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Protea Hotel Samrand

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Samrand, Sterling Street | PO Box 2273, Midrand 1685, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Midrand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had to spend 5 weeks in the Protea Hotel, Samrand between January & February 2014. This hotel is great if you are only on business for a few days! but certainly not for any longer. It was fanastic for my office, only one junction down the N1. The staff for thye most were great, apart the the receptionist when... More

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Bourne, Lincolnshire
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135 reviews 135 reviews
33 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

An older hotel recently joined the Protea family. This hotel is located in an industrial estate near the N1. The accomodation is in a series of 2-storey blocks arranged in a manner faintly like a barracks or a 1950s american motel. There is a careful security guard, and the location is well fenced. The maintenance is to very high standards.... More

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Durban, South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

At first I was dissapointed that I was booked into this Protea and not the Midrand protea hotel. Driving up to the hotel it had the motel look to it and I was not expecting too much. However I was pleasantly surprised. The service from the staff was good, the rooms were spacious and clean and the on-site restuarant was... More

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Midrand, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Very good 3rd time staying at this Protea, wiil come back on my next bussiness trip. service good and food also very good. Room 146 just cold in winter so i think all these rooms on this side does not get sun.

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ProteaHotels, General Manager at Protea Hotel Samrand, responded to this review

Dear Eduann Thank you for taking time to post a review following your stay with us at Protea Hotel Samrand. We rely on GUEST feedback to determine both the positive and negative aspects of our hotel and to improve wherever possible. Your comment about our service and the quality of food certainly reassures us that we are on the right... More

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Coming back to stay at this Protea Hotel has been a revelation. They give credence to the adage that change is as good as a holiday! Why...? Well no longer are they the little old Road Lodge type accommodation near the highway. I am delighted to say that they have transformed themselves with the appointment of new staff with a... More

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Durban, South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Samrand Protea Hotel is like being at home! The staff demonstrate the highest levels of hospitality. The check in is always swift and efficient. The rooms are clean and really very comfortable. The food is excellent with the kitchen making efforts to ensure that the guest is satisfied. Interacting with the staff makes one feel like being at home -... More

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Kasterlee, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The hotel is situated in an industrial area where there is really notting to do miles around. I made a mistake in the booking as I wanted to be close to the Gallagher Convention Center for an exhibition. Staff is nice and friendly, rooms are ok, but restaurant is not really a good deal. You can eat much better for... More

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Andrew M, General Manager at Protea Hotel Samrand, responded to this review

04 April 2012 Dear GUEST, Thank you for taking time to comment about your stay at Protea Hotel Samrand, it is absolutely necessary for us to know how our GUESTS experience our services and facilities. We value your feedback as an extremely important tool in our day to day operations, as this helps us to improve your next stay. Your... More

Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Rooms are very large and clean and tidy and they have local TV channels and Sky news. There is a kettle with coffee and tea, and a safe in the room. Nice shower though with good pressure. This hotel is not a family hotel. If you need to be anywhere on business between sandton, midrand and pretoria areas then its... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

This place is OK, but only if you paid little. It is really not up to the Protea Hotel chain's standards. Rule of thumb: don't pay more than you would pay for an old Road Lodge room. On arrival, my room had cleaning chemical smells lingering in the air, and they made me sick. The hotel swiftly moved me to... More

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Andrew M, General Manager at Protea Hotel Samrand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at Protea Hotel Samrand. Please accept my sincere apologies for the discomfort and inconvenience you experienced. Your feedback regarding our cleaning chemicals and billing issues, by no means reflects the high standard of quality and service that Protea Hotel Samrand is usually proud to offer. I confirm therefore... More

Cape Town
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

This is the second time that I had to stay at this hotel and both times my experience were the same. The ladies at the front desk are not friendly and defnitely not helpfull. My TV did not work, my aircon did not work and my telephone did not work. I reported it, and a very friendly maintenance guy came... More

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Address: Samrand, Sterling Street | PO Box 2273, Midrand 1685, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Midrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Samrand 3*
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Protea Hotel Samrand - Affordable hotel between two cities. Protea Hotels Samrand, halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, offers unrivalled convenience and value for money. Strategically located near the airport and CBD, Protea Hotels Samrand is tailor-made for the executive and transit traveller. All rooms have air-conditioning, plug points for laptops and modems and deluxe en-suite bathrooms. The Residents' bar is open daily from 16h30 to 22h00, including Saturdays, while a cozy lounge facility off the reception area offers comfortable seating and a fireplace. Both are perfect for sundowners or informal gatherings. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner. If relaxation is what you are after, the hotel's swimming pool and sundeck is situated in the park-like surrounds near the restaurant. Disabled facilities are also available. ... more   less 
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