The hotel shocked me as it is an exact replica of Protea Hotel Nelspruit! Perhaps there was a buy one design get one free deal!
Anyway the reception staff was great (Dallas and Puseletso). Sadly attention to detail must be reinforced as I was booked into a paraplegic room and only after the thoughtful porter said he though i should see the bathroom before I unpack did we realize this. I then had to shlep all the way back to reception and get the correct room, view of the CAR PARK but functional. The breakfast was standard with an egg station too. Bloemfontein Taxis drove me all around wherever I needed to go as well!
Food wise everyone ranted and raved about New York Restaurant when I arrived it was clearly on a bad day. I sat down, was the only one is the restaurant at that time, the waiter brought me Rose instead of Riesling which i had to correct. GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! Then I told the waitress to tel lthe waiter to tell the chef to surprise me with a main. Well surprise he did, horribly average fish, rice, chips and veg and for the first time in my life ate CHEWY fish??!!! So much for that then. A huge disappointment. I then went to Avanti at the "waterfront" for dinner and was blown away by the service, attention to detail and care by all. A much better deal and at half the price of New York!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein - A Touch of Class in the Heart of the Free State. The modern 4-Star Protea Hotel Bloemfontein is set in secure landscaped gardens and situated on Nelson Mandela Drive, in the heart of Bloemfontein's business district. After a strenuous day at the office, arrive back at the hotel and make your way to the swimming pool and terrace. Order a drink from the bar, relax and embrace this ideal setting in the City of Roses. Now that the scene has been set, enjoy a magnificent evening in the Amoretta Restaurant before turning in for the night to one of our luxurious bedrooms, offering crisp linen and separate bathroom and shower. Sleep in and take advantage of the easy access to national roads, the CBD, University of Bloemfontein and close proximity to the airport. The Protea Hotel Bloemfontein is an ideal venue for the overnight traveller and corporate executive alike. ... more less
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