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Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in George
Sea Point, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Roadtrip stay”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

I went on a roadtrip through the Garden Route and stayed over at the Outeniqua Protea! I had a great stay in the middle of town. True friendly South African hospitality, good food and clean crisp linen. Couldn't have asked for more and it was right in the middle of town. Walking distance to great pubs, restaurants and shops. Check out Tarantino's Pub next door and La Capanino's accross the road :) Good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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PHO_GM, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to put your comments on Tripadvisor. Protea Hotel Outeniqua is the most central hotel, with a vast number of restaurants all around it. Guests are spoilt for choice. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

I passed through George for business and selected the Protea Outeniqua Hotel for my overnight stay. It was an excellent choice. Centrally situated, lots of restaurants in walking distance from the hotel. Old but clean and homely. Excellent breakfast. Good value for money. Try the Protea Hotel Outeniqua for a good stay in the heart of the Garden Route.Suze Kieswetter

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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PHO_GM, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Dear Ms Suzelle Eksteen,
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Our TEAM prides itself on friendly efficient service, clean and functional rooms. The breakfast is also one of the best in town. Known as the The Urban Hub of George because of the hotel’s position -CENTRAL and walking distance to a whole array of shops and restaurants - also makes the hotel very popular. We hope to welcome you back very soon with your next visit to the Garden Route
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Neil Hemming
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

There are so many nice hotels in this area of the Garden Route you can avoid this one. Tiny Rooms, moldy bathrooms that are so small its unreal. If you are over 5 ft 5 you won't fit in the shower and if you do you will fall in the toilet when you try to get out. Toilets were not clean and I had to clean the pubic hair out from the last guest in the bathroom. Old fashioned tvs with very poor quality pictures. Safes didn't work in either of the two rooms we booked. They do breakfast but no other food, they get it delivered from Local Spur!!! Noisy air conditioning that frankly looks like it came from 70's. Really grubby little hotel would never ever go back or recommend it. Very pricey for really rubbish rooms and service. A total no go!! Also wifi voucher is on per room so if there are two of you only one can get wifi. Stupid. I hated this place. Drive past george and book wilderness.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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PHO_GM, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Thank you very much for your valued feedback. We do apologise for the inconvenience you experienced with your stay. This Protea Hotel is under new management – the TEAM has already implemented change. The TV problem is being addressed as we speak. Future guests can be assured of quality clean rooms, good food and friendly efficient service.
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Protea Hotel Outeniqua is the ideal stop if you either en route to Cape Town or Port Elizabeth – halfway sleep over. Very central. Enjoyed the stay very much! Walking distance from very good restaurants… Staff extremely friendly and helpful! AWESOME breakfast!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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PHO_GM, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua, responded to this review, April 10, 2012
Thank you very much for allowing us to host you with your stay in George. Your kind words shall be passed onto the TEAM. Hope you enjoyed the beautiful Garden Route, look forward to welcoming you back on your way home. Travel safely.
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George, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

As a couple staying for the week end it was thoroughly enjoyed. Beach is a 10 minute drive and superb golf courses all around. Lots of restaurants to choose from all within walking distance. Clean, efficient and very friendly. Very good value for money. Tasty breakfast. Nice rooms. Thank you Protea Hotel Outeniqua!! You will definitely see as again, soon!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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PHO_GM, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua, responded to this review, April 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to email your comments. Your feedback is highly valued and very much appreciated. We pride ourselves on clean and functional rooms, as well as efficient and friendly service. The Garden Route is a golfing paradise and we have plenty of stunning beaches on offer. The TEAM look forward to seeing you again in the Urban Hub of George.
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Nice to have a place to stay that is so central as a corporate traveller with plenty of meetings – this was ideal. Service was good. Rooms comfortable. Staff very friendly!! Walking distance from restaurants… Will definitely recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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PHO_GM, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua, responded to this review, April 10, 2012
Thank you Este for allowing us to host you with your stay in the Garden Route. Out latest edition is a conference room which is able to accommodate about 45 delegates. I see with your kind comments your stay was true to our slogan…..the urban hub of George. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for recommending Protea Hotel Outeniqua.
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Cape town
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

I stayed there for 2 days in November 2011, arrived with 2 big cooler boxes full of frozen meat and fruit-staff extremely helpfull and accommodating.
I was so impressed, that I booked again and stayed for 2 days at beginning of March 2012. I was given one of the newly renovated rooms-tastful and comfortable. Again the staff exelled in all aspects-will certainly recommend to friends and business associates.
Kobus Meyer
Cape Town

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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PHO_GM, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
Dear Mr Kobus Meyer
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. Your comments are very valuable to us – as we aim to continuously improve our product, standards and service. Your kind words have been passed onto the TEAM. Thank you for staying with us again in March and we look forward to many more visits….at the Protea Hotel Outeniqua
The Urban Hub of George.
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua
Address: 123 York Street, George 6529, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Outeniqua George)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > George
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua - located in "The Urban Hub" of George. Protea Hotel by Marriott George Outeniqua is strategically situated in the urban business, retail and residential hub of George. Vibrant shops and restaurants are abundant in the precinct. Minutes away from the Garden Route Shopping Mall, forests, majestic mountains and majestic coastline, for which the Garden Route is renowned. There is always something to do, from hiking, fishing, abseiling, nature trails and more - all on our doorstep. Easy access to the George Airport and Beaches (15km). An ideal halfway stop between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and perfect mid-point to base yourself for exploring the whole Garden Route and Klein Karoo. Nestled amongst the well-renowned golf courses of the Garden Route (George Golf Course 2 km) - it is the ideal base to stay and play. Unrivalled convenience and value for money. ... more   less 
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