Nice hotel - room on the smallish side, but ok for one person.
With two travelling, and two suitcases etc, might be a problem. (I was just in a standard room).
Water pressure in the shower pretty awful - didn't make me feel clean and wasn't a strong stream.
Breakfast was good with decent options, and decent room service menu.
Air con in the room is "COOL ONLY" and the room was very stuffy. Didn't seem to clear the air at all, or cool the room down. I ended up opening the windows and it was ok, if a little noisy from the road traffic.
Front desk staff friendly, helpful and tried their best.
Across the road from a VERY large mall with countless shops which could take up half a day or more of your time.
The best thing - HOORAY! 100mb of free internet per day! About time a hotel had a fair and decent internet policy. It was the only Protea Hotel I stayed in during my time in Africa that had this. (Others were a paltry "free" 15MB per day for example).
Credit to the hotel management for providing this. Would make me come back.
Good, solid hotel and well run. Recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge - urban tranquillity set in the hub of the Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre. Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge offers the perfect base from which to explore the many holiday attractions along the Dolphin Coastline of which its rich Zulu heritage and popular game parks are but a few. The contemporary styled 205 bedrooms include 74 semi self-catering units comprising of family rooms and lofts. Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge offers a fresh and funky restaurant with outdoor deck, a roof-level swimming pool, bar and gym. Choose from our a la carte menu with an abundance of dishes from quick and easy snacks to the more sophisticated steaks and curries and watch the chefs prepare your meal! What’s a family holiday without fun activities and outings? The hotel is conveniently located opposite the Gateway Theatre of shopping, which boasts cinemas, Ten Pin Bowling, Go-karts, bumper cars and more. So make sure to put your fun hats on for an action packed holiday at Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge. We are also a short 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport and 20 minutes from uShaka Marine World. ... more less
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