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Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Oudtshoorn
New Zealand
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51 hotel reviews
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“Good Value & Location”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Well situated hotel in Oudtshoorn (between the town and Cango caves / Cango wildlife ranch) with nice grounds and a few Ostriches for the added close-up experience, the complimentary reception drink on arrival was un-expected touch.

Suggest booking the Rondavel, this traditional round building with thatched roof is a full authentic African experience. The Rondavel was quite large inside, 2 well sized beds and an en-suite with all the usual trimmings in the room. The room and ensuite were clean, tidy and well equipped.

WiFi was free (passcode available from reception), staff were friendly and accommodating. Nice pool area too, there are plenty of lawns for kids to run about on. Breakfast was of a standard quality.

Oudtshoorn is home to the SANDF Infantry School, if you listen closely at 8am each morning you can hear the SA national anthem being played by the army band for morning reveille.

Stayed March 2014
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PHRiempie, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Good day, :)


Thank you for choosing to stay at the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate and for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by you, and this time with regards to the amazing stay you had with us in particular.

Riempie Hotel prides itself with guests like you having the feeling of being at home while away from home. Our main aim being guest satisfaction and quality delivery, we do take our guests and their well-being very seriously and always hope to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations.

We very happy that you managed to hear the SA national anthem being played by the army band for every morning reveille. It's a real South African Touch.

We've noticed that you met Lomo and Linda (the ostriches) our own family, next time you stay with us come and collect a few corn kernels at Reception, hold you hand out and experience them feeding from your open palm. :)

We all are looking forward to welcoming you back again to the Riempie Hotel.

Kind Regards,
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Some rooms are individual African style grass roofed huts, in a picturesque setting. Other accomodation is behind the huts in barrack style blocks. I was in the latter. Dinner is served in a separate building, neccesitating tramped accross badly lit grounds between room and dining room. My room was dark and bably in need of updating and refurbishment. Dinner is buffet style: I was not impressed with either the quality or the choice of food. Meat was tough and overcooked,vegatables were cold. I would not want revisit this hotel

Room Tip: Ask for round hut close to a well lit path.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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PHRiempie, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Good day

Thank you for staying at the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate and for sharing your valuable feedback with us.

Our main aim, being guest satisfaction and quality delivery, we do take our guests and their wellbeing very seriously and always hope to meet and exceed our guests expectations.

We truly regret not having been able to meet your expectations, and though we are not able to undo the negative impression received, we would highly appreciate if you would give us another chance to prove to you, that we can do much better than what you recently have experienced with us.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights although the rooms were very clean and tidy it was not the best hotel we stayed in. This was however made up by the wonderful staff and the lovely food. We especially loved Bettie and Audrey who were great. The pool was ostrich egg shaped and immaculately clean . The manager here should be proud of his staff and their friendliness.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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PHRiempie, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Good day Colin-Pauline,

Thank you for staying at the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate and for sharing your valuable feedback with us.

Our main aim, being guest satisfaction and quality delivery, we do take our guests and their wellbeing very seriously and always hope to meet and exceed our guests expectations.

We are very proud of all our staff members as we strive for excellence working as one unit - one team.

Bettie and Audrey are very pleased with your review, thank you very much.

We all are looking forward to welcoming you back again to the Riempie Hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This is a lovely hotel set in open grounds not far from the town center. The rooms we had were very comfortable and everything worked! They have a number of rooms in the traditional round construction with thatched roofs. The main building is also of the same design and in side they have used bamboo linings with very good effect.

Staff here are very good and service in their restaurant is efficient. We had dinner there and although it is not a fancy restaurant the product produced by the kitchen is pretty good. Breakfasts were very good, not quite the "Old South African breakfast" but pretty close!

Room Tip: The Protea is the only place we would stay in Oudtshoorn. It's well situated, plenty safe parkin...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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PHRiempie, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thank you for staying at the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate and for sharing your valuable feedback with us.

