We were there for Christmas, and although the hotel was busy for the December period, the wonderful and friendly staff upgraded our room for us when we mentioned that I was pregnant, saying that I needed more space for all my pillows. They made us feel like we were regulars, and went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and comfortable.
The room was newly renovated, and beach themed, that made you feel relaxed and in the holiday mood, but would serve well for business travel as well.
There are two sections to the hotel, the new towers, and the older section which is in the process of being renovated. The bar and common areas are clean and relaxing, with couches, tables and plenty of space to relax or meet with people.
Located close to shops and restaurants, with the beach a few minutes walk away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 174 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. We've expanded in October 2016 with a brand new 15-floor tower! In addition to a new reception area and lobby, the project has added an extra 130 bedrooms for your convenience. The Lighthouse Breakfast Restaurant & Bar is situated on the ground floor, adjacent to the reception hall, and offers delicious breakfasts. The restaurant seats 146 guests and is open from 06:30 to 10:30. The bar is open from 14:00 to 23:00. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Umhlanga
- Protea Hotel Umhlanga Rocks
- Protea Umhlanga