£64.20 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 22 Aug 2014 Check-out 24 Aug 2014

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

4 stars
New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
31 reviews
Wonderful hotel

I loved this hotel. The staff is really friendly. The elevators are fun (one is like a shark cage... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Apr 2011
Wonderful hotel

I loved this hotel. The staff is really friendly. The elevators are fun (one is like a shark cage... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Apr 2011
Unique design hotel in the heart of Cape Town

The award-winning Protea Fire & Ice Hotel is an innovative design hotel located at the foot of Table Mountain, in the heart of the Mother City. Guests stay here to be close to Cape Town's beaches, the V&A Waterfront, bustling CBD and vibrant nightlife. Unique design features include cable car themed elevators, an ultra-modern smoking room and chic lighting and mood music. After a busy day, guests relax at the outdoor pool overlooking Signal Hill or with a spa treatment, then dine at the trendy Action Bar or chandelier-lit Restaurant.

Highlights
  • Award-winning design hotel
  • Centrally located in the heart of Cape Town city center
  • Sweeping mountain views
  • Outdoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas
  • Private sound room with gaming technology and swanky seating areas
Rooms

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice features 201 guest rooms and suites featuring a bold mix of warm colors and luxe finishes. The open plan, double story suites have separate entrances, ideal for longer stays. The rooms are equipped with the latest technology including Bose alarm clocks, laptop-friendly safes and complimentary Internet access.

Features

The award-winning Protea Hotel Fire & Ice seeks to maintain award-winning standards and practice. The hotel has unique design features which include themed elevators that simulate riding up Table Mountain or descending undersea world of Shark Cage Diving. and a smoking lounge with coffin seats and burial scene decor, simply called the "Coughin Room."

Dining

Refueling happens at the legendary Burgers restaurant, where patrons dine on deluxe burgers, including the famous "Jaws" burger paired with an organic spinach and melon salad. And don't forget to order from the Stoli Milkshake Menu.

Recreation

The on-site fitness center offers weights and cardio equipment, and a swimming pool flaunts wraparound views of Signal Hill. Hotel Fire & Ice staff organize adventures including abseiling, white shark cage diving, kite surfing and wine tasting. After all this excitement, guests relax in the indoor or outdoor relaxation rooms, or at the spa with a deep tissue, reflexology or aromatherapy massage.

Transportation
  • Cape Town International Airport (12.8 mi/20.6 km)
  • Airport shuttle available (fees may apply)
Attractions
  • Greenmarket Square (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Castle of Good Hope (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Camps Bay Beach (2.8 mi/4.6 km)
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (8.4 mi/13.6 km)
  • Stellenbosch (28.7 mi/46.3 km)
  • Cape Point (39.4 mi/63.4 km)
Business
  • Three meeting rooms accommodate up to 75 guests
  • Banqueting facilities with private breakaway/dining area

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town Rooms

Standard Room
A luxury room with open plan in-suite bathroom with large showers. All Standard rooms have magnificent views of Signal Hill. Room includes: Air conditioning, Tea/Coffee facilities, Telephone, Laptop-friendly electronic safes, Bose Sound System Alarm clock radios, LCD flat screen televisions, Extra length, King size beds, Executive desks with international electrical points
Superior Room
A luxury room with open plan in-suite bathroom with large showers. All Superior rooms include a privacy curtain and a choice of views of Signal Hill or Table Mountain. Room includes: Air conditioning, Tea/Coffee facilities, Telephone, Laptop-friendly electronic safes, Bose Sound System Alarm clock radios, LCD flat screen televisions, Extra length, King size beds, Executive desks with international electrical points
Executive Apartments
Spacious open plan apartments offer semi-self catering options with private entrance and parking for convenience. All hotel facilities are available to GUESTS. Double volume lofts are available in one or two bedroom options and all include king-size, extra legnth beds, international electrical points, LCD flat screen television, Laptop-friendly safe, with charger, Complimentary WIFI, espresso machine, Microwave and Fridge.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

-33.9208 18.4182
Area served
Located in the heart of Cape Town city!
Nearby airports
Cape Town International Airport.
Area description
5 Km/5 minute drive from Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront,25 Km from Cape Town International, Airport (20 minute drive),2 Km from Artscape, Cape Town International Convention Centre , close to Kloof & Long Street,urban restaurant environment,Famous restaurants in Cape Town are very easily accessible,5 minutes from the famous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches.

