We recently stayed at this hotel for 9 nights, visiting from Auckland New Zealand,
This hotel is situated in the very trendy suburb of Melrose within a gated area called Melrose Arch. All the shops and restaurants are in safe and close walking distance from the hotel and we didn't ever feel the need to even leave the area, although we did.
The hotel is very trendy with its unique decor. The staff are friendly, the breakfasts have a great selection as does the room service menu and the milkshake bar is really cool too. Be careful when you order a double shot of spirits at the bar as the waiters count til 8 when pouring a double shot - most people will think that is a good thing though :-)
The rooms are lovely, but the one thing that is worth mentioning is that the shower is not separated from the bedroom. It is basically one big room with a shower curtain separating the room. This was a little odd and probably the only negative.
Overall a wonderful stay and we highly recommend this hotel.
- 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