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Protea Hotel The Winkler

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   R538 Numbi Gate Road, White River 1249, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 9 hotels in White River
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here on a Grand Circle Tour, and although the grounds were lovely, the rooms definitely needed updating and better lighting. My refrigerator was missing, and the safe didn't work when I checked in, but both problems were remedied right away. The food was good, and there was plenty of it on the buffet. Packed breakfasts for early morning... More

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Standerton, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best hotel so far to stay in. Very neat with friendly staff and it has the most delicious food ever. There was buffet dinner and breakfast. It's nice and cozy. We will definitely stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is. A perfect place for a holiday an business meetings easy to access.Not far from town an its near the road so you there's no way u'll get lost.Its a perfect place for family get away because the is noise of. human kind only nature.The standards are worldclass there's nothing to complain with.

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Medford, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed at the Winkler and the gated grounds and lobby are lovely. However, our room had poor lighting and most rooms need updating. There was no plug in the bathroom. However, the rooms have flat screened TVs, wifi (no internet stations), a safe and hairdryer. Please bring a flashlight, because the hotel rooms have outside entrances and the walkway... More

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear "Hilthd2000", Greetings from all of us at Protea Hotel The Winkler! Thank you for the kind comments and for recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear we lived up to your expectations. Your detailed comments on our room standards are very much welcomed and will be discussed with the management team soonest. Do make sure you pay... More

Randburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Service was excellent from every member of staff. Rooms were spacious and beds were very comfortable. Showers hot. generous buffets. Enormous grounds for the kids and gorgeous views from the deck. We'll definitely be back.

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear "Merriam C", Brilliant comments! Thank you for your generous recommendations and for sharing this on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear we have been able to create a fun and comfortable family get away and the TEAM and I are looking forward to hosting you again soon. Warm regards, Charmaine Kotze - General manager More

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We initially booked at a hotel located in Hazyview but decided to forfeit the deposit because the internet and reality don’t always match. It happens :-/ We were glad that The Winkler were able to accommodate us at such short notice. It rescued what would otherwise have been a ruined vacation. My experience was only positive – from the room... More

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear "dacostri", Thank you so much for the positive review. We are thrilled to hear you have had such a great time during your visit to our beautiful hotel. Glad to know we have been able to "save" your holiday. Do come back to us soon! Kind regards, Charmaine Kotze - General manager More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

As a black south African, we usually are very patient in nature, not full of complaints, but hai khona! I visited the place on the 27th- 29th December 2013, generally I would say the hotel is fine, but would give it 3 star not 4. The food on the 27 was ...okay...then on the 28th and 29 you probably know... More

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear "Rehoboth657", Thank you for your honest feedback! Our apologies for not being able to live up to your expectations when staying with us and the end of 2013. I can assure you that our hotel is graded as a 4 star hotel for many years already and that this is done in an unbiased and transparent way. Your food... More

Benoni, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We visit this hotel at least twice a year and with out fault great staff,great service. Great entertainment for the children, they have games room,water slides and sometimes a movie of their choice in the rooms. The A la Carte Menu is a great alternative to the buffet.

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear "Noeleen H", On behalf of the TEAM at Protea Hotel The Winkler, I thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your recommendations! Its much appreciated. We can't wait to host you and your family again soon. Warm regards, Charmaine Kotze - General Manager More

Pretoria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A good choice of hotel to relax and enjoy the surroundings. A good central point to see and explore the area, a great place to come back to and relax and enjoy good food and a swim. Sundowners overlooking the pool is fantastic with the lights lighting up the pool and grass area. The rooms clean and big.

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear "Mark N", Greetings from White River! Thank you so much for your kind recommendations of our beloved Protea Hotel The Winkler. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found it to be an relaxing experience. A jump in the pool followed by a sundowner on the patio can certainly assist in escaping the rush... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This hotel is 25 minutes from Numbi Gate and 45 minutes from Phabeni gate . It is a great option for those not wanting to spend big money staying in Sabie Sands . We were greeted with a warm welcome by Gladys who checked us in with a smile and a welcome drink . Rooms are large and bright and... More

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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at Protea Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for the excellent review! Especially your kind recommendations on the service received by our TEAM members are much appreciated. I agree with you that our beloved hotel offers great value for money while in close proximity of many attractions in the area including Kruger Park. The beautiful spacious facilities on offer and luscious gardens are enjoyed... More

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Address: R538 Numbi Gate Road, White River 1249, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel The Winkler 4*
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Protea Hotel The Winkler – Your vibey landmark in the Lowveld – Work or Play, the place to stay. Open spaces, African nature at your doorstep and effortless comfort – Protea Hotel The Winkler epitomises the beauty, warmth and tranquility of the unique Mpumalanga province. Facilities available at the hotel include a state of the art conference centre accommodating up to 300 delegates, an on-site paintball course, that can be used for pure fun or team building challenges and for the younger GUESTs a fully equipped Kidz zone. With its ideal location, Protea Hotel The Winkler is a perfect spot from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area which offers attractions like Blyde River Canyon, Sabie Waterfalls and Pilgrim’s Rest. Only 20min drive from the renowned Kruger National Park, 6 kilometres from the White River Golf Course, 8 min drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and 20 kilometres from Nelspruit, this hotel has a world at its doorstep! ... more   less 
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