I moved from the hilton sandton to this hotel in order to get the feel of a different area of the city. This was my first time at a Protea hotel and i kind of kept an open mind towards my stay. I was glad i did. I must admit that this hotel may not appeal to every kind of traveller. It is chic, artsy with black and white decor and a pretty much younger crowd. But that didnt take away much. The staff were mostly helpful and friendly (Stella is awesome), the breakfast was a good variety with an inhouse Eggs-pert. The location is perfect for shopping and walking with great restaurants like Moyo's, ocean basket, Meat &Co.
I must warn though that except you want to get addicted, keep away from the Milkshake... it is super awesome and delicious!
All in all, i found the vibe as the most interesting thing there and its usually a result of the beautiful interaction between the guests and the staff.
Most definitely, i see myself returning to this hotel again!
- 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