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The Nicol

Nicol Road, Germiston, South Africa
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was promised a studio and ended up with a small hotel room - the only window was leading into the passage - and got disturbed by every person walking past with their wheely bags. Having paid a fairly high price, compared to other options in the area - I was not very impressed. The breakfast box was a nice... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

So I like this hotel, it is clean the people are nice and there is a small but nice swimming pool but- I am really angry because they tell the center is 2 km from here BUT is not !!! It is 11 Km !!!! Sundays there isn't bus to the city and the taxi charge 20 dollars to bring... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stayed at The Nicol on and off for three monts in a two bed apartment filled with all basic amenities. Perfectly safe and conveniently situated close to many shops and restaurants. Will definitely stay here again and highly recommend to other guests who need a place to stay in Jozi. Staff extremely friendly and helpful and undercover parking.

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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My 5 year old daughter and I rented a Nicol apartment for 3 days. It was her first visit to Johannesburg and I found the hotel to be perfectly located in terms of using it as a base to visit various places throughout the city. The self catering unit was tastefully furnished with a modern electric hob, dishwasher, micro wave... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Though it is new hotel but I didn't like it as the rooms were very small they were clean still the floor have such tiles that as soon as you step in they will get dirty especially the bathroom tiles. I think there should be carpet or wooden floors in the room. We booked this hotel for 5 days but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This hotel was very lovely, the personnel was very kind & helpful with any request that I made of them. The restaurant was very neat, & enjoyable. While the pool was under repair the arrangement of the hotel is very easy for all guests. The apartment I was in was beautifully stated. The excise room is certainly modern & very... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Booked in for my friend for a two day period for 4 people. Here were the problems. 1. Hot water ran out after the 2nd person took a shower 2. No hair dryer, eventually it was delivered, however I was faulty, only blew cold air 3. Only 3 towel available. 4. Reception request us to pay cash, only accepted card... More 

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TheNicolHotel, General Manager at The Nicol, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. Regarding the concerns raised regarding the hoy water I will investigate. Apologies for the inconvinience regarding the towels and hairdryer. The last point raised is a big concern as we have all credit card facilities available at Reception. Thank you for bringing the points to my attention. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Room 401 which we stayed in, had no free toiletries like they said on the website, plus no towels. And on top of things our door did not lock. Darryl organised towel and toiletries after calling him about this, however the frontdesk staff that helped us, was terrible.

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TheNicolHotel, General Manager at The Nicol, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. As discussed that evening that is not our standard on all levels and has been addressed with the parties involved. My apologies for the inconvinience. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our travel agents suggested we try the The Nicol in Bedfordview and we subsequently had a reservation for 2 x nights. We didn't even stay for the first. Off-the-bat, this establishment disappointed. The rooms were filthy, linen dirty and the furniture broken - even some missing light fittings. 2 work-colleagues also stayed in the hotel, and both their rooms suffered... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The room was just not in an acceptable manner. The walls were very dirty and the towels where not white and clean. And the worst of it was that the linnen was dirty with marks I will not even mention they had not changed the linned on my bed from the prevoius person who had stayed in that room. I... More 

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TheNicolHotel, General Manager at The Nicol, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are currently on a extensive painting prgram throughout the hotel. Regarding the issue with towels and linen this has been handed over to our Luandry company to investigate as all linen is newly purchased. My apologies for the poor standards you received at The Nicol which is not our current standard. More 

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