We arrived in Johannesburg after two brutal overnight flights with a long lay-over at Heathrow in between. We were so glad to get to the hotel (about noon) only to find that there was no possibility of checking in until after two. The hotel was booked by our tour company and I would have thought that since it books a lot of rooms it could have gotten us early occupancy. So I am not sure whether to blame the hotel or tour company. After we finally got registered the hotel exceeded our expectations. The room was nice, staff friendly, breakfast great and we loved the Melrose Arch area. We felt very comfortable walking in the area at night (it was Fashion Week and the whole place buzzed with activity) and loved it when the doorman welcomed us back and seemed genuinely interested in our evening.
- 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