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Protea Hotel by Marriott Worcester Cumberland
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Worcester
Windhoek, Namibia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed our experience. They are currently busy with renovations to the outside of the hotel so don't be fooled by the outside looks.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and really went out of their way to accommodate our requests. We did not make use of any of the facilities like the pool, games room or casino.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 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
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012 via mobile

Reception staff couldn't provide a street map and didn't know of any local restaurants, of course they could recommend their own! We didnt feel safe when we set off walking to find somewhere and we're not cautioned against this by the staff. Eventually found a nice restaurant. Everything extra cost, breakfast, secure parking. Air con ineffective, struggle for the staff to agent room safe working ... Left after one night not three. Maybe suitable for business meetings, stays or Rotary!

Stayed March 2012
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Hannerie S, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Worcester Cumberland, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Herewith I wish to apologise for your inconvenience.The staff involved has been spoken to and are receiving the necessary trainning to avoid any unpleasantness in the future.

Egidio Cardoso
Managing Director/Owner
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Bloemfontein
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42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

My family and I have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions. When our children were young we went there for 9 years in succession for our post-Christmas holiday. With a sauna, jacuzzi, games room and tennis court, it is an ideal place to relax. Friendly staff and good food round off value for money.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Dupreezg
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SA
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

We stayed in the Protea Hotel Cumberland for two nights. The room was clean and comfortable. Our room only had a shower, I am not sure if any of the other rooms had a bath.

Make sure you ask for a non-smoking room (away from the smoking rooms) as our room was filled with the smell of smoke every time our neighbour lit up.....

The restaurant in the hotel where we had breakfast is very basic, but the breakfast was outstanding and the service was great! The very friendly staff went out of their way to accommodate everyone.

The hotel is centrally located and there is a new shopping mall closeby (not walking distance) with restaurants and shops. The hotel has a big swimming pool and a private paid parking area.

Overall we had a very pleasant stay and would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay over in Worcester.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

My husband and I spent a very comfortable weekend at the Cumberland hotel with exceptionally organised and friendly staff - we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Judy L
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Pretoria, South Africa
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128 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2011

Seeing as I grew up in a town about 80km from Worcester, I have always known about the Protea Hotel Cumberland. Never really wanted to stay there, but was forced in the past few days.

Our car broke down and was towed into Worcester. We had to arrange urgent accommodation and the Protea Hotel Cumberland is one of only 2 hotels in Worcester and was the only one that had place. We booked immediately while being stuck in next to the road.

We arrived at 21:30 at the hotel after the long wait and was greeted by a friendly receptionist. She explained everything and was very helpful. We asked if there were restaurants in the area where we could have a bite, and she suggested that we eat at the hotel's restaurant. They did however close at 21:45. We confirmed that we just want to take a quick shower after the long day and then will come through. Once in the room, we were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness, and neatness of the room, as well as the overall amenities. While showering the receptionist phoned our room and said that if we want to, we can order what we want from the menu in the room and they will bring it from the restaurant. We were happy with the room service, as we actually didn't want to go anywhere. The room service was prompt and efficient and arrived as asked. Upon receipt of the bill we realised that they didn't charge us room service prices, but the cheaper restaurant prices.

The following day we asked for a later check-out as we were waiting on news from our car. This again was no problem, and we checked out at 12. We then proceeded to have lunch and the service was as good again. We realised that our rental car would be late, and asked if we can use the swimming pool, upon which we were given towels and our bags stored behind reception. In the end the hotel management allowed us to stay and use the hotel until 15:30 and our car arrived.

This is not quite the experience we thought we would have at the hotel, as we expected it to be worse, but we both agreed that this was a very pleasant stay with a clean hotel, very friendly and helpful staff, nice food, and nice rooms with decent general areas.

This hotel has surely shown that some 3 star hotels might even be better with services and friendlyness than some 4-5 star hotels.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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106 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2008

there was no decent hotel in the region except B&Bs mostly connected to wineries.

it was a decent place for the money but I thought it was funny that nobody was staying there yet they wanted me to eat there, pay USD7 to park, USD7 to use internet for 30 minutes.

there were two strange guys working reception who seemed too eager to help as if they had not seen a guest in weeks.

decent room despite my phone charger arc-welding itself to the electrical socket

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled solo
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Thank saint77777
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EGICAR, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Worcester Cumberland, responded to this review, 2 August 2016
Dear Valued GUEST,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Protea Hotel Worcester Cumberland with us.

As a VALUED CUSTOMER, I was disappointed to hear about your experience in our establishment. With aspiration to always exceed guest expectations, we have unfortunately fallen short of this goal during your recent stay.

Your valued feedback highlighted a number of areas for improvement that I have since shared with our Management TEAM, who joined me in offering their apologies for their team’s shortcomings.

Once again, thank you for providing feedback that will ultimately help improve our service. We hope you choose to stay with us again whenever your travels bring you back to Worcester so that we can provide you with our excellent service, that not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

Sincerely,
EGIDIO CARDOSO
MANAGING DIRECTOR/OWNER
manager@cumberland.co.za
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Worcester Cumberland
Address: 2 Srockenstroom Street | City Centre, Worcester 6850, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Worcester
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Worcester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Worcester Cumberland 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel Cumberland - Experience the best hospitality in the Boland. The Protea Hotel Cumberland is located in the charming Boland town of Worcester, the heart of the Breede River Valley. Accommodation ranges from standard to deluxe, all fully air-conditioned, or you could spoil yourself and enjoy the luxury of the Presidential Suite. Wining and dining at the hotel is traditional, homestyle and elegant. We offer a variety of leisure facilities at the hotel, with a fully-equipped gym, pool, spa, sauna and steam bath, tennis court and a glass-backed squash court. Venture out of the hotel and explore the Kleinplasie Open Air Museum, Karoo National Botanical Gardens or the Worcester Winelands Wine Tasting Centre. ... more   less 
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