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Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga

Corner Lighthouse & Chartwell Drive Protea Mall, Umhlanga Rocks 4320 South Africa
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#6 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
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 accommodation. Most of the hotel's modern rooms feature breath-taking sea views, and are all elegantly and stylishly furnished. Enjoy a choice between 44 Semi self-catering facilities which include a microwave, fridge, cutlery, crockery and tea/coffee-making facilities. The Lighthouse Restaurant is open for breakfast only, seats 160 guests and is open from 06:30 to 10:30. The bar is open from 14:00 to 23:00.
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Corner Lighthouse & Chartwell Drive Protea Mall, Umhlanga Rocks 4320 South Africa
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King Shaka Intl Airport13 kmSee all flights
Pietermaritzburg Airport67 kmSee all flights
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Andy Smallman wrote a review Jul 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa209 contributions79 helpful votes
Stayed for one night, rates are rather lower than usual, with a combination of COVID and civil unrest in the KZN area driving down the prices I guess. Friendly and efficient check in, solid in room wifi, very clean room and hotel. Extremely quiet for obvious reasons, and many of the restaurants in the area were closed , but these are hardly normal times. Good breakfast in the morning, the usual buffet not available due to COVID precautions, and cooked to order instead - very nice either way. Problem free check out, recommended hotel , especially at this price ( R1100 through hotels.com
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Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: the higher up the better - 15 storey hotel
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James N wrote a review Jul 2021
46 contributions6 helpful votes
Everything looks brand spanking new since the revamp. Shining, polished and clean as can be. Everything is in perfect nick and looking great. Situated close enough to the beach, and on the street of restaurants. This is prime spot. We had the breakfast buffet and it was sensitively done in a socially distanced way for those nervous about COVID, and delicious. The perfectly pleasant experience over night.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The top floor rooms have a view of the sea. Although mostly hotels in view
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Salama L wrote a review Jun 2021
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books a family getaway. Excellent customer service. Staff very friendly all round. Breakfast team was great. Special thanks to Chef Ramdin and Mr A Maharaj. Covid protocols are strictly adhered to. Overall great experience
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Gerard Van Nikkelen-Kuyper wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa1309 contributions59 helpful votes
Nestled on the slope in Umhlanga the 3 star Protea Umhlanga Hotel offers an extremely convenient location in a revamped and modernised facility. The staff are super friendly, the rooms are amply sized with a spacious bathroom and the best pressured rain shower I have ever experienced 😜
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
loup33 wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa71 contributions12 helpful votes
I wouldn’t recommend this hotel other than the proximity to the beach it wasn’t amazing, the room was poorly serviced and when we arrived there was a frozen broken bottle of water in the ice box. It was there the entire time we were there and also when we left so guessing not a lot of actual cleaning is happening. I spoke to the front of desk staff and basically got a blank stare. Same blank stare when I said I had booked a room with a queen and got a weird room with two double beds
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear loup33 Thank you for taking time to complete a survey on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at the Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga. At your earliest convenience may you please provide me with your booking confirmation number or the room number that you occupied together with your arrival and departure date in order for us to do a full investigation following to your comments on TripAdvisor. Thank you, Kind Regards, Scelo Maxson Ndaba Guest Relations Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga
Which popular attractions are close to Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga?
Nearby attractions include Mindgame Escape (0.2 km), Whalebone Pier (0.4 km), and Umhlanga Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grill Room, The Lighthouse Bar, and The Chefs' Table.
Does Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (6.2 km).