Protea Hotel Wanderers

Johannesburg, South Africa

The hotel

With feng shui principles very much in evidence at this hotel, you're sure to have a harmonious holiday! There's also plenty of amenities to enjoy, including a cocktail bar that stays open 24-hours a day, and a poolside sun deck. Away from the hotel the areas of Sandton, Rosebank and the Melrose Arch precinct are not far, making this an ideal base for your stay in Johannesburg.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Children’s Playground
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Close to City Centre
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set in Johannesburg's greenbelt in a prestigious Sandton suburb, this hotel is just minutes from major attractions. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

229 rooms. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary 500MB WiFi per room per day, tea/coffee maker, safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Big Apple Restaurant and cocktail lounge/bar (open 24-hour). Swimming pool and sun deck. Gym. Tennis* and squash* courts. Complimentary parking. Shop.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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May 9, 2019 fijitime71 Barcelona, Spain

I stayed here in several occasions, always for business, the first time probably around 2008/9. It hasn't changed much (or at all) since then, which is a good thing but at the same time means that it would probably need a bit of a refresh, mostly in the rooms, In any case, it's still one the best options IMHO, very competitive price wise. The area… Read more
I stayed here in several occasions, always for business, the first time probably around 2008/9. It hasn't changed much (or at all) since then, which is a good thing but at the same time means that it would probably need a bit of a refresh, mostly in the rooms, In any case, it's still one the best options IMHO, very competitive price wise. The area is nice and quiet. Uber is the best means to move around, safe and ridiculously cheap.Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast has plenty of choices and frankly worthy, since not many restaurants are really walking-distance. Free apples at the lobby are delicious too! It hasn't got all the hype of the Protea Fire & Ice (fancier location too), however it's also much more affordable, definitely one of my favs in JHB! Read less
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Apr 14, 2019 benjam_juan Cape Town Central, South Africa

The evening of our arrival, the check in process was seamless and included an offer to join their loyalty programme. As we boarded the elevator, the hotel suffered a power outage but we were reassured that the back generator would kick in and true to their word, did within 2 minutes. The dining area was adequately supplied with breakfast and… Read more
The evening of our arrival, the check in process was seamless and included an offer to join their loyalty programme. As we boarded the elevator, the hotel suffered a power outage but we were reassured that the back generator would kick in and true to their word, did within 2 minutes. The dining area was adequately supplied with breakfast and supper options via its buffet. Read less
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Mar 19, 2019 Timellwood Gaborone, Botswana

Yet again this hotel surpassed itself. Friendly, fast check in. Smiling staff. Spacious comfortable room. Late bar with a great selection. Beautiful location. Always a pleasure to stay at this home away from home
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Mar 14, 2019 clairefisher817 Calgary, Alberta

We had a lovely clean room with a comfortable bed. The bathroom was modern and spacious. The room was well furnished and had AC and a TV. The pool area was lovely and we spent an afternoon there. The lounge was great and we enjoyed the Happy Hour. We had a delicious dinner in the dining room. The staff are very professional and helpful. We would… Read more
We had a lovely clean room with a comfortable bed. The bathroom was modern and spacious. The room was well furnished and had AC and a TV. The pool area was lovely and we spent an afternoon there. The lounge was great and we enjoyed the Happy Hour. We had a delicious dinner in the dining room. The staff are very professional and helpful. We would definitely return here! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful cosy safe Hotel in Johannesburg

Mar 13, 2019 Mary_Lang Langkawi, Malaysia

That was our first time in Johannesburg, and we booked this Hotel, trusting the well-established Hotel chain. We stayed 2 nights in this Protea Hotel Wanderers, and we could not imagine better deal. Hotel is only 15 Minutes away from the Johannesburg International Airport. We ordered a Hotel transfer, was about 35 Euro. Fair for safe and smooth… Read more
That was our first time in Johannesburg, and we booked this Hotel, trusting the well-established Hotel chain. We stayed 2 nights in this Protea Hotel Wanderers, and we could not imagine better deal. Hotel is only 15 Minutes away from the Johannesburg International Airport. We ordered a Hotel transfer, was about 35 Euro. Fair for safe and smooth arrival to the Hotel. Hotel looks very inviting, light and fresh colours. Nice furniture and design of public areas. All facilities are modern and well maintained. Separate note on friendly stuff, as we noticed that not in whole SA service is up to the modern hospitality standards. All associates were very nice, attentive and always had a spare smile for us :) Additional plus for us was a Hotel free Shuttle, which goes to the mail start point of sightseeing Red hop-on-hop-off Bus. Very convenient! We liked as well a quality and variety of food and drinks in this Hotel. Was so nice to sit in their Bar, or at the cosy pool side, enjoying a green of a neighbouring sports club. Hotel is situated in nice upscaled residence area, which brought additional value due to safety reasons for us. All in all, we were absolutely happy to spend part of our special vacation in this Hotel and for sure will recommend this to our friends, when they will plan their trips to Johannesburg. Read less