The Premier Hotel Edwardian is nestled in the seaside town of Port Edward in KwaZulu Natal. The hotel is distinctly Tuscan in décor and design, and boasts unbeatable views of the warm Indian Ocean and the rolling hills of this South African province.
This town has become increasingly popular amongst tourists from around the world. Although it maintains its sleepy coastal feel, Port Edward offers a wide range of sights and activities. These include stunning expanses of pristine beaches, fishing spots, walking trails, hiking and cycling trails, golf courses, swimming pools and tennis courts. In fact, there are nine 18-hole golf courses within a 50km radius of the hotel.
The Premier Hotel Edwardian is suited to corporate and leisure travellers alike. There are conference facilities accommodating between 10 and 150 delegates. In addition, there are two restaurants from which to choose, each offering fresh and inspiring flavours.
The Premier Hotel Edwardian comprises 53 rooms, of which 42 are Deluxe Studio Suites, 6 One-bedroom Suites and 5 Three-bedroom Suites. These rooms offer a variety of sleeping arrangements to ensure that this hotel is ideal for individuals, couples and families.
Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, an en-suite bathroom, private balcony, hairdryer, tea- and coffee station, television, select satellite channels and kitchenettes with all the modern essentials.
KwaZulu Natal enjoys sunny and hot weather for most of the year. Midday highs average at approximately 25 to 28 degrees Celsius, making for ideal swimming or exploring weather.
Additional facilities available at the Premier Hotel Edwardian include 24-hour reception, a concierge, a lounge, Business Centre, Internet room and a refreshing swimming pool. These are in place to assure guests of the finest and most comfortable lodgings during their stay in Port Edward.
Safe on-site parking is available to guests of the Premier Hotel Edwardian.
Car rentals can be arranged by hotel staff.
Wine & dine
There are two restaurants at the Premier Hotel Edwardian. Both are great for relaxing with friends, family or colleagues and savouring local flavours and fresh ingredients (their menus are identical). Excellent service rounds off every dining experience perfectly. Meals display a modern African approach, with a distinct influence from the retro trend.
The Old Mariners Restaurant offers A la Carte meals as well as impressive buffet spreads. This restaurant is particularly warm and cosy. The relaxed Wine Cellar Café is a more modern establishment with its own wine cellar.
Sport & recreation
The outdoor swimming pool provides the perfect sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city living, inviting guests to refresh themselves in its clear blue waters or to soak up the sun around the pool's perimeters. In addition, there are several 18-hole golf courses, a gym, tennis courts, bowling greens, squash courts, hiking-, cycling- and walking trails, and a variety of water- and adventure sports available within close proximity. The stunning forests surrounding the hotel are home to a wide variety of plants and animals, delighting young and old alike.
The Premier Hotel Edwardian is suited to corporate travellers. There are several conference venues that are ideal for training seminars, launches, talks, meetings and lectures. These venues are also popular for dances, weddings and year-end functions. The banqueting staff members are professional and efficient, committed to ensuring that your day is successful.
The rates of the room hire depend on the size and nature of the event as well as any specific décor, equipment and catering.
Port Edward, and with many of the rest of South Africa's coastal towns, is known for its beautiful stretches of clean, safe swimming beaches and fantastic weather for most of the year. In addition to swimming, surfing, snorkelling and sailing, Port Edward's beaches are also home to the country's longest super tube. Avid fishers will delight in spending the day at Silver Beach along with fellow fishermen as they take in the lovely scenery and compete for the big one!
Within a mere 50km radius from the Premier Hotel Edwardian are no less than nine 18-hole golf courses. Two of these have achieved recognition amongst the top 12 golf courses in South Africa. The Port Edward Country Club is a 9-hole course with rewarding views and is very close to the hotel.
Umtamvuna, the surrounding area, is home to many popular attractions. These include cultural and historical sights and activities, which lend the area a deep sense of heritage. These include Tragedy Hill, Beaver Creek Coffee Farm, St Joao Shipwreck, Crag's View Wild Care Centre (where various species are rehabilitated) and several arts & crafts outlets.
Every winter, millions of tiny silver sardines embark on their trip from the Eastern Cape shores to the South Coast. In hot pursuit are their predators, including birds, game fish and sharks. This creates an unforgettable spectacle for onlookers.
Directions to Premier Hotel Edwardian
From Durban International Airport, follow the N2 highway towards Port Shepstone and then take the coastal road (R61) past Margate and Ramsgate to Port Edward. Eventually, you will reach the Owens Ellis Road traffic lights. Continue straight over this intersection into Ramsey Avenue. The Premier Hotel Edwardian is on the corner of Ramsay and Main roads.
From the Wild Coast, follow the R61 to Durban. Cross the CH Mitchell Bridge until you enter the outskirts of Port Edward. Continue along the R61, also known as Main Road, and the hotel will appear on the corner of Main and Ramsey roads.
The Premier Hotel Edwardian is situated in KwaZulu Natal. The hotel is nestled amongst Port Edward's beaches and hills to guarantee splendid views.