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Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers

Cnr Corlett Drive & Rudd Road, Illovo, Sandton 2196 South Africa
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Situated in the prestigious suburb of Illovo, Sandton, the hotel is ideal for both the leisure and business traveller. A mere 4 minutes’ drive away, the M1 Freeway allows for easy access to all business centres, the OR Tambo International Airport and various other attractions the great city of Johannesburg has to offer. Venture into Sandton, Rosebank or the Melrose Arch precinct, which are minutes away and offer some of the finest shopping and dining experiences on the continent. Alternatively enjoy fine cuisine in our upmarket restaurant, relax on the hotel’s poolside sundeck, enjoy a cocktail in our 24 hour coffee bar and deli or make use of the in-house FIT gym. Accommodation consists of superbly appointed bedrooms, all equipped with separate bath and shower, an executive work desk & wireless internet access. Our distinguished conference facilities and executive boardrooms encourage performance and productivity. Careful attention to detail is a hallmark of this hotel, from the striking, elegant décor, immaculate service, supremely comfortable rooms, to the fresh red apple placed in our guest's room every day.
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Outdoor pool
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Stephanie wrote a review Nov 2020
13 contributions
Checked into the hotel on the 4th with my partner, second time here and WOW what a huge difference after the renovations! Deli and pool deck is especially incredible, had a drink overlooking the bowling greens and wonderful extended view of Johannesburg. We stayed in a larger room, not sure what the differences are to the normal rooms. I did have to ask Robert at the deli for a menu, and he brought a card with a code for you to scan with your cellphone camera and see the menu digitally, what a great idea to limit contact during these times. One tip - request a room facing the Wanderers club, the road side does get a bit noisy. Cannot wait to go back!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Facing Wanderers Club
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Andrew B wrote a review Apr 2020
Lincoln, United Kingdom9 982 contributions468 helpful votes
I had a week here towards the end of January for the Test cricket at the very close by Wanderers. I have stayed here at least three times before so know how it works so to speak. However I was somewhat apprehensive how the renovations would affect my stay, particularly from reading the recent gloomy TA reviews. I have to say that during my stay apart from the odd drilling and banging I experienced no problems or inconvenience whatsoever and to be honest would hardly have known builders were in. I pre-registered for my room so I could gain immediate access to it when I arrived early in the morning. It seems Marriott have a central policy that you cannot pay for bookings by credit card over the telephone and this did cause me some time consuming difficulty but Wynand, the hotel Rooms Division Manager adopted a pragmatic, sensible and helpful approach and was a real star. I had a nice room - 517 with lovely views of the Wanderers grounds including the bowling greens, tennis courts, Wanderers Clubhouse and indeed the Wanderers cricket ground as well as Johannesburg suburbs in the distance. The Apple restaurant which is due to be renovated was pleasant, large and airy and on three levels - I preferred the middle level with lovely views out to the swimming pool. The breakfasts were good and Albert was particularly attentive. - Rachel the breakfast greeter was very friendly.The evening menu was ok and I have to say that my fillet steak was one one the nicest and best I have ever had -cooked to perfection - medium to well as recommended by the helpful Elton. The bar has a basic menu but the service is friendly and does a good burger & chips as well as bottled Windhoek lager - a definite plus. The pool is fairly small but has good tables, chairs and loungers with nice views. I used the hotel travel desk - Lux Tours to collect me from and take me back to the airport. All very efficient and reasonably priced at R570. I got a late checkout to 4pm for R500 - well worth it. A hotel shop just inside the entrance which has most essentials and there is a large ground level car park. It is a c 10 minute walk to the cricket through the Wanderers Club grounds and I also walked during the day to Melrose Arch and Rosebank - for the Red Bus trip. In summary I really enjoyed my stay here - the Wanderers grounds are a real plus, and hope to come back again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a high floor room overlooking Wanderers Club grounds
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Response from Wynand W, Manager at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers
Responded 23 Jun 2020
Dear Andrew, Firstly, our business is creating an inviting atmosphere to our GUESTS, a home away from home. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! The hotel is still undergoing renovations, and cannot wait to welcome our valued GUESTS back once the hotel reopens. Thank you for your kind words. Warmest Regards, Wynand
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Marius Schoeman wrote a review Feb 2020
Centurion, South Africa118 contributions43 helpful votes
