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New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This hotel is situated just next to the Wanderers Club in a residential area. Which also means that - besides the facilities offered by the hotel - it is a bit far away from everything (talking about walking distance). However there is a regular shuttle offered to several malls in the neighborhood. The staff is extremely friendly and ready to...

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

Dear Terrencets, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review here on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you could make use of our complimentary shuttle during your stay at the Hotel. We try and make the surrounding areas easily accessible to all our GUESTS. I am absolutely thrilled that our STAFF provided you...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Sadly Mangement seems to be lacking and its going down fast! There is no devoted parking for Guests, and if they have a function, tough you wont find parking. The reservation desk staff are totally disinterested. Cound not even greet one or the normal "enjoy your staff", one feels like you a nuisance, aka they don't want to work!. When...

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

Dear Marcelline57, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review here on Trip Advisor. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the amount of inconvenience you experienced during your stay at the Hotel. Regrettably parking was an issue on the night that we had the function at the hotel, all our parking spaces are undoubtedly...

Grand Baie
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Stayed in August.The staff are welcoming but had a little trouble with the shuttle service which did not turn up at the rendez vous.Had to wait for one hour.Besides it was as expected.There is room for improvement.

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

Dear Yogesh3177, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled that you found our STAFF welcoming. I shall pass your lovely message on to them. Please accept my sincerest apologies that the shuttle service did not turn up. I will address this with the relevant department to ensure that...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The hotel is really nice - the lobby is large spacious and the staff is great. The rooms are a bit small - but practical and the bathrooms are large (granted the shower is a bit small - so it might be a bit tight if you have more than one person in there). The bathroom has a tub...but alas...

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

Dear RC_Virginia, Thank you very much for your lovely review here on Trip Advisor. I am absolutely delighted that you found our STAFF great and our rooms practical. We have a generator in place to ensure that our GUESTS never get affected by the load shedding and our 500 MB complimentary Wi-Fi adds great value. We are very pleased that...

tulsa
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the The Wanderer Hotel for a conference held at the adjacent Wanderer Club. The hotel, part of the Protea group, had recently been acquired by Marriott, but clearly the transition is slow and erratic. Parts of the experience were excellent such as the in-hotel restaurant, but other aspects were sub-standard for a Marriott. The room was attractive...

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

Dear Rgtulsa, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review here on Trip Advisor. Please accept my sincerest apologies that the security guard asked you for a sandwich and drink before giving you directions to the ATM. This matter is being taken extremely seriously and has been addressed with the relevant department. I would...

Durban
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I stayed at this hotel recently and it has become one of my favourite hotels in Jo'burg. Check in was a breeze on a very busy evening. The rooms are spacious, fresh and comfortable. I particularly like the public areas like the lounge areas. It's comfortably furnished in fresh, cheerful tones and is great for relaxation and working away from...

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

Dear Lindiwe K, Thank you very much for your lovely review here on Trip Advisor. I am absolutely thrilled that the Hotel has become one of your favourites in Jo’burg and that our STAFF gave you friendly and efficient service. I will definitely convey this feedback across to the rest of the TEAM. We are delighted that you found our...

MK UK
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Set in the heart of the famous Wanderers Club this is a delightful hotel to stay in. Slightly away from the city centre the hotel is incredibly secure and there were no worries about security and we felt safe. The room was excellently appointed and roomy and the restaurant produced excellent food, albeit with a limited range and with the...

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

Dear BritishTraveller123, Thank you very much for your lovely review here on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled that you were able to feel safe and secure during your stay at the Hotel. Our security TEAM is extremely passionate about their role in keeping our GUESTS safe. I am delighted that you found our rooms spacious and that the restaurant provided...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Wanderers for the second time in two years. The service was as attentive and friendly as I remember. Great sized room and bathroom. Room service dinner was yummy - chicken burger and fries... portion was very generous. I also ate in the restaurant one evening with friends. The Orlando Pirates (top soccer team) were staying there...

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

Dear Smurfetti, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review here on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled that you chose to stay with us once again and that we could provide the attentive and friendly service that you remember. I am delighted that you enjoyed the generous portion of the chicken burger and fries...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I was nervous about choosing where to stay in Jo'burg as the stories of violence etc are rife. This seems to be in a very safe location, outside the main city area, yet close to a couple of different high end shopping malls, which have good restaurants. The hotel is in nice grounds and it's easy to take tours from...

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

Dear Jarko K, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that our Hotel could provide you with a sense of comfort and security during your stay, especially after hearing the stories before your visit. Although the Hotel is not located directly next to any shopping centres we do...

Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Hotel was clean and always had fresh towels. Restaurant was up to date and had a quick service with orders. Hotel shuttle came in handy with visits to malls though the time was always on when they were to pick me up. Overall I had a good time and staff were friendly and happy to help. I'll definitely stay there...

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

Dear Joel B, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review here on Trip Advisor. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you found the Hotel clean and that the STAFF gave quick and friendly service, giving the “Best GUEST Service” is always important to us and I am glad that we managed to deliver this...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • 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: $107 - $264 (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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“Rooms overlooking the Wanderers Club should be chosen.”
 of 5 bubbles doriav760, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Maybe a room on a higher floor”
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