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Shaka's Rock, South Africa
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Protea Hotels are always a "go to" hotel when in an unfamiliar area, be it in Zambia, Zimbabwe or South Africa. Lin this case I was extremely disappointed with this Protea, Umfolosi! The rooms are not clean. You cannot walk on the floors barefoot. The curtains are off the hooks and they are filthy. Bathroom floors not in any better...

Thank Stephne A
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel is situated +-40km from Richards bay, convenient hotel for a quick stopover if travelling to Swaziland. Staff are very friendly and pleasant. They were available to assist with extra blankets, towels, baby cot and an umbrella to and from reception. Beautiful landscaped gardens. Rooms are neat and clean. Showers are a bit dated and could be redone to...

Thank d5477
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The hotel sits in a great location with nice surroundings. The rooms are ok - they are adequately size and not cramped, room is clean, bathrooms are decent and clean, however i suggest they install mosquito nets in front of windows as there are a lot of mosquitoes than come into the room if windows are open. There was no...

Thank Renrewdoe
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

First off, the company has to check how they register in google maps, because it clearly took us on a wrong location by following exactly the directions to Protea Hotel Umfolozi. We reached the property and its really nice with a resort feeling to it just the moment you stepped out. Checking in was easy and we were taken to...

1Thank Kathleen A
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Not a bad hotel/lodge with chalets close to the river and a sea view from the pub. I liked the chalets the most, ultimate privacy and a cosy sleep with your own private parking. The TV's are a bit outdated...not that you'll watch them at all.

1Thank Justin_Rypstra
San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We arrived in the dark and left very early the next morning so we didn't see the grounds. The toilet is separate from the bathroom and has a door which is more than I can say for the bathroom itself. The tub has a hand nozzle and no attachment to make it a shower by hanging on the wall. At...

Thank Howard R
New Providence, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night on our way to Swaziland. It was an average hotel with the basic needs...shower, TV, decent beds. The buffet dinner was good as was the breakfast. WiFi was only available in the lobby which was the worst thing for me. We came in late and left very early in the morning, so it suited our needs.

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Angola, Louisiana
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a tour of South Africa and Swaziland. We arrived late in the day and left early, and we did not get a chance to enjoy much of the hotel. The restaurant is nice, the food and the service was good. We did not stay in the hotel itself, but in one of the bungalows....

Thank Wayne D
Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Opened the door to a spacious chalet room, to find a dead cochroach on the floor. No clock in the room! Neighbours left outside light on all night, so sleep quality wasn't the best. Wifi available in reception and restaurant. Staff here seem to be on the lazy side.

Thank Jayne J
Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We stayed at Protea Hotel Umfolozi River for one night in March between Capetown and Swaziland. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere, so plan ahead as you will not be able to go to a local grocery store or bank. This hotel is fine for a short stay if you are between cities and planning to go on...

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Protea Hotel Umfolozi River - Diversity in the Wetlands of Central Zululand. Protea Hotels Umfolozi River is ideally located in the Greater Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve area, only 40km north of Richards Bay. The hotel offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms/chalets, as well as 2 family chalets, with satellite TV. Make yourself at home, with extensive dining facilities and bar area. Don’t forget that you can relax and wind down by the pool and Lapa area. Looking for some adventure? Nearby activities include the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park, Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, world-renowned birding spots, whale and dolphin watching, boat cruises, horse riding, golf, fishing, kayaking, beaches and quad bike trails. Protea Hotel Umfolozi River is within easy reach of the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Park and Great St. Lucia Wetlands. ... more   less 

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Address: 2 Off the N | 40 Km North of Richard's Bay, Mtubatuba 3935, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Umfolozi River)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mtubatuba
Price Range: $88 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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“easy walking”
 of 5 bubbles kingsrest, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The chalets and family rooms have good views of the garden”
 of 5 bubbles zebul0nl, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The chalets are nicer than the standard rooms in the main block, but request one away from the side closer to the adjacent freeway.”
 of 5 bubbles Irlantilainen, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“ask for a porter to help you with luggage as some of the rooms are a little bit far from the parking”
 of 5 bubbles UnathiMonkoe, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Any room would be acceptable”
 of 5 bubbles desm748, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
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