$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 27, 2015 Check-out: May 30, 2015

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

4 stars
View map of New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
19 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
  • Apr 16, 2011
Great chic hotel

Loved this hotel and would definitely stay again. It's quirky but in a nice way. The rooms are... See full review

  • well travelled
  • Mar 3, 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

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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 center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
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

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

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.

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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.

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

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 19
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.6

57% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
RS Tope
Business
N/A
Mar 16, 2015

don't do it

stayed only one night. this is not a three star hotel. if lucky one star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Germany
Apr 25, 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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Excellent food.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
world tour traveler
Business
Perth, WA
Apr 21, 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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Iowa
Apr 16, 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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
CapeTownBri
Business
Pretoria, South Africa
Mar 22, 2011

Nothing Special.. not Sizzling at all!!

No personality. What looks like a neat and different decore in the pictures is really just a buch of trash they threw together weather it went together or not. Old garage sale second hand trash. The place was hard to find published address wasn't in the car rental GPS. No signs, people sitting on the curb all around the building at night when I arrived didn't know if I wanted to stop or not. Parking is difficult to find and attendants are slow assisting. Elevator was out all day Saturday had to use the stairs. Not worth the price!! Hotel is not not that close to anything.. There are alot better choices!! Stay by the Waterfront.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Stay at a hotel close to the waterfront. Not here.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John from St. Paul
Business
St. Paul, MN
Jul 8, 2010

Fire & Ice

Staff was very friendly, bar was nice, didnt eat breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Oct 4, 2009

Great Location!

Hotel staff were incredibly helpful in making suggestions about things to do around Cape Town. They also went out of their way to make sure that we were enjoying our stay and were as comfortable as possible in this foreign place. The hotel itself is funky and fun and made the stay that much more enjoyable. The hotel is located very close to Long and Loop Streets, where you'll find an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars. Also, check out Kloof street, which is closer to Table mountain. There are a many different types of restaurants there as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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