I wish I'd paid more attention to the 'Protea' chain of hotels when I was booking our trip. This was a fine, clean option on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg. Huge reception are with a computer to download emergency maps and tourist information. Check-in all very helpful. Good evening meal and buffet breakfast. Very tidy and spacious room.
The 'Hilton' part is because it's on Hilton Road. I don't think Mr Hilton of Hilton hotels knows anything about the place.
According to memorabilia on the walls the place has a bit of history as a former home of one of South Africa's most famous exports - Mike Hoare.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Hilton - Opulent Elegance in the heart of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. Situated right on the doorstep of the Midlands Meander, this four star architectural show piece with its imposing Tudor lines, is a must stay for a meandering country charm seeker. Originally established in 1936, the elegant and upmarket hotel boasts all the modern amenities expected from holiday-makers to businessmen alike, making it the first choice for Pietermaritzburg accommodation. When bringing the family don’t forget your tennis rackets. Our on-site tennis court offers a great opportunity for the whole family to have some fun. Win or lose, a quick dip in the pool will calm everyone down and clear the air. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner; a visit to our very own Ellingtons Restaurant offers a mouth-watering choice of local cuisine fit for Royalty. We also offer a private dining area for those special occasions or when entertaining clients. Don’t forget about our Cocktail Lounge that is ready to welcome you for pre or post dinner drinks. So for business or pleasure, Protea Hotel Hilton will take care of your needs. ... more less
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