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City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr Katherine & Grayston Drive | Sandown, 2196, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I use this City Lodge when doing business in the Sandton area. Its convenient and very well run. Rooms are clean and service levels are good. They serve good breakfasts, although I find the price for the continental option (my choice) very expensive. Dinner is via room service from a restaurant next door and is OK but not great. There... More

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street, responded to this review

We thank you for the positive review. We're glad that you find the hotel convenient and were happy with the standard of our rooms. We hope you stay with us again soon. More

Polokwane, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed over for business in Sandton and Melrose Arch - conveniently situated for both with easy access to the highway and shopping. Rooms are clean and well appointed, staff was very friendly. Secure parking

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street, responded to this review

We thank you for the great review. We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us in Sandton and that the room was up to standard. We also pride ourself on our friendly staff. We hope to see you again soon. More

Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Have just spent 3 nights here. Was made to feel very welcome by friendly staff and managers who asked several times if I was ok. Was impressed by the hands-on approach of the managers who assisted the waitressing staff at breakfast. Internet speed & access was as good as any of the other places I stayed at in South Africa.... More

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are pleased to hear that our staff were so helpful and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I stayed here in February 2013. I traveled to Johannesburg for a concert and a weekend away with my friends. The hotel is lovely. The room is spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms are clean. I was impressed until on the Sunday morning after the concert and a late night out, I got loud bang on my door at 7.30am (I... More

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the spacious room. We do apologize that you were woken up early. However, this is the cleaning routine and the cleaning lady perhaps wasn't aware that you didn't want your room cleaned early. We hope to see you again soon. More

Carlsbad, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The hotel is OK. Nothing fancy but serviceable. I don't know the city well but seemed to be conveniently located if you need to get around town to several meetings. The breakfast is the only meal I ate at the hotel but it is quite good. For $10 you have a nice selection of fruits, cereals, fresh cooked eggs and... More

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - we're glad you liked our hotel, apart from the wifi . You'll be pleased to know that we are in the process of upgrading our wifi offering. More

Cape Town, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I recently spent 2 nights at this hotel. The check-in staff were very unfriendly and unhelpful. It was as if I was bothering the lady behind the counter when I indicated that I was there to check-in. The room was neat and clean and everything was in its place.The hotel is in a great location and provided easy access to... More

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - we're glad you liked the hotel, but we're sorry about some staff not living up to our "I'm Kind" philosophy - we'll look into this. More

Kenton on Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Typical Hotel for the business traveller. Professionally run, but staff seem to have forgotten how to smile. Exception the Barman who was friendly and very accommodating. The adjoining restaurant, which is not part of the hotel, but is on the premises, is expensive, but the food is well prepared. Breakfast staff needs to be told to look after their area... More

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we will look into the not so good aspects of your stay. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel often, and have found it to be a pleasant experience. On this trip I found some of the staff to be helpful and friendly, however there were others who were anything but. It is convenient, clean and neat - but a more friendly approach from all staff would have made for a better stay.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - we're glad you enjoyed your stay, but wish that the service had been more friendly. More

Madurai, India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I was given a room on the first floor. Nice view from my room. Well maintained rooms and pleasant front desk staff. The staff in the coffee shop have to be trained. It has a nice restaurant within the campus. You can do a morning walk in the campus.

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newport pagnell
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were booked into a different Jo'burg hotel for one week, I was on business and my wife sightseeing etc. We checked out of the first hotel because of a lack of facilities and poor location after just one day. Expecting possibly more of the same we we were very pleasantly surprised to find this chain hotel... More

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel - wifi will become cheaper over time. More

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Address: Cnr Katherine & Grayston Drive | Sandown, 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street 3*
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Park-like gardens in the courtyard of the hotel contribute to a lovely ambience, accentuated by the swimming pool built as if joined to the lounge. For guests' convenience there is a fitness room in the hotel and a restaurant is located on the property. It is situated in close proximity to the M1 motorway with easy access to all major routes. It is 3 minutes from the shopping centres of Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square and Village Walk and a 30 minutes drive from the Johannesburg airport. ... more   less 
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