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12 Decades Art Hotel

286 Fox Street JHB City, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lecce
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is part of the 7th floor of a refurbished commercial building in the Maboneng district - one of the pockets of urban regeneration in Johannesburg. The rest of the building is given over to apartments, several bars and restaurants, an art cinema and numerous workshops and studios. Hotel is probably not the right name for the place it... More 

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked our rooms on 2 different online platforms already 6 months ago. When we arrived they told us, the hotel was overbooked. Apparently the reservations were not in the hotel system. Of course not, when they took them out on purpose! The manager did not show up to clarify or even solve the situation but left the receptionist by... More 

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Fourways, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most disgusting establishment I could've ever been cursed with. Roaches everywhere. Stained sheets, stained pillows, stained towels. I can't believe it's even called a hotel. If anything use uber and stay as far away from this horrible venture.

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Harare
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked this hotel for a wedding at Arts on Main. Call me old-fashioned but I like a hotel to have someone on reception - we had to wait 15 minutes for someone to arrive. Parking arrangements were pure chaos. We all found it difficult to find our rooms - badly signed and no-one to show us where to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take note this is not a hotel in the sense that it has someone at the front desk for 24 hours nor does it have many amenities. No one except security is available after business hours. Only the 7th floor of this hotel has the advertised "art rooms", majority of this building is actually residential. Also note due to the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This hotel was booked as part of a special getaway weekend. We booked well in advance to ensure that there was space available, and were meant to stay in "50 Stories". This was the third last room available at the time of booking. A month before the booking, we confirmed with the hotel directly, and again confirmed the room. Upon... More 

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LA, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We traveled here to have a couple of days in Jo'burg before going to cape town. The hotel was awesome and has a ton of space a great mini-kitchen, and is in an awesome neighborhood. If you are here and there is some art scene stuff going on you couldn't be in a better spot. That being said the neighbor... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Maboneng- one of the coming up places in Joburg- a buzz in the evenings and worth to go. The 12 Decades is right there in the middle of everything with the Pata Pata just next door. Some funny art everywhere and NO service. But a smile - from time to time. Toilets - do not go there, take the one... More 

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london
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I am a self-confessed 'luxury' traveller, terrified at the thought of anything that isn't 5* (The Saxon in Santon is my usual habitat as I breeze through Johannesburg) so I was most perturbed when a business trip found me booked me into 12 Decades in Maboneng. On arrival I found a very friendly lady at the desk who sorted out... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We really enjoyed our time in Maboneng. Sure, 12 Decades isn't perfect (noisy especially during the week-end because of the bars and the loud music) and it doesn't fit everybody's needs but for us it works. If you want something fancy, i guess Sandton or the Parks are way better, if you want something more "close to the people", try... More 

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