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Road Lodge East London

Cnr Cheltenham & union Ave | Selbourne, East London 5201, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I enjoy my self at this hotel every time when I am in East London I stay at the Road Lodge it's my home in East London the staff is very friendly the rooms are good I am happy to stay there all the time never mind beach or sea view

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge East London, responded to this review

We thank you for the great review. We're glad that you love staying with us as the Road Lodge East London and that you find the staff to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. More 

johannesburg
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72 reviews 72 reviews
65 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our one night stay at this road lodge. It net all my expectations for a road lodge property. Towels were new and thick.room was clean. Staff good.hemmingsway mall not too far. It's a lovely budget hotel in a lovely city. General manager keep it up.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge East London, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review. We're happy to hear that you loved your stay with us and that you found the staff to be helpful and welcoming. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to having you stay with us again. More 

Grahamstown, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I found the room to be very small but it suited our needs. I wouldn't recommend if you intend staying for longer. It is also the first hotel that I found the shampoo came in a packet. Also found it strange that the hotel did not have an elevator.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge East London, responded to this review

Thank you for the constructive review. We're pleased that you found the room to be suitable for your needs. We hope to see you again. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has become like home to me, from a very neat and receptive entrance hall to very friendly staff. My 6 year old just wants to go to ""East London"". She thinks Road Lodge is East London. A few weeks ago she was collecting a piggy bank to finance our "east London" trip. But nutshell, we were happy as... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge East London, responded to this review

We thank you for the positive and informative review. We're glad you and your family enjoy staying at the Road Lodge East London. With regards to the DSTV channels we will look into this issue. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When going home to East London we hardly ever stay with family but chose to stay at the Road Lodge instead, very convenient and as we have enjoyed the one in CT for years this was an easy option for us. Child friendly with a pool for cooling off, very nice verandah for meeting and greeting friends and family with... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge East London, responded to this review

We thank you for the great review. We're happy that you found the staff friendly and accommodating, and we're glad you had a relaxing time in the pool. We hope you stay with us again soon. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Since ever i started travelling i have never ever been so humiliated,terrified, shocked, by how they operate, staff not friendly, the room yoooooh, horror, the rooms are so dirty, dirty its even an understatement, those rooms need a health inspector, the service is out of warranty, very very pooor

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge East London, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We sincerely apologize for your bad experience. We will most definitely look into this, as we do with these matters. More 

Mainz
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed there for one night just to have a bed between two very long road rides. For that, regarding the low price, it was absolutely ok. Rooms are quite small, also the bathrooms. It's a budget hotel, an usually if you check in to a road lodge, u know what u get. so: we can't complain. didn't have breakfast... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge East London, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we are glad that our hotel met your needs. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Im always happy to stay at the Road Lodge. The staff is always friendly helpful. The hotel is also situated at just the right spot, central to a number of shopping areas and amenities. Road is convenient for all guests, whether one travels by car or a public transport. I will definitely recommend it, especially with its affordable prices. Linda... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge East London, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Small rooms but I was traveling solo which helped. The Aircon worked well , there is a small chair and built in desk with UK and Continetal power points. TV with national channels and radio only. Staff were friendly and helpful . Rooms were serviced and cleaned well. Breakfast was sufficient including scrambled eggs and sausages. Secure parking. A little... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed there during Ironman 70.3 in Jan 2012. It was out of the way, and you have to drive everywhere. The rooms are very basic and small. The bed was uncomfortable. There are no amenities in the rooms – no kettle, no fridge etc. I will not stay there again.

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