Overview of Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake

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Front of Property
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
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Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMimosa Mall9 min walk
    Popular LocationGoodyear Park15 min walk
    Popular LocationFree State Stadium19 min walk
    AirportBloemfontein (BFN)20 min drive

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Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

5/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 269 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


In the business district, Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake is in an area with good shopping. National Museum and National Women's Monument and War Museum are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Mimosa Mall. Break out the clubs and hit the links on a nearby golf course, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mimosa Mall - 9 min walk
  • Goodyear Park - 15 min walk
  • Supreme Court of Appeal - 16 min walk
  • Freshford House Museum - 18 min walk
  • Free State Stadium - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportBloemfontein (BFN) - 20 min drive


  • 101 Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Nando's - 5 min walk
  • Burning Spear Spur - 5 min walk
  • Kalahari.fish - 8 min walk
  • Cubana - 10 min walk
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About this property

Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake

Victorian Bloemfontein hotel in Westdene, near Supreme Court of Appeal
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business centre, a conference centre and coffee/tea in a common area. All 94 rooms offer conveniences such as washers/dryers and coffee makers, along with free WiFi, free wired Internet and flat-screen TVs. Room service (during limited hours), premium bedding and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake offers 94 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features washers/dryers and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Bloemfontein hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows standard sanitisation guidelines of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (free) on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 6:30 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 6:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: ZAR 210 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Washer/dryer


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (1378 square feet of space)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Lever door handles
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Washer and dryer

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Express check-in


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 1 per cent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 210 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 250 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 200.00 (one-way), (up to 12 years old)
  • Late check-out fee: ZAR 500 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake Hotel
Protea Hotel Willow Lake Bloemfontein
Protea Willow Lake
Protea Willow Lake Bloemfontein
Willow Lake Protea Hotel
Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake Bloemfontein

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake and receive a full refund?
Yes, Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake?
As of 20 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake on 22 Jan 2021 start from £52, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake?
Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for ZAR 500 (subject to availability).
Does Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 250 per person, one-way, applies.
Where is Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake located?
Located in Westdene, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Supreme Court of Appeal, National Museum and Central University of Technology. University of the Free State is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 36 out of 101 reviews
5 - Excellent 36%
Rating 4 - Good. 51 out of 101 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 101 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 101 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 101 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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The stay would have been excellent if it wasn't for the noise levels.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Warm welcome from check in staff. All staff personable and bedroom design and layout exceptional.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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Lovely. Everything was wonderful.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

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