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The Wilderness Hotel

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Wilderness
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Central. Walking distance to beach, resturants & activities. There was construction going on which brought down my in-hotel experience, however I expect that this will add to the beauty later. Lovely walking path to the beach via a secluded estuary right opposite the hotel. Wilderness itself was unparalleled in its views in comparison to the entire Garden route. Far better...

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Cumbria
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Don't let the words old-fashioned put you off - it's a compliment. The room, and indeed the hotel was well appointed and maintained. We had a re-furbished King room and it was very nice indeed. By old-fashioned I mean the lovely heritage feel, and the warm and friendly staff, who were wonderful. Food was great too.Rarely have I felt such...

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Wilderness
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a lovely stay at this hotel and it is super value for money! The position to some really lovely restaurants made us return. I would most likely stay again, though the distance to walk to some rooms is far!

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Wilderness
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel staff were very friendly, the rooms spacious,neat and tidy. Breakfast was great each morning. The view were great from the balcony and the Map of Africa is a few minutes away which was stunning!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room was really nice! Unfortunately the door was not at all soundproof which made you hear every single thing happening in the hallway. The breakfast was good and had everything you'd expect. Friendly staff as well.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stop over that served it's purpose. Arrived after dark, left straight after breakfast. A few issues they can improve on. Staff were caring and helpful with great attitudes. The pricing was appropriate.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be careful that your room is for enough people, even in the fine print. We booked a double room there on booking.com Check in went well late at night, the night staff were friendly and they helped us to our room. Breakfast was definitely the time when our stay there turned sour. I waited an age for eggs at breakfast....

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George, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value for money. Location excellent. Rooms are very clean and well decorated. Swimming pool very clean and there is many things to keep the children busy, putt-putt, trampoline exc. We will definitely visit again!

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Stilbaai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delightful stay! Rooms are so spacious, clean and beautifully decorated! The location is perfect! We had a relaxing family stay, and enjoyed the food in the special restaurants in the area. Long walks on the beach was one of the highlights! Will be back - definitely!

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WildernessTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilderness Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liesel K, It sounds as if you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed all the aspects of Wilderness that we adore. The restaurants in the area really are to die for with all different styles and tastes, there is endless options to choose from. We hope you return with your family again and make us your go to place...

Wilderness
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable time at the Wilderness Hotel, amazing place, clean and neat. Relaxing and the activities was enjoyable for the whole family. The scenery, atmosphere was magnificent, the staff was very friendly. Will definitely come again.

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WildernessTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilderness Hotel, responded to this review

Dear antheaj397, My favourite part of this review is "will definitely come again" as this is the best part of having guests stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming them back. We cannot wait to have you stay with us again to enjoy all Wilderness has to offer. The Wilderness Hotel Team

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
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  • Spa
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Garden Route's oldest and best-loved Hotels! With a grand tradition as honeymoon spot, family hotel and a tourist and business destination, it's steeped in tradition and it's got a warm, old-style charm. But it's also a modern hotel with all the facilities you need - The 150-bedroom property boasts a beauty spa, two swimming pools, a bowling green, two tennis courts, a squash court, putt-putt and six banqueting halls and conference rooms. We are situated almost in the centre of the Garden Route - 45 minutes' drive to both Mossel Bay and Knysna, less than an hour to Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo. Not to mention 300 meters from golden beaches, surrounded by indigenous forests and striking lagoons. It's a Mecca for sport and adventures and Wilderness is part of the unfenced Garden Route National Park - with some of the world's most popular walks and trails. All of this makes The Wilderness Hotel perfect for niche markets like birders, mountain bikers, golfers and for tour companies too, of course. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wilderness Hotel

Address: 6 George Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: ₹ 4,731 - ₹ 10,427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Wilderness Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 155
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Also Known As:
Wilderness Hotel Wilderness
Protea Resort
Protea Hotel Wilderness
Protea Wilderness Hotel
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“Even if you book a double, make sure two people are allowed to stay. We didn't and were charged a lot extra when checking out”
bencS4150NA, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a standard room which was fine but the front rooms have a great view”
liz594, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the renovated rooms otherwise you get a musty old fashioned and tired place”
ulriches, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room that overlooks the lagoon.”
LizzieCapeTown, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Always book a front room to enjoy the views”
sharmaineh2017, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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