We reserved the Protea hotel as our last night destination in South Africa prior to flying home from Cape Town early the next day. We were well aware the hotel was not in the centre of Stellenbosch, but it is further out than we thought: around 10-15 minutes drive. Having said that, we managed to find the hotel in the car without real problems.
We were pleased to be given an upgrade on arrival to a suite, which had a large living room (with kitchenette concealed behind a cupboard) and a separate bedroom and bathroom, which were very nicely decorated and clean. The suite had 2 large TVs with a good selection on international channels, including the UK's Sky News - I just mention this small point because all other hotels/B&B's we stayed at in South Africa had very limited number of TV channels.
We arrived at the hotel early eveing after a very long drive from Oudtshoorn and were salivating over the prospect of a nice dinner! Originally we'd planned to drop the bags at the hotel and drive into town, but it was getting late and we were really too tired to do this. We naturally assumed that a hotel of the Protea's size would provide a decent on-site restaurant or two but were really disappointed to see what (limited) options were available. The main restaurant was only doing a buffet (which we try to avoid at all costs), and the bar area we were directed to as an alternative was more like a nightclub with extremely loud music, hardly a pleasant atmosphere for a nice dinner. Very irritated about this, we went back to the room and ordered room service. This was actually pretty good when it turned up, but I would not stay in this hotel again due to the lack of restaurant facilities and slightly inconvenient location out of town, with no restaurants within walking distance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of the Winelands, in one of the most beautiful and heritage conscious towns, Stellenbosch is the second-oldest town in South Africa and affectionately referred to as the "Eikestad". Nestled between two international golf courses, Protea Hotel Stellenbosch offers all GUESTS the best of the Winelands. Accommodation is available in Executive, Deluxe and Standard Twin rooms, where Deluxe and Standard rooms configure to a two-bedroom apartment ideal for families and groups. Executive rooms have the best view in the house and are designed with the executive traveller in mind. Whether it’s the magnificent backdrop of mountain ranges you seek, perhaps just a scenic drive or wine tasting at the many surrounding wine farms, you will never run out of things to see and do. The hotel boasts two restaurants, two swimming pools, braai facilities, wireless internet access and the largest conference venue in Stellenbosch. If that’s not enough, why not gaze at the 270° view of the Helderberg mountain range, Blaauwklippen vineyards and the De Zalze Golf Estate. Whether it’s a family holiday or a team building activity you are looking for, Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is just the venue for you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stellenbosch Protea Hotel