My colleague and I arrived with five cases and would have expected a bell-boy to at least offer help but no such staff member appeared. The initial welcome from the check-in desk was nice but then with a confirmed reservation for two rooms at the Protea Roodepoort, you have to ask yourself why the check-in process took 40 minutes. The check-in clerk seemed to be clueless. Only one of the two rooms reserved had been entered into their system.
Room is OK, reasonably spacious, but basic. No wardrobe or drawers, just a small hanging rail. Bathroom is perhaps the best feature of the room, although still a no frills experience.
Internet (up to 100mb) is included in the cost of the room which is a bonus, although accessing the service was a mission in itself, requiring half a dozen calls and eventually a visit to the front desk.
Use the shuttle service if travelling to the airport, the taxi fare will set you back ZAR700.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Roodepoort - modern comfort you can afford. The Protea Hotel Roodepoort is ideally located in the West Rand, connected to the major business parks and head offices. Let everything go after a busy day whilst overlooking a beautiful lake and gazing at the lovely views of the city to the east and Magaliesburg to the west. Mix business with pleasure - make the most of your trip and visit some of the many attractions in the area. Get in touch with your roots with a trip to the Cradle of Humankind, and then explore your wild side at the Lion Park. Other sites nearby include Soccer City Stadium, Monte Casino and the Witwatersrand Botanical Gardens. The hotel has easy access to the N1, providing easy access to Greater Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Sandton, Soweto and Johannesburg CBD. Roodepoort also has a busy business centre, with a large variety of shopping centres for guests to choose from; perfect for business and leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Roodepoort South Africa