We glad you enjoy your stay with us and you left feeling "well rested and relaxed". That is what we aim for being our main aim, being guest satisfaction and quality delivery, we do take our guests and their wellbeing very seriously and always hope to meet and exceed our guests expectations.

We like to think of Riempie as food for your GUESTS' souls. A place to switch off for a day or two.

Please be assured that we do look forward to a continued relationship with you, and we all are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Riempies Hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

The round bungalows look nice and are located in a well maintained park.
The room is large but contains too much furniture. Less would be more.
The bath is clean but needs refurbishing.

Positive: Quiet place. Shaded parking is provided.
Ok for a night on a trip on route 62.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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PHRiempie, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Good day,

Thank you for staying at the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate and for sharing your valuable feedback with us. Our main aim, being guest satisfaction and quality delivery, we do take our guests and their wellbeing very seriously and always hope to meet and exceed our guests expectations.

It's unfortunate that your stay with us left you with an "OK for an Stopover".
We truly regret not having been able to meet your expectations, and though we are not able to undo the so-so negative impression received, we would highly appreciate if you would give us another chance to prove to you, that we can do much better than what you recently have experienced with us.

Please be assured that we do look forward to a continued relationship with you, and we all are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Riempies Hotel in the near future. It will be always our pleasure to assist.

Kind Regards,
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We were a group of 16 travellers stayed at the hotel last month. The rooms are OK and the gardens as well. What was amazing however was the buffet dinner we had there for all nights. The food was superb, especially the main courses and the desserts. All our group congratulated the black lady who made the cooking, so polite and gentle. would say this is the selling point of this hotel!

Room Tip: request a round thached roof room and not a rectangular one
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PHRiempie, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Good day Danos S,


Thank you for staying at the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate and for sharing your valuable feedback with us.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed our Buffet Dinnner, as our main aim, being guest satisfaction and quality delivery, we do take our guests and their wellbeing very seriously and always hope to meet and exceed our guests expectations. We've given your compliments to the chef and she was very pleased.

It's unfortunate that you experience a Room which was only OK for you, we truly regret not having been able to meet your expectations.

Perhaps next time when you visit us again you would give us another chance to prove to you, that we can do much better than what you have experienced in December 2013 with us

Kind Regards,


We were a group of 16 travellers stayed at the hotel last month. The rooms are OK and the gardens as well. What was amazing however was the buffet dinner we had there for all nights. The food was superb, especially the main courses and the desserts. All our group congratulated the black lady who made the cooking, so polite and gentle. would say this is the selling point of this hotel!
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Pulloxhill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We knew that we were arriving late and leaving early, so really just needed a bed for the night and decided that cheap and cheerful would suffice. This place looked OK and we managed to get a room for £34 through Agoda.

The location is around 1Km from the centre of town on a continuation of the main road, so although you need to drive to get to the restaurants of town it is less than 3 minutes away.

The hotel did have a bit of a motel feel about it. Our roundavel room was OK - but very small, basic, dated, tiny double bed, no minibar or in-room safe and nosiy aircon - but for the price paid I am not going to argue. There's a nice swimming pool, bar (with pool table) and restaurant, but the latter was unavailable due to a wedding. Breakfast is very expensive at around £10/head if not included in the room rate.

Overall, OK for one night if you just need somewhere cheap to lay your head, but if you want more then there will be much better places around.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate
Address: Baron Van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Riempie Estate)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel Riempie Estate - A Cosy country atmosphere in a tranquil setting. Situated in a farm-like setting on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate is a charming hotel with well-appointed thatched rondavels, only 20 minutes away from the Cango Caves and moments away from the crocodile and ostrich farms for which Oudtshoorn is famed. Dine in the excellent restaurant and enjoy the best in country fare and hospitality. There are many facilities nearby; golf, squash, tennis, bowls and a gym. ... more   less 
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