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Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens

Corner of Main & Van der Merwe Streets, Clarens 9707 South Africa
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#3 of 5 hotels in Clarens
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The Protea Hotel Clarens is located in the best kept secret in art and culture circles of the Free State. The picturesque village of Clarens is framed by the majestic Maluti Mountains, sandstone cliffs and is in close proximity to the Golden Gate National Park and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. This artists’ haven is a tapestry steeped in history and rich in legend. Experience a living masterpiece that exudes sheer style, luxury and design. The hotel blends in with the natural splendour that has inspired artists, eco lovers and tourists who simply enjoy the art of living to explore this tranquil, magical landscape and relax, in style. Take in the breathtaking scenery with sundowners on Protea Hotel Clarens’ terrace, enjoy fine dining or laze away the hours in luxury and comfort. This sanctuary embodies state-of-the-art excellence and service. From adrenalin rushes to cultural expeditions, Clarens offers it all. With an abundance of activities nearby, from San paintings and dinosaur trails to white river rafting and rock climbing; Protea Hotel Clarens’ warm hospitality completes the picture. So whether you plan a romantic getaway, team-building exercise, business conference or African adventure, this hotel has it all!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Elmarie B wrote a review Apr 2021
Edenvale, South Africa57 contributions19 helpful votes
Please see to it that you never get room 103 a disgrace to stay in. After complaining about the tv remote not working, smell in the toilet and a safe that is broken room 109 nothing was done. Front desk manager Daniel has no clue what the word hospitality means, he must get another job. After phoning twice and request on bookings.com for rooms to be next to each other needless to say it did not happen.See opinions of other guest this hotel will soon close.(unfortunate reduction in standards) please take note and do something !
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Michelle Behm, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens
Responded 3 May 2021
Dear Elmarie B Thank you for your feedback. This matter will be addressed with the relevant team members. Yours sincerely
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514neillh wrote a review Mar 2021
Pretoria, South Africa45 contributions4 helpful votes
Really can't fault the hotel. Staff was friendly, breakfast service was smooth, rooms were clean and comfy and full adherence to covid guidelines. The location of the hotel made it easy for us to walk all over town and enjoy the many restaurants and art shops on offer. Compliments to all staff.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Jon wrote a review Feb 2021
Cannon Rocks, South Africa164 contributions62 helpful votes
Awesome weekend and the hotel was awesome no issues no complaints great breakfast ver clean rooms and friendly staff We will return to this hotel and I hope it will be sooner than later. Warm days at the pool with cocktails is the way
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Finchattum wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa91 contributions8 helpful votes
From the service at reception to the breakfast on offer the service standards are dreadful. Shower filthy , windows need cleaning, and breakfast dry and over cooked, with lashings of oil on a omelet. Unbelievable drop in standards
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Nicole V wrote a review Jan 2021
Mpumalanga, South Africa123 contributions4 helpful votes
Protea Hotel Clarens is my favorite hotel. The staff is extremely helpful and they made my husbands birthday really special. The rooms are very neat and clean. The hotel is beautiful with stunning views of the mountains. The food is delicious!! Thank you for making our stay so awesome. Can't wait to return
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$74 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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), The Ugly Duckling (0.4 km), and Tobias Art (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).