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Protea Hotel Wanderers

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr Corlett Drive & Rudd Road, Illovo 2116, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First the hotel is located in the suburbs where most hotels are. Really an unideal location for tourists to explore Joburg. The choice was our mistake of course. The taxi fare according to the staff is R250 one way to downtown! We did not take a cab to downtown. Instead we took a cab from the hotel to the Rosebank... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very beautiful and very clean with wonderful services. Available TV channels keep you abreast with news and sporting actions from all over the world, the staff are very welcoming and ready to help at all times. And oooh yes, the apples. Any time.

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am checking out tomorrow from the Protea Wanderers having spent 3 nights here. I am so impressed by the staff and facility that I decided to offer my review prior to my checkout. Firstly, the facility itself is of the highest standards. The property is located close to the action but just far enough to give you an "exclusive"... More

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Natalie B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Meaty-Yum-Steve, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with some feedback on Trip Advisor whilst you were still staying with us at the Hotel, reading your review was truly the perfect way to start anyone’s day! You are indeed right when saying our biggest asset is our STAFF and we are extremely delighted to receive... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Johannesburg last week and stayed at the protea hotel wanderers for 3 nights. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was also good. The rooms were spacious and clean. I can recommend it to anyone.

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Natalie B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear LYNN B, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Trip Advisor. I am absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast at the Hotel and found the STAFF to be friendly and helpful during your stay with us. Thank you very much for your recommendation of the Hotel to other travellers. We look forward... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were really friendly and helpful, having arrived at the hotel at 4:00 am. The first room we were put into was noisy because of a ventilation malfunction, but they moved us straight away. Room was spacious and clean, and the bed was very comfortable. Again the staff were really obliging.

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Natalie B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Emanuel G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. Please accept my sincerest apologies that the air-con made a noise in your room, I am happy to see that the reception STAFF moved you into a quieter room right away. We are delighted to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us... More

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45 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have stayed here twice in the last year on business. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. I found the room comfortable, great bed, the window could open and there is a good desk configuration wtih a light and reasonable wifi that makes working in the evening easy. I found the room service limited and therefore had dinner... More

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Natalie B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Knowthegoodstuff, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at our hotel. It was quite delightful to read your feedback and I will most certainly share it with the rest of my TEAM. Our STAFF are excellence driven thus providing you, the GUEST with the best GUEST service at all... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I may have been jaundiced in my view after having stayed 3 x nights in a great hotel in Capetown, but I just found this place a little souless. Check in was polite but not cheery, rooms were fine, but rather ordinary and the whole place jsut lacked something. Breakfast was the ususal boring and cool buffet and trying to... More

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Natalie B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear CRX, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Protea Hotel Wanderers. All GUEST feedback is imperative for us and we always try to strive for GUEST satisfaction; I am so sorry to hear that the Hotel did not quite meet up to your expectations on this occasion. We thank you for your business and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Friendly staff, great service, nice food with a beautiful surroundings and smell of fresh roses along the entrance. And of course, reasonable prices. 20 min Walking distance to a great spot called Melrose arch, restaurants, outdoor bars, shops, etc. We had the best steak ever.

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Natalie B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Ghaith8, Thank you for taking the time to write your great review here on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us; your feedback with regards to the service and dining experience will without question be shared with the rest of my TEAM. We hope to welcome you back to the Hotel... More

Western Cape, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good Hotel that is well situated for business between Johannesburg City Centre and the Northern Suburbs. The hotel has good security and one can walk around its premises safely in the evenings. Staff are always willing to assist. The resturant cant breakfasts are good, supper I have found slow service and steaks not great

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Natalie B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear JAL047, Thank you for your posting your review on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to hear that you felt safe whilst you were staying at the Protea Hotel Wanderers. My sincerest apologies about the slow service that you experienced during your supper; the comment about the steak you had has been noted and I have also passed this... More

West Bay, Grand Cayman
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Protea Wanderers was a wonderful respite in the busy city of Johannesburg. My room was comfortable, quiet, and well-lit (a rarity in hotel rooms these days). Lux Transportation, the on-site transportation service, was on-time picking me up at the airport and generally concerned and accommodating in handling all my transportation needs, as well a reasonably priced. The food in... More

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Natalie B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Becky R, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Trip Advisor. I am so happy to hear that you chose to stay with us at the Protea Hotel Wanderers; situated on the green belt of Johannesburg it does feel like you are not quite in a busy city and is perfect for a break away.... More

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Address: Cnr Corlett Drive & Rudd Road, Illovo 2116, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Illovo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Wanderers 4*
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Protea Hotel Illovo
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Situated in the prestigious suburb of Illovo, Sandton, the hotel is ideal for both the leisure and business traveller. A mere 4 minutes’ drive away, the M1 Freeway allows for easy access to all business centres, the OR Tambo International Airport and various other attractions the great city of Johannesburg has to offer. Venture into Sandton, Rosebank or the Melrose Arch precinct, which are minutes away and offer some of the finest shopping and dining experiences on the continent. Alternatively enjoy fine cuisine in our upmarket restaurant, relax on the hotel’s poolside sundeck, enjoy a cocktail in our 24 hour coffee bar and deli or make use of the in-house FIT gym. Accommodation consists of superbly appointed bedrooms, all equipped with separate bath and shower, an executive work desk & wireless internet access. Our distinguished conference facilities and executive boardrooms encourage performance and productivity. Careful attention to detail is a hallmark of this hotel, from the striking, elegant décor, immaculate service, supremely comfortable rooms, to the fresh red apple placed in our GUEST'S room every day. ... more   less 
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