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Pretoria, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I must admit that i had my reservations about this hotel but i was really suprised. The hotel seems to have had a makeover and whilst its not super modern its also a lot more up to date than i expected. The one great highlight is the restaurant. The food was perfectly cooked and the portions are really large. The... More 

Thank bielies
Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for the convenience as it is located within walking distance to the cricket stadium where we going for a match. However, for a four star hotel, I was disappointed The entrance etc is pretty and welcoming. Staff were there but not helpful. Rooms were a decent size but the decor was really not fitting for... More 

Thank Sadiyya H
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Disgusting service.. waited for over a hour and a half before a waiter came to serve me . The table I sat at was not cleaned since the previous guest had left... not a manager in site to complain to... been coming to this hotel for over ten years and the level of service is totally irratic.. one day the... More 

Thank Andrew M
PHWanderers, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Andrew M, I refer to the above TripAdvisor review that you recently posted regarding your experience at the Protea Hotel Wanderers. Firstly, please allow me to offer you my most sincere apologies for the fact that the Protea Hotel Wanderers did not meet your expectations. You are an extremely important client to Protea Hotel Wanderers and I assure you... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Decent and comfortable as I usually booked for long stays. Without outstanding service from the Duty Manager, Scelo, I would have had a different experience. He went out of his way to attend to my request to ensure I had an enjoyable time at the hotel. Great gym, buffet breakfast and a great shopping mall. Only downside is Wifi changed... More 

Thank Busisiwe0403
Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Went back after many years and not much has changed after 10 years or so ,still being greeted by those delicious Red Starking apples at reception. Conveniently located near eating places with a shuttle service to run you to nearby sandton City

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White Plains, New York
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Protea Hotel Wanderers was a perfectly decent, clean hotel, with a nice pool area - what one would expect from a mid-range Marriott property. One thing - don't go through the in-house tour company to book a tour. The tour to Soweto was little more than a very-overpriced taxi ride that did not stop at a couple of promised... More 

Thank Paul F
PHWanderers, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for posting your review here on Trip Advisor. I am so sorry to hear that you do not find our in-house transfer company that good; I would most certainly like to receive more feedback as to how you think they can improve their services so that I can communicate this with the owner, please feel free... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Most friendly and helpful team ever, so lovely and great first impression of hotel. Couldn't have been more sweet, dropping me off to places I want to visit from the hotel in their shuttle. Everything about the hotel is exceptional, and I don't give praise lightly. Its clean, stylish, roomy with excellent service in both bar (Victor, Sylus and team)... More 

Thank Edgar K
PHWanderers, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Edgar K, Thank you very much for your great review of your recent experience at Protea Hotel Wanderers. It delights us to know that you appreciated our stunning hotel, facilities, delish food and great service delivered by our TEAM. As for our STAFF, we train them for skill, but the friendliness and passion they generate their own VOEMA and... More 

Thornhill, Canada
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Wow! From the moment we arrived, we knew this was a special hotel. The staff at the reception desk were incredible. We never had to wait to be served, no matter how many people were in the reception area (and even when it was crowded downstairs, our room on the third floor was blissfully quiet). The pool deck is stunning,... More 

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PHWanderers, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Stevetan_11, Thank you very much for choosing the Protea Hotel Wanderers and for sharing your feedback. It is fantastic to hear that you had an awesome stay with us and that this will become your new home when away. Your feedback has been shared with the TEAM and we would like to humbly apologize for the hot water problem... More 

London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a good 4* hotel located just within 10-15 min drive from downtown Sandton. The rooms are spacious and clean, and each room has a decent workdesk. The staff are really helpful and friendly, and they quickly resolved a couple of issues that I raised with them. In general, I think they know what they are doing. Two things... More 

Thank VestnikBay
PHWanderers, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear VestnikBay, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay with us on Trip Advisor. Please accept my sincere apologies for the discomfort and inconvenience you experienced. Your feedback regarding the shuttle and the restaurant by no means reflects the high standard of quality and service that Protea Hotel Wanderers is usually proud to offer to all... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Have been here quite a few times now (my company books it for me so I could not choose) and overall it's a pleasant experience! We are always welcomed friendly by the reception staff. Quick check in. Rooms are nice. Bathroom fine, shower so so, the showerheads are not pleasant. I prefer wider heads. Beds are comfortable. (This time I... More 

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PHWanderers, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review

Dear Y G, Thank you for taking your time to share your recent review with us on Trip Advisor. As a GUEST, we see that there is room for improvement based on your feedback. We saw that overall you had a good stay with us however, we also noticed that there were a few missed opportunities. Please accept our apology... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the prestigious suburb of Illovo, Sandton, the hotel is ideal for both the leisure and business traveller. A mere 4 minutes’ drive away, the M1 Freeway allows for easy access to all business centres, the OR Tambo International Airport and various other attractions the great city of Johannesburg has to offer. Venture into Sandton, Rosebank or the Melrose Arch precinct, which are minutes away and offer some of the finest shopping and dining experiences on the continent. Alternatively enjoy fine cuisine in our upmarket restaurant, relax on the hotel’s poolside sundeck, enjoy a cocktail in our 24 hour coffee bar and deli or make use of the in-house FIT gym. Accommodation consists of superbly appointed bedrooms, all equipped with separate bath and shower, an executive work desk & wireless internet access. Our distinguished conference facilities and executive boardrooms encourage performance and productivity. Careful attention to detail is a hallmark of this hotel, from the striking, elegant décor, immaculate service, supremely comfortable rooms, to the fresh red apple placed in our guest's room every day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers

Address: Cnr Corlett Drive & Rudd Road, Illovo 2196, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Illovo
Price Range: $73 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers 4*
Number of rooms: 229
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Illovo
Protea Wanderers Hotel
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“Our room was 206 - very nice and spacious but not a great view. Very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles R2581YLmaryd, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the Wanderers Club should be chosen.”
 of 5 bubbles doriav760, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Maybe a room on a higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles 371dianeh, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here, rather try the Tsogo hotel group.”
 of 5 bubbles lizm655, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the club are great”
 of 5 bubbles mehbooba251, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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