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Reviewed 24 May 2016

I am a tourist guide that regularly go for sandwich platter lunch here. On mother's day they gave my guests a REAL surprise treat. Out of this wold... A platter made for a king it was.. Tasty sandwiches, salads, combined with sweet tartlets, cakes and all sorts of savory tastes. Nothing less than a feast. Enjoyed by everyone including myself....

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

Dear GUEST! Thank you for sharing your experience at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Aj is a true treasure to our hotel , and i will pass on the thank you to him and his team. Your feedback is integral to our ability...

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

After a day in the Hluhluwe/umfolozi parc we were ready for a decent meal at 18:00 - so we headed to the "best place" Hluhluwe seems to offer. But the restaurant wouldn't open before 19:30 so we choose to sit in the bar and have some bites off the bar menue. To make it short: the food was ok, but...

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

Dear GUEST! Thank you for your review on Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris , Please accept our apology for not meeting your expectations during your visit. As we strive to deliver a flawless guest experience. All areas of concern have been discussed with our food & beverage department to rectify immediately. This is not the standard of the hotel or...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 16 May 2016

It was a pleasant experience overall, a nice location and reasonable on site facilities. There are however a few slight improvements that could be made: 1. The shower doors did not work, and the floor was drenched after each time we showered. Another traveler (posh1985) has also commented on this as well, so this has not yet been addressed. 2....

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

Dear GUEST Thank you for your review on Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal on certain points during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology. Upholding our commitment to provide a memorable experience with exceptional service, we hope to...

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at various Protea hotels. Unfortunately, whenever I stayed at this one it was not a pleasant experience. The room had a bad damp smell. Also very noisy in the evening. I will only return to this hotel if all the bed and breakfasts in Hluhluwe are fully booked and if Ghost Mountain Inn in Mkuze which is 50km...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of the hotel, As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during past stays. Please accept our sincere apology for that. There has been many changes made within the hotel since your last stay with us. We would like for...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

On are visit to Hluhluwe Protea hotel was pleased to hear that the previous owner has bought it back from Protea hotels. And started to turn it back to a family hotel looking great. So we would recommend people to give it a go the staff are so friendly and helpful. So what are you waiting for give Hluhluwe hotel...

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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. Our main aim is to exceed guests expectations and have them feel like the hotel is home. We are so pleased that your stay with us was a pleasant one. We hope to see you again soon , Kind Regards Sadira Nayager General Manager

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 April 2016

where to start, used to be white towels, shower door not working the whole hotels looks unkempt, carpet stained, couches stained do not get me started with the staff, rude, tired looking and the food dismal hubby ordered a baby chicken for and got half of the full chicken no apologies nothing I ordered steak and mushroom sauce got dry...

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

Dear GUEST Thank you for your review on our Property, As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during GUESTS stays, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology for your stay not being up to the standard. We have shared your feedback with the team at the hotel...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The hotel is very close to the Hluhluwe game lodge and the game viewing was brilliant. Saw the big five in 2 days. The hotel staff were amazing with entertaining the children and the food was very good. The rooms are bigger than average. We will be going back and taking friends soon.

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GeneralManager3960, Front Office 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. Getting to view the big five is truly an experience and we are please that you where able to. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.Please take care of yourself and your family until we...

Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 29 March 2016

STAFF AND MANAGEMENT OF PROTEA HLUHLUWE are extremely professorial and friendly the experience was one of the best we have had the staff are friendly and ready to help at any given time and a big thanks to the chefs and restaurant staff for a great service and excellent food i would recommend that other hotels take a page out...

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

Dear GUEST We are so pleased by your review on our property and your experience. Thank you for all the great feedback. Going the extra mile ensuring our guests have a pleasant stay is what we aim for. Please take care of yourself until we see you again. Kind Regards Sadira Nayager Rooms Division Manager

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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $124 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris 5*
Number of rooms: 76
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“We enjoyed the far wing and our room was on the ground floor, so ideal with young children.”
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“Great Zulu dancing!!”
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“Ground floor rooms are a shorter walk to the front.”
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“Hotel is in a quiet location so any room is good!”
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