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Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Illovo
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great pleasure to stay here!”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

This hotel will remain my hotel of choice when on business in Johannesburg. The hotel is conveniently situated to great entertainment areas, good shopping and close to most attractions. The rooms are well appointed, good air-conditioning, and decent bathrooms. The restaurant serves great South African food at reasonable prices.

Room Tip: Request a room facing the Wanderers Club so as to enjoy the view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Dear GusBehn,

As a loyal GUEST of the Protea Hotel Wanderers, we are delighted to receive your review.

You are spot on when referring to the unique location of our hotel. We are only minutes away from the business hubs, Sandton, Rosebank and the Melrose Arch Precinct as well as the local attractions.

We are continuously striving for excellence and it is great that we achieved this on your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Johannesburg!

Kind regards

Carolyn and the Protea Hotel Wanderers TEAM
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Good value hotel, nice and clean.
Staff friendly and efficient, could teach the African pride melrose a thing or two.
Would definitely return.

Only gripe is it was cheaper for me to book through yeego(uk company) than online at protea site even with procard.

Not really reward local loyals are you protea?

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear kinetic46,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review here on Trip Advisor.

I am delighted to hear that you found the TEAM friendly and efficient. And our services and offerings good value for money.

I would appreciate it if you could contact me directly at gm@phwanderers.co.za as I would like to look into the matter regarding the rate.

We hope to have the pleasure in hosting you again soon!

Kind regards

Carolyn and the Protea Hotel Wanderers TEAM
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

Just arrived back from a business trip of 4 days. We had arranged for an early check in but the room wasn't ready after the overnight flight. To be fair, this was sorted out quickly and without too much fuss. However it was frustrating after been travelling for 15 hours. My room on the 1st floor was tired but spotlessly clean so no real issues here. The front desk and all staff were helpful. However, get down early for breakfast as it can sometimes be a bit chaotic, with no plates, cutlery etc. The food was good although we did not have dinner in. Overall it was ok.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
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159 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

The Wanderers Hotel is situated next to the Wanderers club in Illovo Johannesburg. An older suburb of Jozi, but less pretentious than it's neighbours. The hotel is very centrally located and are walking distance from some stunning restaurants. The 24 hour hotdog stand is a must for the partygoer...we saw Bruce Springsteen and was ravenous when we returned to the hotel at 3am. The staff was friendly and the hotel beautifully decorated. The views from the pool deck is spectacular.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the Wanderers club. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Sandra B
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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Sandra B,

Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel.

The hotel is located on the same beautiful grounds as the Wanderers Club. The location, while in a suburb is central and minutes away from most attractions.

Hope you enjoyed the concert!

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Kind regards

Carolyn and the Protea Hotel Wanderers TEAM
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Even if the rooms in this hotel could use a facelift the rooms a large enough and the full size desk is realy nice for a business traveler as myself . As in many hotels in Johannesburg only 10 tv channels on in room tv wich is a shame actually knowing how many channels are available on dstv . Wifi speed average . Lobby from hotel is modern and wide . Gym is in hotel underground parking .Staff in hotel always helpfull and friendly . Illovo area of Johannesburg with a few restaurants but not much else to be found here but only a short drive to sandton or rosebank mall from here. Enjoyed my stay in this peacefull area of Johannesburg.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Charles W
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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Charles W,

Thank you for posting your review of our hotel.

Despite the shortfalls mentioned, I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us.
All of our rooms are appointed with executive working desk, which allows work to be done in comfort.
The hotel has an on-site gym which has a large variety of machinery to cater for most needs.

The hotels location is ideal, in the peaceful suburb of Illovo, yet minutes away from Sandton, Rosebank and the Melrose Arch Precinct.

I trust we will have the pleasure of hosting you again.

Kind regards

Carolyn and the Protea Hotel Wanderers TEAM
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Medford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Our group stayed at the Wanderers for 2 nights on the first leg of our journey through South Africa. I was truly impressed - not only with the amenities and cleanliness of the hotel, but the staff and the up-to-date rooms with every amenity. The restaurant was great with reasonably priced meals; there was also a decorative bar attached to the restaurant with plush seating. Our room had a walk in shower and separate tub, flat screen TV and a safe. Free internet service was provided at the stations in the lobby. They also have an outdoor pool, but it was too cold to use it. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Hilthd2000
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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Dear Hilthd2000,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay with us.
You have brilliantly summarised some of the services the hotel is proud to offer.

Wishing you safe travels and trust you will enjoy all that South Africa has to offer!

Kind regards

Carolyn and the Protea Hotel Wanderers TEAM
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I spend a lot of time in Johannesburg, both on business and visiting friends and family. I stay mostly in Sandton at 3 or 4 star hotels which I usually find acceptable without being exceptional. I decided to book via a 'last-minute' type website, and happened upon a deal for the Protea Hotel Wanderers which cost R2000 ( $185) for 3 nights. With low expectations due to the low price, I was blown away immediately upon driving into the beautiful grounds. Parking was secure and free, the porter friendly and obliging, check-in painless and I was warmly greeted by the hotel manager. My room was large, spotlessly clean, well-appointed with a decent view. The bathroom too was great with a spacious shower, lots of hot water and excellent water pressure ( a minor point I know, but I hate a dribbly stream !!!). The pool area is beautiful. It looks out over a verdant bowling green and the rim-flow pool was sparkling and inviting. The gym area is massive and incredibly well equipped, and houses change-rooms and a salon. What's more, the hotel offers free wi-fi, free apples, a ridiculously cheap room -service menu and a great little convenience store that stays open till 10pm. The restaurant is excellent and reasonable, the position of the hotel wonderfully central and the service delightful. I have certainly discovered my home-from-home !!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Carolyn J, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Dear cliffordius1,

Thank you for posting such a favourable review here, on Trip Advisor.

We are continuously striving for excellence and it is great that we achieved this on your visit to our hotel.
We have an incredible eager TEAM, who do their best to pay attention to every detail, from preparing delicious meals to ensuring that our well-appointed rooms are spotless.

We look forward to your next visit and welcoming you back to your “home away from home!”

Kind regards

Carolyn and the Protea Hotel Wanderers TEAM
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers
Address: Cnr Corlett Drive & Rudd Road, Illovo 2196, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Illovo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Illovo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers 4*
Number of rooms: 229
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the prestigious suburb of Illovo, Sandton, the hotel is ideal for both the leisure and business traveller. A mere 4 minutes’ drive away, the M1 Freeway allows for easy access to all business centres, the OR Tambo International Airport and various other attractions the great city of Johannesburg has to offer. Venture into Sandton, Rosebank or the Melrose Arch precinct, which are minutes away and offer some of the finest shopping and dining experiences on the continent. Alternatively enjoy fine cuisine in our upmarket restaurant, relax on the hotel’s poolside sundeck, enjoy a cocktail in our 24 hour coffee bar and deli or make use of the in-house FIT gym. Accommodation consists of superbly appointed bedrooms, all equipped with separate bath and shower, an executive work desk & wireless internet access. Our distinguished conference facilities and executive boardrooms encourage performance and productivity. Careful attention to detail is a hallmark of this hotel, from the striking, elegant décor, immaculate service, supremely comfortable rooms, to the fresh red apple placed in our guest's room every day. ... more   less 
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