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Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels

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224 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201 South Africa
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#7 of 10 hotels in Pietermaritzburg
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Located in the heart of Pietermaritzburg, Imperial Hotel is filled with charm and classic elegance. The Prince Imperial of France, Napoléon Eugène Louis Jean Joseph Bonaparte, only son of the Emperor Napoleon III and the Empress Eugénie, graced this hotel with his presence in April 1879 and it was duly renamed in his honour. Built in 1878, it is an absolutely gem in the 'City of Choice'- Pietermaritzburg, which is also the capital of KwaZulu Natal. Within walking distance to the Provincial Parliament, Government head offices and the Natal Railway Museum, the hotel is ideal for both corporate and leisure travellers. The hotel is 103 km away from the Durban International Airport and 8 km from Pietermaritzburg Airport. Imperial Hotel, with its historical ambience and tranquil flare, offers 70 air-conditioned and en-suite bathrooms with a choice of a single or double-bedded room and family suites. For the convenience of our guests each room has in-room facilities that include a satellite TV, telephone and tea/coffee facilities. Secure parking is available on the premises at no additional fee. 8 state-of-the-art conference venues are available, seating up to 300 delegates, fully equipped with all the necessary equipment including broadband wireless internet access in the Courtyard and foyer areas. The Garden Room restaurant is open from 06h30 to 22h30 serving mouth-watering buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Relax with friends or meet the locals at the Woodhouse Bar which is open from 11h00 to 23h00. Pietermaritzburg is not only a historic area but there are numerous exhilarating events that take place in this area. The city gives start to the Duzi canoeing event, the Comrades Marathon, Midmar Mile Swimming competition and the Amashovashova Cycling Race. In winter, guests can witness snow in the midland areas such as Bulwer, Underberg and Drakensberg. For some Kasi (South African townships) flavour, guests can visit Madlula's Place.
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English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Nonhle wrote a review Oct 2020
Durban, South Africa13 contributions
I had a wonderful time there for one week as I was attending a training at work. It was very neat, laundry was done very well at a reasonable price. Its the best 3 star hotel I've been to. I just had nothing to complain about. I was there before Covid 19 started
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Thandeka wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a wonderful time at this hotel the price was right the room we were given and the set up was excellent. Taking into consideration that it was towards the lockdown the spacing of people was adhered to. The food was to die for, fresh ,tasty. The dessert was out of this world. Book with Imperial you will get what you want and more ,
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Change the table cloths they are too old
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Nelisiwekhumalo wrote a review Mar 2020
Richards Bay, South Africa1 contribution
Staff was friendly. The restaurant services delicious food, I would go there for the food. Cleanliness in the rooms was disappointing. Balcony was full of dust and seemed like it was never cleaned for months. Cleaners only cleaned the bathroom and did not vacuum the rooms. Linen needs replacing and curtains washed as they were full of dust.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Use vacuum cleaners in the rooms
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lindadlamini2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
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the room was dirty with web on corners and the shower curtain dirty and i had to ask for amenities like towels which took time to be delivered, with the spread of corona i am not convinced that this hotel is clean enough. the meals were not covered
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: keep it clean
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baphiwen wrote a review Mar 2020
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
The walls and carpets need a thorough wash. The name 'Imperial' is synonymous with royalty and majesty and maybe the hotel used to embody that many years ago but that's no longer the case. Our towels were not replaced, a R400 Clinique soap that was forgotten there has gone missing and the reception desk was often empty when we needed them. The aircon was so loud and we needed it on as we are in the middle of summer.
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PRICE RANGE
US$41 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Protea Hotel Imperial
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels?
Nearby attractions include African Bird of Prey Sanctuary (0.8 km), KwaZulu-Natal Museum (0.08 km), and Tatham Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tandoor Kitchen, Rosehurst Garden Cafe, and Pizzology Wood-Fired Pizza.
Is Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Pietermaritzburg.
Are any cleaning services offered at Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.