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Road Lodge East London

Cnr Cheltenham & union Ave | Selbourne, East London 5201, South Africa
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cape town
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30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to get to from airport. Room was clean and neat. Perfect for a short stay. Parking secure. The service and helfulness from SADISIWE from booking enquiry to checking out was fantastic. She is a real gem.

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always stay here when in East London. Staff are always friendly and willing to go the extra mile. Rooms size is a bit small but perfect for a single person. Hotel is always clean and great value for money

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

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a great stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is cheap. That is its saving grace. The rooms are small but serviceable, the TV is about the size of a laptop screen (really !). The shower cubicle is also too tiny, and the shower head is fixed, so you keep bumping the tap while showering. Anyway, it's fairly clean (though showing signs of wear, tiles on the... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a great stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Salmiyah, Kuwait
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a well secured property with a huge gated car park. Staff is prompt and friendly. The rooms are very small but that is expected from a 1-star property but they are air-conditioned, which is a must if you spend the summer around Christmas/New Year here. It is close to Vincent (2 mins drive), where one can shop/eat/bank/refuel etc.... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a great stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stayed at Road Lodge East London for one night on 29 Dec 2015. We did not book a smoking room but were given room 111 which is a smoking room. The room was smelly and the aircon did not work. When I informed the lady at reception by the name of Sandisiwe, I was treated in the most unprofessional... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with the receptionist. We will be taking this up with hotel management as this is not a true representation of the quality and the level of excellence that we usually offer. We hope to see you soon. More 

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Port Shepstone, South Africa
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

The room was small but neat however it had a no smoking sign on the door but the room smelt strongly of cigarette smoke. Even the duvet smelt of the smoke. That was very unpleasant. The access cards are terrible. Took us a really long time to get in and others were also struggling with it.

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

Thank you for staying with us. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with your room and the access cards not working. This is not a true representation of the quality and level of excellence that we usually offer and we will taking up your complaint with hotel management. Please accept our sincere apologies and we hope to... More 

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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I checked in rather late and the reception was very helpful. The rooms are small and best suited for a short stay as opposed to a longer stay. Room that I had, only has a shower and i found it a bit small as I am a bigger person. I picked up free WiFi which was a bonus although this... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for the constructive review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us even though you experienced a problem with space and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. More 

johannesburg
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89 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Well done once again Road Lodge East London. Thank you for having kind, caring, wonderful receptionists (all of them) who make it a pleasure to stay at your hotel. It may be just a road lodge budget hotel, but I am always impressed by your awesome gardens that surround the hotel and I enjoyed having breakfast outside by the pool... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

I needed a place to rest for the long road back to Bloemfontein but i could as well drove back through the night, people chatting loud and slamming the doors the hole night, even after i called the reception never again will I stay here, I want my money back

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

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are so sorry to hear about the noisy environment you experienced. We unfortunately cannot always have full control over the other guests that stay in our hotel and this has an effect on other guests such as yourself. We will however look into the issue and hope that you... More 

Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Our stay at this hotel was a the perfect halfway stop, very businesslike, the room was neat , with the basic necessities, although it could do with a more modern, larger screen, tv set, instead of an ancient 37 cm portable , with a remote that does not function. don't expect any smiles from the staff, but you will be... More 

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

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the constructive review. Our hotels always aim to cater for business people who often travel and we are glad that this has not gone unnoticed. We would like to apologise for the lack of smiles from our staff - we will take this up with management as it is important... More 

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