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Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Midlands
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel but”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2008

This is a lovely hotel, very smart, and when we were there, quite new I think. Here comes the "but" and it is not the hotel's fault and they did give us a discount. We think the vines surrounding the hotel had recently been sprayed so all the caterpillars had escaped and were everywhere in the hotel, on the curtains, all over the floor in the bathroom, on the outside of the walls and in the pool - quite harmless but rather unnerving! The weather may have had something to do with it too, it was April and had been quite stormy. It was such a shame as in all other respects the hotel was lovely and served a very good breakfast too. Lovely views from the dining room.

Hopefully they have resolved the problem, it was a few years ago and yes, I would stay there again. In fact, I have stayed in a few Protea Hotels and think they are very good.

  • Liked — view from dining room
  • Disliked — caterpillars
  • Stayed April 2004, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2008

It is located just outside of Stellenbosch, so you do need a car (you will probably be exploring the winelands anyway!) The hotel is set right at the edge of a vineyard, spread over a large park-like area. It is clean, modern, well appointed with huge comfortable rooms and good security. Great breakfast and the restaurant can be recommended for dinner.

If you are looking for a sense of history, graceful period furniture & all that jazz, rather stay at one of the guest houses in town, but I prefer this purpose-built hotel with none of the creaking wooden floors and awkward plumbing arrangements common to the older buildings in this beautiful historic town.

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2007

We have stayed there twice in 2006 and it was great! Both stays were for a week. (September and December)

We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children under 5 years. We got the one bedroomed unit, it had a king size bed in the bedroom and 2 beds were placed in the living area. They put a cot in the bedroom for the baby at no extra charge.

Two nights we had work functions to attend, and we asked for the babysitting service, the lady they sent was professional and competant and about 40 years old. We were very happy with the care she provided.

During the days the children played by the jungle gym, swimming pool and sand pit (volleyball court) the reception also changed one of the channels so our kids could watch cartoon network.
They also gave good directions for the nearest shopping malls, wine routes, beaches. There was lots of brochures available with information.

The rooms were clean and spacious, cleaned daily, and in our unit we had a small kitchen area which was great for making bottles.

What was amazing for me was that a few of the staff members remembered us and went out of their way to greet us and our children, they really tried hard to make us feel welcome.

  • Liked — the staff, clean rooms, room size and location
  • Disliked — its so good that sometimes its fully booked and we cant get a room!
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2007

Stayed here on way from Kruger to Cape Town large motel with plenty of car parking space large dining room and night club come bar down stairs rooms are very smart in double blocks surrounding the car park small pool but fab views get a second floor room for the best views not far from town and frankshoek which is a small classy town.where you have got to visit.
well worth staying as the people are very friendly
have a nice time

Mike

  • Liked — Scenery
  • Disliked — quality and ease to main roads
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch

Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch
Address: Techno Avenue, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of the Winelands, in one of the most beautiful and heritage conscious towns, Stellenbosch is the second-oldest town in South Africa and affectionately referred to as the "Eikestad." Nestled between two international golf courses, Protea Hotel Stellenbosch offers all guests the best of the Winelands. Accommodation is available in Executive, Deluxe and Standard Twin rooms, where Deluxe and Standard rooms configure to a two-bedroom apartment ideal for families and groups. Executive rooms have the best view in the house and are designed with the executive traveller in mind. Whether it’s the magnificent backdrop of mountain ranges you seek, perhaps just a scenic drive or wine tasting at the many surrounding wine farms, you will never run out of things to see and do. The hotel boasts two restaurants, two swimming pools, braai facilities, wireless internet access and the largest conference venue in Stellenbosch. If that’s not enough, why not gaze at the 270° view of the Helderberg mountain range, Blaauwklippen vineyards and the De Zalze Golf Estate. Whether it’s a family holiday or a team building activity you are looking for, Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is just the venue for you! ... more   less 
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