This was my third visit to relaxing Clarens. We stayed for 4 nights in February and enjoyed the experience. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The room with an excellent mountain view and balcony was well equipped and comfortable without being luxurious....the only downside being noisy delivery lorries in the early morning beneath the balcony. The breakfast buffet with eggs to order had a wide choice, but with the 'egg' service sometimes very slow despite no pressure on the kitchen. We didn't eat dinner at the Protea, preferring to walk out to the village - a matter of minutes. Clementines is to be recommended.
The atmosphere in the public areas was as expected in a busy chain hotel - at times bustling, at others sterile. A reliable option to smaller and perhaps more quirky/characterful Guest Houses in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Clarens - Home is where the Art is. The Protea Hotel Clarens is located in the best kept secret in art and culture circles of the Free State. The picturesque village of Clarens is framed by the majestic Maluti Mountains, sandstone cliffs and is in close proximity to the Golden Gate National Park and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. This artists’ haven is a tapestry steeped in history and rich in legend. Experience a living masterpiece that exudes sheer style, luxury and design. Protea Hotel Clarens blends in with the natural splendour that has inspired artists, eco lovers and tourists who simply enjoy the art of living to explore this tranquil, magical landscape and relax, in style. Take in the breathtaking scenery with sundowners on Protea Hotel Clarens’ terrace, enjoy fine dining or laze away the hours in luxury and comfort. This sanctuary embodies state-of-the-art excellence and service. From adrenalin rushes to cultural expeditions, Clarens offers it all. With an abundance of activities nearby, from San paintings and dinosaur trails to white river rafting and rock climbing; Protea Hotel Clarens’ warm hospitality completes the picture. So whether you plan a romantic getaway, team-building exercise, business conference or African adventure, Protea Hotel Clarens has it all. ... more less
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