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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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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Illovo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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daly city, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice hotel. Room was nicely upkeep with a small fridge, flat screen television and temperature control for a/c or heat. Room has separate tub and shower. There is a pool, gym, free internet and free apples in the lobby desk and also an apple each day is placed in your room. Hotel restaurant is a good place to eat and... More

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Berkeley, Ca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this hotel three times, and enjoyed being there all three times. Each time I've had to spend considerable time in my room, working. That was easy because the Internet access was good and the rooms are quite spacious. Room service is good - not a large variety of choices for dinner, but relatively well prepared. The... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed to be in Illovo for the weekend so this hotel suited us. It seems to be used by businessmen in the week as it was slightly cheaper on the weekend which was great. Useful to know that they have a complimentary shuttle service to collect from Sandton (and I think Rosebank ) Gautrain station from Monday to Friday. We... More

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Castle Cary, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is usually not cheap but we got a very good special on Skoosh. Well fitted, well run, comfortable and ideally situated between Rosebank and Sandton and a short walk to bars and restaurants.

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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Simon L, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! From time to time we do run specials, so be sure to check-out out our website for the latest deals on offer! Alternatively, you can contact me at gm@phwanderers.co.za and I will gladly assist you. Hope to see you soon!... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked half a dozen rooms for New Years Eve and was not disappointed. The rooms were all well appointed and clean as well as being allocated close together. The staff in the restaurant and reception were very friendly and helpful as was our bus driver who ran us into Melrose Arch. The food in the restaurant for both breakfast... More

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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear KiwiSaffa, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are firm believers in getting the basics right and reading your comments about the reception and restaurant STAFF as well as the driver being friendly and helpful is testament to this. Thank you so much for the review and be sure to visit... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed here on over 50 occasions in past years, I returned after some 3 years recently when business circumstances allowed. And not much has changed. The front office team were welcoming, the restaurant staff friendly, and the room spotless. And the red apples are as crunchy as juicy as ever!! And it is close to Sandton, where the restaurant... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Unfortunately stayed here whilst on Business in Joburg. The rooms are very plain, boring and moody. The food was OK. When I arrived at the hotel, I mentioned that my business had a agreed corporate rate with the hotel. The manager confirmed this, however she mentioned that they needed an email clarification from my PA to confirm I worked for... More

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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear andrew p, Thank you for post on TripAdvisor regarding your stay with us. Sadly it seems that the TEAM and the outsourced transport company have not delivered the level of service that we are usually proud to offer to our GUESTS. On behalf myself and my TEAM, please accept my sincere apologies for your service experience. I would personally... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Staying here for 6 nights on business and medical tourism! Very reasonably priced - in stark comparison to many of the properties around it. Food VERY good - well prepared, well presented and ludicrously cheap by European standards. Close to everywhere but pretty quiet. All staff good - some exceptional. I would definitely stay here again.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This hotel will remain my hotel of choice when on business in Johannesburg. The hotel is conveniently situated to great entertainment areas, good shopping and close to most attractions. The rooms are well appointed, good air-conditioning, and decent bathrooms. The restaurant serves great South African food at reasonable prices.

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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear GusBehn, As a loyal GUEST of the Protea Hotel Wanderers, we are delighted to receive your review. You are spot on when referring to the unique location of our hotel. We are only minutes away from the business hubs, Sandton, Rosebank and the Melrose Arch Precinct as well as the local attractions. We are continuously striving for excellence and... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Good value hotel, nice and clean. Staff friendly and efficient, could teach the African pride melrose a thing or two. Would definitely return. Only gripe is it was cheaper for me to book through yeego(uk company) than online at protea site even with procard. Not really reward local loyals are you protea?

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Additional Information about Protea Hotel Wanderers

Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Illovo
Protea Wanderers Hotel
Protea Wanderers
Address: Cnr Corlett Drive & Rudd Road, Illovo 2116, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Illovo
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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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Illovo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Wanderers 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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