Protea Walvis Bay is an 3-star Marriott-chain property located at the southern edge of Walvis Bay, overlooking Pelican Bay. This beautiful, two-story resort-like property is a category one property, and serves an excellent breakfast. A category one property, I got it at point savers, and paid 6000 Marriott Rewards points for this stay.
Elite Status: Marriott Platinum
Check In/Check Out
I arrived at 1.30, dropped off at the elegant entrance. When I showed up, I was informed that I was a bit too early for the 2 pm check in, so I’d just have to wait. Not a problem, I simply sat at one of their sofas in the reception and waited for my room.
Check out was fast.
I was given a standard King room on ground floor with a deck leading to the property’s lawn. The room is average-sized, with the King bed occupying majority of the room. As a brief Marriott-Starwood merger Platinum, I was given an amenity, which consisted of fruit and snacks.
There was a lounge chair by the side, and a long table on one wall with power outlets. There’s also a mini-fridge.
The furniture gives the room a very resort décor, with its pink doors, and wood furniture. The aesthetics was very relaxing.
There’s a bathtub, toilet, and single sink. My main complaint is about the showerhead. I am 5”3ish (1.63 cm), and I had to stoop down to wash my hair. It was quite awkward. Otherwise, it worked well – it wasn’t too hard to get the shower to a desired temperature.
They use Earth Therapy as well at this property. I am not a fan of the fragrance, but I stopped packing shower gel so I just use what is provided. The shampoo didn’t dry out my hair, so that’s a plus.
Breakfast is provided for all guests. It is located in a separate building that’s a short walk from the main building. The restaurant is beautiful, and has sweeping bay views. The breakfast provided was excellent, with a lot of hot stations. There was also an egg chef on standby for made-to-order eggs. The middle of the room also has a long table filled with juices, yoghurt, fruit, cheese, breakfast pastries, etc. It was a very substantial breakfast. The flies are kinda annoying, though, but well, what can you do?
Friendly and efficient.
According to their website, they have off-site exercise facilities, but I didn’t enquire.
Protea Walvis Bay Pelican Bay is a resort-like property, where you can check out the pelicans in the evening. It is about 2km+ from the town center, and there isn’t a lot around it. I had a relaxing stay, but if you need more amenities, e.g. restaurants, this might not be for you.