Protea Hotel by Marriott Franschhoek

Franschhoek, Winelands

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The hotel

A lovely hotel in a great location. At the Protea Hotel by Marriott Franschhoek discover a location overlooking the majestic mountains and famous vineyards of the historical village Franschhoek, with beautiful yet modern and comfortable rooms featuring great views and an impressive range of mod cons. Parts of the building date back to the 1880s, with a charming courtyard with a swimming pool and sun terrace, perfect for relaxing after a busy day and followed by delicious lunch/dinner at the well-known upmarket new York style steak house The Hussar Grill. Popular pastimes in Franschhoek include golf, horseback riding, trout fishing and hiking through the Mont Rochelle Nature reserve trail. The Franschhoek Wine Tram is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and 300 year history.Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. Art galleries line the main street and eight of the restaurants are amongst the country’s top 100! After such a wonderful day, retire in luxury at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Franschhoek, soaking up the charming ambience that prevails and the high standard of service.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Centrally located in the charming town of Franschhoek, amongst the mountains and valleys of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

40 rooms on 2 floors. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, complimentary uncapped WiFi , mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities , private bathroom, safe* and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

A Family Room is also available, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 

The Hussar Grill restaurant. Courtyard swimming pool with sun terrace. Complimentary access to the nearby Franschhoek Health Club (beauty treatments*). Laundry service*. Uncapped WiFi throughout the hotel. Room service*.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Hotel in Franschoek

May 30, 2022 JDN0908 Navi Mumbai, India

A well located hotel with spacious rooms Beautiful wallpaper of flowers on the walls of the room . Room was spotless , clean and neat . Large doors with plenty of light in the room .Warm and well insulated with a good heater. A common verandah that faces the lawn and poolside. Large and well equipped bathroom . The hotel had a good generator… Read more
A well located hotel with spacious rooms Beautiful wallpaper of flowers on the walls of the room . Room was spotless , clean and neat . Large doors with plenty of light in the room .Warm and well insulated with a good heater. A common verandah that faces the lawn and poolside. Large and well equipped bathroom . The hotel had a good generator so the guests don't feel the 2 hour powder cut that most hotels in South Africa have to face in the evening time.. A short walk away from the hotel you will find some shops and restaurants. We got some food from the grocery store which we decided to eat at the hotel. The receptionist was extremely courteous and arranged plates and cutlery for us to eat outdoors by the pool . Breakfast is amazing.... each dish is well presented with a good variety of options The restaurant is done up like an English Pub . The service is great . Steve, our waiter was polite, friendly and always smiling . A lovely hotel and would recommend it to stay for sure. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasant hotel in the heart of Franschhoek

Apr 8, 2022 188PaulL Douglas, United Kingdom

A comfortable hotel, with very spacious bedroom, large comfortable bed, very clean - and unusual in having a good range of lighting including a very bright, but not harsh central light, so useful when packing suitcases! Large safe. Big car park, with security gate. Good choice of food for breakfast, also good evening meals. The varandah-like… Read more
A comfortable hotel, with very spacious bedroom, large comfortable bed, very clean - and unusual in having a good range of lighting including a very bright, but not harsh central light, so useful when packing suitcases! Large safe. Big car park, with security gate. Good choice of food for breakfast, also good evening meals. The varandah-like balcony was nice, but oddly with only one chair per room(!), overlooking a grassed courtyard like area with swimming pool and surrounding loungers - though the balcony doubled as the entrance route to rooms, so apart from the end room (which ours was), there could be people walking past you sitting on the balcony, or past the floor to ceiling bedroom windows. Location is excellent - less than 5 min walk to the tram station (useful at the end of a wine-tasting day!)and a variety of other eateries and shops all within a few minutes walk. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

Apr 1, 2022 TrailBlazer66292

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The rooms were really spacious with a huge bathroom too. Great location just a short walk to some lovely restaurants and the wine tram station. Would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.
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Nov 26, 2021 newbie_explorer777 Midrand, South Africa

Absolutely loved this hotel. Very conveniently located near the wine tram and has a hussar grill at the hotel. Reception was friendly and housekeeping staff were amazing. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. Will return if I am ever in Franschoek again.
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Nov 16, 2021 Tour453201

Found the hotel excellent. Super friendly welcome. Room was spotless and large with excellent bathroom with bath and shower. Hussar restaurant is part of the hotel which is a great fit. Pool and grounds are super chill. will go back.