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 Eat in the restaurant as it was superb.

May 29, 2024 GillyS324 Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel, really pleased this is our last stop, the receptionist was terrific, really helpful. The meal we had in the hotel was superb and I want to make a special mention for Tembi, our waitress, who was friendly, courteous and extremely helpful and welcoming. Her recommendation on the wine helped to create a very special and… Read more
Beautiful hotel, really pleased this is our last stop, the receptionist was terrific, really helpful. The meal we had in the hotel was superb and I want to make a special mention for Tembi, our waitress, who was friendly, courteous and extremely helpful and welcoming. Her recommendation on the wine helped to create a very special and memorable evening. Try the vodka chocolate - OMG it was fabulous. The hotel itself is fabulous and very comfortable. I cannot recommend this hotel enough The hotel itself Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location/great staff

May 22, 2024 Terry B Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

Two nights booked here so we could go on the Wine Tram. Great location. Very clean rooms and thank you to the housekeeping team for this (normally unsung heroes). A pool was available but we didn't use as too busy and not hot enough. Free car park. All staff were very friendly and there is a restaurant attached (Hussar Grill). This is where we… Read more
Two nights booked here so we could go on the Wine Tram. Great location. Very clean rooms and thank you to the housekeeping team for this (normally unsung heroes). A pool was available but we didn't use as too busy and not hot enough. Free car park. All staff were very friendly and there is a restaurant attached (Hussar Grill). This is where we were served a wholesome, delicious breakfast. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommend if visiting the wine tram

Apr 29, 2024 Natalie R Hampton, United Kingdom

What a perfect hotel for a quick stay in Franschoek - we based ourselves here for our days exploring on the wine tram, and it was perfect! Within walking distance to the tram, we could also walk to get pizza for dinner and there's a pub almost just across the road for a few drinks. The Hussar Grill was lovely for dinner, breakfast was great and… Read more
What a perfect hotel for a quick stay in Franschoek - we based ourselves here for our days exploring on the wine tram, and it was perfect! Within walking distance to the tram, we could also walk to get pizza for dinner and there's a pub almost just across the road for a few drinks. The Hussar Grill was lovely for dinner, breakfast was great and rooms were super comfortable, beds are delightful, lots of pillows and comfy sheets. Staff are really lovely too :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay at the Protea

Apr 6, 2024 GSTraveller200 San Diego, California

The Protea turned out to be a great choice for a two night stay in Franschhoek. The hotel is very clean and comfortable and also includes a good restaurant for dinner as well as an excellent breakfast buffet. The hotel has a nice inner courtyard with a pool which we enjoyed after a day of touring the vineyards. The staff was super nice at all… Read more
The Protea turned out to be a great choice for a two night stay in Franschhoek. The hotel is very clean and comfortable and also includes a good restaurant for dinner as well as an excellent breakfast buffet. The hotel has a nice inner courtyard with a pool which we enjoyed after a day of touring the vineyards. The staff was super nice at all levels and made us feel welcome. A special “shout out” to Kobe who helped us arrange transportation to and from the hotel. He was a also a wealth of local knowledge. A final note - we liked the location as it was an easy walk to both the town and to the wine train station. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Most Wonderful Time of The Year!! Christmas at Protea...

Apr 4, 2024 MAlovestravel Liverpool, United Kingdom

Amazing location, quaint hotel, lovely rooms over looking the pool area and views of the mountains. Stayed 4 nights 24th-28th December, fabulous Christmas! I took gifts for all the staff to give at breakfast time 25th Dec and books for their young families, such appreciation was shown. Lovely friendly staff who were always smiling, watching… Read more
Amazing location, quaint hotel, lovely rooms over looking the pool area and views of the mountains. Stayed 4 nights 24th-28th December, fabulous Christmas! I took gifts for all the staff to give at breakfast time 25th Dec and books for their young families, such appreciation was shown. Lovely friendly staff who were always smiling, watching the staff wait for their bus home all wearing santa hars and singing along gives me a smile on my face, fab memories . Very easy to walk either way around Franschhoek town to many restaurants and cafes and bars. Amazing live music every night at a nearby out door restaurant (Christmas day too which was really good fun). Always felt safe even at night walking home from the restaurants, security around the roads too. Hussar Grill on site at hotel was fabulous for Christmas Eve meal sat outdoors, best dessert ..we can still taste it now! Peaceful pool area, sipping MCC on a lounger on Christmas morning in the African sunshine...bliss 🥂 Faizaan Head of Reception...such a gem she really helped me alot whilst planning our trip and greeted me personally with a huge hug upon arrival. South Africans are the friendliest 😊 Immaculate hotel overall would 100% stay here again and recommend 👌 Read less