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President Lodge
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   9 President Road | Eastleigh, Edenvale, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 30 Edenvale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best hamburger ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I like the feeling of home away from home when I visit this b&b. This week was not my first time there and whenever I have to visit out offices in Gauteng, this is my b&b of choice. The rooms are neat and clean and bathroom nice and spacious. The owners Jeanette and Elaine are very friendly. I spent 4 nights there and chose to have supper there two of the evenings. Both suppers, prepared by Jeanette, was excellent value for money but it is her gourmet burger which was the best ever burger I had!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Texas
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41 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This place is nice with a particularly friendly proprietor, and a pocket-friendly pricing. It is small and 'homely' with well appointed (if not a bit small small) rooms; a quiet sleep is almost guaranteed. The breakfast was custom-made based on need and very good.
-Dinner is available if pre-ordered and is reasonably priced, and very tasty.


On the downside; I would not call this an airport hotel; the taxi ride is about 20 min each way and costs about 20 US$, one way. Wireless internet was available, but you had to jump through a few hoops to access it.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

President Lodge is a beautiful guest house with many of the rooms laid out around the pool. Pool is lovely and warm and there is a lovely braai area. The owners, Elaine and Janette, are lovely, and so helpful. It is very suitable for elderly and disabled persons and the bathrooms are beautiful and spacious! Beds so comfortable and all furnsihings/layout real quality for a guest house. I will go back there every time I go to Edenvale in future!

Room Tip: I loved the rooms that led straight to the pool and was in that beautiful water as soon as I woke up...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

It was our second stay at the President Lodge and we will definitely come back agai next year. The hospitality, the service, the rooms - just everything is just excellent and The President Lodge is our place to stay when coming to Johannesburg for our business trips. Thanks again to Jannette and Elaine to offer such a comfortable and lovely place to stay !

Matthias & Jens from Germany

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Holon, Israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We spent a night at the President Lodge, right before leaving SA on our way back home.
Everything was great, in an excellent location and a great value for the money.
We stayed at the Luxury Suite, the big bathtub was very relaxing, candles were all around ready to start a nice relaxing atmosphere before departing.

The staff makes you feel right at home and we even had a
gourmet prepared for us, which was AMAZING!
Breakfast was excellent as well, special vegan products to satisfy all the needs.

To sum up, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYBODY.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We have recently returned from the President Lodge. The Guest House is in a good location, 10 minutes from the airport. The hostess was very helpful and gave us good information as to where to go, restaurants etc.

Rooms were lovely, very clean and the breakfast was great. Would certainly recommend .

Room Tip: All rooms were good
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  • 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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed here on the last night of our trip. We were exhausted from safari and wanted a hotel near the airport as we were leaving the next day.
We were extremely impressed by the President Lodge. Jannette is an incredible hostess, as we have only excellent things to say about this lodge.

We were greeted at the airport with a sign and driven the 10 min to the lodge. On arrival we were impressed by how much has gone into security. We felt very safe here. We were greeted warmly by Jannette and shown to our room which was the luxury suite. It is amazing.
The king sized bed is outfitted in luxury linens and due to it being our honeymoon draped in flower petals. The air conditioning worked well and the bathroom is super luxurious with a giant 2 (5?!) person tub and separate shower. We were encouraged to take a dip in the outdoor pool around which the rooms are centered and it was divine in the summer heat.
We had booked dinner there as we had heard the food was great and we were too tired to leave the lodge. It was honestly one of the best meals we had in South Africa. It was home cooked, but absolutely top notch. The drinks were very reasonably priced and there was an honesty bar in our room as well. Breakfast the next morning was actually the best we had on our whole trip. Everything was delicious and cooked exactly to order.

Overall, for the price, location, amenities, and hospitality, we were absolutely thrilled with the President Lodge and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Luxury suite all the way
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 9 President Road | Eastleigh, Edenvale, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Edenvale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Edenvale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — President Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
President Lodge is an up market guest house only 8 km from OR Tambo International Airport. This modern lodge welcomes corporate clients, overseas guests and visitors seeking affordable luxury accommodation in a tranquil setting close to Johannesburg. We offer eight elegant en-suite rooms, each individually decorated with attention to detail and a personal touch. All rooms have private entrances, mini bars, air-conditioning, DSTV, Wi-Fi Internet access, tea and coffee making facilities and safes. There is secure parking for all our guests.Full English or Continental breakfasts are served in our elegant dining room or in a more relaxed atmosphere around the pool. We also offer gourmet dinners on prior arrangement.President Lodge offers an executive air-conditioned conference room set up in a boardroom style. The Boardroom can accommodate groups of up to 10 delegates and is fully equipped with an electronic data projector, a screen and a white board or flip chart.The swimming pool and entertainment area create a tranquil atmosphere to relax after a long flight or a day at work.Our staff’s commitment to service excellence makes our establishment the perfect accommodation for business people who need to be close to the major business areas around Johannesburg and the airport, as well as for overseas and local travelers who would like to stay a little longer.Airport transfers and day trips are arranged on request. ... more   less 
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