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Protea Hotel by Marriott Port Elizabeth Marine
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Summerstrand
Northern Ireland
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35 reviews
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“Great staff”
Reviewed August 21, 2006

We had two rooms at this hotel for three nights in July. The hotel was fine, in reasonable condition but kept very clean. The pools are small in size but we didn't make use of them as the beach is a 2 minute walk across the road. The location of the hotel couldn't be better. A 15 minute walk takes you to the dolphinarium and there are some decent pub/restaurants by the beach on the way. If you are staying here I would advise you to book transport from the airport direct with the hotel. Desmond provides an excellent service for only 45ZAR with plenty of advice about where to go in the PE area. The hotel also provided free evening transport to and from the Boardwalk area where there are restaurants, a casino and other attractions, however it is within easy walking distance and the area is safe to walk through even at night.
Breakfasts were really superb and the hotel staff provided a truly excellent service. We didn't use the hotel restaurant for evening meals but it looked good.
It is a hotel though and if you are looking for an authentic South African experience you won't find it here except for the friendliness of the staff and the fantastic brekfasts.

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Reviewed March 6, 2006

I needed accommodation for one night in Port Elizabeth. I choose this hotel as it was on the Expedia website and I could book over the internet. I arranged for the hotel to pick me up from the airport, this cost 45 Rand and Desmond was there to meet me in the arrivals hall. The hotel was on the ocean front within a short walk (10 mins) to the Boardwalk centre (casino, restaurants, shops etc - very nice). The staff at the hotel were lovely in particular Desmond who was very kind to me. The swimming pool on the top floor is just a splash pool. There is a small pool beside the bar, however, nobody appeared to swim there. As I was only staying one night this didn't matter, the ocean was of course just across the road. The restaurant served a gorgeous evening buffet and again for breakfast, the bar area was also very welcoming. I really enjoyed my one night in this hotel and would use again when in PE. Forgot to mention that there is also a very good hair salon at the side of the hotel which I made use of.

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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Port Elizabeth Marine
Address: Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Marine)
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Summerstrand
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Summerstrand
#6 Luxury Hotel in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Port Elizabeth Marine 4*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel by Marriott Port Elizabeth Marine - Adding value, always. Among the superior beachfront hotels in Port Elizabeth, the 4-Star Protea Hotel Marine is unparalleled. Overlooking the sun-drenched sands of Pollock Beach, with sweeping views of Algoa Bay, this hotel, in the heart of the Friendly City, is renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and luxurious atmosphere. From the moment you enter the Protea Hotel Marine, you know you are in an exceptional establishment. The large reception area is elegantly decorated, offering the first taste of a stay that promises an unforgettable experience in comfort and style. Ideal for holidaymakers, families and executives alike, the 4-Star Protea Hotel by Marriott Port Elizabeth Marine offers luxurious accommodation in a range of comfortable en-suite rooms that boast spectacular sea views. Delicious meals can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant and there are excellent conference facilities which can cater for 10 - 90 delegates. A secluded roof top splash pool for hot summer days overlooking the ocean, ideal for adults and kids to enjoy. The Protea Hotel by Marriott Port Elizabeth Marine is situated within walking distance of safe, sandy beaches, various swimming pools, a casino and entertainment complex, not to mention the Museum and Snake Park, and various sporting facilities, including golf. ... more   less 
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