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African Train Lodge

Monument Station, Old Marine Dr, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Krugersdorp, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staying at train lodge was quite a unique and enjoyable experience, staff was extremely helpful and friendly, food was great and I would definitely recommend to friends and family. thank you very much for the hospitality

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johannesburg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place was very noisy and the sheets were filthy , do not understand why they don't change sheets when guests cheks out, I am very disappointed with my stay there even some of my friends had to move out after sleeping for 1 nite because they couldn't stand the dirty sheets and the trains noise terrible, no space to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alot of maintaining needs to be done.windows do not open . Fans need to be put in . No towels. bathrooms are dirty and been smoked in by people living there.staff are wonderful. Help full and caring. .

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place, I like the railway thing! But a small fan in each room would help - I was there during a heat wave and it was truly difficult to breathe - and perhaps a mosquito net to borrow if they are bad. The worst problem is that the wifi only works very close to the reception (if at all),... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The location is excellent. Staff very polite and helpful. Only thing that put us off were other visitors who didnt have any regard for co-visitors and kept making noises outside our room until 3 am in the morning making it difficult for us to gather some 5 hours of sound sleep. Management should take account of this and ensure minimum... More 

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Steve312659, Director of Sales at African Train Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you very much for posting a review and for your feedback. I agree with you that there should be no noise or disturbance beyond an acceptable time in the evenings, and I will use this feedback as an opportunity to review our management procedures with the team. Thank you again. More 

Port Shepstone, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My husband stayed there for 2 nights....... The bed was hard and TINY!!!!! he had to sleep with his knees in the air! The place really needs some really good uplifting and revamping. The only consolation is that the accommodation is close to the National Bus Terminal and other sites of Cape Town.

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Steve312659, Director of Sales at African Train Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. As I am sure you can see from previous reviews, this an issue that we do get critised for. One of our unique selling features, is that accomodation is in authentic train carriages, which means we are limited to the design of the carriage and therefore... More 

Tiel, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We had a perfect time in the trainlodge and even the food was very nice. Friends of us stayed in the lodge when it was very hot weather, that was a little bit less. That is a shame that my review is too short, i have nothing more to tell:)

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Steve312659, Director of Sales at African Train Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there thank you very much for your positive feedback, I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay Thank you too for taking time to do a review. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The website of the Train Lodge is very misleading. The place is very, very run down, dirty and unsafe. There were many unsavoury characters hanging around and there was even an dodgy man in the ladies showers. The security is almost non existence and the place is poorly managed especially at night. I would suggest that the whole place is... More 

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Steve312659, Director of Sales at African Train Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There thank you very much for your feedback. It is very concerning that you did not feel safe, and that you encountered 'unsavoury people' during your stay. I will use this feedback to review ALL our securtity procedures currently, and we will ensure that all our future guests do not feel that safety could be an issue during their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I won't look at the small things the idea of the train having beds in a pool a braai spot and dining dining a bar ...is perfect enough for me and my fiancé .. its central as well. . It's a good place to be at if you want something different and really cost effective. . I love this place... More 

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Steve312659, Director of Sales at African Train Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there thank you very much for your positive feedback, I am really pleased that you enjoy the Train Lodge and that you are returning so soon. we look forward to seeing you again. thank you More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The photos are not a true picture of the place. The material on all the chairs are broken. The windows don't close so its freezing cold at night. No mirrors in the rooms, no towels or soap. The ablutions are outside. No locks on the lady's toilets, so not safe for a woman on her own. There are feral cats... More 

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