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Premier Hotel The Winkler

R538 Numbi Gate Road, White River 1249, South Africa
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UK MIDLANDS
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is isolated but convenient for Kruger Park with well connected roads all the way from Johannesburg to Kruger [some improvements still under way but roads no longer like the dreadful reviews still found with Google searches. Large and spacious hotel, style is modern but maybe heavy by 21st C European tastes. We had a very large room with corner... More 

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Thank ONESTBOB
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Onestbob, Thanks for the great Review and sorry you only stayed one night, but I'm so pleased you had a great stay with us and appreciated the close proximity to the World re-known Kruger National Park. We are actually very fortunate to have three gates nearby and two other a little further away so one does not have to... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights and truly enjoyed the tranquility that the hotel offers. The rooms are reasonably clean, love the mini fridges in the rooms for my fruits and drinks, spacious rooms and the land area for my jogging.

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Thank Bridget Tshiman... M
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Bridget, Thank you for taking the time to review Premier Hotel The Winkler. Great to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the in room fridges useful especially in the Lowveld where it's always hot. We are so lucky to have over 10 hectares of gardens around the hotel which is ideal for jogging, ( which... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our arrival at the hotel we were welcomed by friendly staff and were escorted to our rooms. The rooms were neat and tidy and had all the basics one would need. BUT best of all is the view one has from the rooms balcony facing the gardens...early morning sunrise with a cup of coffee and peace and quiet...the best!!!... More 

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Thank 360lizzy
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Lizzy, Thanks so much for the review. Your comments go a long way to keeping the TEAM motivated and maintains friendliness that you experienced. And so pleased that you took advantage of the sunrise it really is amazing when the sun comes up over the pool. I'm so blessed to have this view every morning. Sorry that the room... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My family and I where travelling around mpumalanga for our holidays and we came across an advert in the local paper in white river for lunch at Protea Winkler Hotel, we made a reservation even though we were not staying with them. The food was great with a wide selection and it really did feel like xmas. I would recommend... More 

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Victoria, Thank you for the review. So glad that you enjoyed your Christmas with us this year. And I have to compliment the TEAM for going all out, they really made us proud. Next year you should take advantage of one of our accommodation specials and stay over with us too. Thanks again for the review. Your in hospitality... More 

Midrand, South Africa
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Our first 2 rooms, the aircon didnt work and the shower leaked terribly from the wall. Then we were moved to our second room and the tv didnt work took over 2 days to fix it. Went to supper and I mean the bill was going to be R600 so youre expecting an awesome meal and cochroaches emerge from my... More 

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Thank Vongaibg
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Vongaib, Thank you for your review, although I was saddened by your comments, and apologise that we did not meet your expectations.. As with everything in life sometimes Airconditioners and TVs do malfunction, and being in an area of such peaceful, tranquility we do do have to sacrifice having technicians available as one would in the city over the... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This is probably my 8th trip to the Winkler The staff are always great, they make you feel welcome. Notthing is too much trouble. From checking in, to the dining room and even the staff who look after the rooms. Food as usual was excellent. The buffet is always above average. Both breakfast and supper The layout the view and... More 

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Thank Michael B
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Mr Burt, Thank you for posting such a positive review for the Winkler on Trip Advisor. I'll be sure to share this with the TEAM and motivate them to even greater heights. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit down to the Lowveld. yours in hospitality Simon More 

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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Breakfast was decent and a variety. Rooms was a nice size and had all the standard amenities. Grounds are looked after and maintained. Room were clean and in good condition. We traveled as a group, our rooms booked for a group was not placed together - we were separated. We booked 2 king rooms and one single room ended up... More 

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear ms Ashlyn, Thank you for taking the time to review Protea Hotel The Winkler on Trip Advisor. Glad to see that you enjoyed our hearty country breakfasts and the comfortable and clean rooms and the gardens despite the recent drought our gardeners have done wonders to keep them as they are. I must apologise for the inconvenience with the... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was part of my travel package so I wasn't sure what to expect. We spent two nights there; it's about 15 minutes from Kruger National Park, our safari destination. For me, the hotel was as I imagined one would be in the "bush country." I felt like I was in an old British movie. The porch area was... More 

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Thank Aly1648
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Aly, Thanks for taking the time to review Protea Hotel The Winkler on Trip advisor. I'm so pleased that you're as big a fan of Sunny South Africa as we all are even if it was in the middle of a heat wave when you traveled. But at least you had the sparkling pool and those cocktail to cool... More 

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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This hotel was part of a travel package, so we did not select it ourselves. However, reviews that I read when we booked the trip 6 months ago sounded encouraging. This place has a lot of potential. I understand that it was recently purchased by Marriott, but it does not yet have the quality of a Marriott hotel; it looks... More 

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Starette, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. I was saddened by your comments but accept that we are in the process of restructuring and have a refurbishment planned for early to middle of next year. Since taking over the hotel we have been focusing on improving our food and service and I... More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

From check-in to check-out, dinner and breakfast in-between, no hassles at all. The service was good. The view was good. The executive room very, very spacey. The food was good. The rain was even better! We had a very relaxed evening away from home and I will definitely go again and also recommend the Protea Winkler to friends, colleagues and... More 

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Thank Sandra720725
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Protea Hotel The Winkler on Trip advisor. Your comments will go a long way to keeping the TEAM motivated. So glad that you had a great stay with us and the rain just made it better. Looking forward to your next visit, sometime soon. Thanks again for the... More 

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