Booked for two nights but changed booking to one night after exploring the hotel and facilities. Apparently the previous owners packed up and left after the spin off of the World Cup and the previous owners had to take the hotel back. On arrival the hotel smelled damp.
Besides my family I only saw three other couples staying there. The facilities, putt putt, entertainment area needs a revamp of note. It looked very tired and neglected. They do not offer dinner so we opted to eat at a restaurant a few meters down the road which was also not really good. The room decor is very out-dated and old. The feeling I got was that the hotel had been locked up for a period of time. Opened windows in the room to get circulation, damp spores were visible on the insides of the windows and walls.
This is a very large hotel and has recently opened up a Spa within the hotel, in fact they had just launched the spa on our visit. Maybe after some changes things could improve.
This hotel has great potential
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Garden Route's oldest and best-loved Hotels! With a grand tradition as honeymoon spot, family hotel and a tourist and business destination, it's steeped in tradition and it's got a warm, old-style charm. But it's also a modern hotel with all the facilities you need - The 150-bedroom property boasts a beauty spa, two swimming pools, a bowling green, two tennis courts, a squash court, putt-putt and six banqueting halls and conference rooms. We are situated almost in the centre of the Garden Route - 45 minutes' drive to both Mossel Bay and Knysna, less than an hour to Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo. Not to mention 300 meters from golden beaches, surrounded by indigenous forests and striking lagoons. It's a Mecca for sport and adventures and Wilderness is part of the unfenced Garden Route National Park - with some of the world's most popular walks and trails. All of this makes The Wilderness Hotel perfect for niche markets like birders, mountain bikers, golfers and for tour companies too, of course. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wilderness Hotel Wilderness
- Protea Resort
- Protea Hotel Wilderness
- Protea Wilderness Hotel