Protea Hotel Edward Durban

149 Marine Parade, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, 4000, South Africa

Built in 1939 in classic colonial style, the Edward is one of Durban's oldest hotels. Although it's been restored almost to its former elegance, it seems to have lost a little of its soul in the process. Nevertheless, service is excellent, and the stylish cut-glass chandeliers, molded ceilings, and subtle art-deco details bring to mind a more refined past. Rooms are tastefully furnished; 10 have balconies overlooking the sea, and the others have bay windows with sea views. The hotel faces beautiful South Beach.

PROS

  • don't be put off by the facade, the interior is old-world elegance
  • on Golden Mile
  • you can catch a rickshaw right outside hotel
  • 24-hour business center

CONS

  • recommended restaurants are a taxi trip away
  • inadvisable to walk in the area after dark

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Views
Quiet
On the beach
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 031-337–3681

HOTEL DETAILS

101 rooms, 10 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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