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4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   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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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This hotel has the potential to be much better than it is. We booked our studio room through mtbeds.co.za. The parking deck was nice and the lobby was modern and clean, however, we were disappointed when we got to our room. We knew the room would be small and that was fine, however, we were expecting it to be much... More

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TheNicolHotel, Manager at The Nicol, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and recommendations. We are currently busy with a painting program throughout the building to ensure long term the problem is addressed. Regarding the Coffee Shop and Bistro I have forwarded the comments onto our operator. Thank you for the valued feedback. More

Hermanus, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Hotel staff was always very friendly. The rooms was clean with towels, soap, linen, coffee and whatever one normally find in a Hotel room. We were pleasantly surprised. The room we staid in was fully equipped with a stove, fridge, kettle, cutlery, ect. The pool area was clean and neat. The gym is outstanding. We loved the gym. Across... More

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The hotel seems to be abandoned, with no people around to help you. The breakfast is HORRIBLE and the person in charge is terrribly lazy... The rooms are cold and as it is open, you cant feel safe while sleeping...

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Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I stayed at The Nicol in March on a chilly summer night - and the room was freezing. There was a strong draft from the door and as the floor was all tiles it worked more or less like a cold room. I can only imagine what that room must feel like in winter. The room was tiny, furniture slightly... More

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TheNicolHotel, Manager at The Nicol, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback regarding your stay with us in March. As we take all feedback seriously all the linen and towels have been replaced with new stock. Once again thank you for the feedback which is appreciatted. More

George, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

SHOCKING.... we arrived fairly late on a Sunday evening for one night after a long drive, otherwise we would have checked out. The bathroom was NOT clean and the dustbin in the room was full. The room was shabby, and in desperate need of some TLC. Only one of the two lifts were working, I found out in the morning... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed here for two nights, the noise from the motorway is unbearable all day and night due to the thin windows and huge gaps around the doors, this is not a hotel but block of flats,when I asked to be moved they said there was none available as the others were closed for maintenance. The duvets are as thin as... More

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Marc R, General Manager at The Nicol, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our hotel. Please be assured that all comments and suggestions are taken in the best possible way and used in a constructive manner to improve our service and enhance our product offering. Please do feel free to contact me directly should you like to discuss your stay further. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Contrary to other reviews, I found the Nicol to be great value and the staff were great. The manager Mark was tireless in answering my questions as was Noluvuvo the receptionist. Nothing seemed to much hassle. The one tip I have is to request an apartment and not the studio as they are much larger and beautifully done. Found the... More

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Marc R, Manager at The Nicol, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I appreciate your kind words and especially for naming our staff member. however there is always room for improvement and we will strive to exceed your last stay in both service and good memories. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a week of work and would not recommend it. Hotel is located at the end of an unlit street, the hotel itself isn't very well lit and the service was terrible. The staff was not very helpful with any questions or issues. The other reviews are spot on, wifi doesn't work in the rooms, the standard room... More

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Guildford Surrey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I am here for 2 stays over 2 weeks and have found the other poor reviews to be sadly accurate - in particular the one from 21st October. In particular: - Many rooms are VERY noisy from the 6 lane highway next door, some colleagues complained they could not sleep due to the noise. I had no problem but I... More

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Address: Nicol Road, Germiston, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Germiston
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Nicol 4*
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