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Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not stay at this hotel; however, we did enjoy visiting the gift shop and pool area while waiting for dinner in the Inkonkoni restaurant. The lounge and pool area was inviting and comfortable. Food and drinks were available poolside. We enjoyed the evening buffet for dinner which included chicken, beef and lamb. I must say the leg of...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Abigail29 We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic dinner at the hotel. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank you again for your time and come visit us...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in March 2017 for two nights with another couple. My initial impression of the property was that it was quaint with a splendid outside area and Bar. We stayed in two Family Rooms even though it was just two per room but this was great as there was a lot of space. The rooms were very comfortable...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Good Day Jonathan H Thank you for your review on Protea Hotel By Marriott Hluhluwe & Safaris, We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. Im pleased to advise that we are re-looking at our a la carte menu to offer a variety of offerings. We strive to give our best and it...

Kokhav Yair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is situated next to a number of private big game parks. Our safari there provided the view of buffalos, big wild boar, elephants, rhinos, as well as a variety of birds and interesting exotic trees. Even the many dead trees were beautiful with their tangled branches. The staff at the hotel was helpful in every way, but the...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Good Day Yehuda70 We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations.Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank you again for your time and come visit us again soon! Kind...

Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay in Hluhluwé was not up to the normal standards of Marriott Hotels. Noisy corridors, no remote control, no fridge. The evening staff at the reception was particularly UNfriendly. If you dont like tourists, don't work at a hotel ! The food was good and so were the cocktails.

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Good Day Juliette N Thank you for your review on Protea Hotel By Marriott Hluhluwe & Safaris, As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during guests travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology for the problems experienced. The review has been shared with the hotel team...

Mandini, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has a lovely safari style atmosphere. It was recently renovated and has won tremendously through that (compared to previous stays there). There is a large outdoor pool, bar and boma and a group of Zulu dancers perform every evening in an exceptionally acrobatic style. Apart from a lose towel holder in my room I could not fault the...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Gerald Thank you for your review on Protea Hotel By Marriott Hluhluwe & Safaris. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. We would like to apologize for the flag not being changed , it...

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Spectacular setting. Game park just down the road. Facilities excellent. Food beautifully presented. Happy smiling staff - what more could one ask for! Our trip to Hluhluwe game park was arranged by the hotel. Chris was our driver and game guide, he had a wonderful sense of humour and was extremely informative. A light refreshing lunch was provided in the...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Ingridlindsay Thank you for sharing your experience at Protea Hotel By Marriott Hluhluwe & Safaris, With a mission to provide superior customer service, we take great pride in serving your needs and are delighted to hear that we have met your expectations. , your feedback will be shared with the team to continue to inspire and motivate them to...

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Had an awesome weekend with friends celebrating a 60th birthday. The food was great and a good variety. We went on a game drive and had a picnic in the park, that was fun. Sad that the animals are fast running out of water. Hopefully we will have rain soon.

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Boardie69 Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Protea Hotel By Marriott Hluhluwe & Safaris. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue...

Reviewed 9 February 2017

A great weekend with family and friends. The weekend was well organized and with an exciting itinerary. A big high light was the private game drive to Hluhulwe Game Park on the Saturday morning. Richard our driver and guide was an absolute treat and to boot really knew his stuff. The hotel even organized a lovely sumptuous picnic lunch for...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Lee-ann F Thank you for your review, it has really left me speechless We are humbled with these kind words, we take great pride in serving our guests needs and are delighted to hear that we have met your expectations.Your feedback will be shared with the team to continue to inspire and motivate them to deliver exceptional customer service....

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Run by the best owners in the World and a great and friendly staff who are always smiling,Food is some of the best i have had in a hotel and not badly priced either.Close to the Hluhluwe Game reserve and offer good safaris and even better picnics in the park.

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Alistair B Thank you for your review on Protea Hotel By Marriott Hluhluwe & Safaris. We are pleased that you have a wonderful stay with us. Indeed we are blessed with the best when it comes to our owners. We hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Sadira Nayager General Manager

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately all the good bed and breakfasts were fully booked and I found myself in the Protea Hluhluwe Hotel. The hotel is not up to standard on many basic requirements, for example there's no room service. My pillow had multiple brown marks on it. My towel and bathroom mat had holes. I find the dirty pillowcase and towels with holes...

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GeneralManager3960, General Manager at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Voyager249 Thank you for your review on Protea Hotel By Marriott Hluhluwe & Safaris . Please be advised that i have responded to your feedback on our internal guest survey that we received. We do hope we have an opportunity to better your stay experience with us. Kind Regards Sadira Nayager General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris - Luxury Set in the Heart of The Zulu Kingdom. Rich in natural ambience and with a distinctively African rhythm, Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris treats guests to luxurious accommodation, tantalising cuisine, and a world-class service with friendly staff who live the motto "hospitality is our game". The Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris encourages visitors to leave the modern world behind and to embark on a discovery ... The untamed beauty of Kwazulu Natal's Elephant coast and the neighbouring wildlife and marine reserves have created a vibrant eco-system of unrivalled diversity. Soak up the sun at the swimming pool terrace and feel the cultural richness in the evenings whilst sipping on a refreshing sundowner and watching the Zulu dance shows are held beneath the magnificent Umkanyakude (Fever) Tree. At Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, you'll discover the wild nature of Africa, rejoice in the luxury and revel in the friendly warmth of one of Africa's most welcoming hotels!Let one of our Guides take you on Game drive adventure to Hluhluwe/Umfolozi park or one of the many interactions and activities The Elephant Coast has to offer . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

Address: 104 Main Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $128 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris 5*
Number of rooms: 76
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“We enjoyed the far wing and our room was on the ground floor, so ideal with young children.”
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