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Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward
Ranked #10 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed for a night on business where all these hotels have great views of the Ocean.

Check in was smooth and the receptionists were very firendly.

My room however didnt have a direct view of the sea - and seeing as though the hotel wasnt anywhere near full - I couldnt understand that. Make sure you ask for a room with a "direct" view of the sea.

My first impression was that the room was dark, small and rather old- although clean.

I dont like having to climb into a bath to have a shower- so no separate shower I am afraid.

There is wi fi - although not unlimited.

The barman Mani was very friendly and its worth having a drinbk just to meet him.

Breakfast was average at R160 - again all the staff were friendly.

Nothing that stands out and says "visit me again" but I was on business- so maybe a better choice if you are on vacation in summer.

Room Tip: As mentioned - ask for a direct view of the sea.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stayed for business reasons st this hotel during Spring season. Hotel has all amenities you could wish for including a pool overlooking the promenade. Had a nice room with a view over the beach. Breakfast was good, plenty of choice.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were pleased we chose this hotel at the start of our touring holiday of KwaZulu-Natal. We stayed for two nights and would have no hesitation is going back here when in Durban. We arrived at the rear of the hotel and immediately the luggage was taken from the car to reception and then the car parked in secure underground parking (small charge/night). The hotel is spacious well maintained with a grand dining room with chandeliers and bar furnished in dark wood.

We were fortunate to have a sea-view room which was excellent, very clean, well serviced and overlooked the magnificent front and promenade of Durban, vibrant both day and night. A great place to watch the world go by.

We ate in the hotel on both nights, once in the restaurant and once on the terrace overlooking the promenade. and on both occasions were very satisfied with the standard and quality of the food. Breakfast was the usual buffet style with plenty of choice and we would particularly recommend the omelette which were made to order in front of you.

Perhaps the only downside was the pool which was located on the top floor at the back of the building and was a little small with views over Durban (not the best)

Overall a good place to stay and withing easy reach of uShaka Marine World, wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a balcony overlooking the promenade and ocean
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

The hotel feels a bit old fashioned, though it's clean and comfortable. The air conditioning unit in my room emitted a terrible noise. When I asked for it to be fixed, a member of staff simply turned up the temperature. Had to sleep with the unit off. Balcony with seaview was a bonus (though it was rainy and dull). Dinner in the restaurant was average. Breakfast was good. Pleasant bar with friendly, helpful barman.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay . This hotel is very well maintained and professionally managed . This is not the case in some Durban hotels and I advise first time visitors to Durban to check carefully before selecting a hotel. Hotel staff were very helpful , room was good with a sea view ( at no cost ) and the food was excellent. The hotel has an open air verandah bar overlooking the beach area which is just right for a glass of wine before dinner.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is well situated, very close to the beach. The rooms are so spacious and clean. We went for dinner and we were not disappointed at all. The food was so delicious and the breakfast. The check in and check out were handled professionally.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

With the Protea group of hotels you always know that the standard of room & staff attention will be good. We only stayed one night at the end of our holiday & had a little room overlooking the sea. We opted that night for a buffet at the hotel & would suggest you go early as extremely popular.

Stayed: April 2013
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Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward

Address: 149 O R Tambo Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Price Range: $93 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward 4*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward harks back to a time of Victorian elegance. This world-famous hotel in Durban, South Africa 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 by Marriott Durban 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 by Marriott Durban 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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