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“Great "Half-way" Stopover”

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Harrismith Montrose
Ranked #4 of 19 Harrismith B&B and Inns
Welkom, Freestate
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55 reviews
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“Great "Half-way" Stopover”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Hotel offered an ideal overnight stop over when we were travelling from Welkom to the KZN South Coast town of Margate. The facilities are modern, clean and comfortable. The Hotel itself has no dining facilities but there is a wide choice of restaurants and coffee-shops at the adjoining service station. Most restaurants offer a delivery service to the hotel so a light meal was easily arranged with the friendly receptionist and quickly delivered to our room at no extra charge. On-line bookings are recommended and are considerably cheaper than walk-in reservations. A most enjoyable overnight stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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James L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Harrismith Montrose, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
I would like to thank you for the lovely, positive review of our property. I am truly gratified that you found us to be friendly and comfortable. We hpope that the rest of your trip was enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip.
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Protea Montrose is not actually located in Harrismith but just near Swinburne further south on the N4. The hotel is clean, but has no dining faciilities itself, relying on the Steers, Mugg & Bean, and Shell garage at the adjoining services. there is also a lovely little coffee house which we almost missed out on as it looks so unassuming, yet here they serve better food than the fast food varieties available at the service station. There is a bar, and the log fire was going which made a quiet Sunday evening all the more relaxing.
The service is good, it is just a shame that this hotel doesn't have more to offer with its location and dining options.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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James L, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Harrismith Montrose, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. With regards to showers, I would like to point out that the majority of our rooms are equipped with showers, and only 4 of our rooms have baths. Dependant on the requirements of the GUEST or the occupancy of the hotel, we will generally place people into the rooms with showers as a norm.
The house of Coffee's does offer a wonderfully varied menu and they work hard to ensure that all products are fresh. As do all of the outlets operating on the property.
I trust that the remainder of your trip was enjoyable and uneventful.
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

The hotel in general is ideal for an overnight stop over. Staff were very friendly. Hotel was clean, modern and quiet, only draw back would be that rooms are not equipped with a shower. The bathroom was modern with underfloor heating being a nice touch. Due to the lack of water I would have thought that a shower as opposed to a bath would have been the more eco friendly option.

The hotel does not have a restaurant, howere there are many fast food outlets on the complex. We would certainly recommend the House of Coffe, food was freshly prepared and of excellent quality. Don't be fooled by the name, they offer all day breakfast and snacks together with an excellet coffee choice.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Harrismith Montrose
Address: N 3 Swinburne | Private Bag X3017, Harrismith 9880, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Harrismith Montrose)
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Location: South Africa > Free State > Harrismith
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Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Harrismith
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Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Harrismith Montrose 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel by Marriott Harrismith Montrose - Rest. Explore. Enjoy. Ideally located halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, Protea Hotel Montrose offers GUESTS a brand new accommodation choice in the Free State. For years the adjacent Montrose Complex has served as the perfect midway stop to meet, fill up, eat, shop, explore and to rest as well. Make yourself comfortable, all rooms are elegantly furnished, carpeted and en-suite, with air-conditioning and satellite TV. Facilities include a bar, lounge and WI-FI internet access, with room service meals from a variety of restaurants and fast-food outlets in the village. A 24-hour convenience store and petrol station will ensure your trip continues safely. Various leisure activities are available in the area. Indulge in open air hobbies like birding, biking, 4x4, hiking and rock climbing. ... more   less 
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