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Protea Hotel by Marriott Richards Bay Waterfront
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Richards Bay
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Well appointed rooms with generous bathroom, big tub. The hotel is located close to bars and restaurants and all rooms view the marina. Probably the best hotel in town. Only drawside is if the waterfront is noisy you will hear it somewhat but that surely a weekend thing . Would stay hear again.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have been in this hotel for over 6 weeks now, the staff is great and the service they provide is excellent. I must say that when you need any issue resolved quickly you must ask for Mikki and Leticia, they will ensure that you stay is pleasant.
The hotel is convenient and located near all the good restaurants in Richards Bay.
Good job guys!!!

Room Tip: The best Internet connections is on 1st floor
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed for three nights for business trip. Hotel is perfectly located and a sand beach. Staff is very friendly, especially Nadia helped me a lot with places nearby.

WiFi becomes a real trouble. for every 500 mb, you gotta get another password from hotel frontdesk. Middle of the night or early in the morning, you go down to frontdesk to have the voucher. Quite nonsense.

Food is good but there are a plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes just besides the hotel. Seafood is delicious and cheap.

On my check-out date, Saturday, on 08:00 I was awake with hammer noises and I was told that there is repair work. Saturday! 08:00! Unacceptable at all. No explanations were made and hotel manager just did not call me although it was promised to me when leaving the hotel.

This is still a good place to stay..

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed at this hotel as I was appalled at the ignorance and incompetence of the Front desk staff at the Protea hotel The Richards......what a refreshing change to have such pleasant and professional staff at the Protea Waterfront Hotel. A mention must go out to Miki, one of the Managers and also Nadia and Scelo the front desk associates who made my stay so memorable. Nothing was too much trouble and their manner and pleasantness was a credit to the Hoteliers Industry. The hotel itself was superb, excellent food excellent room in fact excellent all round. Highly recommended!!
Will definitely use this hotel as first choice on future visits to Richards Bay.

Paul

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Enjoyed my stay at Waterfront, the rooms were very clean and well equipped. he hotel is overlooking yhe waterfront, which is scenic. Further, the staff members were professional. Best establishment in Richards Bay

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Just by the waterfront, the rooms are spacious and overlook the waterfront, which is quite scenic. Breakfast is pretty well laid out, as is the diner buffet. Has a contemporary flavour which suits a business traveller.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

If you are in Richard's Bay and need this stay over, this is a great place to stay. The hotel is right on the waterfront with a boardwalk walking along the water with lots of restaurants to choose from. Our room was clean and spacious and we enjoyed our overnight stay while we were there.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Corner of Pioneer & Bridgetown Road | Tuzigazi Waterfront, Richards Bay 3901, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Richards Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Richards Bay
Price Range: $117 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Richards Bay Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If it is style you want, then Protea Hotel by Marriott Richards Bay Waterfront is your only option. The hotel is situated in the Tuzi Gazi Waterfront in Richards Bay and caters for the executive traveller who is looking for something extra ordinary. The hotel has a prime location, the only hotel overlooking the waterfront in Richards Bay. The hotel boasts stylish standard rooms and 12 luxurious suites. The modern décor and personal touches in the rooms makes your stay away from home very comfortable. The rooms are very elegant and spacious and have en-suite bathrooms and king size beds. All rooms have magnificent views of the waterfront and bay area. The up-market, Ship to Shore Restaurant and its innovative, open plan design allows you to see into the kitchen while your meal is being prepared. The Ship to Shore serves a scrumptious full English breakfast and the a la carte menu is very upbeat. With a wide variety of meals to choose from, you are sure to find something that will be pleasing to the pallet. You can sit back and relax in the exclusive Admirals Cigar Lounge. Here you can puff on one of the machine rolled cigars that are on sale and enjoy your favourite premier brand drink. Unwind while sipping sundowners on the deck which overlooks the Tuzi Gazi Waterfront. The deck also has a crystal clear swimming pool and a seating pool. Kick your shoes off and enjoy your meal or drinks in the shallow waters of the seating pool. ... more   less 
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