Nearby points of interest

  • Long Street: 0.1 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 0.6 mi
  • District Six Museum: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 0.6 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 0.7 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.8 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 0.9 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.1 mi
  • Table Mountain: 2.7 mi
  • Camps Bay: 3 mi
  • Table Bay: 3.4 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 3.6 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 4.5 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 4.8 mi
  • Long Street: 0.1 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 0.6 mi
  • District Six Museum: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 0.6 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 0.7 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.8 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 0.9 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.1 mi
  • Table Mountain: 2.7 mi
  • Camps Bay: 3 mi
  • Table Bay: 3.4 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 3.6 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 4.5 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 4.8 mi
  • Athlone Stadium: 6.4 mi
  • Thunder City: 7.4 mi
  • Robben Island: 8.4 mi
  • Chapman's Peak: 12.2 mi
  • University of the Western Cape: 12.2 mi
  • Bellville Velodrome: 12.5 mi
  • Noordhoek: 12.8 mi
  • Premier Classe Train: 13 mi
  • Cape Winelands: 15.5 mi
  • Simon's Town: 17.9 mi
  • Boulders Beach: 19.4 mi
  • Cape Peninsula: 20 mi
  • Stellenbosch University: 25.4 mi
  • Cape of Good Hope: 29.2 mi
  • Clara Anna Fontein: 30.5 mi
  • Cape Point: 30.7 mi
  • Cape Agulhas: 110.3 mi
  • Cango Caves: 221.6 mi

Dining

Bar
Be part of the action at the bar - where you'll feel like you have walked into the world's wackiest and trendiest ski chalet. Or tuck yourself away for a tte--tte over dinner in the private area of the revamped dining room. The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! bar concept is one that you will struggle to find elsewhere in world! Ice is placed inside the bar counter, to keep your drink icy cold in Cape Town's coolest Hotel, while the African sun beats down. Already known as the place to be seen and heard in Cape Town, the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Bar offers something for absolutely everyone and diversity is our hallmark!
Restaurant
Escape to a world of luxury and imagination at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Restaurant. Exclusively different furniture and fittings including elegant high-back chairs, glittering chandeliers and a completely open-plan kitchen make this the ultimate dining experience. Peep out of the window over breakfast - yes those lucky Khoi fish swimming past are real! Keep your wits about you as you discover hidden gems and quirky twists in the most unexpected places. Tuck into American-style gourmet milkshakes and hamburgers or choose from the a la carte menu or our speciality African menu - There is bound to be something that will tickle your fancy.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town offers all the state-of-the-art facilities you require for a premium business function. Ideal for presentations, conferences and seminars, conference facilities include audiovisual equipment. A range of conference venues cater for different size requirements and provide comfortable break-away areas. Choose from a 22-seater boardroom to a multi-purpose venue for up to 250 people. Venues are flooded with natural light from our ultra-high windows. Don't forget you can host a post-conference banquet or a stand-alone banquet at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (31)

Ratings and reviews for Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 31
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GeeJay
Houston, Texas
14 Dec 2012

Great Hotel

Great hotel. Cool rooms and great atmosphere. The milkshakes are absolutely the best. The staff was more than accommodating. We had no issues at all with the rooms, pool, or bar. Great location for night life on Long Street. Relatively close to the waterfront. Good price. I would strongly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dasmot
Business
Dublin
25 May 2011

It is a unique Hotel!

I went to a conference in Cape Town International Conference Centre; it takes less than 10 minutes in a taxi (2 km). The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, clean and with beautiful views of Table Mountain. I must admit that only went to the hotel to sleep so I can not evaluate the other services like restaurant or swimming pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark uk
london
20 May 2011

Superb, atmospheric, contemporary, hotel

A contemporary boutique hotel, with an fabulous feel as you enter. Arrivals are personalised, rooms and executive lofts are great funkynplaces to stay.You bedroom remains just that, tith a lounge, bar, and restaurant, and a 24hr room service, that matches every dish on the restaurant menu.Relax in the mini pool, gym, bar, lounge overlooking table mountain.Friendly happy motivated team, jazzy funky award winning hotel.Unique, and frequentednby business as well as leisure travellers. [...], all had conferences here this week.Unique and superb, one of the best trendy contemporary hotels in cape town,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark uk
london
20 May 2011

