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But it was taking a crazy amount of time doing detailed reviews so I have decided to streamline it into specific categories. I have rated each category 1- 5.
1 being “Appalling" through 5 being "Above expectations". I hope in a small way this helps you in your decision if this hotel is suitable for your own personal circumstances. I am a firm believer in always looking for the good stuff. But when it’s really bad, you need to know. We all need to know.
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4/5 Away from Polokuwane, 8 kms or so.
4/5. Friendly, professional.
Room Number / Room Decor:
#142, drive up motel-style, twin double-beds,
3/5, average size, old style, but OK
3/5, double beds x2, very comfortable
4/5, White doona and sheets, very fresh and new, towels medium size, bit old
3/5, one cupboard
2/5, had a safe but couldn't use it
2/5 Left a bit to be desired, not detailed, but liveable
3/5, Flat screen, 20 or so channels including Sky UK
2/5, you get 500Mb free per day, and it's very slow. SLOW SLOW SLOW.
4/5. Had a massive desk which is great if you want to be on your electronics
1/5, only 1 US style powerpoint apart from local style, really need to have adaptors for tourists from Europe, Australia etc.
2/5, Very old, shower head over a bath, very dirty, mould evident
3/5, Water was reasonable pressure and very hot, nice
2/5, Standard Protea, no conditioner, but adequate for everything else
1/5, didn't have one
3/5, an old style wall mounted, noisy at night, but did the job
4/5, Motel style at your room door, well-lit, free parking
5/5, Completely surrounded by security, all guests must check with front gate, felt very safe
4/5, Quick, professional, friendly
4/5, People could not do enough to help and make stay easier
Value for money: 4/5
My Personal Star Rating: Overall a 3/5
The rooms are a bit dated but overall I liked it. Staff were very friendly, location out of the city was great, nice quiet area, security superb. Priced just right in my opinion, surprised rooms did not have refrigerators, needs to improve wi-fi speeds, too slow in this day and age, power points are an issue, need more international and nothing I like more than a clean bathroom. Bathroom needed a good scrub.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Landmark is a three star hotel, situated 8.2 km South of Polokwane, on the N1 Northbound next to Shell Ultra City. Protea Hotel Landmark has 80 comfortable, spacious rooms of which 75 rooms are double rooms (ideal for family or two people sharing); furnished with two extra length double beds, the other 5 rooms are furnished with a king size extra length bed, and one room is wheelchair accessible. Our air conditioned rooms have, electronic safes, LCD televisions with a bouquet of DSTV channels and an en-suite bathroom with an overhead shower. Ample parking is available on the property.Protea Hotel Landmark has six, air conditioned venues for conferencing, exhibitions, and events such as weddings, graduations, matric farewells as well as year end functions. • Landmark 1 - Seat up to 75 guests cinema style, 70 guests school room style and 60 guests U-shape.• Landmark 2 - Seat up to 75 guests cinema style. 70 guests school room style and 60 guests U-shape.• Landmark one and two can be combined and seat 150 guests cinema style, 130 guests banquet style.• Landmark 3 – Seat up to 50 guest’s cinema style, 40 guest’s school room style and 30 guests U-shape.• Gazebo - can seat up to 235 people cinema style, 140 guests school room and 100 guests U-shape.We serve wholesome meals in the restaurant or on the patio in good weather.Have a drink and relax in our bar after a long day in the office or take a dive in our sparkling blue pool to cool of during hot summer days. Protea Hotel Landmark is out in the countryside, close enough to the city for business but quiet enough to escape from the city. Bring your children and enjoy a relaxing weekend with us. ... more less
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