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Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A very functional hotel, large rooms and with good car parking and right by all of the restaurants, bars and the he marvellous beach of Umhlanga. Good value for money. Just enjoy the surroundings. I stayed for 5 nights whilst on business in Durban.

Thank Gary P
Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Our stay wad pleasant our room was clean and service every day,the front staff was friendly and very helpful.We had a sea view but would like a balcony to sit on.We will defindly go back,and to stay longer

Thank Bennie H
Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

A nice hotel with upgraded rooms. Good location near the shore front. A bit odd that the pool closes at 6 pm so pretty useless for late arrivals. A decent bar but no restaurant (except for breakfast). They did arrange to make us a meal box for breakfast since our flight was too early to have an actual meal. Decent...

Thank David H
ProteaHotelUmhlanga, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga, responded to this review

Dear David H I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our brand new tower rooms. Our great location near the beach front is definitely a great plus for all our GUESTS, the restaurants and bars at the hub of uMhlanga village are all within a walking distance from the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again in...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The new tower section rooms has been renovated beautifully. The rooms are great, modern, spacious and comfy. The rates aren't necessarily the cheapest, but fair considering the location, the proximity to the beach, shops and restaurants. Enjoyed my stay and will return Thank you PH Umhlanga

Thank Miked16V
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Check in was quick and easy. We were given a room in the new tower, which was very large and clean. The room was decorated very nicely. Service we got from all the staff was very good. The only issues were with regards to housekkeping. We went out the one mroning at 8am, and returned at 13:30 and our room...

Thank AJD D
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The room is big and have a view on the Gateway Shopping Centre. The Breakfast I can really recommend. Really nice. The Gateway Shopping Centre is walking distance and there you have a shopping heaven. Good quality shopping.

Thank 798joeyv
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were made to feel very welcome from when we stepped out of the lift to when we checked out. We were placed in the new wing of the hotel. The room was very pleasant. There is a very stylish bar in the hotel, however this does not serve dinner. There are lots of restaurants near by. Be aware there...

Thank sarahw515
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is very nice. The lobby looks very welcoming and nice. The breakfast is very good.... maybe the best breakfast i had in south africa. The rooms are a bit old and not well meinttened but still in good shape. Thank you protea. Oh yes i almost forget the loction is the best you can ask.

Thank nir147852
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Protea Mall and several restaurants. Our room was typical of a Marriott hotel room. It was very clean and we had a clear view of the ocean. The staff were very responsive. Check-in and check-out were a breeze. One evening we requested still...

1Thank Mark A
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I was very impressed with the hotel. The decor and style of the hotel is very beachy yet classy. Loved our stay. Good service and a very comfortable room. Staff are very friendly just a little inattentive.

Thank Inge H

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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This 3-star paradise hotel is your gateway to golden beaches, lush surroundings and the exhilaration of holidaying in an idyllic part of South Africa. If you want stunning views overlooking the KwaZulu-Natal coast, look no further than Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga. Centrally located in the heart of uMhlanga Rocks, the hotel is 18 km from King Shaka International Airport and conveniently situated minutes from the protected beach and 10 minutes from Durban. The hotel offers friendly service, comfortable accommodations, along with a relaxing rooftop sun deck and plunge pool. Most of the hotel's 250 modern rooms feature breath-taking sea views, and are all elegantly and stylishly furnished. Enjoy a choice between 120 Semi self-catering facilities which include a microwave, fridge, cutlery, crockery and tea/coffee-making facilities. We've expanded in October 2016 with a brand new 15-floor tower! In addition to a new reception area and lobby, the project has added an extra 130 bedrooms for your convenience. The Lighthouse Breakfast Restaurant & Bar is situated on the ground floor, adjacent to the reception hall, and offers delicious breakfasts. The restaurant seats 146 guests and is open from 06:30 to 10:30. The bar is open from 14:00 to 23:00. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga

Address: corner Lighthouse & Chartwell Drive | Protea Mall, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $121 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga 3*
Number of rooms: 250
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Also Known As:
Hotel Umhlanga
Protea Hotel Umhlanga Rocks
Protea Umhlanga
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
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“less traffic on south side”
Lyndy761, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Seafacing rooms probably the best choice. (above the 3rd. floor).”
davidhD9851ZB, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It/s now worth the price even for an overnight stay”
Eusuf274, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check if the rooms are in the new or old wing”
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“Sea vieew, high up (10th or above)”
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