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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

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on Sabi River at the Paul Kruger Gate | Portia Shabangu Rd, Skukuza 1350, South Africa
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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ESSEX ENGLAND
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. It turned out to be one of the two best during our 2 week tour of South Africa. This is a nicely located hotel, which is only a 5 minute drive from the Kruger gate entrance to Kruger Park. The hotel is nicely laid out. The rooms are comfortable. The evening buffet was... More 

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Jacobsdal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Verry new and clean place to stay for business , rooms little smal , nice food and hice setting , staff always freindly , will defnitly stay there again soon , Buffet was good , brakfast also not bad fg

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights as part of a four night Honeymoon in Kruger and the Greater Kruger region. We weren't expecting too much as we had thought it would just be an ordinary standard Protea Hotel. But this was phenomenal. The location is perfect - right outside the Paul Kruger entrance so you have the perfect location for... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family room was ok. I Would have really liked a chalet but non was available. The Advertised wifi was non existent. The Staff at the buffet boma were quite rude. The Drinks are extremely expensive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a timeshare owner at Burchell's Bush Lodge which is attached to the Protea Hotel, we used the facility of the Lapa Restaurant. Most disappointed with the service and the food. Having been there several times before, we were always impressed with the selection of food, including game dishes which are enjoyed by the tourists (being Kruger Park) and the... More 

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST Thank you for the time you have taken to provide us with feedback after your recent visit at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Your feedback is highly valued and will be used constructively to maintain and improve, where necessary, our standards of service and facilities. Please accept my sincere apologies for the discomfort and inconvenience you experienced. Your feedback... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was quite nice. Rooms were comfortable, large, and clean. The food at the buffets was good, with good variety. We had a braai bbq one night with music and dancing which was enjoyable. The monkeys running around add some fun atmosphere. We saw elephants come right up to fence several times. I had a massage at the spa... More 

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST, We were delighted to receive your feedback after your recent stay at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. we also appreciate the time you have taken to share your expriences with the Trip advisor community. I will be sure to congratulate the TEAM for contributing to your wonderful stay. Thank you also for highlighting the areas the need improvement. I... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, our stay was good at this hotel. The room was spacious and clean although the toilet smelled of urine on arrival and for the duration of our stay. Nice fluffy towels. Meals had something for everyone and food was plentiful. Signs need to be erected so as not to allow children to run up and down on ramps at... More 

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST Thank you for the time you have taken in providing us with feedback. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure whether or not we are meeting and exceeding our GUESTS' expectations. We need to know when we have done right, but more importantly, when we have done wrong! Your feedback has therefore been truly invaluable to us.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to stay. Set on the edge of the Kruger National Park, it has a bush setting, with monkeys and bush-babies in the trees around the rooms, and the occasional visiting elephant or other wildlife visible from the lookouts in the hotel. it offers great rooms, great service, great food, outstanding ambience, and outstanding and very... More 

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback after your recent stay at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. GUEST feedback are always very important to us as they allow us to determine overall GUEST satisfaction and provide us with a foundation for making improvements where it is necessary. I am pleased that you have enjoyed... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate in December on a family holiday.Had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at this protea hotel.Food was good and staff friendly.The dinner outside around the fire was the best...children enjoyed it.The hotel is situated at the entrance of the KNP...very convenient.Would love to return one day.

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST I am very delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us in the past. Thank you kindly for sharing your feedback and comments with the Trip advisor community. we look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Yours sincerely, François Meyer General Manager. More 

Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I would like to have given this property a higher rating - and it could easily be done - but our experience at check out astounded us. We spent an over night here as an extra part of a longer tour. The good: Good location close to the National Park entrance. Rooms were large and clean with a nice outlook.... More 

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST, I am truly saddened by your feedback after your recent stay at our hotel. wish to assure you that your feedback about your service experience at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate is viewed in a serious light. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience that was caused to you during your stay. Your experience of the service delivery... More 

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