Did not really rate this hotel. First off they couldn't find my booking . The night reception said... See full review
Mar 21, 2013
Just minutes away from the main beachfront, Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is situated in the secure environment of the uMhlanga New Town Centre opposite the Wavehouse and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, where such facilities as movies, theatres, restaurants, shops and entertainment are all within very easy walking distance.
Overlooking the picturesque Chris Saunders Park, the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge will offer 205 bedrooms, with 74 semi self-catering family rooms and lofts. Other facilities include a roof-level swimming pool, gym, conference facilities for 370 people, secure on-site parking and an upmarket bar. A wide range of sporting and leisure activities can be found nearby, or within a short drive.
Only 20 minutes from Durbans CBD and only 15 minutes from the King Shaka International Airport, the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is a stunning accommodation option along this popular coastline.
The Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is proud to become part of the uMhlanga Ridge New Town Centre development on uMhlanga Ridge with Gateway being the main point of the development. Anchoring the development as a green belt is the 2ha Chris Saunders Park, honouring the former Tongaat-Hulett chairman. The park is a focal destination with water features, ponds, shrubbery and lawns, offering residents and visitors a sanctuary within the urban landscape.
uMhlanga Ridge, Durban
King Shaka International Airport is a quick 15 minute drive from the hotel.
Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is conveniently located opposite Gateway Shopping Centre, 15 minutes from King Shaka Airport, 5 minutes drive to Umhlanga Beach, and 20 minute drive to Moses Mabhida Stadium or Ushaka Marine World.
Recommendations for you
Customers who viewed Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge also booked these hotels.
Each contemporary Colonial style room boasts laminate timber floors and a light, serene atmosphere perfectly suited to Durban's climate. A 32 inch wall-mounted LCD television and comfy lounge chair ensure that you remain relaxed and entertained at all times. The work desk provides a space in which the business person can complete their daily tasks, whilst the tea / coffee making facilities will keep you refreshed and rearing to go. An en-suite bathroom with shower is a feature of all of the rooms.
DELUXE - ROOM
2 double beds, full bathroom. Wi-Fi connectivity, tea & coffee making facilities, laptop safes and Satellite TV. Non-smoking room.
FAMILY - APARTMENT
2 bedrooms. 1 king bed plus 2 single or 1 three-quarter bed. Full bathroom. Kitchen counter with sink, microwave and fridge. Balcony. Wi-Fi connectivity, tea & coffee making facilities, laptop safes and Satellite TV. Non-smoking room.
1 bedroom duplex. 1 king bed and sleeper couch. Full bathroom upstairs. Kitchen counter with sink, microwave and fridge. Lounge, 2nd bathroom with shower only downstairs. Wi-Fi connectivity, tea & coffee making facilities, laptop safes and 2 Satellite TV's. Non-smoking room.
1 bedroom simplex. Bedroom with king size bed, Full bathroom. Lounge area, kitchen counter with sink, microwave and fridge. 2nd bathroom with shower only. Wi-Fi connectivity, tea & coffee making facilities, laptop safes and 2 x Satellite TV's. Non-smoking room. Balcony.
2 bedroom duplex with 1 king bed and 1 double bed. Full bathroom. Kitchen counter with fridge only. Lounge area. Second bathroom with shower only. Wi-Fi connectivity, tea & coffee making facilities, laptop safes and 2 Satellite TV's. Non-smoking room. Balcony
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Fitness center or spa
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Nearby points of interest
Umhlanga Ridge: 0.3 mi
Umhlanga: 1 mi
Durban Stadium: 7.7 mi
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
Did not really rate this hotel. First off they couldn't find my booking . The night reception said they would leave a note with the day-shift to sort out - no notes were left when I checked if everything was ok the next morning, had to spend
another 1/2 hour for them to sort it out. First room the safe did not work or the plugs to charge up my equipment. Also the room was on the 3rd floor and the traffic outside could easily be heard. Then asked for a change of room and was offered a room on the 2nd floor - which I declined due to the traffic noise. I was told I could upgrade #for an additional £30/night# to a family room on the 6th floor. This was much better. I was then overcharged by an additional night and had to spend yet some more time sorting this out at reception. The room had a fantastic view #NOT# overlooking the Gateway Shopping centre. The only real positive I could say was that the shower was wonderful. The price for the breakfast for what it was , was overpriced. Extra was charged for the parking. The location next to the Gateway #although not a pleasant view) was useful as plentiy of restaurants to choose from and plenty of shops. The local area of Umhlanga was spotless and not a plastic packet anywhere to be seen. Also the are felt a lot more secure than central Durban or Toti where I have stayed previously
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Beluga Restaurant was VERY good for a meal if you like sushi.