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Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Oudtshoorn
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“Fine for a night if you're visiting the caves or ostriches”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

I spent one night here with a group, and stayed in a chalet which was perfectly acceptable. The pool is small, but OK for a dip. Food was OK (ostrich was on the menu, of course, and was apparently very good), but a bit difficult to see as the restaurant was rather dark.

Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

We usually plan our trips well in advance, but we changed our itinerary at the last minute and end up in Oudtshoorn to find a place to sleep before visiting Cango Caves next morning.

Most of the nice guesthouse were fully booked because of weddings, or too expensive just to spend a night (1500 to 2000 Rands just to sleep the four of us).

So we end up at Protea Riempie paying less than 700R for a small and outdated room, but relatively clean. Kids had fun at the playing ground while we had a little glass of wine in the "back yard".

Since there's a restaurant on site, we decided to go the easy way and dine there. The staff was very kind and the food was OK. We were not expecting much, so we were happy to save a few bucks!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights and would have liked longer. Rooms are a bit dated but clean with good air con. 20 min. walk into town. Enjoyed the restaurant and the ostrich was perfectly cooked. Very helpful staff. Peacefull setting with beautifully kept grounds. Small pool, great for cooling off after a hard day at the caves & elephant park.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

Visited the hotel twice already this year and when I went again for the 3RD time I sweared to myself I'll never go there again. The menu is always the same, they have a few options to choose from, they serve their menu with fried chips and bread always. NO Rice, Pap or Pasta, bread is boring to eat it day in and day out.

Their lunch packs are just awful, they taste like they were prepared in a paraffin filled kitchen.

OH MY GOD< Their rooms have fleas , where can you expect to be bitten by a FLEA in a hotel nogal.

Their boss lady is just NOT PROFESSIONAL she doesn't have a correct way or manner to address other people especially if you're from a different race.

I'll never ever book that so called hotel again, it doesn't deserve to be called a three star hotel, it's far from being that. It hasn't got any extra activities, if you need a gym or any other thing you have to go outside the hotel and do other activities.

The place is just plain boring to be honest.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

Stayed in one of the roundavels, which unfortunately was very dated and did not feel very clean nor comfortable. Perhaps the standard rooms are a better choice if they have been renovated more recently. Breakfast quality was better than average. Overall good value.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Reviewed November 23, 2009

Ourdoor chalets with a lovely garden - this is an standard hotel near the caves and cango ranch - the rooms were quite nice and the meals were good value for the price. The hotel is fully functional and serves its purpose - we enjoyed our stay and would revisit - I would recommend more tours and activities are offered to guests

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2009

We stayed at the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate from the 17th – 19th August 2009. My party consisted of two adults and two children (aged 10 and 8 years).

The thatched hut type accommodation whilst not spacious is at least clean. The two double beds were sufficient for a family of four (just). The only problem concerns soundproofing; you can hear your next door neighbour. However the rooms do represent good value budget accommodation.

The grounds contain a small playground which occupied the children for a while. Reception staff were very efficient and offered a welcome drink on arrival, which was appreciated. The evening buffet meal was a big disappointment. I have travelled the length and breadth of South Africa over the past decade and this meal at Protea Riempie Estate was the worst I can remember. The selection was very limited and fairly bland. On our second night we walked down the road in the direction of central Oudtshoorn. A few hundred yards away on Baron Van Heerde Street we came across the Swiss Bistro. This place turned out to be an inspiring find, rather unpretentious, plastic table cloths, roaring log fire, and most importantly lots of South Africa game meat on the menu. The food was excellent and inexpensive.

The Protea Riempie Estate is a good base for exploring the countryside around Oudtshoorn, such as the Cango Caves or Ostrich Farms.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate
Address: Baron Van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Riempie Estate)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Oudtshoorn
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Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel Riempie Estate - A Cosy country atmosphere in a tranquil setting. Situated in a farm-like setting on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate is a charming hotel with well-appointed thatched rondavels, only 20 minutes away from the Cango Caves and moments away from the crocodile and ostrich farms for which Oudtshoorn is famed. Dine in the excellent restaurant and enjoy the best in country fare and hospitality. There are many facilities nearby; golf, squash, tennis, bowls and a gym. ... more   less 
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