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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quiet and comfortable hotel away from the hustle and bustle of Durban. It is located in tranquil surrounds completed by a private beach. The surrounds are quite spectacular too with a lot of plant and bird life.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this hotel often when I need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It's quiet, has all amenities, leads right onto the shores of the Indian Ocean. Directly opposite is the flowing green fields of sugar cane plantations. The hotel is in a safe location, staff are absolutely efficient and professional. Kids and adults...

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Robbert T, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, responded to this review

Dear GUEST As a VALUED CUSTOMER we appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank you again for your time and come visit...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our holiday destination every year. Love the place, beach is close, swimming pool facilies, put put, trampolines, squash courts and lots of holiday entertainment for the kids. The hotel provides a restaurant and even spa and beauty facilities. Cannot wait for next year

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Robbert T, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, responded to this review

Dear Happy Guest As a VALUED GUEST we appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank you again for your time and come...

Evander
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I recently visited the Protea Hotel Karridene, what a beautiful clean hotel. The staff are welcoming and very friendly, the beach is clean and not crowded. The hotel is a best calm place to enjoy and have fun with your family. But the restaurant food was dry and horrible.

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Robbert T, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sparing your time in completing our Feedback Form. We will definitely share these encouraging words with our STAFF members pertaining to the great service and the hotel as a whole. The concerns you have raised regarding the restaurant food have been duly noted and will be used for coaching and training our chef. Please be assured at...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Food is over priced and has no desired taste , i ordered a Kiddies meal which took 2 1/2 and hours to come up to my room , after numerous complaints i was consistently told they were busy without any consideration that i ordered a meal for a kid , i also ordered a platter for myself also took...

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Robbert T, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, responded to this review

Dear KrisPillay Thank you for sparing your time in completing our Feedback Form and bringing this matter to our attention. We apologize for the annoyance/inconvenience pertaining to the waiting time for your restaurant order. The hotel has indeed changed the chef and its so unfortunate that you did not like the samosas prepared for you but we will definitely consider...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We really enjoyed the pool area and put put.In excellent condition. Thank you to the staff at the pool area, David at the bar( working alone under trying circumstances), room service which was excellent and the front desk staff.

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Robbert T, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, responded to this review

Dear K Naicker Thank you so much, we are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach. I will definitely share with our STAFF at reception & pool area, David at the bar and most definitely the maintenance team who worked very hard to ensure your satisfaction at the sport centre....

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect hotel for family vacation! Room has x 2 double beds and ample space. Staff helpful. Only thing that irritated me was the open shower, when you shower water gets out of the shower flooding the whole bathroom. Otherwise great place, very clean. I'm surely gona visit this one soon

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Robbert T, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, responded to this review

Dear Happy GUEST It with great pleasure to read such encouraging review from one of our valued GUEST, will certainly share with the each department. Not only is it a tool that we are able to measure what we do right in the hotel, but more importantly what we do incorrectly. We appreciate your constructive comment regarding the bathroom, our...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Stayed in the RCI self catering unit. It's tired, even fresh paint couldn't hide. Unit stinks from the air-con. In fact it's so bad we couldn't use it at all. This is a problem during the day as you cannot leave windows open when you leave as the monkeys climb in. For a self catering place it carries just the...

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Robbert T, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, responded to this review

Dear Valued GUEST We appreciate you taking your time to book at the Karridene Timeshare through RCI and we do apologise that you did not have quite an enjoyable stay. We also would like to thank you for your constructive feed-back. The Timeshare units have undergone a major refurbishment that has been completed by end August 2016. A complete refurbishment...

Ladysmith, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A one night stay at the Karridene proved to be both a pleasant and disappointing experience! It was quite a pleasant surprise finding such a scenic place along the South Coast. The setting is idyllic. Lots of facilities for family entertainment. The pool area is big and well laid out. The beach is just a walk away! One can enjoy...

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Robbert T, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, responded to this review

Dear VALUED GUEST Thank you for investing your time and money at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach. We are most appreciative of the detail and the depth of your concerns. Not only is it a tool that we are able to measure what we do right in the hotel, but more importantly what we do incorrectly. We would...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I booked a number of rooms and me and 14 other family members enjoyed a weekend break at the hotel. The rooms we shared were family rooms, with two double/queen beds in each room. The hotel has just undergone a refurbishment, so the furniture, fittings, carpets, bathroom, etc. was new and in immaculate condition. The rooms were luxurious, clean, airy...

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Robbert T, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach, responded to this review

Dear VALUED GUEST We appreciate you taking your time to book at Protea Hotel Karridene this past weekend and we were able to meet all your expectations. The Hotel has undergone a measure refurbishment and it is pleasing that you have noticed the difference. We continuously strive to keep the games room updated and the grounds in good condition as...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Protea Hotel Karridene Beach - Where Business and Pleasure Meet. Only 20 minutes south of Durban, this modern and luxurious South Coast hotel resort is well-known for its excellent accommodation, wonderful food, friendly hospitality and first-class service. Nestled between the lagoon and the beach at Illovo; views are a given. It also boasts an award-winning caravan park. Bring your rackets, clubs and swimwear because there is plenty to do nearby. A wheelchair-friendly boardwalk is also available, leading onto the beach! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach

Address: Old South Coast Road, Illovo Beach 4126, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Illovo Beach
Price Range: $97 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Karridene Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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“Dont eat the FOOD , Beach is not safe according to security guards especially at late afternoons . Gate to beach closes at 8 pm”
 of 5 bubbles krispillay, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher, the better.”
 of 5 bubbles knaicker, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor units for sea view, ground floor for easier access”
 of 5 bubbles dbs_11, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All I had seen, I approve of. The conference venue was top class, the bar area with the big screen sport TV's were manned the whole day.”
 of 5 bubbles 430jacquelineg, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have a good view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Beautiful_SAfrica, 4 May 2016 | Read review
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