Saldanha Bay Hotel

Saldanha Bay Hotel

51B Main Road, Saldanha, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7395 South Africa
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4.0
#1 of 2 hotels in Saldanha
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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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
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Canoeing
Game room
Mini golf
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

51B Main Road, Saldanha, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7395 South Africa
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2 Oceans Expat wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Nittaya wrote a review Aug 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I need to share this review everywhere! This place is amazing!

We were only here for one night on business and I was blown away. When we got to our rooms, the first thing I saw was our view out onto the water which was absolutely breathtaking. We had an area to sit outside and enjoy the view infront of each room which we promptly did after settling in. At the bottom of the hill there is a children's play park complete with a mini golf and over sized chessboard. We did not swim in the pool but it was also quite decent sized.

The actual rooms was very neat and came complete with a chilled can of sweet sparkling rose and a pack of chips (which is funny enough my favourite brand - darling brew chips) as well as the standard amenities. Both the keycard and the door to outside had secured locking system which made me feel safe. I adored the touch of how they arranged my towels into a teddy bear and the smaller things like folding thr toliet paper into the neat triangle and the end. Each of our rooms had a mini fridge and a secure area in the cupboard where which we could lock if needed. There was wifi, a TV and room service was on speed dial in the rooms which I did not use so I could unfortunately not review that. There was a full length mirror in the room which I really appreciated because I can see my outfit for work before I leave the room.

The food at the restaurant was also good and we decided to sit outside for the view. My only small complaint was our waitron was not friendly but it does not matter much as it can't be controlled by the restaurant itself and did not impact my experience too much. Prawns and calamari was good and the chips was great (I took the prawns and calamari combo with the rustic chips option).

The ladies at the front desk offered drinks in arrival and was extremely friendly and helpful. I needed an extra bottle of water which they happily gave too. I did not catch their names unfortunately to include in this review.

I have a background of hospitality in my work experience and I must say this is definitely a place I would come back to

In summary of my long review: beautiful setting and view, secure, attention to detail in the rooms and good food.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Saldanha bay Hotel Marketing, Owner at Saldanha Bay Hotel
Responded 15 Apr 2024
Thank you for leaving us feedback on your stay, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we delivered the service and standard that we strive to deliver each day! We will definitely share this feedback with the whole team Thank you very much, and we look forward in welcoming you back soon to the hotel Regards
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Nowiej wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With reference to the title of this review, the wonderful experience was not limited to the great service, surroundings and hospitality but also refers to the amazing warmth and compassion expressed by the staff towards us. We unfortunately had to check out a day earlier because of an emergency back home and the assistance we received from the staff was indeed overwhelming.
Up to the point where we had to depart prematurely, my wife and I were enjoying a fantastic stay.
Rarely you will find a combination of good food, great hospitality and service and breathtaking surroundings at a hotel but the Protea Saldanha has this combination. We will most definitely be back more often than not and will be promoting this wonderful establishment to friends, family and acquaintances. Well done Protea Saldanha for being a shining example to other establishments within your industry!!
See you soon!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Our room (210) had a stunning view of the ocean
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Response from Chantelle Lawson, Marketing at Saldanha Bay Hotel
Responded 19 Aug 2020
Dear LuvWC Thank you so much for your amazing review. I always share reviews with all our Associates and the smiles on their faces says it all! We are happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience, we always try to make our GUESTS have a 'home-away from home' experience. We'd love to continue great service to awesome GUESTS like you. Thank you once again and see you soon. Chantelle Lawson
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Arrow1969 wrote a review Aug 2020
Paarl, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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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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maqsmaqs wrote a review Jul 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked two nights here with the family.
Check it was efficient and quick.
After getting to the room i decided to park underground as the only other option was upstairs outside the hotel which wasn't to my liking.
Just be aware the underground parking is small and limited to about 5 cars.. when i mean small.. its very awkward to park and get out of you don't reverse park
The room is very very sparce and basic as per pics . and no view so to speak of.. tiny TV far from the beds.
Definitely needs refurbishment and upgrading.
The kids went to play putt putt , you have to leave a deposit in order to hire clubs and balls.. never seen this is a hotel before.. even when we went to the so called games room the sign read that in order to play table tennis you again have to leave deposit at reception.
Really???
The putt putt is in such a bad rundown state that it putts you off playing!!

No real facilities on site.
Breakfast was chaotic with things running out and not being replenished
croissant
pancakes etc

We didn't eat at hotel but preferred to drive to langebaan as there were a lot more options

wife said dont book here again.. i agree
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chantal L wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was okay, nothing wow about it. The rooms are actually quite filthy and the bathrooms worse. I hardly slept the nights because the rooms are not soundproof and you could hear people walking around in their rooms and having conversations. We actually had one whole night of someone knocking against a wall! The breakfast area is way too small to host the entire hotel and there are no health and safety practices around the buffet area. Although the hotel in itself is in a beautiful area and good amenities for children, it needs a major overhaul and upgrade.
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Date of stay: March 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Bryster_T wrote a review Jan 2020
Newport, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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Lourens-Esterhuyse wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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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Johan W wrote a review Apr 2022
George, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
All staff are freindly and wants to help or assist you in any way possible. I enjoyed the short stay and will recomend it. Rooms are comfrtable and neatly maintained. Restaurant is fantastic and food of a high standard. This hotel needs an exyra star.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Joshua C wrote a review Sept 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome getaway! Relaxing. Good good and ambience. Staff is attentive and kind. Rooms are clean and neat. Views are amazing. On a Saturday they have a one man band who is awesome . Should there be a soccer or rugby game on, they either screen in the bar area or in a sub hall at the bottom of the property. The breakfast buffet is comprehensive and fresh. A good way to start the day!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is sometimes a mission especially if there’s an event at the hotel, like a wedding or...
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Response from Saldanha bay Hotel Marketing, Owner at Saldanha Bay Hotel
Responded 15 Apr 2024
Thank you for leaving us feedback on your stay, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon to experience our hospitality. Regards
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carolvdw wrote a tip Apr 2024
Hazyview, South Africa164 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pre-book parking if you can as there is not always available."
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Excursion21822335568 wrote a tip Jan 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are travelling with children, book Rooms 123, 124 or 125. They are the best!"
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Tanya wrote a tip Apr 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa32 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great hotel for a quiet getaway.. "
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Johan W wrote a tip Nov 2022
George, South Africa37 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All are fantastic."
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Joshua C wrote a tip Sept 2022
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is sometimes a mission especially if there’s an event at the hotel, like a wedding or expo, but normalizes late afternoon again"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,313 - R 1,511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeSaldanha Bay MunicipalitySaldanha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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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 (2.1 km) and Pixie and Fairy Village (6.9 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, Blue Bay Café At Blue Bay Lodge, and Captains.
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.
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