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I stayed here for 3 nights ( August 2005)while visiting my daughter at Rhodes University,.(the university is just up the street about 1 block) The staff at the hotel was very friendly. My room was clean and comfortable. Nothing fancy. A king bed and private bath, tv air conditioning and heat. The room keys were the old fashion sketeton key which was unique to see. For us the location was great being so close to her unviversity as well as centrally located to walk to resturants, post office, food store, the movies and other shops. You can also walk from the hotel to Settlers Monument. The hotel has a resturant. I only ate breakfast there and it was fine. They made eggs to order and had a buffet of cereals, fruits, cheese and crackers and other foods which seem to be common at most South African breakfasts. I would definitely stay here again. I felt completely safe here staying alone. The other hotels in the area were too far from the university and not safe to walk to at night. This hotel is part of the Protea Hotel chain which are well know in South Africa. Another Protea Hotel was across the street which I was told is a good place to stay.
Unique Quality: It's located right in the center of the High Street making it easy to walk to everything.
I have no idea of price as this was part of a package.
Directions: The hotel is located in the center of the High Street within walking distance to Rhodes University and the cathedal church.
Protea Hotel Grahamstown ***
Conveniently situated country hotel in the quieter area of the Central Business District, close to Rhodes University, private schools and museums, Magistrates' and Supreme Courts. A variety of 28 en suite, air-conditioned rooms with TV, direct-dialling telephones and tea/coffee machines.
Calabash a la Carte Restaurant offers truly South African fare in meals and wines. Big screen TV Sports channels and four pool tables at Champs Action Bar.
Unique Quality: Modern conference facilities for up to 100 people in the Albany Room or smaller meeting up to 12 in the Board Room.
Tours arranged to the many surrounding National and Private Game Reserves including Addo Elephant National Park, Scotia Safaris, Nyala Valley, Waters Meet Nature Reserve, Thomas Baines Nature Reserve and the Great Fish River Reserves.
City of Saints
Grahamstown offers a wide range of accommodation, from three-star hotels, up-market guesthouses, B&Bs and self-catering establishments to backpackers and excellent camping sites. Grahamstown pioneered both the festival and B&B industry in South Africa, so when next in our part of the world, remember to include us in your itinerary, stay a while and enjoy the excellent hospitality. Attend one of our festivals and soak up some of the culture Grahamstonians are so proud of.
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