Protea Hotel by Marriott® Durban Umhlanga

Corner Lighthouse & Chartwell Drive4320DurbanSouth Africa
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About Protea Hotel by Marriott® Durban Umhlanga

Located within a short walking distance from the nearby beach, Protea Hotel by Marriott® Durban Umhlanga is situated in Umhlanga Rocks. Business and leisure travellers will appreciate the numerous amenities, proximity to points of interest and partial views of the ocean.

Rooms at Protea Hotel by Marriott® Durban Umhlanga include air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, separate bathroom and satellite television. Select rooms feature an ocean view. Additional amenities include a coffee and tea station, electronic safe, hairdryer, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Facilities and services include currency exchange, 24-hour front desk, designated smoking area, and business centre. For an additional charge, guests may utilise the airport shuttle and shuttle services.

Buffet breakfast is served for an additional fee, as well as a continental breakfast. The Lighthouse Restaurant is located on-site and serves an international menu. Nearby dining is available within one-mile walking distance and includes Little Havana and Bamboo Sushi Lounge.

Nearby points of interest include Kings Park Stadium and Durban Botanic Gardens, both under 10 miles distance.


Corner Lighthouse & Chartwell Drive, 4320, Durban, South Africa
Telephone: +27 315614413 | Fax: +27 315614564 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Self-catering
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:30

Positive Reviews

Spacious guest rooms.

The rooms and bathroom are larger than standard accommodations and feature a kitchenette, which is an additional bonus for the nightly room rate. The rooms have also been recently renovated and feature modern decor.

Friendly hotel staff.

The front desk staff are especially helpful and accommodating at both check-in and check-out. The staff are also knowledgeable about the area and provides information and recommendations, which is helpful to new travellers.

Great location.

The hotel is within driving distance to restaurants and points of interest, and is only a short five minute walk away from the Indian Ocean.

Negative Reviews

Busy at times.

If you arrive at the hotel during a holiday or peak season time, expect a delay of service from the front desk. During busy times, staff can become overwhelmed and service is bound to slow down -- give yourself plenty of time if you’re in a hurry.

Limited Internet access.

There’s a cap on how much Wi-Fi each room handles, which could be an issue for guests who utilise the Internet quite often or is at the property for a business trip.

Noisy air conditioning.

Air conditioning units are quite noisy, which could be an issue if you’re a light sleeper.

Rating Overview

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8,3 out of 10 based on 649 reviews