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Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens

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#4 of 5 hotels in Clarens
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Protea Hotel Clarens is a luxurious four-star retreat nestled in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, near the Golden Gate National Park and the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. It has 70 luxurious rooms and high-end meeting room facilities that can seat up to 100 delegates. The hotel takes special pride in its warm hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Street parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Tennis court
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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rqf61 wrote a review Mar 2024
Sydney87 contributions102 helpful votes
We stayed for one night and could not fault the hotel. We had a mountain room view, which was very comfortable and well maintained. It is a stylish hotel with lovely public spaces. It is large by Clarens standards, and right in the centre of town. Staff were friendly, and the food (dinner and breakfast) was very good. We’d happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Willie Burger, Owner at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens
Responded 2 days ago
Hi, We are thrilled to hear about your positive experience during your recent stay. Your generous feedback is greatly appreciated and serves as a fantastic source of motivation for our team. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we eagerly anticipate the chance to welcome you back in the future. Thank you for selecting our establishment for your stay and we are excited about hosting you once more soon. Kind Regards,
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Ivan T. wrote a review Mar 2024
Amsterdam, The Netherlands390 contributions171 helpful votes
We picked Protea Clarens for a short stay for one night as we were travelling from Drakensberg over to Bloemfontein. The receptionist was nice, the room - fresh and spacious, we had everything we needed. The view from the balcony was amazing. On top of the fact that there was a guarded parking, we were able to walk everywhere in Clarens, which was super convenient. Can't comment on breakfast as we didn't have one.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Hi, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to having you back in the future. Thank you for choosing us. Kind Regards,
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BB wrote a review Mar 2024
Somerset West, South Africa5 contributions
This is a gorgeous hotel with a bespoke upmarket feel. The hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Clarens. We had a mountain facing balcony room, which was an absolute delight. Stunning views of the Maluti /Drakensberg mountain range. The staff was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking available at hotel premises.
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Response from Willie Burger, Owner at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Cruiser, We appreciate your kind words and feedback. It's always a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our team works hard to provide exceptional service and knowing that you had a positive visit means a lot to us. Your support is truly valued and we can't wait to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thank you for choosing us. Kind Regards,
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PaulYarm wrote a review Feb 2024
Yarm, United Kingdom29 contributions6 helpful votes
Good hotel. The staff were friendly and it is nice and central in town for shops, bars and restaurants, easy parking, breakfast OK though not outstanding. Everything was clean and beds were comfortable. All good, we would stay again if in the area
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Hi Paul, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to having you back in the future. Thank you for choosing us. Kind Regards,
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Gerard O wrote a review Feb 2024
Weymouth, United Kingdom714 contributions285 helpful votes
My wife and I were very happy with our stay in Clarence the hotel is within two minutes walk of the town centre the staff were very friendly, good vegetarian options for breakfast and good quality Wi-Fi- all at a very good price. They also have very secure car parking.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 28 Feb 2024
Dear Gerard, We appreciate your review and look forward to welcoming you and your wife back in the near future. Warm regards.
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George G wrote a review Dec 2023
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R3000 per night for a room with the shower right next to the bed is insane. The pictures are intentionally deceptive since you have to swipe past 17 pictures before the show one with the shower. Lesson learned!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 28 Feb 2024
Dear George, Thank you for your feedback. It is important to note that you have reserved a standard room. However, we offer various room types at an additional charge that feature separate showers and baths. Kind Regards.
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Coastal50810945375 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Beautiful Hotel! Well situated, lovely and comfortable rooms, amazing breakfast and the staff were very friendly, professional and helpful. We also had a beautiful view from our room. Safe and secure parking.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 11 Jul 2023
Dear Coastal50810945375, thank you for sharing your recent stay experience with us. We are delighted to see that you we have exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards all at Protea Hotel Clarens
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Ronel wrote a review Jul 2023
South Africa1 contribution
We had a very pleasant stay at the Protea Hotel Clarence. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had a very nice room, crisp and clean with the most beautiful views of the mountains. We enjoyed a super nice breakfast and a cozy dinner at this beautifully renovated hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Compass09269098886, thank you for sharing your recent stay experience with us. We are delighted to see that you we have exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards all at Protea Hotel Clarens
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Rialivhuwa wrote a review Jan 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is arguably the best hotel in the area. I stayed there for 2 nights with my wife and 2 year old baby. The service was amazing and the staff members were always ready to assist with whatever necessary at any given time, Lefa and the big guy(forgot his name) at the restaurant side were particularly amazing, always paying attention to detail. Also the idea of having the basin outside the toilet is really a good one, it makes once not to feel like they're using bathroom water as it is with many other hotel. My only disappointment was the breakfast, for a 4 star hotel I would expect more variety of food available for breakfast, I have been to a few 3 star hotels which offered better breakfast variety than what was offered here. The food is great but there is really limited options of what to eat on a daily basi which can be frustrating, mostly for long duration stays, so some improvement in variety of breakfast choices would go a long way. I would have like to see some cake, ice cream and all that, mostly because also that was a new year's weekend during my stay there.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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chescat1958 wrote a review Nov 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa102 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed during the renovation. Unfortunately on check in we were given a room right above the construction area. The elevator was not working. Fortunately when we went down to get our bags Kananelo was on the front desk. Such a happy welcoming man with a great smile. He helped us get our bags and offered to bring them to our room via the service elevator. When he heard our room number he immediately offered to relocate us for which we were most grateful. He is a great asset to your front desk area. Breakfast as always was in abundance. There was a cold and a hot area offered every day along with a chef making omelettes etc. Caldin interacted very pleasantly and even enquired how our hike had been the previous day. A nice “family style” hotel. The staff for the most part are really friendly and very helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is tight, but we didn’t have a problem. Hot rain showers are wonderful. Location is...
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,712 - R 2,188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateClarens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens
Which popular attractions are close to Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens?
Nearby attractions include Blou Donki Art Gallery (0.09 km), Tobias Art (0.4 km), and The Ugly Duckling (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clementines Restaurant and Bar, Highland Coffee Roastery, and Gosto Portuguese Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Clarens.
Does Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bushmen Art at Schaaplaats Farm (0.2 km).