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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 October 2, 2011
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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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New England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We stayed here in late September; pretty much the off-season - too late for winter getaway, too soon for the school holidays. The hotel is aging but is fairly well maintained. Gardens are very well kept and the trees are beautiful and well looked after. Food is fairly good and the selection at mealtimes is truly exceptional. Location is excellent... More

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

Short note to thank you for your kind words. I will definitely share your feedback with all of the team members at the hotel. We are looking forward welcoming you back at the Protea Hotel The Winkler soon! At your service, William Bruntnell - General Manager Protea Hotel The Winkler More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Having stayed at the Protea Hotel Kruger, gate twice already this year, my wife and I decided to try the Protea Hotel The Winkler out, and decided to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, by spending a short weekend trip to this hotel. It is very conveniently situated, being 4 hour drive from Johannesburg. It is also well situated if one... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for your all round positive feedback, we are thrilled to know that you had a pleasant experience whilst visiting our property. Looking forward to hosting you in the White River area again soon!!! Yours in Hospitality, William Bruntnell - General Manager Protea Hotel The Winkler More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

We have just completed a 4 day conference hotel at the Winkler in White River. It is the ideal conference venue. The rooms are large, comfortable and modern and the whole hotel is in great condition. The food is fine with more than enough variety. The conference venue itself is great for conferences with a large venue as well as... More

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

We are pleased to hear your 4 day conference turned out to be a success, we truly enjoyed hosting you and your colleagues. Your kind words have been shared with all team members at the hotel. Hope to see you all back soon! Yours sincerely, William Bruntnell General Manager Protea Hotel The Winkler More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

I stayed here with my wife and 2 teenage children on a DBB rate for 4 nights. After an extremely poor experience at a Protea sister hotel for 3 nights just prior to our visit I was dreading it BUT the experience was completely the reverse. Every single staff member was curtious, accommodating and extremely helpful. Management were always around... More

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

Just a quick note to thank you for your kind words. Great to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. I will certainly share your positive comments with all of our team members. Warm regards, William Bruntnell General Manager Protea Hotel The Winkler More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the Winkler whilst on holiday with our kids. it was nice to have rooms with inter connecting doors so that we were always close to them. The meals were very nice and the grounds well mantained . On the not so great side was the fact that the Kids Zone was locked every other day... More

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

Thank you for the positive feedback on your stay with us. I can assure you I will investigate the situation around access to the Kids Zone at the hotel. Our apologies for the inconvenience. Looking forward welcoming you and your family back soon! At your service, William Bruntnell - General Manager Protea Hotel The Winkler More

Los Gatos
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255 reviews 255 reviews
84 hotel reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

Stayed at the Winkler for three nights and l loved everything about the stay. The rooms were were of average size, quiet with comfortable beds. The outside setting was beautiful both out front and behind the hotel. No other building were in sight. The dining room had a great buffet for all the meals we ate there and there was... More

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

Just a short note of appreciation for your kind words. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.. Hope to welcome you back soon! At your service, William Bruntnell - General Manager Protea Hotel The Winkler More

Israel
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Rooms are spacious, air conditioned. Pool is refreshing. Food is good.

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

Dont hesitate to visit us again soon for another refreshing dive in our pool. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Yours sincerely, William Bruntnell - General Manager Protea Hotel The Winkler More

Gauteng
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

My Fiancé and I spent the Valentines weekend at the Winkler Protea hotel, What an amazing place to be at peace, tranquility, relaxed and just away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.... The friendly service and the flexibility of the staff is just amazing, from the time you book online to the time you check out of... More

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

What an extraordinary comments on your stay with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our beautiful hotel and the service provided. The entire team is proud to be part of another special Valentine's day memory... See you back soon! At your service, William Bruntnell - General Manager Protea Hotel The Winkler More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

In January I had some overseas clients who wanted to experience the kruger park, after calling around I heard great stories about Protea the Winkler in White river. The level of sevice I recieved from the time i called to make the booking uuntil the time i checked out was FANTASTIC! The over all look and feel of the hotel... More

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

The entire team is thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Protea Hotel The Winkler! We cant wait hosting you or any of your overseas guests again soon, upon your return to the Lowveld... At your service, William Bruntnell - General Manager Protea Hotel The Winkler More

Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

Personally, i found this Hotel to be very lovely. Quiet place when you swim in the pool you have an amazing view facing you . But i think 2 nights max will be enough

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

Dear Guest, Just a quick thank you for your kind feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We are looking forward welcoming you again during your next trip to the Lowveld. Yours sincerely, William Bruntnell General Manager - Protea Hotel The Winkler 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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