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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is one of my favourite hotels. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food in both restaurants are of the best. The wild life to and from the hotels is always a pleasant surprise and food for the soul.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We recently stayed over at the Ranch on our way to Botswana. We were a big group and we were well looked after. The dinner in the family restaurant was perfect for an easy meal out. We did a lovely run the next morning and although it is sad to see animals in enclosures,the animals looked health and in great...

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

Dear mightymousemdsm Thankyou for taking the time to leave a positive review on your recent stay with us. We take great pride in the well being of the animals in our conservancy and ensure that at all times they are recieving the best care and attention. Our TEAM look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Best regards

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our accommodations were lovely. The grounds are well kept and pleasant to walk around. The food in the restaurant is more than good; many pastries and breads are made on site. The game drive was wonderful. We got to interact with cheetahs as part of the game drive. There was nothing not good about this place that is a combination...

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

Dear Dutch397, Thankyou for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Ranch. The Ranch is one of South Africas leading conference and leisure desitnations that have taken the steps to provide a truly unique atmosphere when combining business and pleasure. Our TEAM look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Polokwane. Kind Regards

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

About 2 weeks ago I emailed the Ranch and asked if the game drives will be suitable for elderly people and was told it was. Today (Sunday) we as a family wanted to go for the game drive. Once there we waited for the truck to pick us up. When it arrived we realised that the truck is very high...

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

Dear Marinda B Thank you for leaving your review. We appologise for the inconvenience of you not being able to participate in the game drive experience, the vehicles are high and currently a step ladder is provided to assist with gaining access into the vehicle. As a result of your dissapoinment, special steps are being designed and built to make...

Italy
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We love to return to the Ranch Resort. What makes this resort stand out is the convenient location, the comfortable and spacious suites and bathrooms, the courtesy of the staff, the very nice restaurants and the manicured lush and colorful landscape, gardens and outdoor pool. The lions encounters and added bonus. Excellent value. A resort with a home feeling. We...

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

Dear Emi234, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Ranch. We are endlessly working towards offering our GUESTS personal attention that is unique to a family run business. We appreciate that you have taken the time to 'smell the roses' and experience the beauty of the surroundings offered at The Ranch. Our TEAM look...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Want to this place as a belated birthday present, the hotel's facilities are 1st class with spacious rooms.The food lovely. The cherry on top was walking with the lion's. A very surreal moment. The kids also enjoyed the moment of getting to pay the cubs.

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

Dear Siphiwe K, Thank you for taking the time to leave a reivew regarding your recent stay at The Ranch. The Ranch TEAM pride ourselves as responsible caretakers of wild animals in captivity. The resort offers a variety of other activities including, game drives, horseback safaris, golf, mountain biking, spa treatments and trail running. The lionwalk remains a highlight for...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

An excellent getaway establishment just a few minutes away from polokwane. The rooms are spacious and well decorated with no fuss. You feel almost at home here. The gardens are well kept and there is a cute golf course for a nice walk or an easy practice. Great value for money most of the seasons. The restaurant has lost its...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The gardens of this extensive property are well tended and thus provide a pleasant ambience. The rooms are spacious and well decorated but some require maintenance here and there - such a toilet seat that needs replacement. It was a bit disappointing to encounter a few pieces of crockery that were chipped, but these were really minor flaws. Fresh flowers...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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...

Johannesburg, South Africa
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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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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
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  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: RM263 - RM481 (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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“Ask for a pool facing room”
 of 5 bubbles RobL104, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms without renovated bathrooms have nicer view of a large garden, but bigger rooms for families have the renovated bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles 230deborahb, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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