Room type

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Family Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Executive Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge


This family-friendly Pietermaritzburg hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Tatham Art Gallery and City Hall. Voortrekker Museum and Pietermaritzburg Oval are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and conference rooms. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include meeting rooms, dry cleaning, and a 24-hour front desk.

Room Amenities

All 70 rooms offer room service, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, safes, and phones.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities include conference space and meeting rooms. This family-friendly hotel also offers dry cleaning/laundry services, room service (during limited hours), and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Protea Hotel Imperial is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Total number of rooms - 70 
  • Year Built 1877 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking, Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Gardenroom Restaurant - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible parking 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 16 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 15 years old.

No pets or service animals allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Deposit: ZAR 100 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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