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Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River

5.9 km from Mtubatuba centre
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Off the N2 | 40 Km North of Richard's Bay, Mtubatuba 3935, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived and everything looked quite dusty and drab on first impression of the hotel entrance. Rooms were ok but bit dated. Needs a revamp. Pools were green and we were informed that they have been that way for the past few months. So hot and we needed to swim. What a waste. Food wasn't good at the buffet dinner....

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Windsor, California
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We spent 2 nights at this hotel. The food was great, their was free wifi in lobby, the grounds were beautiful. Our room was outstanding. The hotel was a short distance away from the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve.

Thank RAY S
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This place has single handedly tarnishing the Protea hotel brand for us. It was by far the worst hotel experience of our lives. The toilet didn't work properly. Aircon made so much noise we had to switch it off even though it was crazy hot. The first room had such a bad smell we had to change it, the second...

2Thank Lerato P
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stayed at this hotel during a recent Gate 1 tour. The hotel is nice with lush surroundings. The breakfast buffet was average, the room was average...but clean. The hotel is remote and quiet. It was OK for the price point.

1Thank RondaJS
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We arrived late at night to this lovely lush hotel. It was a quick stopover with not much time to explore. Dinner buffet was amply supplied. Bed was restful, shower a God send! no mosquitos bothered me as I was slathered in Avon's Skin so Soft body oil. We picked up our equally stocked breakfast boxes and took off the...

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 31 October 2016

It was so quiet. We only spent one night here but I would have liked more time here. It is very cute and secluded feeling property. I especially enjoyed the tree in the driveway area full of weaver birds. The birds are beautiful but I what drew me to the tree was the nests and the fact that the male...

salt lake city, utah
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a good hotel. The tiles are very slippery so be careful. Dinner was very good. Some dessert I had was great, I should have just eaten it. Wifi signal is ok for facebook. It's away from town so I feel stuck here.

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East London
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The entrance to the hotel can be confusing if you, like me, follow an Apple Map, just follow the road sign that says "Umfolozi River Hotel" on the N2 and you will be fine, the road does become a short dirt road but nothing harzadous! The rooms we were allocated are grouped into a block of 4 separate rooms, we...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with a Gate One tour and the staff was very friendly. Be cautious walking down stairs with moisture as they can be slick. The bathroom windows you can't exactly see through but you can make out silhouettes so that's a bit strange. Had a buffet here that was pretty good and the wifi was pretty solid. If you...

1Thank cdbasu
Morganville, NJ
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed here one night during our Gate 1 tour of South Africa. It was located an easy drive from where we had a very good cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary and then it was not a very long drive the next morning to the excellent Hluhluwe–Imfolozi game reserve. Location aside, this is just an ok hotel. Nothing special....


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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

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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: $93 - $130 (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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“Ask for Chalet”
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“easy walking”
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“The chalets and family rooms have good views of the garden”
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles Irlantilainen, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“ask for a porter to help you with luggage as some of the rooms are a little bit far from the parking”
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