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College Lodge

16 - 20 Stapelberg Street | Brandwag, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Desperately calling around for lodges to accommodate my family after the hired-trailers' bearing gave up leaving them stranded on the M5 whilst moving them from DBN to Cape Town at 11pm. George was so helpful and friendly when we called from London to try and resolve accommodation for the family and goods on the trailer. My family eventually made it... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It was not value for money. We didn't plan to spend that much money. We were forced to do so because the owner said the room we booked was on renovation. Therefore we had to take another room. We stood at reception for about an hour. They couldn't find the keys of the new room they suggested which was more... More 

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Munich, Germany
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed one night at this lodge while travelling to Cape Town. This lodge is very central located and has even secured parking. Checked in early with no problem, our room was ready. Small room with a small patio and small bathroom. Free WIFI, but not in our room, you have to go to the reception or sit in the garden.... More 

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Vryburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

From the moment we stepped in the service was out of this world and flawless. The personnel was friendly and helpful. Always with a smile and with what we paid per night we thought we are in for bare basics. And the breakfast was great with the cute cat walking around as an added bonus.

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Average lodge. Room was confortable and neat. Good location. Service however not good. We paid the full amount for our stay 1 month ahead of our stay. Still we were asked three times if we had paid already. It was as if they were just worried about getting paid. Never once came to ask us if everything is fine during... More 

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Beacon Bay; East London
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First impressions were good and the friendly staff at reception made one feel very welcome. There seem to be rooms of different standards/quality which is hard to accept if they are rated 'four-star' - one reasonably expects all the rooms to be of a high standard. My first room had urine on the toilet seat and on the floor next... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service!! Friendly and kind staff members!!! The Cat is so cute and let you feel at home!! The rooms are cosy! The breakfast is lovely!! Clean rooms! College Lodge is quality!!!! The Staff members are awesome! Troubles is the best!!! (Cat) Thank you!!

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Centurion, South Africa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
48 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My third review for the lodge, and this time I am not coming back. Previous time I was very upset, but I had enough. Front desk service was good. She even agreed on late check out, so I cant complain about her. The room was ok. At least clean this time. Breakfast was the disaster this time. I had a... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My wife and I wanted overnight accommodation in Bloemfontein in Apr '14. I sent an e-mail enquiry and one on their website two days ago. When I didn't receive a reply after a day, I called and a lady, Arne told me the email adress was for the manager and she was away. She gave me another one for Reception.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Terrible attitude. Substandard Rooms. Irrational no-alcohol policy. Unprofessional staff. Overinflated (tripled) rates. Dirty pool. Unfriendly staff. Difficult booking process. Non-communicated three-night booking policy. d

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