Ratings based on 85 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Milton Keynes UK

Hotel in no go area for European travellers

Posted 10-Jan-2016
Pros: Some of the staff were very nice and friendly, and tried really hard. But because the hotel lacks real care for guests there efforts were often lost.
Cons: It's a shame but because of the location and guests it attracts, the overall standards within the hotel are poor. Its hard to see any improvement.
Location: Parts of Durban city centre are beautiful. However stay to the south or north in a far safer friendlier area then visit the city on a day trip.
South Africa is a beautiful country, but unfortunately for the European traveller there are many areas that are not safe to visit or stay in. It's a shame to say but the Hotel Protea Edward is situated in one of these areas. Right out side the hotel are children's paddling pools, a fair, and a massive amount of locals hell bent on partying. When leaving the hotel the atmosphere is intimidating. The litter and rubbish was so overbearing we wondered if any of these locals had any respect for their beautiful country. Being European you really stick out. In fact we heard on the local radio that someone was stabbed and killed on the beach in central Durban on the last night of our stay. The noise and children screaming, with enjoyment, goes on well into the night, and because its all happening so close to the hotel, and the noise is so loud, the rooms are far from relaxing. We were told by some locals later on our that we should have stayed either to the south or north of Durban because the areas are far more friendly. Durban city centre is worth seeing but this can be done in a 3 hour tour, so unlike us, there is no point in staying in the centre. During our stay at the hotel we had an horrific experience (Expedia and Marriot were made aware). The hotel management promised us massive compensation but unfortunately on our return to the UK they changed their mind. It was my fault because I wish I had recorded the conversation with the management. Hotel lacked European standards.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Maputo, Mozambique

Nice Hotel, Marriott Group

Posted 16-Nov-2015
Pros: Centraly located in front of beach and promenade.
Cons: Serve coktails and caipirinhas at the hotel's bar/lounge.
Location: Jog, walk, run, ride bikes, tricycles, skate board, fishing, dining, shopping and great location for kids as there are plenty grounds and a water park
The hotel is centrally located between South Beach and North Beach. Directly across the promenade and beach. Close to many restaurants and 25 minutes’ walk to the Soccer and Rugby Stadium in North beach side. Great location for those walkers and there are places to rent bikes on the promenade.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Sharon from Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Posted 04-Nov-2015 on Hotels
Comfortable, affordable hotel on the beach. Easy access to central Durban and North Coast. Good for business trip.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by jyothika

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 03-Nov-2015 on Hotels
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Andreas from Oesdorf

Schönes Hotel an der Strandpromenade

Posted 15-Oct-2015 on Hotels
Gut geführtes Hotel im Art Deco Stil an der Strandpomenade von Durban, wo man eine große Auswahl an Bars und Restaurants zu Fuß erreichen kann - klarer Pluspunkt. Die Zimmer sind adäquat ausgestattet und relativ ruhig, der Personal sehr freundlich und bemüht.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Hampshire, England

Central location, overlooking the beach

Posted 13-Oct-2015
I spent 4 nights at the Protea Hotel, Edward. The hotel exceeded my expectations, it is centrally located with friendly staff, and a good bar and restaurant. The only real negative is the permanent 'Fun World' located opposite the hotel which was somewhat noisy if you want to relax on the hotel balcony during the day or early evening.
3 out of 5
by Voyageuse

Séjour sans plus

Posted 11-Oct-2015 on Ebookers
Pendant notre séjour l'hôtel effectuait des travaux importants débutant très tôt le matin. Le quartier, bien qu'au bord de l'océan, n'aspire pas la confiance: taxi obligatoire. La chambre était mal isolée des bruits de l'extérieur. Gestion de réservations très approximative.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

soggiorno lavorativo a durban

Posted 28-Sep-2015 on Hotels
Soggiorno a Durban per motivi lavorativi. Buona la posizione, tuttavia si ha la percezione di una città non sicura.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

Schöne Lage am Strand

Posted 28-Sep-2015 on Hotels
Hotel ist ein wenig in die Jahre gekommen, aber Lage am Strand war schön
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

Durban x conference

Posted 25-Sep-2015 on Hotels
Nice hotel, unsafe city