The Fire and Ice Melrose Arch is one of the most well situated hotels in Johannesburg that won't break the bank, has a free shuttle service for guests between the gautrain station and the hotel and milkshakes that make you feel like a child again.
Located in the Melrose Arch business precinct, it's literally a walk across the street to an array of restaurants, boutiques and shops, which includes an iStore, so ample opportunity for one to have a shop!
The hotel also has a very popular outside chill area, bar and pool; it's not uncommon to see people enjoying the warm summer evenings outside with a drink and friends.
The Fire and Ice is well know by locals for their amazing array of milkshakes; Oreo, chocolate, etc. too many to remember or mention, so if you love milkshakes, you can't go wrong!!
The room we stayed in was awesome...the interior was slick and well designed. The bed was comfy with more than enough pillows. Our room had a window overlooking the pool area, which was great. We opened the window during the evening and we're woken the next morning by a Robin singing his beautiful melody!
We had toilet, shower and basin which were clean and well stocked.
Breakfast the following morning was superb! They catered for all our needs as part of their breakfast buffet; cereals, fry-up, etc. there wasn't anything we couldn't have.
Overall, I'd say that you'd be doing yourself a favour staying at the Fire and Ice. For the price that you're paying, it truly is great value for money and I highly recommend it!
- 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