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Richards Bay, South Africa
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at the hotel and requested a venue for a meeting with 3 people. The staff were very accommodating and professional. They set up a room very quickly and served us promptly with tea and then came and took a lunch order. For a last minute request, we were very appreciative and pleased with the manner in which we... More 

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Durban
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to this hotel was in July on business and I was very impressed and I immediately booked a night to celebrate my birthday in October. My wife was equally impressed and we had time our of life. We wished we could have stayed longer. This hotel's architectural and structural design blew me away the first time and... More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to book a table for our wedding anniversary on Saturday night. Went there on Thursday late morning. One female restaurant manager took the booking as we asked to bring our own vintage champagne as that is traditional part of our wedding anniversary! She said the hotel has a no corkage policy but she would call us on Friday... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent accommodation with top class service by staff. The meals were excellent. Breakfast was sumptuous with a wide variety. Weeknights supper consists of a buffet and weekends its a la carte. The facilities are top of the range. There is compimentary wifi

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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Rooms good, food good but the staff are amazing. Who ever trains them needs a pat on the back. I have never met such friendly, helpful staff. A credit to the hotel and Richards bay. A few negatives why do the house keeping have to collect the towels before 8am (?), there is no kiddies menu and the wi fi... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Classy, stylish, and expensive. The restaurant is good, the lobby is tastefully decorated, breakfast has a good variety but the closed dishes are not marked, making it difficult for halaal food as I don't want to touch the pork mistakenly. They made us a separate omelette in the back to accommodate though. The room is lovely and big, decorated with... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A decent hotel with good service overall but some disappointing elements . Negatives : The housekeeping team are extremely noisy and from early in the morning can be heard shouting to one another instead of talking like normal people do. The aircon in the room was not working They do not supply facecloths in standard rooms, which is poor. Extremely... More 

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30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Spent one night this week @ this hotel on business, and was impressed with this rather good hotel which is in a very good location on the harbor and close to restaurants. The only downside was the rather unhelpful staff, which I found somewhat unusual for this area.

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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at most of the hotels in Richards Bay, and this is certainly the best of the lot. Great location overlooking the bay, good service, plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Only gripe I have is the lack of a fitness centre.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I always smile with joy when thinking about my stay at Protea Hotel Waterfront even though it was a business trip not a holiday. From the entrance I was welcomed by a beautiful decor the moment I enter the building, won't forget the big smile from the Receptionist which made me to stride going to the receptionis desk and the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Richards Bay Waterfront

Address: Corner of Pioneer & Bridgetown Road | Tuzigazi Waterfront, Richards Bay 3901, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Richards Bay
Price Range: £63 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Richards Bay Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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“Room for disabled people is large and sunny - very relaxing”
 of 5 bubbles Sister_bonani, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I don't think this hotel has any good rooms to offer.”
 of 5 bubbles Carollh23, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the harbour. The rooms on the East side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles SvB-CvB, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Try the room service.”
 of 5 bubbles Diveena, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are facing the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Sips027, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
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