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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

So I'm here for three days, drove down from Jo'burg and next destination was Durban. This hotel is really different from other hotels I've been in SA. Very few staff but all of them are really friendly. Rooms are big and spacious (small problem with shower though). I would like to special mention of chefs (Salvador and AJ), really friendly...

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

Dear GUEST Thank you for your valued review , We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.We at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris strive on going the extra mile ensuring all our GUESTS needs are met. AJ & Salvador are true treasures to the property and i will convey your appreciation to them. The shower in your...

Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I have stayed at the hotel a few times and it is always a great experience. The food is amazing and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The Zulu dances are always the highlight after our dinner. Thank you again for every stay.

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

Dear GUEST We thank you for your kind words on reviewing our property.We are so pleased that we managed to exceed your expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Sadira Nayager Rooms Division Manager

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Spent a night here as part of a small group tour (12 people). Without doubt the hotel was the low point of the tour, by quite a margin. It started badly with slow service at lunch. This was despite being told that we had a game drive departing in an hour. Meals for four of us arrived randomly, but slowly....

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

Dear GUEST We thank you for your review on the property, The comments address in your review form has been shared with the management team at the hotel to rectify immediately. Collectively the team was disappointed with the way the ball was dropped during your stay. Corrective actions has been taken to rectify all matters addressed. We as a team...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 February 2016

People stay here mainly to visit the nearby game reserve (Hluhluwe/Imfolozi park) for a day or two. Forget about the village itself. Nothing exceptional about this hotel, friendly staff, secure stay and parking, comfortable large room (we went for one with the 2 double beds), properly functioning aircon, shower only (no bathtub), wifi only in the reception area. There is...

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

Dear GUEST We thank you for your review on our property, and apologize that you were not blown away. We will always, in everything we do try to improve to ensure that GUESTS expectations are exceeded. We hope that you come and visit us again if you travel to SA on future trips. Kind Regards Pieter Blackie General Manager

Port Shepstone, South Africa
Reviewed 4 February 2016

the lodge that we stayed in was too beautiful and spacious . only had a problem with pool as storm damaged the pool pump so it took a few days to sort out . The maintenance guys were the best as they were right there to sort out any issue we had . thumbs up to them .I am definitely...

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

Dear GUEST The staff and I thank you for your review on our lodge. We truly hope to see you again in the near future. Until then, please take care of yourself and your family. Kind Regards Pieter Blackie General Manager

Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We found the general service and facilities as expected. The service from the General Manager on the night that my wife fell ill due to hydration way beyond expectation. He went the extra mile and is a credit to the Protea Group. There is much more to do in the area than meets the eye, would be great to return...

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

Dear GUEST We thank you for your review on the property and the area. It was our great pleasure to ensure that our guest gets the best care after falling ill. We trust that your wife has now recovered and that we will see you soon again. Until then, please take care of yourself and your family. Kind Regards Pieter...

Port Shepstone, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The hotel is comfortable with a great pool area and dining facilities. The staff are incredible, friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, decently sized with a reasonable bathroom. Only let down is lack of bar fridge in rooms. Wifi is great and consistent. I would recommend this hotel for both business and leisure

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

Dear GUEST We are so please to see that we have made your stay a great one. We will look into putting fridges into some of our rooms in the future for your comfort, please note until then we do have the facility to store perishables within a cold room that we have specially allocated for this. We hope that...

Durban
Reviewed 16 January 2016

It was very nice to stay in protea hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. The staff were very friendly and service was good. Even the securities on the gates were friendly. There is a room for kids where there play up to certain time with their guard. We were having a 20 mnths old baby he was also welcome to play. One...

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

Dear GUEST We thank you for your review on our property and the kiddies facilities, and we are so happy that the staff managed to exceed your expectations. We hope to see you again soon in the near future. Kind Regards Pieter Blackie General Manager

Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Protea Hotel in Hluhluwe with friends from the USA who wanted a wild life adventure that was not too strenuous. What a lovely getaway this proved to be. The service was excellent, the food great and the staff went out of their way to be helpful. This 3 star hotel could easily be a 4...

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

Dear GUEST We thank you for your kind words on reviewing our property.We are so pleased that we managed to exceed your expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Pieter Blackie General Manager

Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Slept over at this this hotel, it was nice except for the fact that they didn't have wi-fi in the rooms. I also felt that their breakfast needs improvement too, the scones and croissants were not fresh. The friendly staff made up for all that , they made my stay very pleasant, big ups to them!

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

Dear GUEST We thank you for your review on the property, and we strive to continuously improve our offering and service. We recently increased the size of the area that the WiFi covers but will be installing WiFi in all the rooms as this is something that we have found ourselves lacking in the offering. Regarding the breakfast, we will...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $111 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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