Protea Hotel Imperial - Pietermaritzburg

ex. Protea Hotel The Imperial

224 Jabu Ndlovu Street , Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3200show map
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Overview

Located near Alexandra Park, Protea Hotel Imperial offers wedding services, newspaper service and wake up service along with views over the city. Built in 1878 and remodeled in 2010, the prestigious hotel combines a historical architecture and modern facilities. Protea Hotel Imperial comprises of 70 rooms.

The property lies within 1.9 km of The Mall at Scottsville. Pietermaritzburg city center is 20 minutes’ walk from this venue.

The hotel is set next to a gallery and a museum.

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

Rooms

Guests can make use of a balcony, a sofa and music system in the rooms. A fridge, a kettle and an ice machine are provided in modern guest rooms.

Eat & Drink

The hotel's bar features a terrace and Wi-Fi. Offering a selection of dishes, Cooking Bear and Coffeeberry Cafe are approximately 250 meters away.

Services

This hotel an ideal place for both business trip due to a conference centre, a photocopy machine and projector screens, and spot to relaxe with children as cots, child care and a playground are provided upon request.

Relax

It offers facilities such as a heated swimming pool, a tennis court and a golf course for enjoying your stay. You can join lawn tennis, mini golf and table tennis at this property, and cars are available for rent.

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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Solarium

Spa centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Free breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Spa centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view

Room features

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:30FREECheck-out06:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children4 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Alexandra ParkAlexandra Park800 ftAlongside the Umzinduzi River
Tatham Art GalleryTatham Art Gallery800 ftCnr Commercial Rd/Church Street
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Cooking BearCooking Bear700 ftCaversham Mill Road
Coffeeberry CafeCoffeeberry Cafe1100 ftCascades Shopping Centre
TraffordsTraffords2000 ft43 Miller Street
Tandoor KitchenTandoor Kitchen2200 ft319 Bulwer Street
Coconut GroveCoconut Grove2200 ft426 Langalibalele Street
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Macrorie House MuseumMacrorie House Museum5200 ft11 Pine Street
Comrades Marathon HouseComrades Marathon House1.1 mi18 Connaught Road Scottsville
KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical GardenKwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden2.0 mi2 Swartkops Rd Prestbury
Howick FallsHowick Falls11.9 miCorner of Falls Drive & Morling Street
Karkloof Farmer\'s MarketKarkloof Farmer\'s Market12.4 miKarkloof Road
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Getting around
Airports
Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)3.3 mi
Virginia (VIR)42.3 mi
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  14  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Nice and good dinner.

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Grand old colonial Hotel lovingly maintained.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    General staff very friendly

    Terrible mattress, need to change. Reception staff unfriendly

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Cleanliness

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

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Very interesting and well restored old building.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Das Personal war freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Fruehstueck war soweit okay, bis auf den Cafe, der war ausserordentlich schlecht.

    In der Dusche waren Haare im Abfluss. Der Cafe beim Fruehstueck war ziemlich schlecht. Eine bessere Kaffeemaschine wuerde nicht schaden.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Die Bemühungen der Köche beim Abendbüfett

    Geräuschpegel der Straße, die ganze Nacht durch. Um 04:00 morgens musste ein Motorradfahrer vorm Hotel seine Maschine auf 6.000 rpm bringen, dem entsprechend standen wir senkrecht im Bett, um kurz nach 06:00 Uhr musste eine Ambulance mit Ihrer Sirene die leere Straße noch leerer machen. Die "normalen" Straßengeräusche und die Lärmkulisse vom Flur bis weit nach Mitternacht will ich jetzt garnicht genauer beschreiben. Hinzu kommt das es sich einfach nicht gehört, einem Gast unverlangt die Rechnung an den Tisch zu bringen, während der Gast noch am essen ist.

  • 6.4
    Good

    Prima kamer, veel ruimte en prima sanitair. Centrale ligging. Prima ontbijtbuffet.

    Bediening in het restaurant. Tijdens diner onattent en klunzig (wist niet hoe een fles wijn te openen), tijdens ontbijt overdreven aanwezig. Kwaliteit van het eten, hadden a la card gekozen en niets van het aanwezige buffet, dus misschien eigen schuld?! Vreselijk ongezellige bar(ruimte).

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:30FREECheck-out06:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children4 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)3.3 mi
Virginia (VIR)42.3 mi
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