The success of the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge lies in its combination of close proximity to major shopping centres, its stylish rooms, excellent service and beautiful views. Situated in the gorgeous tourist Mecca of Durban, this Protea Hotel promises the ideal getaway for leisure and corporate guests alike.
The Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is located inside the Umhlanga New Town Centre, within minutes of the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, various entertainment centres and eateries. In fact, most of these are close enough to access on foot. In addition, the Central Business District (CBD) of Durban and the King Shaka International Airport are only about 15 to 20 minutes' drive away.
Many of the hotel's rooms boast views of the Chris Saunders Park, which was constructed to honour the former Chairman of Tongaat-Hulett. It extends for two hectares and features beautiful greenery, water features and ponds; the perfect place for families, friends and colleagues to unwind within the centre of the buzzing city.
The Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge has 250 guest rooms, made up of Standard Double Rooms, Standard Twin Rooms, Superior Rooms, Lofts (24, semi self-catering), Family Rooms (50, semi self-catering), Standard Family Rooms, Tower Rooms and Suites.
Each room is stylishly furnished in a Victorian theme for a tasteful ambience. Laminate wooden floors, plenty of light and fresh air create a chic, comfortable space. Each room is equipped with a wall-mounted LCD television (32-inch) with satellite, Wi-Fi Internet access, work desk, safe large enough for a laptop, lounge chair, tea- and coffee station, en-suite bathroom and stunning views. Apart from the comforts inside the hotel rooms, the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge also offers a rooftop swimming pool, safe parking and a bar in which to relax and refresh.
The hotel's restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and can accommodate 130 diners at a time. The deck is a lovely venue for drinks, lunches or tasty treats during the day, while those enjoying these delights look out onto the garden and fountain. The deck seats 60 people and guarantees a relaxing dining experience. A licensed bar is open all day.
The Gateway Theatre of Shopping is within walking distance from the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge. This centre is home to an exciting array of activities and attractions including IMAX, the Barnyard Theatre, go-karting, miniature golf, a skateboard park, amusement centre and a variety of retail outlets. Other places to visit within
the beautiful area of Umhlanga are:
The conference facilities can accommodate up to 350 delegates and are well-equipped. Their proximity and superior offerings make for the ideal place for corporate guests to meet for full- or half-day conferences, training seminars, teambuilding initiatives or product launches. There are two boardrooms and five other venues for the use of corporate visitors or those wanting to host a function at this Protea Hotel.