You dont have a lot of hotel options in Kimberley. This protea hotel is much older. Lower your standards there will be no five star service here.
We arrived friday night, the hotel is only 2 storeys up and there are no elevators. Watch the stairs they are quite steep if you are wearing heels.
The carpets in the rooms are quite dirty, they need to be changed. Two comfortable double beds, the room is spacious, there is only a bathtub no shower in the bathroom. The following morning we got to breakfast at 9am (breakfast finishes at 9:30am). Breakfast is not included in the room rate, you pay extra for it. There were no set tables, we had to wait for someone to be called fromthe kitchen to come set the table. The warm stuff (bacon, sausage, chicken livers ets) were now cold. There was no brown or rye or any other bread besides white bread in the bin. I had to ask for brown bread to make toast. The fruit in the fruit salad did not look fresh at all. We asked for coffee, we were shown the coffee station. The warm milk was sooo cold and it has a layer of crust on top, i had black tea. Breakfasat was not nice at all and it was R135 per person. This is more expensive than a poper buffet breakfast at a five star hotel in Johannesburg????
They also charge you R30 for parking even though you park in the hotel parking??
I was not happy at all with this hotel relative to the price i paid which was R1946 for two nights and 1 morning of breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel in Kimberley is conveniently located near the city business district, Mine museum and hospitals. It offers an airport shuttle and rooms with air conditioning. The rooms at the Diamond Lodge are decorated in warm colours with cable TV, a work desk and a private bathroom. Guests of the Diamond Lodge can enjoy a rich South African breakfast. There is also a bar serving refreshing drinks and light snacks. The Diamond’s front desk is open 24-hours a day. ... more less
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