WIN! A night for 2 including breakfast at the trendy Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Melrose Arch

I went to this hotel a while ago for milkshakes- see my blog post here. Imagine my delight when I was invited to spend a night at the hotel with my hubby, and get treated to a scrumptious brekkie! AND, for you lucky readers of TravelFoodFun, I’ll be giving away a night for 2 people sharing including brekkie at this gorgeous hotel 🙂

The hotel is urban and contemporary and it just oozes old hollywood glamour. Its aimed at a “young at heart” crowd, and attract loads of foreigners as well as locals.

Once we had checked in, we got into the lift and saw that you have to insert your card into the lift for it to operate. I liked that a lot- even though the hotel is a hang out spot, you don’t want your privacy to be compromised if you are staying over with random drunk people wandering through the corridors.

I had a look through the hotel before going to the room. There is a deli that is perfectly placed for people watching. They have all sorts of light meals and yummy afternoon tea goodies. The layout is also really different.

There’s also an uber luxurious WiFi lounge area where you can chill out and catch up on some emails over coffee.

The room is airy and bright- and very open plan. There was a welcome note + choccies waiting for us- how sweet!

There was also a voucher for 2 milkshakes from the Bar, which I thought was a really nice touch.

The room is equipped with everything you’ll need to make your stay comfy, a king size bed with super soft linen, an LCD tv with dstv, complimentary shower gel, soap and lotion and free tea/coffee making facilities.

After relaxing for a while, I peeked out the window and could see the Bar was filling up, so we headed down. I met DJ Mysterio, who plays at Fire and Ice every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. So if you win the prize, make sure to go on one of those nights!
I did a mini interview with him (I felt very journo like!) and he describes his music as sophisticated and chilled. This is a pretty good description of the crowd the Bar attracts as well.
He told me that starting 25 Feb, the hotel is going to launch pool parties from 2pm with fashion shows etc. Dino Bravo will also be playing.
What I liked is that you don’t need to be a drinker to soak up the vibe, you can have a cool night out over a milkshake 🙂

I had a “Hot Ice” (iced hot chocolate) and my hubby had a “Peanana Nutter” (peanut and banana). The milkshakes are HUGE. We also had a yummy platter with nacho’s, cocktail pizzas + zucchini fritters and then called it a night.

I only woke up the next morning at around 9:30am (if you know me, you’ll know this is VERY rare- I’m an early riser). We headed down to breakfast and were presented with a huge spread.

I have to admit that when I arrived home, I really was inspired to improve the decor in my house, after staying at F&I, it seemed like it was lacking bigtime!

SO NOW….. I bet you’re all wondering how you get to win this awesome prize 🙂

It’s very simple:
Comment on this blog post with a milkshake you’d like to see added to Fire & Ice’s gourmet milkshake menu. You need to supply a creative name + a description

Some examples of their milkshakes are:
1) Choc Rock Climber (Ferrero Rocher)
2) Pepper Spray (Peppermint Crisp)
3) Chunky Crumbs (Brownie Pieces)

You can get an EXTRA entry by following me on twitter here and tweeting me your answer 🙂
I’ll announce the winner next week Friday, 17 February.

NOTE: to comment, you must have a gmail account- select “Google ID” and enter your gmail email address + password. Alternatively, just enter on Twitter 🙂

G’luck all!

xxx
H