Port Elizabeth is located in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, along Algoa Bay. The seaside location of Port Elizabeth has helped make it one of South Africa's major port cities. Known as the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth attracts many tourists on South Africa vacations, who take advantage of the city's varied attractions, from beaches and water sports to museums and historical sites. There are numerous types of Port Elizabeth hotels available that meet the demands of all kinds of budgets and personal preferences, but one hotel that visitors should certainly consider is the Protea Hotel Marine.
The Protea Hotel Marine is a four-star luxury hotel located on Pollock Beach. From its beachfront location, this elegant hotel offers stunning, expansive views of Algoa Bay and easy access to the city's beaches, where guests can enjoy various swimming, diving, and sailing, among other activities. Also within walking distance of the Port Elizabeth Protea are numerous popular tourist attractions, including the Oceanarium, Museum, and Snake Park, a casino and entertainment complex, and athletic facilities including golf courses.
At the Protea Hotel Marine you will stay in one of 64 luxuriously appointed standard rooms or one of 34 executive rooms, lofts, or apartments. Amenities of standard rooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, eighteen-hour room service, a telephone, and a hairdryer. Executive rooms, lofts, and apartments feature mini kitchenettes, sitting room areas, electronic safes, and air-conditioning.
Outside the rooms, guests of the Protea Hotel in Port Elizabeth will also find a wide range of modern features and services, including a fitness center, six conferencing venues for special business and personal events, two restaurants, a bar, parking, wireless internet access, and valet, laundry, and dry-cleaning services. There are also two swimming pools—one of which is on the roof and offers views of the Indian ocean. The La Mer restaurant offers daily buffet breakfast and dinner, while the De Kelder Seafood Restaurant and Grill offers a menu of a la carte options.
The Port Elizabeth Protea is an ideal hotel for exploring all the attractions of Port Elizabeth and nearby cities. The hotel is within walking distance of attractions such as the Port Elizabeth museum complex, the Opera House, the Campanile, and Fort Frederick. A great way to make the most of your stay is by taking guided tours, such as an eco-tour, city tour, or a guided visit to parks and reserves such as the Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park, where you can see all kinds of South African wildlife.
Before booking your rooms at the Protea Hotel in Port Elizabeth, be sure to research special discounts and vacation packages. Hotels often offer seasonal specials or packages that include food or admission to popular tourist attractions; some vacation packages may even include flights to South Africa and discounts on transportation, such as rental cars.
No matter what brings you to the Friendly City, the Port Elizabeth Protea is an excellent luxury hotel to consider for your stay. With a full range of modern features and amenities, as well as convenient access to beaches and other local attractions, the Protea Hotel in Port Elizabeth is sure to meet your expectations and contribute to a memorable vacation.