Superb, atmospheric, contemporary, hotel

A contemporary boutique hotel, with an fabulous feel as you enter. Arrivals are personalised, rooms and executive lofts are great funkynplaces to stay.You bedroom remains just that, tith a lounge, bar, and restaurant, and a 24hr room service, that matches every dish on the restaurant menu.Relax in the mini pool, gym, bar, lounge overlooking table mountain.Friendly happy motivated team, jazzy funky award winning hotel.Unique, and frequentednby business as well as leisure travellers. [...], all had conferences here this week.Unique and superb, one of the best trendy contemporary hotels in cape town,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Germany
25 Apr 2011

Nice modern hotel

It is a very nice hotel, with a modern theme-design (fire & ice), what can be noticed in almost every detail. The hotel was clean and the staff very friendly. The rooms are well equiped. The hotel is located nor far from city center (short drive or longer walk)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Excellent food.

Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Germany
25 Apr 2011

Nice modern hotel

It is a very nice hotel, with a modern theme-design (fire & ice), what can be noticed in almost every detail. The hotel was clean and the staff very friendly. The rooms are well equiped. The hotel is located nor far from city center (short drive or longer walk)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Excellent food.

Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
world tour traveler
Perth, WA
21 Apr 2011

not so hot after all....

The room itself was not so bad....a very strange set up (when you walk in, you are in the bathroom) but I believe that the layouts for many rooms are different. However, the restaurant was horrible. When my family and I went there for dinner, we waited an hour for any of our food to arrive, and when it did, it was all overcooked! The manager offered us the buffet instead which I ate simply because I was too hungry to wait for them to ruin another meal for me....but he didn't even bother to take any of the meals off of the bill. Terrible management, if you ask me. The next night, I ordered room service and again...horrible. Tasteless...flavorless. It's amazing how much service like this can effect your stay. I was not pleased.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
world tour traveler
Perth, WA
21 Apr 2011

not so hot after all....

The room itself was not so bad....a very strange set up (when you walk in, you are in the bathroom) but I believe that the layouts for many rooms are different. However, the restaurant was horrible. When my family and I went there for dinner, we waited an hour for any of our food to arrive, and when it did, it was all overcooked! The manager offered us the buffet instead which I ate simply because I was too hungry to wait for them to ruin another meal for me....but he didn't even bother to take any of the meals off of the bill. Terrible management, if you ask me. The next night, I ordered room service and again...horrible. Tasteless...flavorless. It's amazing how much service like this can effect your stay. I was not pleased.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Iowa
16 Apr 2011

Wonderful hotel

I loved this hotel. The staff is really friendly. The elevators are fun (one is like a shark cage and tells you to keep your limbs inside!). There were also several computers for guest use (free). The breakfast was plentiful and tasty - and the breakfast room has an enormous aquarium on one side so the fish could see you eating breakfast and vice versa. I had a splendid view of Table Mountain from my room and my room was very nice and very clean. Coffee and tea were available in the room, and at reception there was cold juice all the time - a nice touch. For me the location was excellent since I was interested in seeing museums, exploring the center of Cape Town, etc. - all of this was in very easy walking distance. The waterfront area was about a 20 minute walk. I would certainly highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to museums, Greenmarket Square, Company Gardens. Longer walk (about 20 minutes) to waterfront attractions.

Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Iowa
16 Apr 2011

Wonderful hotel

I loved this hotel. The staff is really friendly. The elevators are fun (one is like a shark cage and tells you to keep your limbs inside!). There were also several computers for guest use (free). The breakfast was plentiful and tasty - and the breakfast room has an enormous aquarium on one side so the fish could see you eating breakfast and vice versa. I had a splendid view of Table Mountain from my room and my room was very nice and very clean. Coffee and tea were available in the room, and at reception there was cold juice all the time - a nice touch. For me the location was excellent since I was interested in seeing museums, exploring the center of Cape Town, etc. - all of this was in very easy walking distance. The waterfront area was about a 20 minute walk. I would certainly highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to museums, Greenmarket Square, Company Gardens. Longer walk (about 20 minutes) to waterfront attractions.

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