Protea Hotel Imperial - Pietermaritzburg

ex. Protea Hotel The Imperial

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

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Spa and relaxation

Spa center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Featuring a golf course and a tennis court, Protea Hotel Imperial lies in a beach area of Pietermaritzburg close to KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, Butterflies for Africa and Kloof Country Club. This unique hotel was opened in 1878 and renovated in 2010.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot. A gallery and a museum as well as a botanical garden and a river are in a short distance from the property.

Protea Hotel Imperial is within a 10-minute drive to Pietermaritzburg Oribi airport.

Rooms

There are 70 non-smoking rooms fitted with a trouser press, a fridge, direct dial telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi and a mini bar. The rooms look on to the city. They feature en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Residents can try dishes of international cuisine at the restaurant. The coffee shop Cooking Bear is around 250 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers a lift, a garage and a news stand and such services as newspaper service, room service and 24-hour front desk.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   70.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Protea Hotel Imperial - Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg location
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Hotel Address:

224 Jabu Ndlovu Street , Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3200

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City Center
  • Pietermaritzburg
    1.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Cooking Bear (cuisine: Contemporary)
    700 ft
  • Coffeeberry Cafe
    1100 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

Protea Hotel Imperial photos Room
Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 165 sq. feet
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  • Shower
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    Family Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 185 sq. feet
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    Executive Suite
    Bed type: 1 Single bed
    Size: 185 sq. feet
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    • Shower
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Protea Hotel Imperial - Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg location
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      Hotel Address:

      224 Jabu Ndlovu Street , Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3200

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Pietermaritzburg
        1.1 mi
      Airports
      Restaurants
      • Cooking Bear (cuisine: Contemporary)
        700 ft
      • Coffeeberry Cafe
        1100 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of rooms:
        70

      Hotel Awards

      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPietermaritzburgProtea Hotel Imperial

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

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      Protea Hotel Imperial Location

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      Local attractions

      • Butterflies for Africa - 1.3 mi
        37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg
      • KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden - 2.0 mi
        2 Swartkops Rd, Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg
      • Tala Private Game Reserve - 1.4 mi
        P.O. Box 13 665, Pietermaritzburg
      • Howick Falls - 12.0 mi
        Corner of Falls Drive & Morling Street, Howick

      Near the hotel

      • Tatham Art Gallery - 700 ft
        Cnr Commercial Rd/Church Street, Pietermaritzburg
      • Macrorie House Museum - 3700 ft
        11 Loop Street/Cnr of Pine Street, Pietermaritzburg

      Restaurants nearby

      • Cooking Bear - 700 ft

        Address: Caversham Mill Road

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

      • Traffords - 2000 ft

        Address: 43 Miller Street
        Phone: 033 3944364

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

      • Coconut Grove - 2200 ft

        Address: 426 Langalibalele Street
        Phone: 333943337

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

      • Coffeeberry Cafe - 1100 ft

        Address: Cascades Shopping Centre
        Phone: 033 347 0708

        71% likes this, based on 33 reviews

      • Tandoor Kitchen - 2200 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

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      Protea Hotel Imperial Reviews

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

      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 Protea Hotel Imperial - Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      224 Jabu Ndlovu Street , Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 3200

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Pietermaritzburg
        1.1 mi
      Airports
      Restaurants
      • Cooking Bear (cuisine: Contemporary)
        700 ft
      • Coffeeberry Cafe
        1100 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of rooms:
        70

      Hotel Awards

      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPietermaritzburgProtea Hotel Imperial

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

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