Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein

202 Nelson Mandela DriveBloemfontein9301South Africa
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About Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein

Set amidst landscaped gardens, Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein offers accommodation in the Bloemfontein business district. Just ten minutes’ drive from historic Hoffman Square, the hotel boasts an indoor/outdoor terrace area with a sparkling pool.

The hotel’s 94 rooms offer en-suite facilities along with air conditioning and satellite TV. Additional conveniences include safes, Wi-Fi access, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Family rooms are among the available accommodation options.

As well as an on-site business centre and modern conference and event facilities, Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein offers a host of handy extras. An airline reservation desk, valet dry cleaning, currency exchange, and free parking are all available to guests.

The Amoretta Restaurant opens daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is a buffet-style affair while lunch and dinner comprise both buffet and a la carte options. The hotel also offers a room service menu.

This hotel sits less than a mile from the University of the Free State and is a ten-minute drive from Oliewenhuis Art Museum.


202 Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa
Telephone: +27(51)4444321 | Fax: +27(51)4444322 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Business center
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly and professional staff

Feedback regarding the staff at this hotel is generally excellent. Guests find the service is both friendly and professional, reporting that the check-in process is smooth and that any issues are dealt with promptly.

Convenient location

Guests find the location of this hotel convenient. The property’s setting near the university and business district makes it an obvious choice for business travellers, although the proximity to tourist attractions and amenities at the hotel itself prove popular with those enjoying a leisure break.

Good selection of amenities

The selection of amenities offered at this hotel is often a source of satisfaction. Guests particularly enjoy the pool and outdoor terrace area, though also appreciate the more practical amenities such as parking, Wi-Fi, and on-site event space.

Negative Reviews

Rooms could be better presented

Reviews of this Bloemfontein hotel indicate that the rooms don’t always hit the spot with guests. Cleanliness is not always up to scratch, albeit in obscure places such as under the bed; and guests report a variety of maintenance concerns as well.

Dining disappointments

Guests can find the buffet-style meals served here rather disappointing. For starters, guests would prefer that breakfast was included in the room cost, although grumbles about a lack of choice and poor value are not uncommon either.

Noise level

Feedback for this hotel suggests that soundproofing could be improved. Guests report being able to hear noise from neighbouring rooms as well as from the grounds of the property and the nearby road.

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