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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
Updated 31/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 31/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
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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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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Water park offsite
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Car park
Breakfast buffet
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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78Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Gerard Van Nikkelen-Kuyper wrote a review 1 Jun
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 Africa72 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
Response from Maxson Ndaba, Guest Services / Front Office at Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga
Responded 28 Mar 2021
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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WSA79 wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa124 contributions49 helpful votes
The welcoming reception staff seemed to do you a favor by checking you in They then charge extra for parking, which is not shown anywhere on your booking; when they have ample parking & no option for street parking The rooms are modern & nice enough; but even from the 8th floor; the road noise is bad!! & the windows are sealed properly so you here a howling wind noise all night
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rumaanah Omar wrote a review Feb 2021
Vereeniging, South Africa75 contributions6 helpful votes
Room Newly renovated rooms with modern design is a spacious family room with two double beds. The room has has a dining area which comes to great use when traveling with toddlers and an early curfew. *Housekeeping can improve on they service. Location The pier and beach walkway is a 10 minutes walk. The hotel is located is vibey street that offers various restaurants, center's,  pharmacy and nightlife. *Stay on a higher floor at the noise from the restaurants downstairs can be heard in your room. Breakfast My booking did not include breakfast. *If your stay does not include breakfast they is a Woolworths Food, Mary's Joe's and Vida cafe for breakfast. Pool area The pool area is to small and comfortable. With such am amazing view they us so much more that can be done with this area. Covid 19 Protocol The hotel has various sanitizing points. Including outside and inside the left. The staff were friendly and helpful. I will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
N3 Aviation wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa45 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent location with all Umhlanga has to offer in convenient walking distance. Rooms were newly refurbished, modern and well equipped. Check in and check out was very friendly and efficient making the entire experience very recommendable.
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Date of stay: March 2020
US$82 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Little Havana.
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).