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City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Lynnwood and Daventry Roads | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0040, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #17 of 66 hotels in Pretoria
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Upon arrival for the first time in South Africa, getting off the plane I didn't know what to expect. The drive from Johannesburg airport is about 20-30 minutes, I highly recommend you get picked up and driven to the hotel, rather than a taxi.

The hotel staff are very nice and friendly upon arrival and helped with bags. Once booked in I was taken up to my room. The room whilst great isn't anything to write home about. Lacking a mini fridge. The Balcony over looked the back of the hotel, looking down you can see the swimming pool and outside area, across the road is the Aurecon Centre.

The shops and restaurants are amazing and only a few minutes walk across the car park.

The lasagna down stairs in the coffee shops is amazing, very very nice indeed, the coffee is great.

In the morning i insist you have the English Breakfast, you have so many options from bacon and eggs, to fruit and salad to cereal.

The only problem I had was the bath tub was a bit dirty with strands of hairs. The shower, toilet and sink were all clean so not a huge drama.

I had a smoking room, whilst I don't always smoke, its nice to have the option and the rooms don't smell or look different at all.

Room Tip: Room towards the back overlooking the pool are nice to have
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Well situated in trendy Lynwood area in Pretoria. Parking is available on sight. Access to a shopping area and many restaurants is a quick walk across the car park. The rooms are comfortable, well furnished, clean and open onto a small balcony. The breakfast was very reasonably priced, with a good variety of items, whether you selected continental or hot. The hotel staff were friendly and went out of their way to please. Evening meals can be ordered from restaurants close bye. The meal ordered from Rhapsody’s was delicious and promptly delivered!!!

Room Tip: Request a room overlooking the shopping and restaurant area across the hotel
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town
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28 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been staying at this hotel regularly for the past 2 years, and in line with their in house award system I rate it as by far the best City Lodge in South Africa.

At this stage I am delighted to report that the service is always excellent. The management and staff take a lot of extra effort to make all the guests feel welcome. All staff are friendly and greet guests at every opportunity. Check ins and outs are friendly and very efficient

The hotel's corporate "I am kind" campaign has resulted in numerous gestures aimed at making guests feel at home. As an example, they have purchased a pillow to match wy wife's preference, and it is always there when needed.

The coffee shop menu is quite limited, but the wonderful staff more than make up for this. You are also welcome to order in from one of the neighbouring restaurants and take your meal in the coffee shop or in your room.

Brreakfasts are generous and good value for money. Management presence on the floor during breakfast ensures a warm welcome and efficient service.

The rooms are all well equipped, freshly serviced and maintained. Wifi access is excellent, and the hotspot enables connection to MWeb.

Whilst I am wary of hype and slogans, City Lodge Lynnwood has really become a home away from home.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel and its staff. We are glad that you find our hotel and its staff so special. It means a lot to us.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Have stayed at City Lodge 5 times since April whilst on business. The team have been fantastic and looked us well. Many thanks to Danelle, Chantal and Alice for your hospitality. Hopefully I will get to visit again soon.

Located in popular Lynnwood Bridge area, it's a perfect location with a wide choice of restaurants - Koi, Stefanies, TriBeCa and more!

Recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

good day i was booked at city lodge in pretoria at lynwood on the 28.09.2012 on a business trip the treatment was good and service was best andthe decor is neat and very stylish the staff is clean and well mannered.

Room Tip: corner suits are larger and very spacious.
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  • Stayed September 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Well located, near great restaurants (and by that I mean across the road) with easy access from motorway. Quiet, good sized rooms that are modern and well appointed. Opening window (a nice change) allows you to choose fresh air or the air conditioner. Secure parking on site. Good value, however staff could be more pleasant.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a larger bathroom with a bath and a shower.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

City Lodge is in a good location with easy access to a little shopping centre and good restaurants in the same complex. The staff was friendly, the room comfortable and clean and the breakfast selection is good. We would choose to stay at City Lodge again.

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Additional Information about City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood

Address: Corner Lynnwood and Daventry Roads | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0040, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the new Lynnwood Bridge complex, City Lodge Lynnwood adds a much-needed business and leisure accommodation dimension to the eastern side of Pretoria. Its 205 tastefully decorated bedrooms are complemented by three board/meeting rooms, a coffee shop, a fitness room, a swimming pool and wireless internet throughout the hotel. The hotel is close to the world renowned CSIR, a short drive from the Union Buildings, Pretoria’s CBD and the city’s other cultural, shopping and entertainment facilities. It is also ideally situated for easy freeway access to Johannesburg, OR Tambo Airport and Polokwane. ... more   less 
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