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12 Decades Art Hotel

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   286 Fox Street JHB City, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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    3 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite disappointed with the 12 Decades experience. Hotel staff called me the day of the check in to confirm at what time I would be doing so, which I confirmed. When I arrived, no one was at the front desk... for 30 minutes! After waiting 15 minutes, I called the after-hours emergency number; a very rude person said I should... More

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Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Singer and songwriter - Natalie Chapman had completed a tour consisting of 90 Performances in 90 Consecutive Days in 90 Different Towns and her last performance was at POPArt THEATRE in Maboneng Precinct. I drove from Durban to Johannesburg to see Natalie's final show and my accommodation of choice was 12 Decades Art Hotel. The hotel is above the POPArt... More

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UrbanHipHotels, General Manager at 12 Decades Art Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Fantastic to hear that you had experienced a very pleasant stay with us. Positive comments always have the ability to inspire staff to go the extra mile and thank you for taking time in writing your review. I trust that we shall definitely see you again in the near future. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very warm and peaceful environment, friendly and eager to assist staff. Lovely scenarios and an imposing works of art. Being situated in the middle of "main street life" brings every moment alive. Great experience.

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UrbanHipHotels, General Manager at 12 Decades Art Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning A sincere and appreciative thank you for your positive feedback regarding your stay with us. It is always refreshing to get positive comments and it really inspires us as staff to go the extra mile. First impressions are lasting ones and I trust that with your experience at our hotel, we shall certainly welcome you again in the... More

Hamburg, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you like to stay around market / Jeppe Street, stay there. The Hotel is nice, clean and a good place to see the real life in the neighborhood. Some very nice restaurants are in walking distance. Keep in mind that the area is still growing and some places are only open from Thursdays - Sunday. The hotel itself is... More

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UrbanHipHotels, General Manager at 12 Decades Art Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Thank you firstly for taking the time in providing us with positive feedback. Yes, the Maboneng Precinct is growing in stature and we are very proud to be part of it. The Hotel is also slightly different than the norm of hotel rooms and this definitely adds to the vibe of the area. It was an absolute pleasure... More

London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for something different, this is the place to go. If you're looking for a traditional hotel, just don't. 12 Decades is an urban hip art hotel with different themed apartment style rooms. The rooms we're tidy and spacious with nice details. Art is featured throughout the building. Staff was kind and helpful. The only downside was wifi,... More

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UrbanHipHotels, General Manager at 12 Decades Art Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Thank You for your positive feedback. Always fantastic to receive reviews on how guests view our establishment. Yes the feel is definitely urban hip and that is what it makes it so unique and different. With reference to your WiFi, location of the building can sometimes be challenging and yes we're looking at ways to improve connectivity. We... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This hotel is overrated. It is located in a bad part of Johannesburg. There is no access to Wifi but instead you have to walk five minutes to the closest place that have internet. When we drove out of the garage the staff dropped the bar at our car and they didn't even apologize.

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UrbanHipHotels, General Manager at 12 Decades Art Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Thank you firstly for your constructive feedback. In our line of business it is important to know both positive and negative aspects for in doing so we can rectify where possible, the shortcomings that you had experienced with your recent stay at our establishment. With reference to the unfortunate incident regarding the boom that was dropped at your... More

London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Just got back from a week's business trip and there was a lot I liked about my stay at 12 Decades. I wanted somewhere safe, clean and unique to stay in between work meetings. 12 Decades is more like the experience of renting a flat on a short term basis than staying in a hotel, and that suited me just... More

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UrbanHipHotels, Manager at 12 Decades Art Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Thank you for your valuable feedback, both on the positive and constructive side. Positivity about an establishment always boosts pride and commitment of staff and it allows us once again to go the extra mile. Regarding the feedback on lighting, telephones and the safes in the room, thank you, the process had immediately begun to get it all... More

Brooklyn, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I really wanted to like this hotel but nearly nothing about how it's executed worked well. First of all, it's not really a hotel - it's a series of rooms in a restored warehouse/loft-type building. Hotel means there is a concierge, working internet, room service, maid service, someone at the reception desk, and a parking space available for guests. 12... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

12 Decades is a great if you're looking for something really different, if you can appreciate and enjoy an "Art Hotel". It's an über-cool hotel, a highlight and attraction in itself. For lovers of new urban development, artistic expression, new experiences... Things like cleanliness, comfort and service are flawless, nothing to complain about. But again, you go there, because you... More

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New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Staying n the arts district in the 12 Decades Art Hotel was a highlight of our African vacation. My husband and I stayed in one room and our teenage daughters stayed in an a room across the hall. Reasonably priced and decorated by various South African artists, some rooms are more over-the-top than others but all are spacious with mini... More

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Address: 286 Fox Street JHB City, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — 12 Decades Art Hotel 2.5*
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With rooms conceptualised by some of South Africa's most celebrated Artists & Designers, 12 Decades traces the history of Johannesburg from 1886- 2006. Each decade has been interpreted by the individual designers to illustrate the most prominent features of the particular decade in Johannesburg's history. 12 Decades is part of the second development in the Maboneng Precinct, meaning “ Place of Light”. The development of this precinct forms part of a city improvement initiative by the development company, Propertuity. The Urban regeneration has been applauded by the City of Johannesburg, and as such, further developments are underway in the precinct, forming part of a vision to breathe new life into the old industrial area in the Eastern CBD.In addition to the 12 designer rooms, there are standard modern luxury hotel apartments for the not so adventurous to choose from. ... more   less 
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