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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...

Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed here for four nights and had a good stay. The hotel is very nice and the rooms comfy. The staff were friendly and hospitable but not professional. The hotel ran out of several food items our first night there and staff were not knowledgeable about the area and certain hotel amenities. However my and I...

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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 wish to apologize for any short comings you might have experienced during your stay. Due to the remoteness of our location it does happen from time to time that there are items that we battle to get hold of. This not being an excuse we have addressed this...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We spent our family Christmas at the Protea Hotel Hluhluwe. This was truly the most amazing Christmas by far. Not only where the rooms stunning and always tidy and welcoming, the staff were welcoming and willing to assist any time day or night. But the true highlight of our holiday was the Christmas lunch, we were welcomed with merry Christmas...

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

Dear GUEST We are so humbled by your review on our property and your experience. Thank you for all the great compliments, and we hope that this will become your new Christmas tradition to come and enjoy our annual Christmas buffet. Please take care of yourself and your family until we see you again Kind Regards Pieter Blackie General Manager

South Africa
Reviewed 18 December 2015

i stayed in hluhluwe for a game drive in the national park the receptionists and staff in general were friendly and efficient the game driver was informative and humurous,he really made the game drive fun! the dinner and breakfast buffet had a wide variety and was well worth it the room was clean neat and well stocked and well serviced...

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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 activities and surroundings. We hope that you will come stay with us soon again to enjoy the rest of our cocktails. Please take care of yourself and your family until we see you again. Kind Regards Pieter Blackie General Manager

Port Alfred, South Africa
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Thank you so much to all at the Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. We spent 4 days, 3 nights in the absolutely stunning 5 star lodge on the property and it was paradise! All the rooms had full en-suit bathrooms which were beautiful, outside showers, massive beds, great decor and everything you could possibly want. The fully equipped kitchen is...

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

Dear GUEST We are so humbled by your review on the property, and so thankful that you enjoyed all that we have to offer. We hope that we have ensured a everlasting memory for the happy couple and that there are years of bliss in your relationship. Please come and visit us for an anniversary or anytime to remember your...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Protea Hluhluwe is a wonderful ethnic hotel with the comforts of a 4 star hotel. Clean rooms, friendly helpful staff & excellent dining. Perfect venue for tourists as well. Protea Hluhluwe is the only hotel I would recommend to guests visiting the area.

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

Dear GUEST Thank you for your review on the hotel and the facilities, we are so pleased that you rate us above the tourism grading council. We hope we will continue to keep this standard going forward ensure GUESTS has the best experience. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Pieter Blackie General Manager

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Has a lot going for it, but attention to detail in the room concerning repairs not adequate. Hotel staff quite weird at times in the dining room and selection of evening meals could be better, although well prepared and tasty.

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

Dear Guest We value your your constructive criticism and we always endeavor to ensure your facilities are well checked before a guests enters any area or room. We clearly dropped the ball on this occasion and we humbly apologize for the inconvenience caused. We hope to see you again in the future to come and try out our new menu...

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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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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $82 - $158 (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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