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City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr Katherine & Grayston Drive | Sandown, 2196, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #135 of 225 Hotels in Greater Johannesburg
Polokwane, South Africa
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Best value for money hotel in Sandton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This the best value for money hotel in Sandton, it is situated conveniently close to the highway to Pretoria and Johannesburg.

I also stay here when traveling to Joburg for meetings, it is close to the Sandton CBD area and surrounding business districts.

The rooms are clean and staff very friendly. Great foyer for meetings and tea and light snacks.

Room Tip: Ground floor room with view(watch tv while in bath)
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We didn't spend much time here so I can't give much detail, but overall, I found it just what I needed in a hotel: clean, functional, I felt secure, & it provided what you need 7 expect in a City Lodge - kettle, clean bathroom, TV, comfortable bed, etc. Was a bit of a 'schlepp' to get my suitcase up 2 flights of stairs to my room though! Breakfast was average selection, but everything seemed fresh & tasted good. If you're looking for basic, reliable accomodation, this is for you!
To eat, we went to The Whiteboy Shebeen which is on the same property - really good afro-fusion-style food that's just a little bit quirky, with good service.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

City lodge and chain of hotels are very good budget hotels, this one is very well located near Sandton where all biz offices and your meeting will be and to the shopping centers.
Secure,clean ...great service and good food. The staff is very professional and give you all advises for your stay in Joburg...
Remarks if anything...they should. Ot charge for Internet and TV cables will be a plus...

Room Tip: Your budget biz hotel
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

The hotel is well situated in Sandton, with easy access to Katherine Street. Staff were friendly and the room was clean and tastefully decorated. My room overlooked the pool, which meant that it was quiet - eventhough the hotel is situated on a busy intersection.Staff friendly & helpful. Breakfast selection was good.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We would like to thank Hotel Meninas for our unforgettable experience.

Hotel Meninas has a wonderful old European feel with the benefits of modern fittings.
The breakfast was delicious and the service was excellent! They accommodated us with a late check out and the use of a room before we had to go to the airport.
Kind hospitality, advise, friendly service and answering of endless questions are only to mention a few of the great qualities we experienced at Hotel Meninas.
The Wi-fi is the only small problem, as it only connects on the first floor and the lobby.
We will definitely be back and highly recommend this hotel.

All the staff at Jeremie Malan Architects and Interiors, Pretoria, ZA.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The hotel has all the amenities required for a short business trip. Location is excellent in the heart of Sandton, easy to find and access from one of the major highways. Service at the front desk, bar and breakfast was efficient and better than many South African establishments. Room was functional. Crisp sheets, nice TV, tea and coffee making facilities, stunning bath and adequate shower. Room was silent and the bed was comfy so the sleep quality was excellent. Overall room is a bit outdated and in need of an overall upgrade. No elevator to the second floor which I found strange. Had a few drinks at the bar with a colleague and the service was excellent. The breakfast was buffet style with everything under the sun. I understand why they have to charge R100 but I would offer a simpler option for half the price. I would recommend this hotel for business and not pleasure.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Pretty standard business hotel/motel. Great breakfast (though pricey at R 100+), small pool, nice coutyard garden, wireless expensive and slow in some rooms. Felt safe and OK for 4 day stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cnr Katherine & Grayston Drive | Sandown, 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #135 of 225 Hotels in Greater Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel Katherine Street 3*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Park-like gardens in the courtyard of the hotel contribute to a lovely ambience, accentuated by the swimming pool built as if joined to the lounge. For guests' convenience there is a fitness room in the hotel and a restaurant is located on the property. It is situated in close proximity to the M1 motorway with easy access to all major routes. It is 3 minutes from the shopping centres of Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square and Village Walk and a 30 minutes drive from the Johannesburg airport. ... more   less 
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