I expected much more from Marriott hotel group. The kettle in room does not work. Temporary restaurant in one of conference rooms does not make experience any better While the Hotel offers free Wifi it is very unreliable and is not a secure connection even though they ask for room number and surname to verify when using WiFi in room. While there is a "Conference" WiFi connection in make shift restaurant it does not have internet access. I woke up sick with the effect of smoke smell in my room even though I asked for smoke free room. Very view channels on room TV. They "brag" about an apple in every room on notice board at reception - no fresh apple in my room - I was actually looking forward to it. No shampoo in bathroom only soap and shower gel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Wynand W, Rooms Division Manager at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Mr. Schoeman, Thank you for taking the review our hotel. The fact that we did not meet your expectations during your stay with us is extremely saddening. We are excited to announce that we are currently undergoing a full refurbishment, which is sure to resolve some of the issues you have raised. Our brand new restaurant will be opening within the next few months, which is sure to enhance our GUESTS' experience. As our hotel is a non-smoking hotel, we seldom receive complaints regarding smoke smells in the room - we will be reiterating the procedure to ensure that no other GUESTS are impacted by this. I do hope that you will reach out to me directly, so that we may discuss this matter further and restore your faith in the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers. Wynand Wilters Wynand.Wilters@proteahotels.com
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Olapidot wrote a review Feb 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel211 contributions134 helpful votes
Hotel is under long renovation. a fact that was NOT mentioned on the chain's site. the noise and smell of glue and other materials was very strong during my whole stay. Hotel has a tiny swimming pool As an elite member I was given a room facing the street, which meant non stop and loud noise from the street. lousy breakfast limited variety of television channels in the room, most of them sport channels. room was very small. the windows isolation was s bad that I have heard the wind blowing during most of my stay. tiny shower in the room, veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy long time to get hot water low value for money
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Wynand W, Rooms Division Manager at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Dear olapidot1, Thank you for taking the time to review the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers. It is saddening to hear that we did not live up to your expectations during your stay with us. We are very happy to advise that our hotel is currently undergoing a full renovation, which is sure to address all of the concerns you have mentioned. We have recently moved over to a new boiler system which provides hot water almost instantly - and I would like to find out which room you stayed in to conduct an investigation into this matter. Please contact me directly at your convenience to discuss this. Wynand Wilters Rooms Division Manager Wynand.wilters@proteahotels.com 011 770 5507
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ret r wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions5 helpful votes
i ve stayed the last year then i would prefer second time. again? never ever. even comes to end of the world. how should i start hotel’s missing parts 1)hotel renovating and you can feel it during your stay 2)my room was at 2 floor i was use elevator but i juat can push 1floor button because 2rd one was not properly. Finally i found my way the kick the button then it works 3) my room was renovated but still there is some concrute parts on the bath 4)the room was renovate as per hotel commitment but there is some stuff still didnt. also all stuff was cheap. 5)i booked king size bed but they give me single bed . i learn this once i moved to my room 6)my room rate was include the breakfast but during the check in they told me that it is not including but they add the breakfast as a gift. 7)there is some one called me 3 times after arrive my room. i pick the phone but it is not working also. And there is one guy visit mu room and told me breakfast not including i have to pay for it ! damn it! i complain about my bed they told me they dont have the room. but it is not my problem. i ask breakfast and they gave a voucher to compansate this issue. 8)i was waited 10 min for coffee and 10 min for simply omlet also breakfast room was horribly smelling 9)during the check out i just ask the invoice but wait 10 min . there is another customers came to dest . they have gave them docs and check out but they hold me on there 10 min never ever go there!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from PHWanderers, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Dear 181retr, We recognize your time is valuable and appreciate you for taking the time to provide us with you valued feedback on Trip Adviser Every process put in place is aimed at providing you with an unforgettable hotel experience. From your feedback, I am disappointed to learn that we fell short of your expectations and on behalf of the entire team at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, I sincerely apologize for falling short of not only meeting your expectations, but ours as well. As a teachable moment, we have shared your valued feedback with the appropriate hotel team to ensure the necessary guidelines are in place to prevent history from repeating itself. With a strive to deliver a flawless guest experience, we would love to discuss your areas of concerns further. Whenever you have a moment, feel free to contact me directly at T: +27 (0) 11 770 5500 | E:ofentse.letsebe@proteahotels.com so that we can continue to improve our hotel operations. Once again, thank you for providing feedback that will ultimately help improve our overall GUEST procedures and effectiveness. We look forward to hear from you. Kind Regards, Ofentse Letsebe Front Office Manager Protea Hotels by Marriott® Johannesburg Wanderers
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Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers
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Frequently Asked Questions about Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers
Which popular attractions are close to Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers?
Nearby attractions include HintHunt (0.7 km), Bidvest Wanderers Stadium (0.4 km), and Discovery Soccer Park (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fishmonger (Illovo), Turn 'n Tender, and Bellagio Illovo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Illovo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (6.2 km), Johannesburg Fort (6.1 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (1.6 km).