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Protea Hotel by Marriott Richards Bay Waterfront

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, lovely views and a great chef preparing lovely lunch meals for hotel and visitors alike! Highlights are definitely lunch in the pool on a hot day which is often even in winter as well as the lovely views. An excellent hotel to stay at when in Richards Bay and probably the only place that can offer fine dining...

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise. Rooms are excellent and the view is just beyond expectation - clean and beautifull. Breakfast a bit of a disappointment as a vegatarian is limited to fruit and chips. Will be vissiting them again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for a week while on business. Stayed in the general rooms which are all bay view facing. Check in was easy and the staff at the hotel and resturant are professional and friendly. The rooms are a classic modern look. It's spacious and met all my basic travel needs. TV, dressing table with a mirror and a...

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I stayed at this hotel for one night on 8th March 2017. They did not have a normal room, so I booked an Executive suite at a price of R 3600 per night. What a disappointment!! The room did not even have a fridge/mini bar ?? At that price, I would have expected one. I had a Salad in the...

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Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Very state-of-the-art hotel. Great room (special attention: the bed ist Class-A!). Sumptious breakfast and helpful staff. The view from the room is terrific. We loved it here a few years back and weren´t disappointed this time. Thanks!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The hotel location is great and room was OK. However the dining experience was pathetic. Here's what happened: I stayed at the hotel with two of my staff. We went to the restaurant for supper. We ordered our drinks starters and for the main course, one of my team members and I ordered salmon and the other team member ordered...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great location. Water activities. Could have used bigger pool. Rooms were great. Breakfast was good. Located within a few minutes drive from the beach and plenty of fishing spot along the way. Definitely will be back again.

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Vryheid, South Africa
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I am a Prokard Gold Member (Protea Hotel / Marriott) This membership is suppose to have benefits. I booked at Protea Hotel Guzi Waterfront Richards bay using my pay one night get one free.voucher. I booked on website and phoned the hotel in advance (the same day of booking) requesting an upgrade if it is possible. I requested to speak...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nothing fancy about this place. The check-in staff were so swamped when we checked in, it must have taken an hour before we were assigned rooms. They had no reservation, then they had no rooms, then they didn't know which rooms. It was a mess but eventually it got fixed. Rooms were fine and basic. At least it was clean....

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Clean. It's Marriott. It's protea. It's supposed to be waterfront. No gym. Great neighbourhoods for roadworks. Patchy internet, why is Marriott hotel having dodgy internet. Breakfast is not bad though I must say. Wine list is below expectations.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If it is style you want, then Protea Hotel by Marriott Richards Bay Waterfront is your only option. The hotel is situated in the Tuzi Gazi Waterfront in Richards Bay and caters for the executive traveller who is looking for something extra ordinary. The hotel has a prime location, the only hotel overlooking the waterfront in Richards Bay. The hotel boasts stylish standard rooms and 12 luxurious suites. The modern décor and personal touches in the rooms makes your stay away from home very comfortable. The rooms are very elegant and spacious and have en-suite bathrooms and king size beds. All rooms have magnificent views of the waterfront and bay area. The up-market, Ship to Shore Restaurant and its innovative, open plan design allows you to see into the kitchen while your meal is being prepared. The Ship to Shore serves a scrumptious full English breakfast and the a la carte menu is very upbeat. With a wide variety of meals to choose from, you are sure to find something that will be pleasing to the pallet. You can sit back and relax in the exclusive Admirals Cigar Lounge. Here you can puff on one of the machine rolled cigars that are on sale and enjoy your favourite premier brand drink. Unwind while sipping sundowners on the deck which overlooks the Tuzi Gazi Waterfront. The deck also has a crystal clear swimming pool and a seating pool. Kick your shoes off and enjoy your meal or drinks in the shallow waters of the seating pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Richards Bay Waterfront

Address: Corner of Pioneer & Bridgetown Road | Tuzigazi Waterfront, Richards Bay 3901, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Richards Bay
Price Range: €87 - €143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Richards Bay Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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“Thrid floor for great view of the bay”
RauschA_13, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a pool facing room, make sure that you are not too hungry and check the bedding before housekeeping goes off-duty.”
AltaafHamid, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't book room 327 as it is at the very end of hotel next to nightclub with high noise levels until early hours of morning.”
Hellopeter, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room for disabled people is large and sunny - very relaxing”
Sister_bonani, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I don't think this hotel has any good rooms to offer.”
Carollh23, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
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