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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Staff: Very helpful, friendly, accommodating and professional. In particular, I would like to thank Danny, one of the hotel managers, for improving the quality of my stay. My room had a few issues and he made certain that everything was addressed within a reasonable period of time. Location: Good for activities in Kruger National Park; also within easy access... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's unusual design of the reception area has long since intrigued us and eventually prompted us to check in overnight. Even though we hadn't booked, we were welcomed and given a superb room. A year late we overnighted again on the spur if the moment. This time our room was not as good, but still clean and comfortable. The staff... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The hotel and staff were excellent. Struggled to find my room and was pleasantly surprised by the room and how nice it was. The food was not ok at all, not a wide variety for dinner, and the one afternoon after our meeting lunch was served and the cauliflower was off. The hotel stay was however enjoyable

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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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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 June 10, 2014 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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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
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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

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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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