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Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward
Ranked #11 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
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“Protea Hotel Edward”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Lovely place to stay, a touch on the expensive side. Convenience and location-wise ideal if you are spending time in Durban for business.

Room Tip: Rooms are good size and have good views to the Ocean
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a weekend break.I booked the junior suite which was very nice with a lovely bedroom and a seperate lounge area each with their own balconies..The bathroom is big and spacious with a bath and shower..This is one of Durbans older /leading hotels and is superbly decorated and very well maintained..Its a lot quiter than the bigger hotels around it which adds a lot to its character..The general staff(especially the porter) are very helpful and really go to a lot of trouble to make sure you are a satisfied guest.The hotel is very close to just about all the attractions and the location is right on the main beach.......The breakfast was good however the bar service outside on the patio is a bit slow and one needs to keep pushing the waiters for service.I have stayed at this hotel before and once again we enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Book a junior or a delux suite...Its not that much more expensive yet you get a lot more value.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Stayed at Edward Protea Hotel on 5 July 2012 and whilst the hotel was clean, comfortable and there were no issues, it has lost its charm and does not (in my view) live up to some of the Protea Hotels I stay in on the African continent (Ryalls Protea Hotel in Blantyre and Proteam Hotel Kampala for example). Dinner buffet was limited and lacking attention to detail (no apple sauce for roast pork for example) that makes you look at the hotel differently.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Perfect hotel in Durban. Comfortable and smart, good location and friendly staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Went there for a business trip and I didn't know the hotel will be so close to the beachfront like that. Spectacular view from the balcony.
Can't say anything about the food though, was always eating out along Florida Street, great place for eating out!

Room Tip: Sea Side facing rooms are the best, great views.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

This hotel has maintained high standards - the rooms are lovely and big and the view of the sea and the beachfront stunning.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

This is probably the oldest operating Hotel on the beachfront and to a huge extent it has maintained good standards - The beachfront (right in front) which is forever changing in standards and has definitely seen better days when it was the most popular place to be in Durban - that has changed drastically in the last few years with Umhlanga, Ballito and other coastal towns and suburbs ever continuing to be in favour.The Edward is the middle part of the Beachfront, making it a slightly better location to be - The rooms are spacious and very comfy and it offers everything you would require from a beachfront Hotel except a pool, but I suppose there is enough sea and public pools very very close by. The service has been better, but it is still acceptable and fine most of the time, the facilities are still in good order and the food is great, with one of the finest breakfast and dining areas of any Hotel in the area. It has been a long time favourite for many and still deserves to be - if I must stay on the beachfront, then this would still be my first choice, along with the two Southern Sun Hotels at the north end of the beach. It is recommended for all types provided this is the part of Durban you wish to be in and that you aware that it is not the Beachfront you came to know as a child in the seventies, eighties or nineties. It is still however close to most of the attractions like Ushaka and Suncoast and the cities markets, Harbour and temples.The People Mover public transport system works well and is a good way to get to everything in the area - take caution when walking in the the streets directly behind the beachfront area. The Edward is worth a visit nonetheless.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward
Address: 149 O R Tambo Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward 4*
Number of rooms: 131
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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