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Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   104 Main Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Hluhluwe
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Weston, Florida
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274 reviews 274 reviews
38 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as part of a tour and found it to be OK. Staff was fine about check in/check out, breakfast buffet was decent, the hotel rooms while far from the main area was totally adequate. Normally not mentioned, their gift shop was quite good with reasonable prices. One little added extra was they had a show of native... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stay somewhere else. Very poor hotel. I asked the manager why the water kept going boiling hot to freezing cold every 10 seconds in the shower. The response was that there were other people in the hotel who were showering at the same time as me. Really? The food was terrible for lunch with breakfast only being slightly better. I... More

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our tour group of 37 spent 2 nights here while visiting the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve and St. Lucia Estuary. I found the hotel very comfortable, quiet and convenient to the places we visited. The hotel is built around a lovely courtyard, and the room had everything I needed, except a refrigerator. However, the bar supplied a large ice bucket with... More

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Durban, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Decided to stay over in Hluhluwe so on arrival booked into Protea Hotel Hluhluwe. Our check in which was not friendly. Then we were advised room only rate. We wanted to eat something and were told can only assist with a meal at the bar. Not so great and very slow. When we got to our room we had to... More

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

As day visitors, my wife & I had a late meal @ the Hluhluwe hotel & safari's on sunday 16 June 2014. Allow me to state, the hotel is centrally located, just a few minutes from the N2. The hotel grounds were clean & presentable; security was good; parking is secure. The meal was fair-could have been better. The coffee... More

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Hove, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This was a great hotel to stay at and be based for my safari trips. The thing that stands out in my mind is the friendly and helpful nature of the manager, Allen, and all the staff. Everyone from the cleaning staff, the waiting staff in the bar and restaurant and the reception was smiley, friendly and wanting to know... More

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Durban, South Africa
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I wanted a short break and decided to book this hotel. it was a great choice. Hluhluwe is about 287km from Durban. On arrival we were upgraded to a "queen leisure" suite, a spacious room with a couch and large coffee table. The room opened onto a fairly large balcony (one of the few rooms with this... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I was a bit skeptical at first to stay at this hotel but changed my mind after a few hours. My little girls had an absolute blast, they couldnt believe their luck that they were able to swim after dark as the pool water was heated (highlight of their holiday lol). My husband and I loved that the bar is... More

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear "Candice A", Greetings from Hluhluwe! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your kind recommendations. We are so pleased to hear that we have been able to pleasantly surprise you and create a memorable stay. Our apologies for the damp smell in your room. We are not really sure what would have caused this but will... More

Medford, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I know people are giving this 3 stars, perhaps more, but our group had a great experience at this hotel. First of all this hotel was recently renovated and the rooms are outstanding. You do have a long walk to your room from the lobby, but don't let this deter you. There are no elevators so if you're on the... More

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear "Hilthd2000", Thank you so much for your great review of our beloved hotel. I will certainly share and celebrate this with the rest of the TEAM. We are so happy to hear that we have been able to exceed your expectations when staying with us while travelling through beautiful South Africa. We look forward to welcoming you back again... More

Cape Town
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I'd booked two standard rooms at the hotel but when we arrived they said they'd put the three of us in the Lodge. I had no idea what this meant, but was pleasantly surprised. The Lodge is just behind the hotel and is a freestanding house with a private pool. You can walk from the Lodge to the hotel along... More

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear "HarveyCapeTown", Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful standalone lodge, located behind our hotel facilities. Although our newly refurbished rooms are of a great standard and very comfortable, we can imagine you were pleasantly surprised with the upmarket standard of our lodge. It offers a bit more privacy and space than an average hotel room and... More

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Address: 104 Main Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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Hotel Class:5 star — Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris 5*
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Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris - Luxury Set in the Heart of The Zulu Kingdom. Rich in natural ambience and with a distinctively African rhythm, Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris treats guests to luxurious accommodation, tantalising cuisine, and a world-class service with friendly staff who live the motto "hospitality is our game". The Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris encourages visitors to leave the modern world behind and to embark on a discovery ... the untamed beauty of Kwazulu Natal's Elephant coast and the neighbouring wildlife and marine reserves have created a vibrant eco-system of unrivalled diversity. Soak up the sun at the swimming pool terrace and feel the cultural richness in the evenings whilst sipping on a refreshing sundowner and watching the Zulu dance shows are held beneath the magnificent Umkanyakude (Fever) Tree. At Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, you'll discover the wild nature of Africa, rejoice in the luxury and revel in the friendly warmth of one of Africa's most welcoming hotels! ... more   less 
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