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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
tillie1001 Durban, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
55 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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

Pietermaritzburg
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Newly refurbished rooms. Great staff that assisted with travel date changes, pizza for the kids, etc. Safe and secure. 15km from Hluhluwe-umfolozi gate. Please note that only a buffet is available for dinner and that there are very few options available for eating out in Hluhluwe town.

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

Dear "Craig J", Greetings from of all of us at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe! Thank you for the fantastic review on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Hluhluwe and that we were able to make your family's stay a comfortable one. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Daniel... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I booked a two night stay for a little family getaway for my family at this hotel, they had advertised a great family special which included activities such as a St Lucia boat trip and a game drive. I read good reviews on this site and was confident we'd have an enjoyable break. When we arrived on the 12th Of... More

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

Dear "Delia K", On behalf of the entire TEAM at the Protea Hotel Hluhluwe, we sincerely thank you for your review and for sharing your disappointing experience while staying at our hotel, caused by rowdy behaviour of other guests at the hotel. Very unfortunate and clearly very disappointing for you and your family. Myself and the management team had been... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We arrived to a fast efficient check in at the Hluhluwe hotel . The hotel has a beautiful well kept garden the is very good for bird watching or just relaxing . There is also a lovely pool area with a outside bar so another great place to relax and along side it a large inside lounge with free wifi... More

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

Dear "666Satan", Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our newly refurbished rooms and our lush and tropical hotel environment. I fully agree with you that the location of our hotel is ideal to visit the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, with our skilled and trainer guides... More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We visited the hotel for the seccond time. Previously we had a good experience but this time was even better. The new deco of the rooms is excellent, staff very friendly and food great. We took our 2 year old son who enjoyed playing in the kids area and was amused with peacocks. I did some shopping in the gift... More

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

Dear "Coppacabana2013", What a brilliant review! Myself and the TEAM are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our newly refurbished rooms at the hotel. Our kids area and facilities are a sure winner for families traveling in the Hluhluwe area, so thank you for pointing this out to your fellow trip advisor users. Your recommendations on the service received by... More

Lake Wales, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Food was excellent. Location is right by the game preserve. Rooms were nothing to brag about although we have stayed in much nicer places that were not nearly as spotlessly cleaned. Hotel needs some TLC. Public drinking water was good. Public areas were Okay. Peacocks and landscaping added much to the allure of the hotel. The big question is: Would... More

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

Dear "Buckeyesandi", Thank you for the kind review and for the recommendation of the service received by the TEAM at the hotel. Our hotel has indeed been around for many years and carries a lot of charm because of this especially in combination with the beautiful landscapes surrounding the hotel.The hotel is currently undergoing a refurbishment of its rooms, which... More

Ellicott City MD
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
26 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

About 20 minutes drive from the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, this hotel is a bit dated. The grounds are nice with peacocks and landscaping. The lobby areas and food served were good. However, the rooms need some updating. The only outlet to plug in my CPAP machine required an extension, which the hotel did provide. Overall, it was an ok hotel.

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

Dear "Markjoe", On behalf of the TEAM at the Protea Hotel Hluhluwe, we thank you for your kind comments. We will share your honest feedback on the services and facilities with everyone at the hotel. We are happy to inform you that the our hotel rooms are currently being refurbished which should fully address your concern raised around the outdated... More

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Additional Information about Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Hluhluwe And Safaris
Address: 104 Main Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Hluhluwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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