Protea Hotel Edward Durban

149 O.R Tambo Parade, North Beach, Durban, South Africa, 4001show map
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Overview

Set in the centre of Durban, steps away from Durban Exhibition Centre, Protea Hotel Edward offers a nightclub, a roof-top pool and a summer terrace. Occupying a 7-story Victorian building, the hotel was remodeled in 2011. The property comprises 101 en-suite rooms overlooking the sea.

This unique hotel is situated 3.7 km from Durban Botanic Gardens. UShaka Marine World is about 1.8 km away.

The hotel is just a 20-minute walk from Durban Railway train station, offering a direct train link to Virginia airport.

Rooms

Rooms feature heating, pay television and a dining area, and also en suite bathrooms with a roll in shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Guests will enjoy a view of the Indian Ocean from their rooms. They are decorated with antique furniture.

Eat & Drink

A delicious breakfast is offered at this hotel in the restaurant. Seafood meals can be enjoyed in The Brasserie restaurant. Refreshing beverages are available at the café bar.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of ZAR 165 per person per night. 

Relax

Guests may relax with a wellness area and a sauna. Protea Hotel Edward offers a variety of sport activities including snorkeling, diving and canoeing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at ZAR 80 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   101.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

ZAR 80 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Kids club

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
ICC DurbanICC Durban2700 ft
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uShaka Marine WorlduShaka Marine World5000 ft
Kingsmead Cricket StadiumKingsmead Cricket Stadium3700 ft
Greyville Race CourseGreyville Race Course1.4 mi
Moses Mabhida StadiumMoses Mabhida Stadium1.6 mi
Kings Park Athletics StadiumKings Park Athletics Stadium1.8 mi
Durban Country ClubDurban Country Club1.9 mi
Netcare Parklands HospitalNetcare Parklands Hospital2.7 mi
St Augustines HospitalSt Augustines Hospital2.8 mi
Life Entabeni HospitalLife Entabeni Hospital3.0 mi
Gateway Theatre of ShoppingGateway Theatre of Shopping9.0 mi1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)6.0 mi
Durban International (DUR)17.2 mi
Train
Durban Railway Station1.2 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  85  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Staff were always helpful and attentive. Good sea view from very spacious and light room.

    As a single traveller I was always being told not to go out on my own - it felt like prison after a few days.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    An excellent hotel with good Concierge and Front Desk, however, the service level in the restaurant was lacking. The evening service was okay, but there seem to be too many Managers and too few staff attending to guests. The young staff at breakfast were clueless and no coffee was being offered. I had to request coffee on a few occassions and the first time it was cold as they were just keeping the flask at the back of the room without offering any around to the guests. A pity as this is a very lovely hotel and Management could train their staff better.

    To quote the phrase "Too many Chiefs and no Indians", - too many staff walking around doing nothing and many talking amongst themselves. The young staff are far too loud for this kind of hotel and should be taught that you do not chat and giggle throughout the service period of breakfast. It is a superior hotel, but unfortunately the staff are not properly trained. Also the loud shouting and chatting at the front desk is not acceptable if this is supposed to be a 4 or 5 star hotel.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Stayed there 25 years ago.

    Worried about your foyer staff valet parking my hire car, because they were not covered on insurance.Beach development going on outside, but this is temporatry

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hi the stay at the hotel was great, the staff is friendly and help full at the restaurant when you eat there, We always stay at protea Edward. I want to thank johnny for his kindness and help to make us comfortable and all the arrangements to get us all over durban he is a star !!!!!

    The room service from your kitchen is terribly slow and every time that we ordered coffee it took more than a hour and we receive the coffee ice cold and we did complain at the reception the day when I booked out the said I must pay r3500? Rand and the have only received 2 payments, I gave them copies of my payments and the hotel ows me money that was very embarresing and I feel that kim should have sorted it out as I have asked her on the 15th april for a statement and on the 17th it was not sorted out!!!!!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The recent refurbishment is splendid. The service was good. We were originally given a room that had a very strong smell of paint which even irritated our eyes. We mentioned this to reception and we were moved to another very pleasant suite. We were delighted with this. The staff are polite and the hotel is spotlessly clean.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hospitality of the waitresses and waiters at the Restaurant. The eldest porter it was fantastic to be organised transport he knows and loves his job

  • 7.0
    Very good

    proximity to the beach and uTshaka Marine

    the fact that the tariffs did not include breakfast and the fact that I did not get the twin room I booked resulting in sleeping with my younger daughter in one bed

  • 9.6
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    I had one of the newly renovated rooms, i loved the design, the view was to die for more especially at night.

    I had 3 rooms (501, 502 & 509). i paid 50% when i made the reservation and i was told about the 1% levy that i will have to pay when i settle the account. on arrival i settled the account and charged for the levy. on my departure date i requested a late check out for one of our rooms as our flight was leaving late, the late checkout was arranged and i checked out for the other two rooms, to my suprise when we checked out for the 3rd room they told us the we have to pay for the levy and they didn't calculate the levy correct so i had to pay the outstanding levy amount. i was not impressed at all.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    the staff at protea hotel were excellent they made my stay to be wow

    I was not notified about the renovations of the hotel so I could not go to swimming pool because of renovations

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    It is clean smart and the stay was very nice i will book again,thanks.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The breakfast was outstanding.

    They could have upgraded the facility long time ago. Rooms are quite antique and not modern.

  • 9.6
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    It was close to the beach, restaurants, Ushaka. We parked the car and could walk to our locations we wanted to be at. It was safe.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Easier access to roads and sea

    Yes, I did not like the room especially the bath room. I felt I have been allocated make shift room.

  • 10.0
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    Very clean and quiet friendly staff situated very central

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good services, clean room,nice sea view good location , nice breakfast, charming nice old hotel .

    No plug to shave in the bathroom , old old old bathroom.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)6.0 mi
Durban International (DUR)17.2 mi
Train
Durban Railway Station1.2 mi
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