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Protea Hotel Clarens

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corner of Main & Van der Merwe Streets, Clarens 9707 South Africa See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
4 Star accommodation
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Protea Hotel Clarens - Home is where the Art is. 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 ...More 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. Protea Hotel Clarens 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, Protea Hotel Clarens has it all. Less
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
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US$82 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Free State > Clarens
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All reviewslovely hoteldeluxe roomrecommend this hotel to anyonebuffet breakfastmountain facing roomswithin walking distancelarge varietyrooms are smallpublic areasshops and restaurantscomfortable stayshort staya great stayart galleriessurrounding mountainsmaluti mountainsfriendly service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently had an executive meeting to Clarens. I must say, I couldn't have made a better choice than choosing Protea Hotel. The Hotel is clean, modern, spacious rooms and they have delicious breakfast! We went in July, meaning it was the middle of winter....More

Thank Anica-wildrose
Response from Manager_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel ClarensResponded 3 days ago

Dear Anica-wildrose, Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our STAFF and service met your and the rest of your colleagues needs and expectations. GUEST feedback is imperative for us...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We checked into the Protea Hotel, Clarens on Friday afternoon. There was someone to help us with our luggage as we parked our vehicle. Check in was quick & easy only took a few minutes. Staff were really friendly. Was a cold day & they...More

1  Thank Shamanee
Response from Manager_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel ClarensResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Shamanee, From the entire TEAM here at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens we appreciate you taking the time to review share your most memorable experiences here on Trip Advisor. GUESTS' perceptions of the service they receive whilst staying with us is the only...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Friendly and informative staff, who serve with a smile. The room and amenities were excellent. We loved the deep bath tub and spacious shower. The room was heated and we hardly had a need for the comforter in the midst of winter.More

1  Thank LisaP1110
Response from Manager_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel ClarensResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Lisa P, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel here on Trip Advisor. Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We booked and paid 6 months in advance. Nevertheless, we were assigned room 101. As a number of other reviewers have commented, this room is an absolute disgrace. It is essentially in the middle of the foyer/ restaurant area. The noise begins before 6am, and...More

2  Thank tuffie448
Response from Manager_PHClarens, Manager at Protea Hotel ClarensResponded 15 August 2018

Dear Tuffie448, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel here on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay. I am very sorry to hear that several...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were invited to attend a formal dinner with visiting dignitaries and we were impressed with the service provided by the well-trained hotel staff, the quality of food and the hotel decor. Well done to all concerned.More

Thank Dion P
Response from Manager_PHClarens, General Manager at Protea Hotel ClarensResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Dion P, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating here on Trip Advisor and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I'm sure our entire hotel STAFF enjoyed catering to your culinary needs as much as you enjoyed the dinner with us. We...More

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Response from Tjaart V | Reviewed this property |
I am positive the pool will be open and would be swimmable, however, with the cold spell be having currently it might be rather on the colder side, but with a warm day over your stay it would be very refreshing.
11 November 2016|
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Response from Manager_PHClarens | Property representative |
There are fantastic hiking and cycling trails, extreme sports, fresh mountain air and beautiful views available. No fitness center in Clarens, however if you really want to use a gym, there is in Bethlehem as well as a... More
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