A rare example of South African's Art Deco, Hotel Edward overlooks the Indian Ocean from its location right on Durban's Golden Mile. It features a panoramic roof-top pool, ideal for sunbathing and sundown cocktails. Guests will add their name to the long list of princes and presidents, millionaires and celebrities that stayed there since the Protea Hotel Edward Durban opened its doors in 1911. Half of the recently refurbished rooms offer uninterrupted ocean views. They are all decorated in a classic style with wooden features and rich fabrics, but also include satellite flat-screen TVs and an intimate reading area. Facilities of the hotel also include a brasserie and a curio shop. One mile from the center of town, the Protea is in an area of the city with a vibrant Indian feel. uShaka Marine World and ICC Durban are both one mile away.