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Premier Hotel The Winkler

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Premier Hotel The Winkler

Premier Hotel The Winkler

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Mbombela with outdoor pool and restaurant

7,4/10 Good

46 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is R1 760
Price available on 2022/12/17
R538 Numbi Gate Road, Mbombela, Mpumalanga, 1240

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Mbombela
  • Kruger National Park - 51 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)


  • Gumtreez Pub & Grill - 4 min drive
  • Picasso's - 4 min drive
  • Magnolia Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge - 4 min drive
  • Uncle George take-away - 6 min drive
  • Lions Pub - 6 min drive

About this property

Premier Hotel The Winkler

Premier Hotel The Winkler offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 350 per vehicle one-way. After visiting the outdoor tennis courts for a workout, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. This upscale hotel also features an outdoor pool, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 87 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Pool table
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center (194 square feet of space)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Wakuja Restaurant - This restaurant overlooks the pool and garden. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 195 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 350 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs ZAR 350 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Protea Hotel Winkler
Protea Hotel Winkler White River
Protea Winkler
Protea Winkler White River
Winkler Protea Hotel
Protea Hotel The Winkler White River, South Africa - Mpumalanga
Premier Hotel Winkler White River
Premier Hotel Winkler
Premier Winkler White River
Premier Winkler
Protea Hotel The Winkler
Premier The Winkler Mbombela
Premier Hotel The Winkler Hotel
Premier Hotel The Winkler Mbombela
Premier Hotel The Winkler Hotel Mbombela

Frequently asked questions

Does Premier Hotel The Winkler offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Premier Hotel The Winkler does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Premier Hotel The Winkler?
As of 05 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Premier Hotel The Winkler on 17 December 2022 start from R1 760, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Premier Hotel The Winkler?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Premier Hotel The Winkler?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Premier Hotel The Winkler?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Premier Hotel The Winkler?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Premier Hotel The Winkler?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 350 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Premier Hotel The Winkler?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Premier Hotel The Winkler and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include an arcade and a picnic area. Premier Hotel The Winkler also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Premier Hotel The Winkler?
Yes, Wakuja Restaurant offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Gumtreez Pub & Grill (2.3 mi), Magnolia Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (2.3 mi), and Picasso's (2.3 mi).
Does Premier Hotel The Winkler have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Premier Hotel The Winkler like?
Premier Hotel The Winkler puts you in the heart of Mbombela. Popular attractions include Kruger National Park, which is 51 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

It is an older model with modern finishing.
Livit, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

4 star is most certainly overrated and at least one star too many. The hotel might have been a great property some 25 years ago but is now in need of attention and some maintenance.
Robert, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Quick Night Stay
A group of 15 men went down and the service and planning of rooms and food was great. They made it so easy to arrange everyone. The food at the restaurant was great and affordable for what we received.
Lee-Andrew, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

COLLEN, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cowell, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It is breathtaking.
I wish I could have extended my stay. The Winkler is just tops in all respects.i am planning to take my wife there for a longer period.
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10/10 Exceptional

On our way to KNP
Just stayed the nights as usual on our way into KNP. No problems what so ever. Team at Reception and on the gate most helpful. See you in February 2018
Terry, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Ok for a overnight stay
Room outdated. No wifi in room and limited phone reception
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Expensive Winkler
I have stayed at the hotel before when it was under the Protea Banner. It now appears to be under new ownership. I was very unhappy with their rates. I paid nearly double what I paid last year for the same duration in July. If money is immaterial, the hotel is a decent choice. If budget matters I cannot recommend this hotel again.
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