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Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite the ostensibly good reputation that this hotel enjoys,an attempt was made to take advantage of international guests, family to the writer by charging for additional nights that had not been booked. In addition the unpleasantness of the service at the late night bar only served to sour the experience even further.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel is perfectly located on the Golden mile, on arrival the porters and valet were there in a snap and we were treated like old guests, checking in was quick and efficient. Then we stepped into our room and WOW, the size was amazing and we had beach view. the noise from the beach goers could be heard, but that...

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Pretoria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is in the prime spot of the durban beach front. Some of the best rooms are sea facing and have a balcony. The reception was perfect and check in was fast and no hassles. I got one of the best rooms on the 4th floor sea facing. Staff is well trained and efficient. My gripe with this place...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for just 1 night at this hotel. It's centrally located right in the middle of the golden mile which is great but the beach and the area around it were not very clean. The hotel has a public swimming pool right outside it on the golden mile but this obviously attracted many people with their children. A lot...

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Thank mark b
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel rates as a 3 star. Room comfortable & dining is OK. I arrived on a warm night & public holiday. The beach was abuzz all night which might be a warning to those seeking a quiet landing spot. Very much a 'get what you pay for' experience and a good option for the budget conscious traveller looking to...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel on the Golden Mile. Beautiful views of the sea, garden park and the promenade from the balcony of your room. Lovely setup, room smart neat, tidy and comfortable. Beautiful dining area opens up into the golden mile with sumptuous meals.

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Thank Rajin-Pillay
Belinda N, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward, responded to this review

Dear Rajin-Pillay, Thank you for sharing such a great experience you had with us during your recent stay at the Protea Hotel Edward . We truly appreciate your positive feedback about the hotel and its location . With a spirit to serve we take great pride in exceeding your expectations . Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue...

Evander
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I visited the hotel recently, the hotel is beautiful in pictures and the reception area. The stuff were nice and very helpful. The atmosphere at the hotel was vibey (if there's a word like that). Lobby is clean and the pool area was fantastic besides cameras everywhere. The only issue was the hotel room furniture. We booked the family rooms...

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Belinda N, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward, responded to this review

Dear tebelloms, Thank you for taking time to share your experience during your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay, particularly the friendliness of our STAFF. Also desire to please that you found in our hotel and its TEAM members that completely fulfilled your expectations.We have relayed your comments to them...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This hotel is beautiful with a relaxing atmosphere.The first room allocated to me me 225 was just great spotless even though it was not see facing..well done.The second room was not so great great even,and it called luxury room,403..Its clear this rooms needs a tender care,attendtion to details is required for a 4 start hotel honestly.The Aircon is bit noisy...

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Thank Steve N
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Very nice hotel. Helpful staff. Nice bar food. Very reasonable prices. Comfortable room with fridge and safe. Very clean. Good size with nice bathroom. Nice large windows overlooking the promenade. Excellent location for local attractions.

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Thank Mary D
Cheshire
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed here at the end of the northern leg of our trip. It is a very grand hotel set on the promenade next to the Indian Ocean. The room was very nice and ours was at the front and had an ocean view. It was very nice and served its purpose. The staff was very nice but we didn't...

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Belinda N, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward, responded to this review

Dear Cheshiretourist2, Thank you for sharing your comments with us . It is so delighting to hear that you had a good stay and liked our very grand beautiful hotel which is next to the beautiful Indian Ocean. Also to hear that the STAFF were so friendly and efficient. Your commendations are highly valued, and I wish to assure you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Protea Hotel by Marriott(R) Durban Edward harks back to a time of Victorian elegance. This world-famous hotel 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(R) 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(R) Durban Edward with its personalised friendly service and extremely comfortable rooms offers a luxurious holiday experience or a professional business trip. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward

Address: 149 O R Tambo Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: RM374 - RM601 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward 4*
Number of rooms: 131
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
#7 Luxury Hotel in Durban
#8 Business Hotel in Durban
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“beach front room have the noise of the beachgoers.”
 of 5 bubbles chimones, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the front although have the best view can be noisy. Up to you if you get the choice.”
 of 5 bubbles markb624, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stunning views from your balcony especially the top floor. Quiet and peaceful atmosphere”
 of 5 bubbles Rajin-Pillay, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you are looking for quiet, do not get water front...the street can become pretty lively early in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles RavenNicole, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“seafacing rooms have a stunning view”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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