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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Durban
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Cheshire England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a room on the 5th floor, with a stunning view of Johannesburg. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The room was a good size for a standard room, with great water pressure in the shower! Room service was delicious. We would definetly stay here again!

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

Dear Tammy B, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on Trip Advisor. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to pass your feedback on to the rest of the “Apple TEAM”. We hope to welcome you back to our Hotel again in the not... More

Sasolburg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This hotel offers everything one wants for an efficient business stay-over. I would definitely rate this as one of the better experiences within the Protea Hotel group, apart from dinner service in the restaurant which was truly disappointing. There was a delay in serving everyone at the table, resulting in cold food, no steak knifes were provided and the pepper... More

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Dear Michael J, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our Hotel here on Trip Advisor. I would like to sincerely apologise for the disappointment that you and the other GUESTS at your table experienced during your meal in our “Big Apple” Restaurant. I will certainly give these service concerns that you have brought up the... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Ticks all of the boxes that you would want as a business hotel. Efficient check-in and out, decent sized room, excellent wi-fi and a good bathroom and shower. The gym in the basement is great. I'd definately stay again.

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Dear comradestuart, Thank you for posting your review of our Hotel here on Trip Advisor! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed some of the facilities that the Hotel has to offer and look forward to having you stay with us again on your next visit to Johannesburg! Kind Regards Natalie and the Protea Hotel Wanderers TEAM More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Second stay there now. Rooms are very comfortable with a separate bathroom and well set up with a desk for those who still need to get some work done at night. 500 mb free on wi-fi is a bonus. Staff are friendly too.

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Dear Tranchie-Tess, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Protea Hotel Wanderers again. I am so pleased to hear that you had a great stay on your second visit to the Hotel. You have brilliantly summarised some of the services the hotel is proud to offer. We look forward to having you as our GUEST... More

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I've stayed at PH Wanderers several times now, most recently last month when I was leading a group of university students to South Africa. The staff is always so kind and attentive, the restaurant food is delicious, and the rooms comfortable. Staying here is worth going a little out of the way. They will also help with tours while in... More

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Dear Logansrun98, Thank you for posting your second review of our Hotel here on Trip Advisor! We are continuously striving for excellence and I am so pleased to hear that we achieved this again on your return visit to the Protea Hotel Wanderers. We have an incredible and passionate TEAM, who do their best to pay attention to every detail,... 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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