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Saldanha Bay Hotel

51B Main Road, Saldanha, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7395 South Africa
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#1 of 2 hotels in Saldanha
Saldanha Bay Hotel occupies a waterfront position overlooking the bay and is just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach. It features a 180-degree bay view from the lounge, a pool area, and free WiFi. This is a child-friendly property, with plenty of facilities for children. All of the guest rooms offer flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, spacious desks, reading lights, a telephone, and a hairdryer, as well as ensuite bathrooms. The Mussel Cracker Restaurant overlooks the bay and serves a diverse a la carte menu with occasional buffets. Jacobs Anchorage Cocktail Bar and Lounge also offers panoramic bay views and serves bar meals, cocktails, hot drinks, and sandwiches.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Game room
Mini golf
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Lourens-Esterhuyse wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town, South Africa87 contributions46 helpful votes
Great service, friendly staff and lovely view and rooms. We received a free upgrade and our stay was great, from the barman to the restaurant staff and reception made you feel welcome. Free Parking available.
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Date of stay: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Chantelle Lawson, Marketing at Saldanha Bay Hotel
Responded 07 Jan 2021
Dear Lourens-Esterhuyse Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience, our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put Guest experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So many thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Chantelle Lawson
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Sbuda wrote a review Dec 2020
Durban, South Africa130 contributions25 helpful votes
The hotel is located very close to the water. Bay facing rooms offers stunning views. The hotel is very clean and neat, staff very upbeat. It was my s3rd time however I was still impressed by the facility and the service.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from Chantelle Lawson, Marketing at Saldanha Bay Hotel
Responded 07 Jan 2021
Dear Sbudatraveller Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. I agree, our property is truly a gem on the West Coast cleanliness is what we always strive for thanks to or staff who always keep up the the great work. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to working with you again in the future! Kind Regards Chantelle Lawson
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Arrow1969 wrote a review Aug 2020
Paarl, South Africa50 contributions13 helpful votes
We travelled as family to explore Saldanha and Langebaan area. Our booking was telephonically. Upon arrival no parking was available. We were made to park in a makeshift area in front of the stinking dustbin area. Our family room for four was tiny - the two double beds filled the whole room. The bathroom was “tired” and the bath/shower was cramped. The interleading door to the adjacent room was not soundproof, resulting in us having to listen to every word of the noisy lot next door. We tried to order room service. We were at first told that we had to go to the crowded restaurant to order and fetch our food ourselves. Then, the manager (Sylvia) said that she will send up a menu and an ice bucket to our room. None arrived. Half an hour and three calls later a waitress brought us a b&w photocopy page with 3 options, however, she could not take our order. Still no ice. Another call to Sylvia, who told us that she was busy but that she would call back. She never did. We eventually, more than 2 hours later, managed to get food. Next morning at breakfast we had to queue to get a table. We spoke to a manager who showed us to a table with only 2 chairs in the lounge. Our request for twi more chairs was ignored. We fetched chairs from outside ourselves. Then, even after hailing three different waiters, we waited 40 minutes just to be served. Only when we called the restaurant manager was our table set and 10 minutes later we got coffee. We had to repeatedly ask for basic things like cutlery, sugar, spoons, butter. We only managed to finish our breakfast at 12:15. We often stay at Protea Hotels, but Saldanha Protea Hotel will NEVER see us again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Chantelle Lawson, Marketing at Saldanha Bay Hotel
Responded 19 Aug 2020
Dear GUEST Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with us. My GUEST service TEAM has advised me of the service you and your family received during your stay with us; first and foremost I want to sincerely apologize for this. We always strive to provide the best service to our guests and on this occasion we did not exceed your basic expectations. This was our first busy weekend after lock-down and surely was a learning curve with the New regulations and protocols, since then we had some changes made to make operations run smoother. I would like to have you back the next time your travel should bring you to Saldanha Bay. Please call me directly. I look forward in hearing from you and looking forward to welcome you back. Regards Chantelle Lawson
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2 Oceans Expat wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
