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.
- 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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