This Hotel is located in Melrose Arch which is basically a shopping village. You will find nice restaurants, cafes and stores in the immediate area. The hotel can be desribed as an art hotel that has a hollywood theme. The rooms are modern and clean and fantastic for solo travellers or couples. The glass shower can be seen from the bedroom. This might be an inconvenience if you travel with someone who is not supposed to see you naked. One highlight is the milkshake menu in the bar. These shakes are fantastic. The staff is generally friendly and helpful. One odd thing was that both of the female frontdesk staff kept talking about "bribes" or wanting to be "bribed". It was hard to say if they were joking or they were actually serious. Overall, I can highly recommend to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The urban, experiential and edgy Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Johannesburg Melrose Arch is the hot-spot in the trendy Melrose Arch Precinct, a unique city within a city, which boasts a variety of trendy retail, gourmet restaurants & leisure amenities. This experiential hotel guarantees to spice-up any visit to Jozi and is aimed at the traveller who enjoys being amidst the energetic urban vibe of the cool city life. The hotel offers the ultimate convenience and accessibility to the M1 highway, Sandton business centre and OR Tambo International Airport. Shuttle transfers to and from the Sandton Gautrain Station are also available. Take full advantage of the innovative 24-hour internet station, to catch up on emails, social networking or perhaps a bit of work. Try our conference facilities and create an energetic 'out-of-office' experience that will definitely heighten the creative senses required in any boardroom or meeting situation. Old Hollywood glamour flows through to your dining experience, at the trendy in-house restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, with sumptuous cuisine in an intimate and relaxed dining environment. Return to your room, which offers an LCD television, open plan bathroom and an urban style that will take you back to a bygone era of old Hollywood glamour. And if it's too early for bed - the Bar, which is open from 10h00 until 04h00 serves specialty cocktails and gourmet milkshakes, in an energetic and lively setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Fire And Ice! Melrose Arch