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Protea Hotel by Marriott Hilton

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1 Hilton Avenue, Pietermaritzburg 3245 South Africa See on map
Free Wifi
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Breakfast Buffet
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4 Star accommodation
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All reviews midlands meander separate toilet modern facilities lovely hotel old world charm grand old lady general manager ideal location highly recommend this hotel curry a la carte menu clean hotel room service food was fantastic our honeymoon natal midlands prawns
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Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

We used this hotel for a one night stop over as part of a few days trip. It was the best of the hotels we stayed at. The rooms are tastefully decorated and a wonderful shower. All staff were friendly and helpful. We will return...More

Thank Bomber08
Response from ProteaHotels, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott HiltonResponded 4 March 2013

Hi Bomber08 Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely comment. It is truly motivating when STAFF has made such an effort to lift standards and it is seen and acknowledged by the GUEST. We are proud of this beautiful...More

Reviewed 4 February 2013

2 weeks of pure satisfaction. Had to stay in PMB for 2 weeks for business. I had the most beautifull room. Service was very good. In the evenings it becomes all misty, and then it is very romantic. Enjoyed my time there. Was a bit...More

Thank Lynn0416
Response from ProteaHotels, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott HiltonResponded 5 February 2013

Dear Lynn0416 Thank you kindly for your valued comments. It is great to get positive feedback on our beautiful hotel. The grandeur of the building is unique and just as you mentioned, the setting on a lush, green hill makes all the difference. It is...More

Reviewed 2 January 2013

After a rush booking on being selected for the World Masters Road Race cycling final I found this Great Hotel in Hilton run by the Protea Group. The Manager Heather was fantastic in making sure I was able to see a bit of the country...More

Thank beegee58
Response from AnchenHaupt, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott HiltonResponded 4 January 2013

Dear beegee58 Reading your review makes me very proud of the TEAM that I work with at the Hotel. Their effort to make you feel at home, welcome you with a smile and show genuine interest in your day to day activities is a true...More

Reviewed 30 October 2012

We booked this hotel, just as a simple overnight stop over, travelling from Port Shepstone, to Ladysmith. However, it was surprisingly good. It was a Saturday night, and the hotel was nicely busy We enjoyed a very good buffet dinner, and breakfast. Dinner and room...More

Thank Mark_and_Nicky
Response from HeatherPoulsen, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott HiltonResponded 2 November 2012

Dear Mark_and_Nicky It is always wonderful to hear that GUESTS’ expectations have been exceeded. Thank you so much for your positive comments and I am very pleased that you enjoyed all of your meals with us. The room you stayed in is the original hotel,...More

Reviewed 19 October 2012

After the disappointment of the Protea Hotel in Walvis Bay this place was a more positive experience. It's an older building just off the highway between Johannesburg and Durban, about 60km from Durban. The setting is quite green and the surrounding countryside is hilly. IY's...More

Thank Raymond H
Response from HeatherPoulsen, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott HiltonResponded 2 November 2012

Dear raymondphill Thank you for taking the time to write this review, all reviews are invaluable! The originally property was built in 1936 and serves as one part of the accommodation at Protea Hotel Hilton. I wish I had met you and had the opportunity...More

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Protea Hotel Hilton - Opulent Elegance in the heart of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. Situated right on the doorstep of the Midlands Meander, this four star architectural show piece with its imposing Tudor More lines, is a must stay for a meandering country charm seeker. Originally established in 1936, the elegant and upmarket hotel boasts all the modern amenities expected from holiday-makers to businessmen alike, making it the first choice for Pietermaritzburg accommodation. When bringing the family don’t forget your tennis rackets. Our on-site tennis court offers a great opportunity for the whole family to have some fun. Win or lose, a quick dip in the pool will calm everyone down and clear the air. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner; a visit to our very own Ellingtons Restaurant offers a mouth-watering choice of local cuisine fit for Royalty. We also offer a private dining area for those special occasions or when entertaining clients. Don’t forget about our Cocktail Lounge that is ready to welcome you for pre or post dinner drinks. So for business or pleasure, Protea Hotel Hilton will take care of your needs. Less
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pietermaritzburg
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US$55 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Protea Hotel Hilton
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pietermaritzburg
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11 January 2017|
Response from Heather P | Property representative |
Good afternoon Natashasi, We do not have a gym, we are about 12ks from Howick, and its about a 30 minute drive to karkloof from the hotel. Kind regards, Heather Poulsen General Manager
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