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Protea Hotel Umfolozi River

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Protea Hotel Umfolozi River - Diversity in the Wetlands of Central Zululand. Protea Hotels Umfolozi River is ideally located in the Greater Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve area, only 40km north of Richards Bay. The hotel offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms/chalets, as well as 2 family chalets, with satellite TV. Make yourself at home, with extensive dining facilities and bar area. Don’t forget that you can relax and wind down by the pool and Lapa area. Looking for some adventure? Nearby activities include the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park, Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, world-renowned birding spots, whale and dolphin watching, boat cruises, horse riding, golf, fishing, kayaking, beaches and quad bike trails. Protea Hotel Umfolozi River is within easy reach of the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Park and Great St. Lucia Wetlands.
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Richards Bay Airport32 km
Zulu Inyala Airport70 km
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All reviews tour group next morning tea coffee beautiful grounds buffet style the hotel staff separate buildings many choices bathroom design stayed here for one night a king size bed chalet style two hours roast beef an apple poor reviews dining room
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we got there while it was dark, this hotel was clean, the food was great and the staff was just very friendly. They had a luggage brought to our rooms while we had dinner, and also picked up while we ate breakfast the...More

Thank Lecia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised after reading all the reviews and comments about the hotel. Our room was very nice and the staff was also very nice. They have beautiful grounds surrounding the hotel. Definitely just a stopover for the Hluhluwe game reserve.

Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The hotel is out in the middle of no where and seems to mainly cater to tour / safari groups making the rounds. Although the hotel has nice grounds and a decent lobby, the rooms are worn, tired, and look more like a discount hotel...More

Thank Charlie_Hotlanta
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Came to this hotel not by choice but rather it was provided by the gate 1 tour. Thank god we are only staying here for 1 night. Rooms are hot airconditioners doesnt work, rooms are smelly, linens are worn that im so surprise that they...More

Thank Ricasworld
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We stayed here as part of Gate 1 for one night. The hotel is disgusting. The bed had dead bugs, the “shower” did not work, the sheets were stained, pillow cases were torn, room smelled terrible, and the desk was completely sticky. The staff was...More

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Sadiegirl21611
3 June 2017|
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Response from EmJayBV | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, you can reach them on their own email please try via protea or marriot website because tripadvisor in its infinite wisdom doesn't allow posting of contact details "- Sorry, questions may not... More
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Suzy K
16 November 2016|
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Response from stephnea2013 | Reviewed this property |
Suzy, there were dryers but the hotel is not well maintained and a bit of a disappointment so ensure that it works!
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coutou
10 October 2016|
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Response from Olli S | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware. You should ask your housekeeper if they can or know of another who can wash your clothes. We've done that in the past and they are always done well and they appreciate the extra income.
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"Do NOT stay here"
adr542018
20 Aug 2018
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"In the middle of nowhere have to carry own luggage and rooms outside."
mslovetotravel2013
04 Apr 2018
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"Ask for a chalet closer to reception, otherwise it is a long walk."
Love_Life_Sydney
31 Oct 2017
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"run the shower first and check if the drainage is working"
ButhoN2
19 Jul 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$43 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalMtubatuba
NUMBER OF ROOMS
68
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