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Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

Protea Hotels$111*
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Comox, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was ok except for a design error. The safe was hard to get at as the one part of cupboard door did not open, Great hot water, breakfast was great. Staff very friendly. Dinner in a la carte was quite slow also had trouble paying with my protea card. It seemed like rocket science for the staff to gte...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the hotel and were very disappointed with the service and the condition of the room. The staff seemed to not be knowledgeable of the hotel , the room had flacking paint in some areas , the carpet seems to need a deep clean , the restaurant staff didn't know the buffet menu , service in the...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear D1201FSMARKH Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. Please be advised that i have responded to you via our internal guest survey that we did receive a few weeks back. Once again we are really sorry for your stay expectations not being met. We hope we are able to welcome you...

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the hotel while while working with a Christian minister and his congregation in Hluhluwe. While our room was not spectacular it was more than adequate. On the other hand, the staff and other services were outstanding. We had a great breakfast every morning in the dining room and enjoyed other meals and drinks in...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Dschoeff Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. We appreciate your feedback and will share this with the team. Nothing is more important to us than our guests. It was a pleasure having you with us and the work that you do is very admirable. Until we see you again, please...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to stay at this hotel because of it's close proximity to one of the gates to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game reserve - it's about 15 minutes away. We have stayed here numerous times in the last 18 years, even before we had children. It's a good choice for families because it is one of the few hotels that offer family...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Singha36 Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. We would like to sincerely apologize for your stay experience not being 100% up to standard. Our main goal is meet and exceed guests expectations. Your feedback has been shared with the team at the hotel to rectify our shortcomings. Kind Regards Sadira...

Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a night to visit the Game Reserve nearby. Lunch was pre-ordered but was not ready when we arrived. Room was just a typical hotel room, a bit outdated and the entry door needed to be repaired as it would not close properly and had to be shut loudly. At dinner, one of us ordered sirloin steak and...

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GeneralManager3960, Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Serendipity 8 Thank you for your review on recent stay at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. We would like to sincerely apologize for your stay with us not being up to standard. This is not the stay experience we wish to give to our valued guest. Your feedback is very important to us , as it will allow us...

Eliot, Maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this lovely hotel in April with 2 of my friends. Everything was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We got to watch a traditional Zulu dance and were invited to participate. The pool area was very nice and relaxing and the gift shop had some great stuff. Our game...

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GeneralManager3960, Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear KellieHuddleston Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. We are pleased to hear that we here able to meet and exceed your expectations during your stay with us. Your feedback will be shared with the team at the hotel to continue to motivate and empower them. Thank you and take care,...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with my wife and 2 kids 2 weeks ago for one night only while we visited the Hluhluwe game Reserve. This hotel is a mere 20 minutes from the reserve and much more affordable than staying at hilltop camp. Check in was awful as we encountered the receptionist who was so unwelcoming and cold. No smile and no greetings....

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Jeeva R We would like to thank you for your review on your recent stay at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, On behalf of the whole team Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, I would like to humbly apologize for your bad experience with the receptionist on your check in process. This is not the standard of the hotel or...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must commend the General Manager Sadira, on being the most helpful, and pleasant GM. Sadira personally assisted me in booking my weekend away and was so very accommodating to my requests. The rooms were clean and neat, and quite large in size. The bathroom was also quite big and very clean. I loved the shower. What stood out for...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Arisha Govender Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. I am humbled and empowered by your kind words. Guests are very important to me and my team, theirs nothing more encouraging than knowing that we where able to meet and exceed your expectations. To us family is very precious and we...

Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We did not stay at this hotel; however, we did enjoy visiting the gift shop and pool area while waiting for dinner in the Inkonkoni restaurant. The lounge and pool area was inviting and comfortable. Food and drinks were available poolside. We enjoyed the evening buffet for dinner which included chicken, beef and lamb. I must say the leg of...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Abigail29 We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic dinner at the hotel. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank you again for your time and come visit us...

Reviewed March 9, 2017

We stayed here in March 2017 for two nights with another couple. My initial impression of the property was that it was quaint with a splendid outside area and Bar. We stayed in two Family Rooms even though it was just two per room but this was great as there was a lot of space. The rooms were very comfortable...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Good Day Jonathan H Thank you for your review on Protea Hotel By Marriott Hluhluwe & Safaris, We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. Im pleased to advise that we are re-looking at our a la carte menu to offer a variety of offerings. We strive to give our best and it...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris - Luxury Set in the Heart of The Zulu Kingdom. Rich in natural ambience and with a distinctively African rhythm, Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris treats guests to luxurious accommodation, tantalising cuisine, and a world-class service with friendly staff who live the motto "hospitality is our game". The Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris encourages visitors to leave the modern world behind and to embark on a discovery ... The untamed beauty of Kwazulu Natal's Elephant coast and the neighbouring wildlife and marine reserves have created a vibrant eco-system of unrivalled diversity. Soak up the sun at the swimming pool terrace and feel the cultural richness in the evenings whilst sipping on a refreshing sundowner and watching the Zulu dance shows are held beneath the magnificent Umkanyakude (Fever) Tree. At Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, you'll discover the wild nature of Africa, rejoice in the luxury and revel in the friendly warmth of one of Africa's most welcoming hotels!Let one of our Guides take you on Game drive adventure to Hluhluwe/Umfolozi park or one of the many interactions and activities The Elephant Coast has to offer . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

Address: 104 Main Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $99 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris 5*
Number of rooms: 76
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“Ground floor rooms are easily accessible to all facilities.”
ArishaGovender, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We enjoyed the far wing and our room was on the ground floor, so ideal with young children.”
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“Great Zulu dancing!!”
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“All very good Rooms”
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“Ground floor rooms are a shorter walk to the front.”
rodneygovender123, Dec 26, 2016 | Read review
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