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Review of Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Polokwane
Certificate of Excellence
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Booked by mistake by my company and it was a good mistake, Comfortable spacious rooms with friendly staff. Food, and wine, all good and in comparison with European prices very good value. Would use again if ever in the area. Would have liked to stay longer and enjoy the peaceful setting.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town
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67 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Rooms very spacious and clean, the layput is not apartment style but rather single level units with own car port. The grounds beautifully manicured and the setting very welcoming. In room tea and coffee but no mini bar or fridge. Is the best accommodation in the area if you are going to stop over but be ware not to get it mixed with the other protea hotel which is a roadside motel.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bridgette D
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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Exceptional gardens, very well mainted and tastefully decorated hotel. As this was a business trip we did not have time to enjoy the grounds, golf course or the lions.
The buffet dinner was not a good option- as the quality of the food was disappointing. Kept heated for too long and not fresh. The a la carte restaurant definately looked like a better option in terms of ambiance and choise. Breakfast was fine with the normal full english breakfast.
Stayed at the golf course units- very spacious, big modern bathroom with all the amenities supplied (soap etc) and very good bedding making for a good nights sleep.
With arrangements and assistance of the front desk staff a hired car can be left at the hotel for the agency pick it up later as the car hire firms (Avis) are only located at the airport. This was of great assistance to us. As the hotel is approx 15-20km from town, this will need to be taken into account if you have business in town the next day.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Spent 3 days with my wife at this hotel.A truly great experience!Spacious rooms set in wonderful gardens.The steak at Basils' restaurant the best in South Africa.The walk with lions as well as the game drives are well worth it.Compliments to the staff as well,always friendly and attentive.
A great place to stay!!!!!!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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White River, South Africa
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Plesantly surprised. Beautiful gardens manicured with love . Great for family with kids . Staff welcoming and friendly and attentive to ones needs. Dinner at Basils very French and of high standard. interacting with the Lions very special and an absolute privilidge to walk with them . The accomodation comfortable and spacious .
Bar fridge lacking in the rooms. The lodge lends to live entertainment for guests with an african touch. Will definately reccomend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Roatan, Honduras
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55 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Set in an incredible garden with a stunning variety of flowers and beautiful roses, this hotel is an African experience not to be missed.
The building in colonial style is nicely laid out around lush gardens and manicured grounds. Accommodation is in private chalets with covered carport, spacious rooms with a well studied lay- out, including a large writing desk, a separate make up table with mirror, good size bathroom. The furnishings are a bit outdated. In room amenities include coffee and tea, free internet. and a nice size digital safe.
The coffee shop offers good and fresh selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant for fine dining is elegantly appointed with an excellent menu and superb service.
Personnel is friendly and the manager very hospitable.
We enjoyed the safari and seeing lions, giraffes, impalas, kudus, hyenas.
This hotel is worth the trip to Pietersburg/Polokwane.
Our expectations were exceeded and we would definitely return to this charming hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Willemstad, Curacao
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61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

simple accommodation, but comfortable.
walking with Lions was the best part of our stay. especially watching the lions climb the large tree.
the breakfast had a lot of pork dishes, not ideal for those who don't eat pork.
Dinner was lovely and the bar/cigar lounge was accommodating.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Quinten K
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort
Address: Ranch Resort, Farm Hollandsdrift | 25km South of Polokwane on R101/ N1, Polokwane 0699, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Polokwane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Polokwane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort established in 1960, is the leading conference, leisure and sports resort in Limpopo. The hotel is situated within a 1000ha nature conservancy and offers 150 hotel bedrooms and self-catering chalets which boasts all modern conveniences. Our Preseidential and Executive suites feature their own private courtyard and spa pool. The 20 luxury two bedroom self-catering golf chalets can accommodate upto 4 adults and two children. Our superior culinary TEAM offers unequaled quality, creativity in local and international cuisines. Take the pleasure of experiencing the ambiance of Basil's fine dining restaurant, or enjoy all meals in the Buttery family restaurant or at our day time clubhouse restaurant. Awaken to the sound of roaring lions and experience these majestic animals on a game drive. Make sure that you meet the cheetahs which have been hand raised and get your camera ready to spot over 200 bird species and 25 antelope species, including Sable antelope, Golden wildebeest, Giraffes, Zebras and Buffalo. Our Facilities and services include, horseback safaris, 4 sparkling pools (2 heated), landing strip, tennis court, fitness centre, steam room, games room, the NEW Kolobe tented camp and TEAM building activities. Our state of the art sports academy offers a magnificent 12-hole par 3 golf course and has launched 2 multi purpose sports pitches which is ideal for professional sports teams to carry out their training camps. 12-well appointed and air-conditioned conference venues seat upto 1200 delegates, with adequate WIFI access through out the property as well as a back-up generator to ensure the hotel is self reliant. We are the ideal wedding destination venue - featuring bush weddings, contemporary weddings, intimate weddings and garden weddings. "COME EXPERIENCE OUR PRIDE, WHERE HOSPITALITY IS A LONG TRADITION" ... more   less 
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