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Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Comfortable, enjoyable, plentiful food :0) We only stayed for one night en route to Botswana so review is limited. Facilities were great, evening meal and breakfast were all tasty and plentiful. There is a comfortable lounge area and the hotel has an open and spacious feel. Restaurant staff were very friendly and added to the positive experience

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Paul S, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Dear JAD_888, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Protea Hotel Ranch Resort. As a valued GUEST, we appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I only used the conference centre for training purposes, but between brakes took a look around and this is a beautiful place. I would recommend this hotel for business and pleasure. I am amazed. I will return to this small heaven on earth.

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Paul S, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Dear Pat B, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Protea Hotel Ranch Resort. With a mission to provide superior customer service, we take great pride in serving your needs and are delighted to hear that we have met your expectations. As a valued GUEST, your feedback will be shared with the team to continue to inspire and motivate... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Spent the weekend at The Protea Hotel Ranch Resort outside Polokwane, just two and a half hours from Johannesburg. The resort is 25km outside Polokwane, off the N1 at the Caltex Star Stop. The birding and game viewing on the Ranch Conservancy is great, but the resort has a lot more to offer, such as golf, tennis, gym, horse riding,... More 

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

All I can say Protea The Ranch go learn from the staff off Hluhluwe Protea first off all our booking we have to wait for our booked room to be cleaned why couldn't they book a other room that htey did after we complain wile we waited from just half past 10 we sat at the pool bar and no... More 

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Paul S, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Dear Roneel J, Thankyou for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding these issues. One of our key priorities is to provide the highest level of friendly and courteous service. While it was a pleasure having you as our guest, your feedback regarding the service our team provided caught my attention. I am very sorry to learn that the... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This hotel has a lot to offer with a very large swimming pool and lots of activities like horse riding and game watching. Surrounded by mountains, it is remarkably beautiful and you can truly relax. Very large rooms with excellent bathroom, bath and shower. The best Shower of any hotel I went to. Very clean and tidy. Lots of space... More 

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Polokwane, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Protea Hotel Ranch Resort is the most beautiful place to go if you want to relax. The Shearer Family is on top of everything so are the staff.Food always the best, great for conferences, and the best is the game drives and the Lions.We often went there for family and friends gatherings.Service excellent.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Well spent at the Ranch it's a nice place away from town and home, enjoying the peace of mind and nature. They have a playing grounds for kids and adults, swimming pool, bar, gym site, overlooking golf coures, tennis courtyards and site visits of wild animals and the bedrooms have bathrooms and suitable beds. I was welcomed by a giant... More 

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Tzaneen, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Stayed at the Ranch Hotel for a recent business trip - I stay quite often - staff are so professional and friendly, rooms are comfortable, the gardens are superb, sense of peace and tranquillity after a tiring day is priceless.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed for three nights over the Easter Weekend with family. Hotel nestled in the woods just off the national road. Could not have predicted that it's setting is as good as it actually is. Rooms comfortable and affordable. With swimming pools for different needs and exciting game drives, it makes for an enjoyable period of relaxation. Only one major gripe... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Had the opportunity of staying over in the self-catering golf suite at the Protea Hotel Ranch Resort. Apart from being very well priced, the premises and space is superb. Very impressed with the two bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, comfortable beds, a nice big open kitchen with lounge and a veranda with a braai space, overlooking the golf course. The stay... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort established in 1960, is the leading conference, leisure and sports resort in Limpopo. The hotel is situated within a 1000ha nature conservancy and offers 150 hotel bedrooms and self-catering chalets which boasts all modern conveniences. Our Preseidential and Executive suites feature their own private courtyard and spa pool. The 20 luxury two bedroom self-catering golf chalets can accommodate upto 4 adults and two children. Our superior culinary TEAM offers unequaled quality, creativity in local and international cuisines. Take the pleasure of experiencing the ambiance of Basil's fine dining restaurant, or enjoy all meals in the Buttery family restaurant or at our day time clubhouse restaurant. Awaken to the sound of roaring lions and experience these majestic animals on a game drive. Make sure that you meet the cheetahs which have been hand raised and get your camera ready to spot over 200 bird species and 25 antelope species, including Sable antelope, Golden wildebeest, Giraffes, Zebras and Buffalo. Our Facilities and services include, horseback safaris, 4 sparkling pools (2 heated), landing strip, tennis court, fitness centre, steam room, games room, the NEW Kolobe tented camp and TEAM building activities. Our state of the art sports academy offers a magnificent 12-hole par 3 golf course and has launched 2 multi purpose sports pitches which is ideal for professional sports teams to carry out their training camps. 12-well appointed and air-conditioned conference venues seat upto 1200 delegates, with adequate WIFI access through out the property as well as a back-up generator to ensure the hotel is self reliant. We are the ideal wedding destination venue - featuring bush weddings, contemporary weddings, intimate weddings and garden weddings. "COME EXPERIENCE OUR PRIDE, WHERE HOSPITALITY IS A LONG TRADITION" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort

Address: Ranch Resort, Farm Hollandsdrift | 25km South of Polokwane on R101/ N1, Polokwane 0699, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Polokwane
Price Range: RM250 - RM407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 150
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“The golf Chalets have excellent views, the main hotel rooms over look the beautiful hotel gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles aves123, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room that is far away from the banquet room as it can get a little busy/noisy at times.”
 of 5 bubbles rivoniao, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Polokwane is about 30km away.”
 of 5 bubbles Thato1982, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get the individual chalets”
 of 5 bubbles wdulabh, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Request a room close to the pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles AlamedaYankeegal, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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