Be careful, be careful, be very careful. There is a potential for a credit card fraud in this hotel. I stayed in Premier hotel Pretoria from 22 to 24 January in the middle of the Africa Cup.
At the time of check in I was asked for the credit card for photocopying. I was astonished that the reception staff took my card into an inside room room hidden away from me and came back with a photocopy of BOTH sides of the card. I am not sure how many copies he made. When I protested, he made a single tear and tried to throw the photocopy into a nearby dustbin. i insisted on getting it back. I was then finally checked in by debiting the amount upfront from the card.
South Africa is notorious for credit card frauds. There are professional credit card gangs that purchase details from different people and drain away your card to the maximum credit in a matter of 15 minutes!!!
The hotel is otherwise fine, rooms are decent, (mine was small) well maintained, food is OK. Most staff are nice as well. Ambience was noisy according to my friends who stayed in the lower floors. Internet connection is very expensive paid by quantity of use and not very good. If you keep your computer connected it just drains away before you know it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of South Africa's capital city, this 4-star hotel is in close proximity to the Union Buildings, Foreign Embassies, Central Business District and the Gautrain.The Premier Hotel Pretoria offers 118 air-conditioned bedrooms and several services and facilities to ensure a truly remarkable stay, including 24 hour reception service, limited room service, laundry, ironing and valet services, internet connectivity and satellite TV.Furthermore, a business centre for all your 'away from office' requirements, as well as a meeting venue, is available. A choice of boardrooms and conference venues are also available, all with state-of-the-art facilities. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, and secure on-site parking. ... more less
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