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Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward

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Well situated. Excellent service. Very happy with our stay. Friendly staff. Used shuttle service to and from airport and again to Durban harbour. Again after return from Mozambique. Shuttle was punctual all times and very informative on boat trip and also took us shopping for last minute items

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I once wrote a very complimenting review about this hotel, and as a Prokard member, I am a frequent guest. With much disappointment ever since the management (3) three managers of this hotel have left, the service level as well as food has dropped. For example when you order a full platter, it has now half. It is difficult to...

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

Dear nina 19692, Firstly , let me apologize for taking this long to respond to your review. And thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. As a VALUED and a REGULAR CUSTOMER of Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward I am disappointed to hear about your experience in our dining outlet. With aspiration to always exceed...

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed being a guest along with my family in this hotel. Our room was always cleaned and bedding changed daily. Room service is also prompt and so is their on time customer service. We also enjoyed the view from our room as it was facing the sea. Nothing complements me than waking up to the smell of an ocean and...

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

Dear mashadim2017, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Protea Hotel Edward with us. Every process put in place is aimed at providing you with an unforgettable hotel experience.With a mission to provide superior customer service, we take great pride in serving your needs and are delighted to hear that we have met your...

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this hotel, the concierge was excellent always a bonus. Yes it is a little dated, but the quality of service more than makes up for it. A prime position on the golden mile, a room with a balcony overlooking the sea front gives great views. would highly recommend.

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

Dear Neil M, Thank you for your beautiful and amazing feedback . It is very exciting to hear that our famous Protea Hotel Edward which portrays the Victorian elegance suited you well and that you appreciated our service and your room with its beautiful view. As you may know that Protea Hotel Edward which is now known as the Protea...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My business colleague and I spent one night at the Edward earlier this week. Apart from its location close to where we would be meeting the next day, we chose the Hotel because its new General Manager, Thabo Rafuthu (since 01 December 2016) is a wonderful ambassador for Protea - we had previously stayed at the Protea Hotel in Roodepoort...

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

Dear Gillian, Thank you for your beautiful and amazing feedback and the time you took to share with us. It is really great to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Rest ensured, that we have shared your comments for further encouragement within the TEAM to ensure personal service and warm welcome for your next visit, Also shared...

Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear desfourie01, Your feedback regarding your recent visit certainly does not reflect the high standard of service and quality that Protea Hotel Edward is usually proud to offer. I confirm therefore that your comments have been followed up and remedial action has been taken to ensure that our GUESTS are not inconvenienced in this way again. GUEST feedback is imperative...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 10 January 2017

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

Dear Mark b, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Protea Hotel Edward with us. As Protea Hotel Edward ,we take great pride in serving your needs and are delighted to hear that we did meet your expectations during your vacation. Whilst disappointing that our location appearance was not what you had anticipated. And...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017 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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Belinda N, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward, responded to this review

Dear 109soda, Thank you for taking the time to complete the Guest Satisfaction Survey in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure that our GUESTS’ expectations are being met and exceeded. Without your comments, we would never know when we are doing right, but more importantly,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Babysitting
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: $119 - $240 (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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“Choose as room situated on the highest floor and facing the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles mashadim2017, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The front rooms have a wonderful view of the sea”
 of 5 bubbles 822gillianb, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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