee shop, as well as secure parking. ... more   less 
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