The Edward

149 OR Tambo Parade4001DurbanSouth Africa
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About The Edward

Impressively Art Deco in style and refurbished, Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward lies a two-minute walk from the beach. The city centre is just over one mile away.

Many rooms enjoy sea views. They are air-conditioned, decorated in classic style and feature flat-screen TVs, mini bars, free Wi-Fi and bottled water; plus tea and coffee makers. Complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer are to be found in the en-suite bathroom. Some rooms include a balcony.

There are rooftop pool, 24-hour front desk, concierge, luggage storage and currency exchange facilities. Surcharged shuttle services and underground parking also apply, in addition to laundry, ironing and dry cleaning. The hotel has business centre and social event spaces.

The all-day Brasserie Restaurant starts the new dawn with breakfast. Later, the wood-panelled bar provides an area for relaxation. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Jiran and Havana Grill.

There are thousands of crocs to meet at nearby Crocodile Creek and the thrills of uShaka Marine World are approximately one mile from Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward.


149 OR Tambo Parade, 4001, Durban, South Africa
Telephone: +27 313373681 | Fax: +27 313321692 | 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
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Self-catering
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Rooms are good

The room is attractive with good quality decor and brilliant sea views.

Impressive services

The additional services are good and those that come at a cost are reasonably priced. These examples include room service, ironing and shuttle.

Lovely staff

Members of staff are very friendly, helpful and adaptable. This even extends to controlling the family kids at breakfast time ... when they are at their worst! The helpful reception desk people offer a useful discount card. It’s not widely publicised so be prepared to ask for it.

Negative Reviews

The not so magic pool

The pool water doesn’t look too clean so it’s tempting to saunter across the road to the beach.

Indigestible prices and policies

Food prices are very high. You’ll notice this in particular if you only want a light breakfast … at a heavy price. Generally, the food is good here, but not so the range of available choices. If you fancy lunch by the pool - * a wonderful idea! – don’t get too excited about the prospect; it can be impossible to arrange. You may have pre- booked a room specifically to meet your requirements, only to find that the hotel has shuffled it around to accommodate other bookings – and you are now somewhere completely different.

Going down

They say that, in its day, this area was really top-notch. Nowadays, sadly, it is overrun with tiresome street hawkers and people with dubious professional leanings. Other areas of concern include the limited number of underground parking spaces and the fact that when the car is parked, the hotel – not you – hangs on to the car keys. This is unnerving. Oh! … and the Wi-Fi can be truly awful.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 453 reviews across the web
7,6 /10
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    7.7 /10
7,6 out of 10 based on 453 reviews