While the hotel had a lovely ambiance and good staff which made me hopeful the food is seriously among the most awful I have encountered. One paid almost R200 for the evening buffet which consisted of cold "roast" potatoes and other over cooked mushy yucky vegetables. Nothing wrong with the ingredients but absolutely nothing done with anything approaching love. All that fresh beautiful food just hammered to a pulp by seriously disgusting cooking. I see I am not the only one to comment on the awful food and traffic noise. What is the point of all this abundance of food that is just poor poor poor? Rather do small simple things really well. I understand that the hotel has a certain clientele that may value quantity over quality but I will definitely not go back because I cannot eat anything there. Take the breakfast service. Usually impossible to mess up even for the dingiest hotel. "crispy bacon" was a steamed mess of sogginess.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Bloemfontein