Internet dating is a tricky game. The photo you see on the profile picture is often not what you get in the reality! The King George Protea was a bit like internet dating...looks awesome on the website but in reality it's rather drab and disappointing. At face value it's a good solid clean hotel but there are some problems! Rule 101 of housekeeping is to be discreet and never air your dirty laundry. When moving into our assigned room the entire lawn in front of our room had a set of the previous evenings room service dishes from various rooms with an assortment of uneaten food. It lay on that lawn for over an hour while flies happily buzzed around. Just so off putting for a four star hotel! The rooms are spacious, clean and neat and the modernized bathroom is great! A visit to the bar had us beat a hasty retreat. It was lunchtime and the bar was dark and oppressive, with the air conditioner on full heat, while a weary eyed barman leaned heavily on the bar counter! The main hotel area is dated, so we avoided it all together and ate out. Recommend the Foo Bar up the road which serves a selection of good food. Stay here if you are on business and need a place to sleep at night. For the more discerning traveler perhaps stay at Fancourt or move on up the road to Knysna!
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- Enjoy the convenience of being on the doorstep of all the Garden Route has to offer! The Protea Hotel by Marriott King George is centrally located in the Heart of Eden and exudes tranquility and beauty. With the Outeniqua Mountains as a back-drop, this magnificent 4-star hotel, with its country-style setting is the ideal location for conference, business and leisure travelers wanting to explore the Garden Route and surroundings. You can be assured that you will never run out of things to do and see! Nestled between two of the country's top golf courses and in close proximity to other world class courses in Mossel Bay, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, the Protea Hotel by Marriott King George is the perfect destination for golf enthusiasts to tee off from! This secure, upmarket hotel is merely a ten minute leisurely drive from the George Airport and a stones' throw away from all the pristine beaches with its clear water and white sandy beaches. The spacious and stylishly designed rooms and luxury suites are equipped with all amenities for your comfort. The Fairway Terrace Restaurant with its elegant dining atmosphere and superb blend of classical and contemporary cuisine is a gastronomic experience that will not easily be forgotten. Children are always welcome and with the dedicated Prokidz entertainment program over weekends and school holidays, you can be assured of absolute relaxation, friendly and efficient service and home-away-from-home comfort in the Heart of the Garden. ... more less
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