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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Reviewed 12 September 2016

After our river experience the hotel made for a good stopover on our way to Swaziland. Rooms were adequate, beds comfortable, although lighting was not the best, nor wifi speed very good at all. The breakfast was delicious.

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Toronto
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Modern hotel. Spacious rooms that are clean. Protea often has the shower as part of the actual room. If this bothers you, then Protea is not for you. Toilet is private with a frosted door. Wifi only in reception area and is included. Buffet was good with a variety of choices.

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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...

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Reviewed 11 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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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....

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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 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River

Address: Off the N2 | 40 Km North of Richard's Bay, Mtubatuba 3935, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Umfolozi River)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mtubatuba
Price Range: $101 - $142 (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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“The chalets are nicer than the standard rooms in the main block, but request one away from the side closer to the adjacent freeway.”
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