Our decision to stay at Hluhluwe Hotel was a last minute one after we were told we had to go to the Hluhluwe Game Park if we were in the area. The hotel had a package which included bed, breakfast and dinner as well as a 3 hour game safari and a 2 hour river cruise in the St Lucia estuary. All in all, it was good value, but the highlight was definitely the Game Park rather than the hotel.
We had a standard room which was air conditioned, very clean and tidy with a large bed and nice bathroom. The hotel itself doesn't really have much in the way of grounds - it's just the rooms and a pool and bar area (but then we weren't there for the hotel, we were there for the Game Park). Breakfast and dinner was really good - buffet style, but really tasty. The only let down really was the service. The rooms, facilities, restaurant etc were great. The service was average to say the least - no one is proactive, everything takes longer than it should (quite a contrast from the service we received in Zambia).
We would recommend this hotel based on value for money, proximity to the Game Park and the safaris that they run (which are great). The Hluhluwe Game Park was amazing. We saw so many animals - all the big five are there and rhino are in abundance. But don't expect great service otherwise you'll be dissapointed.
- 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
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- Protea Hotel Hluhluwe And Safaris