Protea Hotels And African Pride Hotels Receive 28 TripAdvisor Awards

May 2014: Continuing the tradition of taking home numerous accolades in the annual TripAdvisor Excellence and Travellers’ Choice Awards, Protea Hotels and African Pride Hotels have proven yet again that their offering is world-class.

Some 25 properties were honoured with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and three with Travellers’ Choice Awards. Both award groups are given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

In keeping with TripAdvisor’s history and identity as a user-driven travel review website, these awards are determined based on the opinions and reviews of millions of travelers worldwide.

The Travellers’ Choice awards recognise exceptional service first and foremost. The Certificate of Excellence awards recognise select accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence. To be given a Certificate of Excellence, a hotel must maintain an overall traveller rating of at least four out of five.

Protea Hotels Head of Online Distribution Clinton Arnot says the fact that the awards are user-driven shows that they recognise the most important factor in hospitality: GUEST service at the property level.

“The STAFF that work in these hotels on a day-to-day basis are the true winners of the awards. The hotels honoured by TripAdvisor have excelled in living up to the group’s service ethos, which is to exceed GUEST expectations.”

Arnot says these awards are becoming more and more important in terms of benchmarking standards, because the vast majority of modern travellers searches for travel and accommodation information online.

“Nobody can buy a good TripAdvisor rating; it’s entirely traveller-driven, which means it’s trusted by other travellers. These are certainly some of the most important awards we’ll win this year.”

The hotels that received Certificates of Excellence are:

  • African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel
  • African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa
  • African Pride Hacklewood Hill Country House
  • African Pride Irene Country Lodge
  • African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel
  • African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve
  • African Pride The Sands, St. Francis
  • Arabella Hotel & Spa
  • African Pride Mosselberg on Grotto Beach
  • Protea Hotel Amani Beach
  • Protea Hotel Courtyard
  • Protea Hotel Durbanville
  • Protea Hotel Hilton
  • Protea Hotel Kruger Gate
  • Protea Hotel Marine
  • Protea Hotel Mossel Bay
  • Protea Hotel Nelspruit
  • Protea Hotel North Wharf
  • Protea Hotel Outeniqua
  • Protea Hotel Ryalls
  • Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
  • Protea Hotel Wanderers
  • Protea Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay
  • Protea Hotel Ranch Resort
  • Protea Hotel Victoria Island

2014 Travellers' Choice Award Winners

  • African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel
  • Protea Hotel Outeniqua
  • Protea Hotel Victoria Island



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