Breath Out, Relax And Just Be At The Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay By Marriott ®: Sometimes we just need a break from the city. The stress of modern life can turn our happy days into walking nightmares as we are consumed by information overload, screen time, traffic, schedules and deadlines.
If nature calls your name and the ocean soothes your soul, then the Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay By Marriott ® hotel is for you.
A tranquil beachside haven where you do not have to think once you cross the threshold.
Breathe out, relax and just be.
Excellent service underpins everything here, and there is no need to leave the hotel. You can stay on site and be pampered and rejuvenated by slowing down and doing not much at all.
Relish the smiles that accompany every interaction with the staff, the friendliness and caring that is normal and the attitude that your happiness is important, and nothing is too much trouble.
Your day begins with the sight and smell of the sea, open your balcony doors and inhale the goodness of fresh, clean air. Enjoy that first cup of coffee in your pyjamas, and gaze mindlessly at the view.
Have a leisurely breakfast in the dining room and finish it off with an excellent coffee from the in-house barista who will serve it to you on the deck overlooking the endless blues of the bay.
If you get to a point where you tire of just sitting admiring the view or reading the paper in the lounge there is plenty to occupy you on-site or a few steps away from the hotel.
When the weather is fine, take to the water. The jetty in front of the hotel has a handy ladder that leads straight into the ocean. Swim across to the rock if you dare or just splash around in the water and let the ocean work it’s healing magic.
Got a competitive streak? Take on your partner for a game of mini golf, be prepared to be challenged, and maybe lose a ball or two to the ocean.
Walk down the stone steps that lead the shallow water, rocks, seaweed and lost mini golf balls.
If you lost at mini golf, maybe you will win at chess, there is a giant board outside but it does not require heavy lifting, just the best views you have ever had while playing this game.
Teens will love the games room where table tennis, tv and other games are set out in a chilled room ideal for a teenage hang out. Free Wi-Fi means they can stay connected to life back home and share pics to give their friends major FOMO.
A volleyball court is on site for those who like to be active to relax, and a pool is available too, subject to current water restrictions.
Dine in style at the Mussel Cracker restaurant then go to the Jacobs Anchorage bar lounge for a nightcap.
If you wish to venture out of this relaxing cocoon, a few steps down the road is a charming coffee shop come café called a Cup of Cake. They serve delectable pastries, desserts and light meals, a selection of beverages and legendary Truth Coffee.
From Cup of Cake, cross the road and walk about 200 meters up a hill and you will be at the Hoedjieskop Museum, part of the Saldanha Cultural Village. Their motto is Learning from our past to understand the present and create a better future.
Old photographs, artefacts and documents provide great insight into the town and its multi-layered history, which comes alive when the curator, Linda Prezens, shows you around and relates stories of shipwrecks, local heroes, forced removals during apartheid and life as a worker in a fish factory.
When you head is full of tales of the past it is a very short downhill walk back to the serene environment of the hotel and a bit more sitting and gazing at the sea.
It is very refreshing to visit a place where old-school values are the norm. Kindness, friendly smiles and a relaxed pace is the way of life in Saldanha, and nobody serves it up better than the folks at Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay By Marriott ®.
Saldanha Bay is on the West Coast Way Foodie Route which celebrates sustainable seafood and farm to table style cuisine. Saldanha is renowned for its oysters and mussels and visits to the farms can be arranged.
The hotel is a popular conference venue able to accommodate up to 350 delegates for a day and has 60 rooms for multi-day events.
It is also a very popular wedding venue.
The Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay By Marriott ®
Protea Hotel by Marriott ® Saldanha Bay Facilities:
• Accommodation Child-Friendly with Kids entertainment Area • Bar • Restaurant (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) • Swimming Pool • Wheelchair Accessibility (Rooms, Bedrooms & Bathrooms) • 3 Star Tourism Grading • Trip Advisor • Conference Facilities • Wedding and Function Venue • WI-FI • Air-conditioning • Satellite TV • Online Booking Facilities.
West Coast Way is a unique collection of themed routes that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors when they do an adventure-filled Cape West Coast self-drive trip for a day trip or a West Coast Holiday. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route – as well as the newly launched West Coast Way Wild Route, all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.
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