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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quaint gem with wonderful mountain views across a golf course . Centrally situated and within walking distance to ever part of the village . Wonderful restaurants , 2 craft beer pubs and plenty of craft shops .

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear N2619XJbrianr, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor. Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel during your visit to Clarens. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed the views around the hotel as well as the convenient location. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming...

Gillitts, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the Protea Hotel, breakfast was awesome and very filling! Room was clean and very well kept. Close to lovely restaurants in Clarens which you can safely walk to on foot. Would definitely stay again.

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear NatashabT3064VJ, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor. We are truly delighted to see that you had a lovely stay at our beautiful hotel and that you enjoyed the breakfast. Thank you for your great feedback received, I will be sure to share your review with the rest of the...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a multi day race in beautiful clarens. The town is tiny, so this is the only chain hotel in town. The hotel itself is pretty, is in an excellent location, has good parking and great breakfasts. The rooms are larger than average and the beds are very comfortable. The hotel also has a backup generator in...

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear Jge97, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor and for taking my call on Wednesday morning. We are so pleased to hear that you thought the hotel’s location was convenient, and that we have a great breakfast offering. Once again I do apologise about the noise that came across from...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful hotel. Amazing architecture. Lovely restaurant great food. Set in the center of this cute little town. Enjoyed to walk around the galleries and gift shops. Good restaurants too. Some good tours you can take from clarerns. Golden gate national park is worth going.

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear Leora S, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor. Your complimentary comments about the hotel and the beautiful views that you experienced are greatly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed walking around our beautiful town and recommended the tours around the area, there are some incredible...

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are big and equipped with everything you need. Some rooms have balconies lover looking Clarens and the Maluti mountains. Beautiful setting but very expensive. The room I stayed in did not have a bath. There is full DSTV that is very nice. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear Shezelle, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor. It is always such a pleasure to read such great reviews from our guests, we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed the views around the hotel and the various facilities available. We hope to welcome you back to stay with...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Protea hotel came to our rescue after we were bumped from another booking. Management went out of their way to accommodate us during the bussyiest time of the year. The beer festival. Well done to the friendly staff.

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear Adrian L, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to hear that we were able to accommodate you over such a busy weekend here in Clarens! Thank you for your great comment about the friendly staff, I will most certainly share your review with the rest...

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great stay at the Protea Hotel in Clarens . The location is perfect with a short walk to the square and all the restaurants just down stairs . The rooms are comfortable and stylish . The breakfast is delicious . I would recommend this as a place to stay in Clarens

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear AshleyZA, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. It gives us great pleasure to receive such wonderful feedback from our guests. I am absolutely pleased that the room was comfortable and the décor to your liking. I will certainly congratulate the breakfast TEAM for a job well done! Thank you very much for recommending our...

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Lovely hotel set amongst picturesque mountains. If you are in need of a quiet getaway from the city then this is the place to go. The drive to Clarens is pleasant and stopping over in the small towns along the way makes the trip more interesting. Clarens itself is a very quiet town with a few shops that close early...

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear Muhammad A, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. I am so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the pleasant trip to the hotel. We are really fortunate to be located in such picturesque area which our GUESTS can enjoy relaxing in when they stay with us. As...

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Claren's Choice was definitely the Protea Hotel Clarens. Great location. Walking distance to all the night life. Views from the mountain facing rooms were wonderful. Rooms were very clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were provided with a map of the surrounding areas. Very safe parking with 24hr security. Nice balcony for a drink before or after supper....

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear Jacob736 , Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor. It gives us great pleasure to receive such wonderful feedback from our guests. I am absolutely pleased that you enjoyed the views from the hotel, and that the staff were both friendly and helpful. I will certainly congratulate them for a...

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The hotel itself is beautiful and clean. Good friendly service from staff. Restaurant menu need improvement. Breakfast was great but lunch and dinner were mediocre. Stayed in a standard double room which was comfortable but I did not like the "open" shower.

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KarenB_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel Clarens, responded to this review

Dear Pet v, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay! It is always a pleasure to hear that the STAFF is friendly and service good, I will definitely share your review with the TEAM to continue to inspire and motivate...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Protea Hotel Clarens - Home is where the Art is. The Protea Hotel Clarens is located in the best kept secret in art and culture circles of the Free State. The picturesque village of Clarens is framed by the majestic Maluti Mountains, sandstone cliffs and is in close proximity to the Golden Gate National Park and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. This artists’ haven is a tapestry steeped in history and rich in legend. Experience a living masterpiece that exudes sheer style, luxury and design. Protea Hotel Clarens blends in with the natural splendour that has inspired artists, eco lovers and tourists who simply enjoy the art of living to explore this tranquil, magical landscape and relax, in style. Take in the breathtaking scenery with sundowners on Protea Hotel Clarens’ terrace, enjoy fine dining or laze away the hours in luxury and comfort. This sanctuary embodies state-of-the-art excellence and service. From adrenalin rushes to cultural expeditions, Clarens offers it all. With an abundance of activities nearby, from San paintings and dinosaur trails to white river rafting and rock climbing; Protea Hotel Clarens’ warm hospitality completes the picture. So whether you plan a romantic getaway, team-building exercise, business conference or African adventure, Protea Hotel Clarens has it all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel Clarens

Address: corner of Main & Van der Merwe Streets, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Price Range: $136 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Clarens 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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“South East rooms have the better view .”
 of 5 bubbles N2619XJbrianr, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that doesn't face the main road as it can get noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles natashabT3064VJ, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room with a balcony is a must ..”
 of 5 bubbles Shezelle, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not sure if you would mind not having a mountain facing room as I suspect you will spend more time outdoors.”
 of 5 bubbles jacob736, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If available the rooms with the mountain views are spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles charmaineb715, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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