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Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch Dorpshuis & Spa
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Stellenbosch
McAlpin
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108 reviews
68 hotel reviews
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“I loved this little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2011

The hotel is an historic building with the rooms grouped around a central courtyard that has shaded little nooks and a small pool. Our room, in the older section of the hotel, was 2 rooms, both small but very charming. The bedroom had old fashioned furniture and white lace while the living room had the TV and a door to the courtyard with a little cafe table just outside. There is a big public sitting room that just begs for you to cosy up with a book, and a restaurant, although we did not eat there.
The location is great; just 5 mintues walk to a shopping centre with grocery store and, across the main road, a very nice neighbourhood with lots of restaurants.This truly a place to take a day to put your feet up and not feel guilty about staying inside.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2011

HI

We stayed in this hotel for 5 Nights over Christmas excellnt the staff could not do enough for us the suite we stayed in was like home from home.

The reviews on this website do not do this hotel any favours we will be back.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2010

We made our way from Muizenber to the lovely town of Stellenbosh. Through the tourist office we took a walking tour of the city with the very informative Sandra. Had a good lunch with lovely wine at a restaurant in town and walked around on our own for the rest of the afternoon. The tourist office is not independent of the places that they recommend and they seem to push you to certain places. I take their advice with a big grain of salt. The accommodations lady kept pushing a couple of B&B’s I told her I had seem a Protea hotel on the way and asked for the rate, she kept telling me about this 2 B&B’s. When we came back and Sandra was with us talking about hotels she asked her for the rate and she said it was 480 rand per person, but she had some great rates on the B&B!!! We drove over and it was 722 Rand for 2 in a nice large room with a terrace. No breakfast. Not luxurious even though it is a 4 star but such an improvement from last night! Large room, comfortable beds, clean with a nice bathroom with the usual amenities. Heater and air conditioning, flat screen TV, refrigerator and a kettle with coffee and tea. A very small pool and Massage rooms.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2010

I stayed at the Protea Hotel Dorpshuis for two night in mid-February. My room on the main floor was really a suite with a large sitting area equipped with a wide screen flat TV. The bedroom was equally as large with a generous sized bathroom.

The room's decor is a little old-fashioned; but clean and serviceable.

The hotel is located at end of the short main street of Stellenbosch, as such, there is easy access by foot to the shops and great restaurants in town. Stellenbosch is safe after dark.

All the staff are very friendly especially the doorman. The night manager let me use one of the computers in the office one evening as the WiFi was not working.

A good, varied breakfast buffet is served.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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Thank GOGOGONE
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London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2009

This hotel has two types of rooms. Rooms 23-31 are 'duplexes' with a spacious sitting room and shower room on the ground floor, plus a huge bedroom with full bathroom on the first floor. These rooms are great! I didn't see the other rooms, but feedback below from another advisor was not so great.

The hotel has a good position with just a pleasant stroll into the centre of town, but it is near a busy road. Nonetheless, this is a town centre hotel, so if you want perfect peace a stay on a wine estate would be best.

Staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Clayton on reception is a star member of staff! Spa massage was great. Breakfast was fine. Swimming pool is small, but functional.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christo8
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Hessen
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2009

Just stayed in the Dorpshuis for 4 days and can definitely not recommend it. Firstly it is loacted at a busy intersection and traffic is quite noisy in the room. The modern rooms shown on their web-site where not available to us, instead we were in a very old and run-down room. There was mold in the bathroom and in general the room was not very clean (long black hair everywhere and a disgusting spare pillow to just mention two things). After we complained, we were moved to a different room, that was acceptable, but still run down and not very clean. For people that are concerned about security, while there is a security guard on-site, the rooms have very simple locks for both the main and the patio door. We were not able to lock the windows in our room. So it's not very calming in that respect. The advertised "pool" is not really a pool, but rather a little well...
Staff was overall friendly and helpful and the breakfast as well as restaurant food was good. However, I would definitely not go back to that Hotel next time.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2008

I stayed at the Dorpshuis for a few days while at a conference at the University. The service was exemplary throughout my stay. For the price the room was outstanding - large, clean and with wi-fi access (small fee to pay). Although on the outskirts of town it was just a 15 minute walk to the University campus with a couple of good bars and restaurants (especially the Rock Room) very nearby on Dorp Street. Breakfast was substantial and showed a good use of local produce. The only drawback (security consciousness) I should imagine is an issue at any hotel where you stay in SA.

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  • Disliked — Awareness of security
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled on business
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch Dorpshuis & Spa
Address: 22 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch Dorpshuis & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa is an elegant Victorian Boutique Hotel in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The hotel, a fusion of Victorian and modern elegance, is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, providing luxury accommodation to the weary traveller. With 27 rooms, all individually decorated and furnished with antiques, the atmosphere is that of visiting the country side, and yet the Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa with its homely ”Guesthouse” atmosphere provides every modern amenity you would expect from a 4 star Hotel. Surrounded by vineyards and beautiful mountains makes this location one of the most sought-after holiday venues in the Western Cape and in South Africa. ... more   less 
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