The manager kindly upgraded us to a triplex suite with fabulous views of the harbour and bay. Very spacious and well equipped with kitchen, fridge, large flatscreen tv and a seating area. We used their restaurant "Cafe Gannet" and enjoyed our meals along with several wines we had bought in Stellenbosch/Franschhoek at a modest corkage. Buffet breakfasts were excellent but I thought that staff could have made more effort to cover cereals and seeds which were often visited by small birds! They had a problem with their wifi but I was allowed to use one of the hotel's desktop computers to check my emails. We were offered complimentary wifi vouchers but I understand that Protea Hotels are rolling out free wlfi for their guests. Reception staff were polite and helpful and housekeeping was very thorough. Our car was parked beside the hotel but we were "invited" to tip the local street boys for "security"! There was nothing intimidating about this and it is a way of life in SA. It was actually the hotel staff who had cleaned our windscreen! Be careful taking the steps from the hotel to the restaurant - the final step is 2" lower than the other risers and my wife landed heavily, injuring her knee. I drew attention to the staff that a nearby lamp was not working and they had it repaired the following day. I am not sure what the normal rooms are like at this hotel thanks to their GM, Karen Bus!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The luxurious 31-roomed Protea Hotel Mossel Bay is a graceful landmark, built in 1846, overlooking Santos Bay and harbour. Nestling on the Mossel Bay shoreline with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop, the Protea Hotel Mossel Bay is singled out from other establishments. Protea Hotel Mossel Bay is situated 5 min from Santos Beach. Take in the sea air whilst dining at Café Gannet, where you can sample local mussels, fresh fish and oysters or try the chefs daily specials. As sunset arrives, visit the Legendary Blue Oyster Cocktail Bar, with its own special ambience, pool deck and superb sea views, is the perfect place to kick off a decadent evening out or simply just to relax and enjoy the sunset with an aperitif before dinner. Added attractions are the close proximity to shopping facilities, the yacht club, harbour and north-facing, sun splashed beaches. As part of the museum complex, the Maritime, Local History and Shell Museum, as well as the Old Post Office Tree, are all within strolling distance. The new golf estate is 2km away and the airport a 20 minute drive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mossel Bay Protea Hotel