I spent one night with my husband at this hotel. When we arrived we were greeted by professional and friendly staff. The decor is modern, chic and beautiful. It was a bit chilly as winter is setting in, we were offered hot chocolate while we waited for our check in forms. A friendly genetleman escorted us to our room, which was very clean and tastefully decorated. The bed is nice and big (king size), towels provided and tea making stuff. We went downstairs to the restuarant and bar area to have some lunch. The food is good and and their milkshakes are a must have!!
We came back to the restuarant aread in teh evening and the vibe was completely different. It was buzzing as they have a local dj playing some good dance music until very late. It was a bit chilly outside, they had heaters and a fire on the patio deck to warm us up.From our side of the room, the loud music was not an issue as we did not hear it. We were in room 350.
We enjoyed the house beats, ordered dinner and had some drinks. We headed back to our room just before midnight.
Breakfast is a buffet with anything you can think of, from cakes to biscuits to cereals the options are endless and they serve a good cup of cappuccino;-)
The hotel also has free Wifi - 150 Mb to use.
Location is great, very central if you are visiting Johannesburg. The hotel is in a Mall, Melrose Arch with lots of restuarants around to chose from and other stores.
I will be staying at this hotel again.
The only negative thing i have to say is that they charge you for parking. You pay a hotel rate of R50 over weekends or the Mall flat rate of R8 over weekends.
- 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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