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Aha Imperial Hotel - Pietermaritzburg

ex. Protea Hotel The Imperial

224 Jabu Ndlovu Street , Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3200  show map
 3 stars
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Aha Imperial Hotel - Pietermaritzburg

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Solarium

Spa centre

Overview

The 3-star Protea Hotel Imperial is placed about 20 km from Howick Falls. Founded in 1878, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2010.

The venue is 3.2 km away from KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden. The property is in a 20-minute walk to Pietermaritzburg city center.

A museum and a gallery are set within walking distance.

Pietermaritzburg Oribi airport is 15 minutes' drive away from Protea Hotel Imperial.

Rooms

Some of the non-smoking hotel rooms feature complimentary wireless internet, a mini bar, a fridge, a trouser press and direct dial telephone as well as a dishwasher and a kettle. The rooms have a view over the city. They offer bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can try contemporary meals at the coffee shop Cooking Bear located 250 meters away.

Services

There are a storage room, a garage and a news stand provided on-site.

Relax

The hotel spoils guests with a solarium and a sauna along with such activities as lawn tennis, mini golf and table tennis.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   70.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Boutiques

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Free breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Playground

Leisure facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Spa centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Aha Imperial Hotel - Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg location
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Hotel Address:

224 Jabu Ndlovu Street , Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3200

Get directions
City Centre
  • Pietermaritzburg
    1.1 mi
Airports
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    3.3 mi
  • Virginia (VIR)
    42.3 mi
Restaurants
  • Cooking Bear (cuisine: Contemporary)
    700 ft
  • Coffeeberry Cafe
    1100 ft
Parks
  • Alexandra Park
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    70

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Rooms and availability

Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This air-conditioned, modern room features a TV and safety deposit box. Each has a private bathroom includes a hairdryer.

Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

Please note that the Family Room rate is based on 2 adults. When booking for more than 2 persons, additional supplements may apply.

Executive Suite
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

This Suite has a separate lounge area with a balcony overlooking the city. Each has an electronic safe, TV, minibar and a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Aha Imperial Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • Macrorie House Museum5300 ft
    11 Pine Street
  • KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden2.0 mi
    2 Swartkops Rd Prestbury
  • Karkloof Farmer\'s Market12.4 mi
    Karkloof Road
  • Comrades Marathon House1.1 mi
    18 Connaught Road Scottsville
  • Howick Falls11.9 mi
    Corner of Falls Drive & Morling Street

Near the hotel

  • Alexandra Park800 ft
    Alongside the Umzinduzi River
  • Tatham Art Gallery800 ft
    Cnr Commercial Rd/Church Street

Restaurants nearby

  • Cooking Bear700 ft

    Address: Caversham Mill Road

    78% likes this, based on 6 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary

  • Traffords2000 ft

    Address: 43 Miller Street
    Phone: 033 3944364

    81% likes this, based on 35 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary

  • Coconut Grove2200 ft

    Address: 426 Langalibalele Street
    Phone: 333943337

    81% likes this, based on 13 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

  • Coffeeberry Cafe1100 ft

    Address: Cascades Shopping Centre
    Phone: 033 347 0708

    71% likes this, based on 33 reviews

  • Tandoor Kitchen2200 ft

    Address: 319 Bulwer Street
    Phone: 033-342-8853

    85% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    70

Hotel Awards

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Aha Imperial Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Aha Imperial Hotel

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 14 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    6.6

    Good central location, interesting colonial building. Secure parking. Room was a good size, nicely decorated, clean and well made-up.

    Mattress needs to be replaced urgently, sagging in the middle! This is really not acceptable. Air conditioning was rather noisy. Bathroom could do with more shelves/surfaces - there is nowhere to place your toiletries, which is irritating.

  • Single
    7.4

    They say the Imperial is as old as Pietersmaritzberg itself, and it is a lovely property with a heritage feel - sketches / paintings of Prince Napoleon (nephew of the big man) who lived and died in the region, and a lovely old French wall clock in the lobby, and yet the rooms have been refurbished with all modern amenities - thus also providing all modern comforts. It is right in the centre of downtown of this little town and is very convenient especially for business with the Kwazulu Natal administration. The staff are friendly and helpful.

    Food could be spruced up a bit.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Nice and good dinner.

    Price for breakfast too high compared to room rate abd dinner prices.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Food was fresh and great Friendly staff

    Lack of proper communication between the establishment and the marketing agency regarding pricing and what that price entails.

  • Couple
    9.6

    Grand old colonial Hotel lovingly maintained.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    General staff very friendly

    Terrible mattress, need to change. Reception staff unfriendly

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Cleanliness

    Lack of proper directions to find the hotel - called imperial hotel instead of protea in road to which directed

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Staff was too friendly with respect

    - The area is too remote & old - Carpet needs to be changed it emits mould odour - Mattress is old & saggy - Room is too small - No cover parking

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Very interesting and well restored old building.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    My reservation through Booked.net hadn't been received by the hotel when I checked in causing a lengthy confustion. This was a time span of about an hour and a half from when I booked online and arrived at the airport.

    No wifi in room

  • Single
    4.6

    The old style of the hotel.

    The sound of the road bassing by all the night. The very poor welcome and service at the restaurant for dinner.

How to reach hotel

hotel Aha Imperial Hotel - Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

224 Jabu Ndlovu Street , Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3200

Get directions
City Centre
  • Pietermaritzburg
    1.1 mi
Airports
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    3.3 mi
  • Virginia (VIR)
    42.3 mi
Restaurants
  • Cooking Bear (cuisine: Contemporary)
    700 ft
  • Coffeeberry Cafe
    1100 ft
Parks
  • Alexandra Park
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    70

Hotel Awards

South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPietermaritzburgAha Imperial Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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