Ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Personal Eventby Crissy from New York
Posted May 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel was very nice and I felt safe at the hotel as a solo traveler. The area around the hotel was safe as long as you stayed along the beach front area. The hotel offered 500 mb of free wifi a day and any balance seems to carry over from one day to the next. Enough for the average traveler. You can purchase additional data too. The buffet breakfast was very good with a wide selection of foods. The dinner did have a wide selection, but I suspect could be a bit hit and miss depending on your tastes. The porter was very friendly and helpful, but seemed a bit overly concerned that I needed to take a tour.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby A verified traveler
Good facilities but not the safest locationPosted May 6, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel Edward itself has lots of charm and comfortable rooms with great sea views. However, it's not the safest location in terms of evening promenades. We also had a strange experience. The morning we checked out we accidentally left a fine wollen jacket in the cupboard. After calling that day to confirm that it had been found, we arrived back at the hotel a few days later only to be presented with a completely different (and decidedly inferior) jacket and no sign of the one we had lost. The staff refused to see this as their issue and as we were racing to the airport there was no opportunity to pursue this mystery - with its implications - further.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Superb location!Posted Jan 6, 2014
Superb location! Staff was pleasant. Johnny at the Bell Desk was one of the best hotel employees I have ever come across in all of my travels. He acted as a concierge and was eager to assist with any thing and everything. Truly an outstanding employee. Hotel felt very dirty. Room was not cleaned well, hair everywhere. Tub/shower was simply gross. Other than that, I would recommend. I just hope that the housekeeping staff can be trained to do a better job.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Posted Sep 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Lesotho
Posted Aug 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
There was a lot of noise from outside and in the reception area.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted May 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
Room service very slow.
by A verified traveler
Protea Edward reviewPosted Apr 5, 2013
Pros: Location, great view
Cons: Poor service
Location: Next to the ocean. Great location.
I stayed for 15 days, got a sea side room which was great. It has great location, great views. However, there were service issues. Beyond the 3rd day the wifi on the 7th floor stopped working. The hotel did not have any clue on how to fix it. Room service menu was very small. The breakfast spread not impressive, no variation in dinner spread. Room service won't respond to calls. Food quality was good. Very nice lamb curry. Figured out that price wise this was exactly same as Hilton as well. Overall not recommended.
Recommendedby Ron and Ann
Best beach front hotelPosted Dec 2, 2012 on Hotels.com
Very good. The concierge at the front desk was very helpful.
for Couplesby Vicki
Not a safe location after darkPosted Nov 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
The welcome was poor, we arrived early at midday and housekeeping were informed and we were told that the room should only be half an hour. An hour and a half later when we returned we were told that we were too early and therefore couldn't have the room as it wasn't ready. Overall service at this hotel was very slow in all departments, room service was a challenge as the menus were out of date in the room and the hotel breakfast served in the restaurant overpriced - better value could be had from room service for breakfast at half the cost.The room itself was good, had a lovely view from the balcony of the beach but unfortunately the beach area in Durban is not the place to be and we were advised not to go out after dark, and when we did go to a nearby restaurant it was slightly off putting to be locked in, and have the door locked after us when we left!
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Mike & Lisa
Not what we expected for price...Posted Oct 28, 2012 on Hotels.com
First of all, they have done a nice job with the remodel our room and hotel was very nice! But that is not enough to make us stay again - when we checked in at 11 pm we had one desk gal that was extremely helpful and nice and one that was not at all. We are in customer service and tried to bring her around not a good way to keep customers. So the "night life" activity outside the hotel was concerning, parking was limited, everything had an extra charge parking, Internet and breakfast almost $20 a person. We choose to go to a wonderful coffee shop up the road. Our room was not completed when we got to it. While we lived the patio and the view it would not be enough to stay again. We have booked somewhere else on our return.