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Outdoor pool
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Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Guest reviews

3.8/5 Good
25 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services


Explore the area

Popular LocationMonzi Golf Club31 min drive
AirportRichards Bay (RCB)40 min drive
Popular LocationCentenary Centre46 min drive
Popular LocationSt. Lucia Estuary Beach69 min drive

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  • Chalet, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsChalet, 1 King Bed
  • Chalet, 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsChalet, 2 Queen Beds
  • Chalet, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsChalet, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River is located in Mfolozi. Local points of interest include Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park and Monzi Golf Club.

Visit our Mfolozi travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Monzi Golf Club - 31 min drive
  • Enseleni Nature Reserve - 37 min drive
  • St Lucia Crocodile Centre - 38 min drive
  • Centenary Centre - 46 min drive
  • St. Lucia Estuary Beach - 69 min drive

Getting around

  • Richards Bay (RCB) - 40 min drive

About this property

Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River

3-star hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a conference center, a business center, and conference space. All 68 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars, and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, hair dryers, and safes.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River offers 68 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. This Mfolozi hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Self parking: ZAR 20 per day

Food and drink

Breakfast available for a fee: ZAR 175 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Banquet hall
Front-desk safe
Newspapers in lobby
No elevators

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service

Languages spoken


Business services

Business center
Meeting rooms
Conference center


Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Hair dryer


Satellite channels

Food and drink



Access via exterior corridors
Turndown service



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 26 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 175 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 20 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property.
  • The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Global Cleanliness Council (Marriott) guidelines.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River and receive a full refund?
Yes, Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is available for ZAR 20 per day.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–8:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated in Mfolozi, this hotel is within 25 mi (40 km) of Monzi Golf Club, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Enseleni Nature Reserve and St Lucia Crocodile Centre are also within 25 mi (40 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Protea Hotel by Marriott Umfolozi River

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Needs better customer service

We had to wait past the check in time to check in, no consideration was given for the wait. I paid when booking via Hotels.com and the was charged again when checking in (this double charge was reversed) no consideration was given for this. Rooms were clean and tidy but the pool needs some maintenance. No help from reception with booking of activities.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Protea Hotel by Umfolozi is the best

my stay was amazing. I will be going back during the 2020 year.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

This is not a conventional hotel. The rooms are not in the main building but are located in chalets. Each chalet contains 4 rooms. This means there is a bit of a walk from the reception area to the room. The distance varies depending on whether you are in one of the chalets nearer the reception or not. Possibly not fun if it is raining. The rooms are large and comfortable. The wifi was fine. I arrived late and left early the next morning so did not eat at the hotel.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

My very first online booking of redeemed voucher I made was not confirmed, there was nothing they could do to assist me I ended up paying. Had dinner for so sick the next morning running tummy from early hours of the next morning. They had very few variety of food not even hake was available on the menu for breakfast and dinner. They had not Milo or Hot chocolate. I had an aweful experience!

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019