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Lifestyle: Travel – Your home in the Mother City

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Once you’ve visited this venue, you’ll agree that it makes a wonderful home away from home. The reality, as you know, is that business travel is often stressful. In addition to all the normal pressures of work – a challenging presentation or pitch, a tense meeting, or a difficult client interaction – separation from your home and loved ones, and exposure to unfamiliar surroundings just add to the difficulty of performing your job.

The Protea President Hotel offers more than you could ever ask for. From the moment you make your way through the teak door entrance, you are made to feel like your satisfaction is the venue’s only focus. It’s the kind of place where you feel at home the moment you walk through the door, welcomed with genuine warmth. Every day, someone comes to clean your room, a call to the front desk ensures that all your needs are met, and a balcony (a feature of every room) gives you a million dollar, panoramic view of the ocean and mountain.

Opened by Nelson Mandela himself, hence the name, the Protea President Hotel is located in the trendy neighborhood of Bantry Bay in Cape Town. The hotel is conveniently located away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town.

The atmosphere of this luxurious seaside 4-star hotel is relaxed, yet professional. The accommodation is refined, yet affordable. It is a resort in the city; it is the Protea President Hotel. For business or leisure there is no better choice of venue. Bracketed by the stunning Lion’s Head Mountain peak and the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel’s spacious rooms offer all the facilities that one would expect from a world-class establishment.

At the start of your day, or as it winds down to an end, you can make use of the hotel’s well-equipped fitness centre. The hotel embraces a healthy and holistic lifestyle and is committed to the well-being of its guests. Enjoy a cocktail in the newly refurbished Senate Bar or a sundowner on the terrace, overlooking the magnificent rim-flow pool and ocean beyond it. Once
you’ve taken in the gorgeous scenery, let the Islands Restaurant tantalise your taste buds with its sumptuous cuisine.

When you’re not visiting the famous Clifton Beach, the V&A Waterfront or Table Mountain, indulge yourself at the Amber Hair Salon, or experience the sites of Cape Town with a tour on the hop-on-hop-off Cape Town Site Seeing Bus. You can purchase these tickets from the hotel’s Travel Desk, and use the bus stop situated right outside the main entrance as your
starting point.

Tickets to the Two Oceans Aquarium, Helicopter flights around the Cape Peninsula, or Robben Island Day trips can also be purchased from the Travel Desk. Guests are offered a variety of on-site recreational activities, including jet-skiing and mountain biking. Once you have experienced the remarkable variety of facilities, impeccable service and consummate luxury at the Protea President Hotel, you will agree that there really is no better choice of venue, and that it is without a doubt the most prestigious Cape Town hotel on the Platinum Mile.

A 3-minute walk from Queen’s Beach, the hotel serves a full English breakfast.

The Island Restaurant offers buffet and a la carte menu options, in a casual and spacious setting. The service at breakfast is fabulous. A great selection of fresh fruit/yoghurts, cold meats, cheeses, pastries, breads, cereals and omelettes are freshly prepared in your presence and cooked to your taste. It really is fabulous and worth the little extra. On special request a diet menu is also available.

Guest rooms are air-conditioned with a contemporary styling. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, semi self-catering kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities, bar fridge and a microwave. The en-suite bathrooms have a shower, a hair dryer and
complimentary toiletries.

A business centre in a hotel is no longer enough; executives want a high-speed wireless connection in their room. A small desk with a lamp that takes up most of the square footage isn’t adequate either; they need a large working surface area with adequate lighting and ample electrical sockets, and the Protea President Hotel does not fail to deliver.

The hotel also offers complimentary internet access, so check your emails, surf the net and catch up on your social media. An added and rare bonus is sleeping with the window open, so that the swish of the ocean soothes you throughout the night.

The Protea President Hotel is 6km away from Cape Town Stadium and the shops and attractions of the V&A Waterfront. Cape Town International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away. The University of Cape Town, the South African Astronomical Observatory and the Castle of Good Hope are within a 10-minute drive of the property.

It’s that satisfying feeling of an oceanside home from home that will keep you coming back to the Protea President Hotel whenever your travels take you to Cape Town.

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