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Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel during a recent Gate 1 tour. The hotel is nice with lush surroundings. The breakfast buffet was average, the room was average...but clean. The hotel is remote and quiet. It was OK for the price point.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived late at night to this lovely lush hotel. It was a quick stopover with not much time to explore. Dinner buffet was amply supplied. Bed was restful, shower a God send! no mosquitos bothered me as I was slathered in Avon's Skin so Soft body oil. We picked up our equally stocked breakfast boxes and took off the... More 

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GEORGIA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was so quiet. We only spent one night here but I would have liked more time here. It is very cute and secluded feeling property. I especially enjoyed the tree in the driveway area full of weaver birds. The birds are beautiful but I what drew me to the tree was the nests and the fact that the male... More 

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salt lake city, utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a good hotel. The tiles are very slippery so be careful. Dinner was very good. Some dessert I had was great, I should have just eaten it. Wifi signal is ok for facebook. It's away from town so I feel stuck here.

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East London
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120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The entrance to the hotel can be confusing if you, like me, follow an Apple Map, just follow the road sign that says "Umfolozi River Hotel" on the N2 and you will be fine, the road does become a short dirt road but nothing harzadous! The rooms we were allocated are grouped into a block of 4 separate rooms, we... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with a Gate One tour and the staff was very friendly. Be cautious walking down stairs with moisture as they can be slick. The bathroom windows you can't exactly see through but you can make out silhouettes so that's a bit strange. Had a buffet here that was pretty good and the wifi was pretty solid. If you... More 

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Morganville, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed here one night during our Gate 1 tour of South Africa. It was located an easy drive from where we had a very good cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary and then it was not a very long drive the next morning to the excellent Hluhluwe–Imfolozi game reserve. Location aside, this is just an ok hotel. Nothing special.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

After our river experience the hotel made for a good stopover on our way to Swaziland. Rooms were adequate, beds comfortable, although lighting was not the best, nor wifi speed very good at all. The breakfast was delicious.

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Toronto
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Modern hotel. Spacious rooms that are clean. Protea often has the shower as part of the actual room. If this bothers you, then Protea is not for you. Toilet is private with a frosted door. Wifi only in reception area and is included. Buffet was good with a variety of choices.

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Shaka's Rock, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Protea Hotels are always a "go to" hotel when in an unfamiliar area, be it in Zambia, Zimbabwe or South Africa. Lin this case I was extremely disappointed with this Protea, Umfolosi! The rooms are not clean. You cannot walk on the floors barefoot. The curtains are off the hooks and they are filthy. Bathroom floors not in any better... More 

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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River

Address: Off the N2 | 40 Km North of Richard's Bay, Mtubatuba 3935, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Umfolozi River)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mtubatuba
Price Range: RM293 - RM418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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“easy walking”
 of 5 bubbles kingsrest, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The chalets and family rooms have good views of the garden”
 of 5 bubbles zebul0nl, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The chalets are nicer than the standard rooms in the main block, but request one away from the side closer to the adjacent freeway.”
 of 5 bubbles Irlantilainen, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“ask for a porter to help you with luggage as some of the rooms are a little bit far from the parking”
 of 5 bubbles UnathiMonkoe, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Any room would be acceptable”
 of 5 bubbles desm748, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
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