Charming hotel in Saldanha Bay with bayside view rooms, pool, wedding venue and relaxation areas. We come to Protea Saldanha every 3 months for mini escapes with our toddler for about 3 to 4 days. Service is impeccable and some of the most happy and friendly hotel staff I've ever met. Security, front desk, housekeeping, dining and bar, everyone is polite and welcoming. They especially treat my toddler very well and engage with him that it makes us feel very much at home. Rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable with large windows and door to the garden patio areas. Coffee and tea is available with a mini fridge. The AC makes it nice on hot days. Dining and bar areas are classy and have great views of the bay. Breakfast in the morning is buffet style with plenty to select from with vegetarian options and meat selections. Bar is great and we typically order some of the best chips/fries in the area. I'm don't believe high chairs are available we haven't seen them but we just bring our bumbo. There are rooms under the dining area and can be annoying hearing chairs slide back and forth and the noise is not suitable for those who have children who nap or are light sleepers. Just call beforehand and request to not have a room under the dining area. Front desk is great to work with as we usually request a specific room that is best with our toddler and they are most accommodating. They now offer Duplo Lego toys for kids to borrow during the stay and it was an absolute hit with our little one. Only suggestion would to have plastic containers instead of glass for safety reasons. Maintenance is quick to respond we had a light go out and they came and fixed it with no problem. The manager we've met once and you can tell they love the job and staff. I would love to see Marriott invest in this property and do some anasthetic maintenance and sprusing up. The bathrooms could use some remodeling, some facets are right on the edge of the sink so it makes a mess, tile work and caulking, etc. But even these little things this place is amazing and worth it. There is off road parking patrolled by security but it's limited when the hotel is full. The pool is clean, they have a outdoor chess set and play area for kids. Must keep an eye on little kids as there is no fence between the play and garden areas and the water. There is a Spar shop down the road, Captains Cabin is a short walk for dining and cup of cake for coffee. Darling Brewery is not local but it's a pleasant drive to visit from Saldanha. Overall this place is perfect for a family get away. The staff make the experience even better. I love it here and I hope many more people will enjoy Protea Saldanha like we have.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Chantelle Lawson, Marketing at Saldanha Bay Hotel
Responded 19 Aug 2020
Dear GUEST Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved and enjoyed your experience with us; our STAFF will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put GUEST service experience and satisfaction as our priority. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Chantelle Lawson Marketing Executive
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Bryster_T wrote a review Jan 2020
Newport, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a great hotel with great views across the bay. Saldanha is very much a working town, but for those who want to get to know the area this is the central place to stay. We stayed here for 7 nights and can honestly say that the staff here are brilliant, helpful and happy and they really made our stay brilliant. Nothing was to much trouble. We ate inthe restaurant and bar every night and it was of great quality. Try the sea food platter. The bar area is also a great placd to sit and relax enjoying the views across thd bay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: All rooms have sea views which are stunning
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Response from Chantelle Lawson, Marketing at Saldanha Bay Hotel
Responded 19 Aug 2020
Dear GUEST Thank you for your feedback with regards to our property and service. We are thrilled that your time with us was so relaxed and enjoyable. We always strive to go above and beyond to ensure our GUESTS have a memorable experience. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience. Have a wonderful day! Chantelle Lawson
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South AfricaWestern CapeSaldanha Bay MunicipalitySaldanha
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saldanha Bay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Saldanha Bay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include North Head Lighthouse (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Saldanha Bay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Saldanha Bay Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Saldanha Bay Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Saldanha Bay Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Saldanha Bay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cup of Cake, Captains, and The Sandstone Cafe & Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Saldanha Bay Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Saldanha Bay Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Saldanha.
Are any cleaning services offered at Saldanha Bay Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Saldanha Bay Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Saldanha Bay Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.