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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room had 2 double beds and was perfect for our family. Check-in was quick and friendly. Shower head needed replacing but pressure was good. Towels and room clean and air con great for the hot weather outside. Request a ground room floor if in a wheelchair or battle with stairs as there are no lifts.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I don't like to write reviews about hotels and restaurants but I really need to share my few comments about this hotel, Staff very friendly, management always available whenever needed and they actual help and never push any blame but take ownership of the problem and offer constructive feedback. Do yourself a favor and visit the this hotel, I promise...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Room OK, staff friendly. Beware that if you use a wheelchair, however, you will likely find it very difficult to use the shower. Although marked as "accessible", it isn't. Very steep "ramp" at an odd angle; no rails; no grip on the floors. I gave up on the idea of showering in the...

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Siphiwe M, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear Eringo 1992. Thank you for taking time to write a review on Tripadvisor on your recent stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein. We appreciate this valuable information and concerns regarding accessibility of showers in Universal rooms. Please be assures that your feedback has been shared with the relevant Hotel Management. Kind Regards Siphiwe Masete General Manager

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly convenient hotel. Well located and the typical luxury Protea experience . Friendly staff, nice spacious rooms . Very comfortable beds! Great breakfast with big variety of hot and cold foods. A friendly convenient and affordable option when in Bloemfontein.

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Siphiwe M, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear Rudovh. Thank you for writing a review on Tripadvisor. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with other Travelers. It is delightful to read that the Hotel offers great breakfast, spacious comfortable rooms and it is well located. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Please be assured that your review will be shared with the TEAM. Kind...

South Africa
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I have stayed here overnight twice, having to go to the University early the next morning. For this purpose the hotel is ideal, as it is literally opposite the main gate and you could actually walk over to the UFS, should you want to. The rooms are typical hotel standard, nothing wow, but clean and comfortable. The breakfast is really...

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Siphiwe M, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear SBM007363. Thank you for taking time to complete our online Tripadvisor GUEST questionnaire and for the positive feedback. It is delightful to hear that you always enjoy your stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein. We do appreciate you sharing your review to other Travelers that the Hotel is a good stopover to or from Cape Town if driving....

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a real gem in Bloemfontein. The reception is manned with very professional staff. The hotel is spotlessly clean. The rooms are neat and tidy. The restaurant is professional. This hotel is perfect for the business traveller as well as for the traveller passing through Bloemfontein.

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Siphiwe M, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear Clinton C. Thank you for writing a review on Tripadvisor on your recent stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein. At Protea Hotels we pride ourselves with the best GUEST service and it is delightful to read that you experienced it. Please be assured that your review will be shared with the TEAM. We look forward to welcoming you...

Falun, Sweden
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stayed for 5 nights on a service visit in Bloemfontein. The hotel was OK, the personnel was helpful and nice. However the check in and out took a long time due to their system requiring a manual entry of the credit cards information. They did not use the smart chip on the card. The bar in the hotel was...

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Siphiwe M, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear Gustav F. Thank you for taking time to share your experience on Trip advisor at your recent stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein. I was disappointed to hear about your experience in our dining outlet and check in procedures. With aspiration to always exceed guest expectations, we have unfortunately fallen short of this goal during your recent stay....

Pretoria
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Hotel has beautiful landscaped gardens and swimming pool. Spacious rooms with bath and shower, I always like rooms with a bath. Good service from reception right through to the restaurant staff. I liked the idea of offering complimentary water, as this days most hotels no longer offer bottled water

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Siphiwe M, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear Doris S. Thank you for talking time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you experienced great service on your recent stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein and be assured that your comment will be shared with the TEAM. It is delightful to read that you found the Hotel facilities beautiful and spacious...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The staff at Protea Marriot is superfriendly, helpful and very respectful. I felt at home right away. There were some admin from glitches my booking agency. The staff handles the matter with dignity, kept me informed and ensured I had the most comfortable stay. A special thank you to Ntombi, Malefu and Isaacc. You guys are amazing!!!! I am definitely...

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Siphiwe M, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear Enjabz. Thank you for writing a review on TripAdvisor on your recent stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein. We are pleased to read your kind word stating that the Hotel STAFF was able to assist you professionally even though there were complications with your bookings. Be assured that compliments will be passed on to Ntombi, Malefu and Isaac....

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The room was comfortable and spacious. Mine luckily had a bar fridge but some colleagues rooms did not. Be sure to request one for a longer stay. The water placed in the room was most welcome. We were at work long before breakfast was served but we were able to order breakfast packs which were really tasty and filling. They...

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Siphiwe M, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear 717Benitac. Thank you for taking time to write a review on TripAdvisor on your recent stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein. We apologies that we have fallen short on your stay with us but however assure you that we are currently installing sound proofing. We are delighted to hear that you found the Hotel rooms spacious and you...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein - A Touch of Class in the Heart of the Free State. The modern 4-Star Protea Hotel Bloemfontein is set in secure landscaped gardens and situated on Nelson Mandela Drive, in the heart of Bloemfontein's business district. After a strenuous day at the office, arrive back at the hotel and make your way to the swimming pool and terrace. Order a drink from the bar, relax and embrace this ideal setting in the City of Roses. Now that the scene has been set, enjoy a magnificent evening in the Amoretta Restaurant before turning in for the night to one of our luxurious bedrooms, offering crisp linen and separate bathroom and shower. Sleep in and take advantage of the easy access to national roads, the CBD, University of Bloemfontein and close proximity to the airport. The Protea Hotel Bloemfontein is an ideal venue for the overnight traveller and corporate executive alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein

Address: 202 Nelson Mandela Drive | Brandwag, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Price Range: $98 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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“The rooms on the south side are very cold in spite of the aircon, and can be quite dark in winter as well.”
 of 5 bubbles sbm007363, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“hotel close to military base,there is noise from choppers passing by and lot noise from vehicles.”
 of 5 bubbles keorapetse2015, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“corner rooms are nice and the rooms in the inside are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Q8334RQbrianm, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are situated away from reception, making them a pro wrt privacy and possible noise control”
 of 5 bubbles Mzi_Mvimbi, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor for those with heavy luggage of mobility problems.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaB939, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
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