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Free Internet
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Breakfast Buffet
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3 Star Hotel
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...
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224 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
4.9 km to Pietermaritzburg Airport
48 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When Management is committed to customer care this is evident in the staff that demonstrate willingness to meet demands of patrons. This hotel must be a Gem situated in our Capital City in KwaZulu-Natal The banqueting arrangement was excellent and as agreed upon. The staff...More

Thank Easygoing282
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My company arranged to use one of the conferencing venues at the AHA Imperial hotel for a networking event with about 27 clients. The hotel staff were absolutely accommodating. The conferencing room was well set for what we needed to do. The layout was done...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 10 January 2018

it was terrible to an extent that the handy fone given to me had been off for quite some time and I hope you will correct such for the benefits of other customers and experience. Again the limitations on the tv channels its boring.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Don’t bother going to this hotel. Since the Imperial Hotel moved from the management of Protea Hotels to the Aha Group, this once excellent hotel is now nothing more than a rubbish dump. It’s a damn shame as to what it’s been reduced to. Filthy...More

Thank GusBehn
Reviewed 6 November 2017

So the grading on this hotel, seriously needs to be reviewed. I felt extremely disappointed. The hotel is in serous need of a good clean and repair. Mosquitos in abundance in my room. Made for a very unpleasant stay. Reception does not answer calls from...More

Thank Natasha F
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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free Parking
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Bar/Lounge
Free Internet
Air Conditioning
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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"Park in the designeted parkin area. Safe and secure"
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"Back rooms away from road side - what was the main entrance once - very busy street"
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"Rooms closer to the restaurant are quieter and you are closer to the food :)."
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"Just very comfortable"
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