Hotel has a black and white theme, with dark elevators. There are pictures of old movie stars all throughout the hotel. My room was the James Dean room, with pictures inside of breakfast at Tiffany's. I like the efficient use of space in the room with the shower just divided from the rest of the room by a little sliding curtain.
The hotel has quite a lively bar on the second floor and there is a tiny little exercise room that you can use. Outside there is a nice pool in the courtyard. The hotel is located inside a gated community called Melrose arch. This means that the hotel has restaurants and shopping all around it that is completely secure, with security guards everywhere. If you're afraid of getting robbed in Africa, this is a good choice for you to go, especially in johanesburg, South Africa
Power went out twice after a thunderstorm, generator came online after some minutes. I would recommend the hotel as clean, efficient and safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The urban, experiential and edgy Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch is the hot-spot in the trendy Melrose Arch Precinct, a unique city within a city, which boasts a variety of trendy retail, gourmet restaurants & leisure amenities. This experiential hotel guarantees to spice-up any visit to Jozi and is aimed at the traveller who enjoys being amidst the energetic urban vibe of the cool city life. The hotel offers the ultimate convenience and accessibility to the M1 highway, Sandton business centre and OR Tambo International Airport. Shuttle transfers to and from the Sandton Gautrain Station are also available. Take full advantage of the innovative 24-hour internet station, to catch up on emails, social networking or perhaps a bit of work. Try our conference facilities and create an energetic ‘out-of-office’ experience that will definitely heighten the creative senses required in any boardroom or meeting situation. Old Hollywood glamour flows through to your dining experience, at the trendy in-house restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, with sumptuous cuisine in an intimate and relaxed dining environment. Return to your room, which offers an LCD television, open plan bathroom and an urban style that will take you back to a bygone era of old Hollywood glamour. And if it’s too early for bed - the Bar, which is open from 10h00 until 04h00 serves specialty cocktails and gourmet milkshakes, in an energetic and lively setting. ... more less
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- Protea Hotel Fire And Ice! Melrose Arch