Protea Hotel Bloemfontein

202 Nelson Mandela Rd, Bloemfontein, Bloemfontein, 9301

About Protea Hotel Bloemfontein

The Protea Hotel Bloemfontein is conveniently located right in the Central Business District of Bloemfontein, on Nelson Mandela Drive. This modern accommodation nestles in landscaped gardens, with a refreshing swimming pool and luxurious terrace; the perfect venue to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing or business dealings.

The Amoretta Restaurant offers cosy dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After a hearty meal, retreat to one of the 94 comfortable bedrooms, each with a separate bathroom and shower and luxurious linen, topped off by friendly staff offering efficient service to all of our guests.

The Protea Hotel Bloemfontein is within close proximity to Bloemfontein's CBD, national roads, the University and the airport. These varied benefits ensure that leisure and business travellers alike are catered for.


Our 94 en-suite rooms are beautifully appointed, and enjoy the added benefits of a separate bath and shower. Other amenities include:

  •     Crisp white duvets
  •     Laminated wooden floors
  •     Multi-adapter plugs mounted next to desks
  •     Electronic safe
  •     State-of-the-art executive desks
  •     Versatile luggage racks
  •     Hairdryer
  •     Colour satellite TV with M-Net
  •     Tea- and coffee-making facilities


Dining Facilities

The elegant Amoretta Restaurant is open for a hearty breakfast buffet, an a la carte lunch, or a relaxing dinner. Work up an appetite with drinks at the bar before being seated at your table. Warm up in front of the fireplace, or cool down on the poolside terrace.

Leisure Facilities

The Protea Hotel Bloemfontein offers guests exclusive access to a refreshing swimming pool or a trendy Cigar Bar.

Additional facilities and services include:

  •     Parking with 24-hour security services
  •     Shaded parking
  •     Tour desk
  •     Car rental
  •     Laundry and shoeshine
  •     Ice machine
  •     Babysitting, on request
  •     Currency exchange
  •     Smoke detectors
  •     Day/night porter
  •     Doctor on call
  •     Fax and secretarial services
  •     A Business Centre
  •     Wi-Fi facilities


Bloemfontein's rich history offers guests an array of attractions during their stay, including the City Hall, Old Presidency, buildings of judicial implication, the Anglican Cathedral, railway station, and Dutch Reformed Twin Tower Church. In addition, the Orchid House, a tropical oasis of lush beauty, with astonishing colour and uniqueness is a beautiful sight, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Loch Logan is a waterfront venue that has proved to be very popular for relaxed gatherings, and the Botanical Gardens provide a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, as is the Bloemfontein Zoo.

For an informative look into the history and culture of Bloemfontein, Naval Hill with the Franklin Reserve, Sand du Plessis Theatre, other theatres and galleries, and arts-and-craft markets are also a must, as are the Bloemfontein National Museum, the Women's Memorial and the War Museum.


Because the Protea Hotel Bloemfontein is a short 2km from the N1 highway (Nelson Mandela Drive), this hotel is ideal for a stopover, as well as for an extended stay in the area. Shopping centres, restaurants, cinemas, sporting facilities and corporate facilities are all within a short walk or drive from your accommodation.

Distance from Airport

  • 13kms (JBM Hertzog/Bloemfontein International)
  • Nearest Station
  • 4kms (Bloemfontein)

Nearest Cities

  •     153kms - Welkom
  •     177km - Kimberley


Directions from airport

  •     Take N8 towards town
  •     Turn Left into Nelson Mandela Drive, proceed for 4kms
  •     The hotel is situated opposite the University of the Free State. Turn right at the entrance to the University in Noble Street - the entrance to the hotel is on the left-hand side.

Directions from city

  •     Travel straight down Nelson Mandela Drive towards the N1.
  •     The hotel is situated opposite the University of the Free State. Turn right at the entrance to the University in Noble Street the entrance to the hotel is on the left-hand side.


Room Types

Guest Room

  • Guest Room
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  • 94 Standard
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